Carnipure Supplementation May Help Aging Process

October 30, 2008

A new study released in the October issue of the Journal of Gerontology showed supplementation with Carnipure may support healthy aging.

A new study released in the October issue of the Journal of Gerontology showed supplementation with Carnipure may support healthy aging.

Researchers at the University of Dijon, France found that L-Carnitine levels in the muscle cells of aging rats restored muscle oxidative capacity and induced “positive changes in body composition.” Without any change in food intake, the study showed that the old rodents demonstrated a decrease in abdominal fat mass and an increase in muscle capabilities.

“With the world’s elderly population predicted to nearly triple by 2050, it is not surprising that the market for anti-aging foods and supplements will see increased levels of activity and opportunity for manufacturers. Carnipure may help support functions that seniors need to stay fit and healthy in both mind and body”, said Professor Jean Demarquoy, leading researcher of the study.

In the elderly, both dietary intake of L-Carnitine, an ammonium compound required for the transport of fatty acids, are generally reduced. This may lead to reduced levels in the body, resulting in a reduction in energy metabolism. The new study found a 34% differences in muscle L-Carnitine content between young and old rats. The capacity for energy generation from fatty acids as measured via β-oxidation rates is generally reduced in the elderly. Supplementation with Carnipure increased the β-oxidation rate and thus muscle oxidative capacity in old rats by 55%. The study found one month’s treatment with L-Carnitine in subjects aged from 70 to 92 showed an increase in total muscle mass, compared with placebo, with thee total fat mass reduced at the same time.

Carnipure is crystalline, white, water-soluble and heat stable, according to Lonza (Basel, Switzerland), manufacturer of the supplement.