Red meat is the main source of L-carnitine, but it is also found in plants but in very small amounts.
Animal sources: lean meat, mutton, chicken, milk, and other dairy products;
Plant sources: kiwi, avocado, lemon, grape, wheat, etc.
Most of the general daily diet can normally intake L-carnitine. Unless there is a diet, vegetarian food, strenuous exercise, obesity, pregnancy, and other people who are prone to lack of L-carnitine. In addition, the low content of lysine, vitamins, and iron in the daily diet can also easily lead to the lack of L-carnitine.
Safety of L-Carnitine:
In 1996, China's 16th National Technical Committee for Standardization of Food Additives allowed the use of L-carnitine in beverages, milk beverages, biscuits, solid beverages, and milk powder.
Currently, 22 countries and regions in the world allow L-carnitine to be added to infant milk powder to prevent carnitine deficiency. The safety test of various countries has proved that L-carnitine is safe.
It should be noted that L-carnitine is not a weight loss drug, but is only responsible for transporting fatty acids to the mitochondria of cells for oxidative decomposition to generate energy. It can only be said that supplementing L-carnitine helps in fat consumption.