Carnitine does many great things for our bodies, that's a fact. You find many articles on it being heart healthy including heart muscle healthy. If it is in fact true that Carnitine turns into TMAO and TMAO causes plaque build up leading to heart attacks then that is bad. How much TMAO does one need to get heart disease? Is it truly a marker? Does it truly cause plaque? Carnitine levels in foods surprised me. Eggs have less levels than rice and bread. Cottage cheese has less than avocados. Butter, whole milk, chicken and fish have less than tempeh. Bacon (23.3 mg per 100g) is almost the same as tempeh (19.5 mg per 100g). So are the levels in Tempeh and bacon going to cause problems for both vegans and bacon eaters? I could not find how much is in organ meats. If by bad luck we have bacteria that turns high levels into artery damaging TMAO then it seems that we can go on eating organs, butter, bacon, avocados, coconut oil, fish, chicken and for vegans tempeh. I guess my main questions are: does TMAO cause problem for a fact and if yes, how much carnitine is needed to create enough TMAO to cause problem? I think I just rambled
Last edited by Ouaouaron; 04-08-2013 at 05:01 AM.
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