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- Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:19:01 EST +P3OcrX6 No.79249
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I'm dumb as a brick and just want to make sure that I'm getting this right. Is the information in this link saying that L-Carnitine has a pH of 6.5 to 8 when mixed in a solution of 50 grams L-Carnitine to 1 liter of water?
Wesley Muttingridge - Thu, 18 Oct 2018 20:47:14 EST dl9lAnzN No.79250 Reply
No, it's saying this is a solution for sale that has L-Carnitine dissolved in water, and that water itself has a pH of 6-5 to 8.5 at a ratio of 50g/L. The relative neutrality of the solution is important because this is being sold as a reagent for synthesis, but a solution of L-Carnitine could have a totally different pH, because the pH of water is not determined (directly) by what's dissolved in it, but by the presence of free ions and/or proton donors. I don't know what effect putting L-Carnitine directly in a completely neutral solution would have on its pH, but at the very least this isn't making the claim that it would be between 6.5-8.5 if you did so, just that this solution happens to be within that range.
Esther Pattingson - Thu, 18 Oct 2018 21:21:00 EST WFjboSki No.79251 Reply
Well shit, thanks. I don't suppose you know the pH of L-Carnitine by chance?
Wesley Muttingridge - Thu, 18 Oct 2018 23:13:57 EST dl9lAnzN No.79252 Reply
Well, from what I can tell, Carnitine in its ground racemic state isn't ionic or a proton donor (but someone who knows for sure should correct me if that's wrong)-- which means it doesn't have a pH at all. pH is a measure of the electrical properties of water, so anything that isn't water nor has a free ion nor is a proton donor doesn't participate in the pH system (directly, again, since they might catalyze something else that does effect pH, particularly in a living organism.)
Thomas Honeyspear - Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:57:48 EST WaGAkLIJ No.79253 Reply
So if you had to make a guess would you assume that pure L-Carnitine crystals would be safe for teeth when dissolved in water? I need to take 3.5g a day and I worry about it's affect on my teeth, especially since I have a chipped tooth that I can't afford to get capped.
Wesley Muttingridge - Fri, 19 Oct 2018 17:59:04 EST dl9lAnzN No.79254 Reply
Yeah man, should be fine. If you're really concerned about it, drink it with a straw past your teeth straight down your throat, but honestly I think you should be fine.
Eugene Pennersock - Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:40:40 EST QAuHu/mb No.79255 Reply
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Excellent. Thanks man, here's a picture of Jenna Fischer for your assistance.

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