The chemical composition of L-Carnitine, was isolated for the first time in 1905, and it is similar to the chemical composition of amino acids.
It is synthesized in the liver, kidneys and brain from two essential amino acids: lysine and methionine, but for its correct synthesis and utilization needs the presence in the body of iron, vitamin C and b-complex vitamins.
Once produced, the L-carnitine is involved in numerous reactions of our metabolism.
90% of this endogenous compound is located in skeletal muscle and heart cells, so a deficiency can affect the normal functioning of the heart and all our muscles.
What does l-carnitine in our body?
Its main function is to generate energy for our body.
It is a key element for the correct oxidation of fatty acids into the mitochondria, and then releases the energy in the form of ATP (adenosine triphosphate).
It is the vehicle or “carrier” transport between fats and cell energy conversion centers.
L-carnitine is a transporter that facilitates that fats are used correctly as an energy source.
Without L-carnitine fatty deposits cannot be oxidized and, as a result, they are stored in the bloodstream and the cells of our body.
The synthesis and production in our body takes place in adequate amounts provided we have a balanced and proper nutrition.
L-Carnitine, is an active ingredient that is used in cosmetic products reconstructing breakage of weft protein of the dermis, causing stretch marks. These skin tears are produced by fracture of the collagen fibers that compose it and, although they do not pose a risk to health, psychologically have a significant impact in people who suffer from.
Relate activity anti-fibrotic of L-carnitine with the fact that structural and elastic fibers are not only important organs such as lungs and large blood vessels, but also the maintenance of the structure and elasticity of the skin throughout our lives.
Although the origin of stretch marks can be endocrine, in general they are a tear of the dermis by Collagen fibers break when they don’t have enough elasticity to withstand a variation of the volume of the underlying tissues.
This delicate membrane is damaged easily when the skin suffers some trauma (friction, blows, strains, etc.) or is forced to wind up and restrict excessive speed to conform to body dimensions which is not used and during the intensive growth of adolescence or pregnancy.
Thus, to gain or lose weight suddenly shrinks elastic dermal and epidermal tissue and skin becomes thinner, reflecting streaks through them.
It has also shown that the stress favor their appearance and also some medications such as corticosteroids.
Stretch Marks do not constitute a health risk, however psychologically they have a major impact, and can affect mood.
Worlddermic products: Carnitidermic, Mesocelu and Mesolipo are ideal for correcting stretch marks and scars, as well as other functions.