There is increasing evidence that L-Carnitine may play an important role during pregnancy, particularly in women following a meat-reduced or vegetarian diet for which daily L-Carnitine intake may be too low to meet the increased needs during pregnancy. Due to its excellent safety profile, Carnipure® supplementation may be appropriate for pregnant women to restore their L-Carnitine plasma levels and at the same time decrease plasma free fatty acids. Of course, pregnant women should always consult a physician before taking any dietary supplement. The studies below explain the role L-Carnitine plays to benefit pregnancy-related changes in L-Carnitine metabolism, the role it plays for the placenta, and its effects on lipid metabolism and glucose levels.
- Carnitine status of pregnant women: effect of carnitine supplementation and correlation between iron status and plasma carnitine concentration: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19491916
- Relationship between carnitine, fatty acids and insulin resistance: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20530934