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L-Carnitine May Help Kids with Asthma

Here's an older video I watched, instigated by Valentine's Day. I post it here to share this happy love story with you.

Oh geez...if I wore mascara, I'd look scary right now...

Ok, in another new study on L-carnitine, researchers investigated the level and the effects of its supplementation in children with moderate persistent asthma (MPA) in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial over 6 consecutive months.

The children received either L-carnitine or placebo and received pulmonary function tests (PFT) and childhood-asthma control test (C-ACT) before and 6 months after carnitine supplementation.

Results revealed that initial L-carnitine levels were significantly lower in the patient group as compared to the control group. PFT and C-ACT showed significant improvements in asthmatic children supplemented with L-carnitine, as compared to placebo. These findings suggest L-carnitine supplementation may lead to an improvement of C-ACT and PFT in children with MPA.

Source: L-Carnitine improves the asthma control in children with moderate persistent asthma

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  1. Wondering if coq10 would help too? As you said in the huntington's disease article, coq10 and carnitine usually go together in research.

    1. Hi David,
      Yes, CoQ10 was shown to help in a previous study. In this study, they found that supplementation with CoQ10 was able to lower the amount of medications used by those with bronchial asthma. Of course, this is just one lonely study, so there needs to be more studies done before it is commonly recommended for asthma, but in the absence of further studies, it wouldn't hurt to try.

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