*Update: SVNCanada Now has L-carnitine in stock as well, the product will be more expensive($31.95 for 60caps) than buying from the states but shipping will be much faster and cheaper – www.svncanada.com/product/1801/dymatize-xtreme-carnitine
L-Carnitine (levocarnitine) is now allowed to be included in natural health products in Canada! (dietary supplements). This is great news and it is a long time coming! Many of us Canadians were upset about the fact that this substance was banned as it limited our selection of supplements. Many great products manufactured in the US contain L-Carnitine, which Canada will now be able to get. Of course, it may take some time before all the companies catch up with this news release so just hang tight and hold on to the fact that it will be very soon!
For those wondering… L-Carnitine is a required amino acid compound in the breakdown of fats and is found in many of the top selling supplements in the United States.
Looks like Bodybuilding.com has updated their shipping to reflect the new regulations in Canada already, so you will be able to purchase many of the products listed here! (Probably for up to %50 cheaper than when it hits Canadian shelves) L-Carnitine Product Listing, unless they contain DMAE or Yohimbe (both are still banned in Canada and will be found in some fat burners/pre-workouts)
Along with Carnitine, there were 9 other ingredients that had the same classification changed to allow them be used in natural health products. Another notable mention would be L-tryptophan which is commonly used as a sleep aid due to its ability to raise seratonin (calming neurotransmitter) and/or melatonin (sleep inducing hormone) levels.
For the complete list of unbanned ingredients check the news release here: Government of Canada increases options for Natural Health Products
This is definitely a good start, Good job Health Canada!