The solution to your L-carnitine processing problems

The solution to your L-carnitine processing problems

(Posted on 19/02/16)

One of the major production issues with L-carnitine is its hygroscopic nature.

This can cause significant problems with flow and tableting, with powder sticking in the matrix and on the punches. This obviously results in lost material and production down time, causing some of the following issues:

  • Large variation of tablet weight and variation of carnitine content
  • Cracking on tablets
  • Stability

Carnipure™ by Lonza has been developed to overcome these problems. It has better compactibility, superior flowability and less stickiness, therefore providing improved productivity with more tablets per hour. It also has a much better taste profile.

Applications for Carnipure include:

  • L-carnitine supplement for vegetarians
  • Cardiovascular health supplement
  • Exercise recovery aid
  • Functional foods and beverages
  • Fertility, pregnancy and infant nutrition supplement

Carnipure has a minimum of 99% of L-carnitine.

Carnipure™ also provides the best L-carnitine option for customers due to manufacturing quality and traceability, batch-to-batch consistency and technical, regulatory and supply chain support.

For more information about Carnipure, please contact Hannah Mead on 01279 714 300 or