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How does carnitine work?

Carnitine is produced by the body in the liver and kidneys. Other parts of the body store and use this nutrient, including muscles and the brain. It aids in the process of turning fat from food into energy. Other forms of carnitine may help in other bodily functions. For instance, acetyl-L-carnitine may help keep the brain from being affected by age-related problems, such as Alzheimer's disease and cognitive deterioration.

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