Effects Of L-carnitine Supplementation On Renal Anemia In Poor Responders To Erythropoietin
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Supplementation of 500mg L-carnitine to persons on dialysis who had low serum carnitine concentrations and a poor response to erythropoietin treatment, for three months, noted that supplementation was able to increase hematocrit significantly with 36% of persons seeing more than a 2% increase. Over the whole group, total iron binding capacity was increased alongside a decrease in ferritin.
Despite the expected reduction in L-carnitine seen in the serum of persons on dialysis and its rise in response to supplementation, red blood cell carnitine was similar between groups and unaffected by supplementation.