Propionyl-L-carnitine is a chemical. It is made in the body. Propionyl-L-carnitine is related to two other compounds called L-carnitine and acetyl-L-carnitine.

People use propionyl-L-carnitine for leg pain during exercise due to poor blood flow (intermittent claudication), congestive heart failure (CHF), chest pain (angina), low levels of testosterone in older men, inflammatory bowel disease (including Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis), and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support most of these uses.

How does it work ?

Propionyl-L-carnitine helps the body produce energy. It is important for heart function, muscle movement, and many other body processes. It also seems to help increase circulation.

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