L-carnitine health, working out, and dose
- 09-24-2010, 04:29 PM
- 09-24-2010, 05:30 PM
I would start at least 2 grams, preferably free base L-car in liquid or Fumurate which are a good solid base and then you could also thrown in some propionyl-l-car or GPLC, right now I'm using the GPLC by Jarrow which has Glycocarn and pnyl-l-car, I'm doing 4 caps pwo.....overall I'm really impressed with this combo and all I got to say is GLycocarn is the ****.
With the GPLC, I noticed a good increase and strength and it just put me in a good mood, my rest between sets where cut in half and it felt like I could go on forever.
- 09-24-2010, 06:36 PM
It's an amino acid that helps transport fat cells. Is there negative sides ;-\?
09-24-2010, 07:45 PM
From what I hear at higher doses it can lead to stomach upset, but other than that no negatives, I love the carnitine's and so does my heart.
09-24-2010, 08:40 PM
so then 1g in the am. and 2g pre w.o of free base would work out great? i use gplc and it sometimes give me stomach upset. esp when i drink coffee around the same time.
09-24-2010, 09:05 PM
09-25-2010, 07:47 AM
L-carnitine works similar to creatine in the sense that it is saturated into the muscles. 2g a day will be enough to saturate.
The bioavailability of L-carnitine via orally, is terrible (<10%). To reap the benefits of beta oxidation an insulin spike is needed to transport L-carnitine into the muscles.
Francis B Stephens, Dumitru Constantin-Teodosiu, and Paul L Greenhaff. (2007), New insights concerning the role of carnitine in the regulation of fuel metabolism in skeletal muscle. The Journal of Physiology, 581, 431-444.
It has been established that muscle free carnitine availability may be limiting to fat oxidation during high intensity submaximal exercise. Furthermore, increasing muscle total carnitine content in resting healthy humans (via insulin-mediated stimulation of muscle carnitine transport) reduces muscle glycolysis, increases glycogen storage and is accompanied by an apparent increase in fat oxidation.
09-25-2010, 11:52 AM
09-25-2010, 04:13 PM
09-26-2010, 01:22 AM
09-26-2010, 07:16 AM
What's your reasoning behind a keto diet?
09-26-2010, 11:22 AM
Not really keto, but trying to carb cycle to get through a plateau on my cut (most of carbs through oatmeal which my body seems to like the best on a cut because I stay feeling 'full' without a ton of carbs) to tighten up the last little bit (two weeks before I leave) for beach wedding/honeymoon. Will go back to normal cut upon returning. Currently bouncing between 80g and 250g complex carbs/day. Diet super strict - zero simple sugars. First time trying it and seems pretty effective at getting through my plateau. Is it true that the naringin (sp?) in grapefruit juice helps bypass breakdown in the liver? How little grapefruit juice can be effective? 4 oz? Trying to learn more every single day.
09-26-2010, 04:26 PM
09-26-2010, 06:09 PM
oral is the only way to take carnitine right? or are there other methods.
09-27-2010, 08:44 AM
I've dosed ALCAR pretty high, with no side effects. One thing you do have to be careful of, is the increase in free radicals. Make sure you get plenty of antioxidents.
09-27-2010, 03:44 PM
so then would arginocarn by PP be the best choice? There are no sides from it like blurry vision ect.. right
09-27-2010, 03:49 PM
I haven't tried that kind. I live on ALCAR. I love the cognitive effect.
09-27-2010, 04:16 PM
which brand do you use? and at what dose / time of day?
09-27-2010, 04:26 PM
09-27-2010, 04:39 PM
10-01-2010, 04:05 AM
From what I have read:
Start off with 500 mg on an empty stomach. This is a completely safe dose that can help the body adjust to its presence.
10-01-2010, 06:42 AM
10-13-2010, 04:52 PM
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