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    anybody who uses l-carnitine


    Im just now learning about l-carnitine and considering getting some, supposed to help break down fats better, can you tell much of a difference?

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    yea it is suppose to help with the oxidation of fat, burning it and using it as an energy source. I am on a cut right now and have been dosing it 2.5/g before my morning cardio, and then another gram in the afternoon. I have noticed a difference, seem to be burning alot of fat in my lower abs.
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    well hells bells, i guess i better get some, i wonder if liquid or pills is better? what are you taking?
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    Its the carnitine shuttle used in beta oxidation to help acticate the fat before cleaving off acetyl coas.

    Its important in fatty acid metabolism
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    is there diff between Acetyl-L Carnitine and L Carnitine
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    I've used L-Carnitine when I was thinner and saw a noticable difference. I am taking it now that I am heavier and can't tell much of a difference but I wouldn't be able to see it anyway. Acetyl L- Carnitine is better than L-carnitine. I forget the difference. L- Carnitine works by breaking down fatty acids and in addition is good for hormone support.
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    upregulates androgen receptors
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delita420 View Post
    upregulates androgen receptors
    whats that do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GetDatFool View Post
    whats that do?
    Increases testosterone. Alcar is superior in IMO. It's a staple in my supplement regimen and has a lot of other benifets as well. It has great effects on mood and I'm always ready to workout when I take it.
    “Lord, whom shall we go away to? You have sayings of everlasting life"- John 6:68

    WHAT has science offered?
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    As far as androgen recepters go that's regular carnitine at up to 4-5 g per day because the am$ount of which turns in to l carnitin l tartarate (spelling?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyfool405 View Post
    As far as androgen recepters go that's regular carnitine at up to 4-5 g per day because the am$ount of which turns in to l carnitin l tartarate (spelling?)
    Regular carnitine converts into L-Carnitine-L-Tartrate?
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    From what I read in an article a while back. It does however u know how those articles go in mens health lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyfool405 View Post
    From what I read in an article a while back. It does however u know how those articles go in mens health lol
    Without the salt of tartaric acid (i.e. tartrate), pure l-carnitine has a completely different bioactivity.
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    Yea I believe some L carnitines (NOW brand powder) is labeled as l carnitine but contains the l tartrate (says in parenthesis on the bottle lol)
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    Quote Originally Posted by strategicmove View Post
    Without the salt of tartaric acid (i.e. tartrate), pure l-carnitine has a completely different bioactivity.
    Does that mean that ALCAR doesn't up regulate AR's?
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    so which one is gonna help me burn more fat
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    Quote Originally Posted by marco wolf View Post
    Does that mean that ALCAR doesn't up regulate AR's?
    L-Carnitine L-Tartrate (LCLT) appears to be better at this. In particular, LCLT is known to induce anabolic effects by stimulating an increase in the tissue docking sites of androgen receptors. Apart from muscle protein synthesis, these anabolic effects obviously include truncated duration of tissue-repair processes, faster recovery from physical stress, and enhanced endurance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GetDatFool View Post
    Im just now learning about l-carnitine and considering getting some, supposed to help break down fats better, can you tell much of a difference?
    Over at x-rep.com Lawson and Steve Holman RAVE about this supp. for burning fat. I've never tried though, actaully I've had it but not in the amounts they suggest.
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    Well, they say that carnitine can actually be used to treat people with overactive thyroids because it can interfere with the production of thyroid hormone. Most people never notice that side effect, but I am one of those who took the stuff and felt like they needed a nap/cold body temperature/low energy.
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    How much did you take?
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    I was doing 4 grams of ALCAR after workouts. I probably overdid it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingdong View Post
    I was doing 4 grams of ALCAR after workouts. I probably overdid it.
    I love the stuff- great for natty test production, the CV system, mitochondrial function, the list of positives on carnitine is endless.....I take 2 grams in the AM, and 2 before bed- I get a huge boost in energy and recovery when I take it regularly
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