Carnitine, an amino acid, readily found in red meat and various other sources can cause an increase in TMAO, a chemical released by gut bacteria after feasting on Carnitine. The long term damage comes from the TMAO impacting the bodies use of cholesterol causing it to adhere to your arterial walls while limiting the ability of your body to adequately deal with excess. I.e. READ ARTERY CLOGGING
This may prompt you to limit your exposure to excessive external Carnitine (which the body makes). If that is the case I recommend cutting back on red meats and energy drinks, many of them have Carnitine added to them to give you a boost of energy and help you burn fat (the latter being highly questionable). Sometimes an energy drink can have as much Carnitine as a porterhouse steak.
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