DID YOU KNOW – Carnitine, although not an essential amino acid, helps your body use fatty acids for energy. The body makes small amounts of carnitine, but if it’s not enough, fatty acids aren’t processed normally, and urinary excretion of the by-product adipate and suberate increases. Ethylmalonate, which comes from a differen carnitine-dependent pathway, would also accumulate with carnitine insufficiency.
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