L-Carnitine Injection and Paste
NatureVet / Ceva
L-Carnitine supplement for horses and dogs
L-CARNITINE is an amino acid which helps transport fats into muscle cells. It is essential in the transport of fats into muscle cells for energy production. The muscle levels of L-CARNITINE determine the exercise capacity of muscles. By using fats as energy for muscle contractions, the body is sparing glycogen and delaying the accumulation of lactic acid.
* Muscle levels of L-CARNITINE determine the exercise capacity of muscles.
* L-CARNITINE forms the essential transport system for use of fats as an energy source.
* L-CARNITINE may help delay muscle fatigue and improve endurance.
* L-CARNITINE is essential for normal heart function.
* Performance horses and Greyhounds recover more efficiently when supplemented with L-CARNITINE.
L-CARNITINE is an amino acid which helps transport fats into muscle cells. It is essential in the transport system that moves fatty acid molecules into the mitochondria of the cell where they are burned for fuel for energy production. The muscle levels of L-CARNITINE determine the exercise capacity of muscles. By using fats as energy for muscle contractions, the body is sparing glycogen and delaying the accumulation of lactic acid, helping to delay fatigue and prevent Tying Up. Supplementing with L-CARNITINE results in improved energy supply, increased use of fatty acids as an energy source, decreased lactate buildup, and a significant increase in maximum work output.
L-CARNITINE delays muscle fatigue by reducing lactic acid formation, and improves performance and endurance. It also prevents the build-up of fatty complexes within cells, which can damage muscle cell membranes .
L-CARNITINE is essential for normal heart function. Supplementing with L-CARNITINE improves both sprint and endurance performance. Performance horses and greyhounds can rapidly run out of glycogen as an energy source, but will rarely run out of fats. Mobilising fats as an energy source helps prevent the accumulation of lactic acid in muscles, hence delaying fatigue and possible Tying Up, and significantly improving the capacity of muscles to work harder for longer. During sprinting L-carnitine plays an important role in carbohydrate metabolism by buffering lactic acid and thus delaying the onset of fatigue.
The level of L-carnitine in the muscles plays a major role in determining the exercise capacity of the muscles. L-carnitine is also essential for normal heart function and L- carnitine supplementation is recommended for parties with heart failure.
L-carnitine supplementation has been shown to enhance both sprint and endurance performance. L-carnitine increases endurance ability, as fat is the main energy source for endurance exercise.
High fat diets are recommended for exercising horses as they have a very high energy content and have been shown to improve racing performance. The utilisation of a high fat diet will be enhanced by supplementing with L-carnitine.
L-Carnitine 200 mg/g, D-Panthenol 20 mg/g (Vit B5)
Injection - L-Carnitine 200mg/ml
Vitamins, Minerals Amino Acids
Performance, Work Tolerance
Muscle Damage, Tying Up
30 g multidose syringe and 250 g bag
100 mL sterile injection for intramuscular or intravenous injection.
Dosage & Administration:
Adult horse: 10 mL
Dog: 1 mL per 10 kg bodyweight
Administer 2 -3 times weekly or as directed by your veterinarian. To administer, place syringe in corner of mouth and place dose over the back of the tongue.
Injection: 3 mL per 100 kg bodyweight (15 mL per average horse) by intravenous or intramuscular injection 2 - 3 times weekly.
Give final dose 4 - 6 hours before hard or fast work.
Preferably use pastes for regular supplementation, and those who prefer injectables may consider the injection pre-event, to achieve high blood levels. (Sole use of paste formulations will not reduce the effect in any way).
Veterinarians have reported significant improvement in horses using high doses of 20 - 25 mL twice weekly.
Store Paste below 30˚C (Room Temperature). and Injection below 25C (Aircondioning) Protect from light.