Reconsidering L-Carnitine

By Ian MacArthur Anyone who has enjoyed the temporary stimulation provided by today’s popular energy drinks has experienced the metabolic effects of L-carnitine. For a brief amount of time after consumption, the nonessential amino acid may enhance the body’s breakdown of fat and help to eliminate dangerous free radicals. The compound has also been notedContinue reading “Reconsidering L-Carnitine”

Oxysterols: The True Cardiovascular Culprits

By Ian MacArthur Cholesterol has long been vilified by health professionals as a primary contributor to heart disease. Now, after over sixty years of research, Fred Kummerow of the University of Illinois is challenging this view. Decades of probing the biochemistry of heart disease has led Kummerow to identify oxidized cholesterols and other oxidized lipidsContinue reading “Oxysterols: The True Cardiovascular Culprits”