Dietary composition for enhancing metabolism and alleviating oxidative stress

  • US 5,916,912 A
  • Filed: 06/16/1997
  • Issued: 06/29/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/16/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for increasing the metabolic rate of aged cells without a concomitant increase in metabolic production of reactive oxygen species, comprising orally administering to a mammalian host an effective dosage of at least about 10 mg/kg host/day of a carnitine and at least about 10 mg/kg host/day of a mitochondrially active antioxidant which physiologically comprises a metabolically reactive thiol group.

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