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What should I know before using carnitine?

Before using carnitine, you should know that most healthy people make enough of this compound on their own. Found in animal products like meat, fish and poultry, carnitine is made naturally in the body.

You should speak with your health-care provider before taking carnitine supplements, since it can interact with certain medications and lead to side effects like nausea and diarrhea.

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