ALCAR-does it work for fat loss?

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    ALCAR-does it work for fat loss?


    Just wondering if anyone has had any success with ALCAR in terms of fat loss?
    How much did you take per day? I would rather take ALCAR than be on all kinds of "uppers".

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittguy578 View Post
    Just wondering if anyone has had any success with ALCAR in terms of fat loss?
    How much did you take per day? I would rather take ALCAR than be on all kinds of "uppers".
    2-3g per day:

    ALCAR helps shuttle free fatty acids into the mitochondria where they are burned off for energy. This is important because normally it is hard for the fatty acids to enter the mitochondria. This ultimately means more fat and less carbohydrates and protein, will be burned for energy in the mitochondria.
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    ALCAR may help with weight loss. The best benefit that people see is when they use 2-4 different analogs of Carnitine in addition to ALCAR. For example a combo of Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Carnitine-L-Tartrate, L-Carnitine, GPLC or Propionyl-L-Carnitine. This will emphasize the impact on fat loss, increase energy levels (anti-fatigue) by re-energizing your mitochondria. There are two great products for this that I trust: 1) Beverly International QUADRACARN (4 Carnitine Analogs) or 2) Neuro Research Neuro Awaken XT (3 Carnitine Analogs and other natural neurotransmitter precursors).

    Some benefits have also been witnessed by adding other natural uppers (which have shown to reduce food cravings and increase mental and physical energy) to the mix including: GABA, DMAE, L-Dopa and L-Tyrosine. Personally, I take GABA and Mucuna Pruriens (15% to 40% L-Dopa) 30 minutes before bed on an empty stomach. Studies suggest that both can increase your HGH naturally at night promoting weight loss, they also help me sleep deeper.

    Good Luck
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    I've taken a $h!t load, and still can't say for sure whether it's effective or not. I do however love the mental energy I get from a few grams of ALCAR.

    Studies have shown its effects. I'm sure as long as you provide an optimal environment with your diet and training, it will aid in fatloss, over a period of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrDeadlift View Post
    ALCAR may help with weight loss. The best benefit that people see is when they use 2-4 different analogs of Carnitine in addition to ALCAR. For example a combo of Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Carnitine-L-Tartrate, L-Carnitine, GPLC or Propionyl-L-Carnitine. This will emphasize the impact on fat loss, increase energy levels (anti-fatigue) by re-energizing your mitochondria. There are two great products for this that I trust: 1) Beverly International QUADRACARN (4 Carnitine Analogs) or 2) Neuro Research Neuro Awaken XT (3 Carnitine Analogs and other natural neurotransmitter precursors).

    Some benefits have also been witnessed by adding other natural uppers (which have shown to reduce food cravings and increase mental and physical energy) to the mix including: GABA, DMAE, L-Dopa and L-Tyrosine. Personally, I take GABA and Mucuna Pruriens (15% to 40% L-Dopa) 30 minutes before bed on an empty stomach. Studies suggest that both can increase your HGH naturally at night promoting weight loss, they also help me sleep deeper.

    Good Luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAxximal View Post
    QUADRACARN is UNDERDOSED
    Some one finaly critacised that supplement! Where is the research saying that a mixture of the carnitines brings out the best of each?
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    But as someone was pointing out elsewhere...what's the common thread throughout all the analogues? Yup, carnitine. It's all carnitine, just like all the creatines are creatine. In both cases, something else is attached. Maybe lclt is more effective than l-carnitine, or maybe it's a marketing scam by the producers.
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    If taking over a gram or so a day of alcar, would be wise to add ala
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    Quote Originally Posted by poison View Post
    But as someone was pointing out elsewhere...what's the common thread throughout all the analogues? Yup, carnitine. It's all carnitine, just like all the creatines are creatine. In both cases, something else is attached. Maybe lclt is more effective than l-carnitine, or maybe it's a marketing scam by the producers.
    Ya, I have my doubts about LCLT. We already don't expect it to do as much as creatine, and it's only us fitness people who are really whanting it to do something, but does it? Look at that whole CEE placebo trend.
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    I feel like to see significant benefits from ALCAR it's something you need to superdose...2-3 times the recommended amount
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingdong View Post
    Ya, I have my doubts about LCLT. We already don't expect it to do as much as creatine, and it's only us fitness people who are really whanting it to do something, but does it? Look at that whole CEE placebo trend.
    LCLT actually has some solid science behind it.
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    Carnitine in general has solid science behind it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrDeadlift View Post
    ALCAR may help with weight loss. The best benefit that people see is when they use 2-4 different analogs of Carnitine in addition to ALCAR. For example a combo of Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Carnitine-L-Tartrate, L-Carnitine, GPLC or Propionyl-L-Carnitine. This will emphasize the impact on fat loss, increase energy levels (anti-fatigue) by re-energizing your mitochondria. There are two great products for this that I trust: 1) Beverly International QUADRACARN (4 Carnitine Analogs) or 2) Neuro Research Neuro Awaken XT (3 Carnitine Analogs and other natural neurotransmitter precursors).

    Some benefits have also been witnessed by adding other natural uppers (which have shown to reduce food cravings and increase mental and physical energy) to the mix including: GABA, DMAE, L-Dopa and L-Tyrosine. Personally, I take GABA and Mucuna Pruriens (15% to 40% L-Dopa) 30 minutes before bed on an empty stomach. Studies suggest that both can increase your HGH naturally at night promoting weight loss, they also help me sleep deeper.

    Good Luck
    Great post....

    I have noticed the same thing with mixing ALCAR/L-Carnitine L-Tartrate- it seems to accelerate fat loss a good bit more than just one or the other...

    Agreed on the mucuna as well- and the mucuna/huperzine-A combo also seems to have a very synergistic effect with night-time fat loss...
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    Quote Originally Posted by poison View Post
    Carnitine in general has solid science behind it.
    What caught my eye with LCLT was the studies concerning an increase in androgen receptors while taking the compound and that it can significantly increase IGFBP-3 levels- however, this may hold true across the board for all carnitines as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by poison View Post
    Carnitine in general has solid science behind it.
    Actually, carnitine has very little solid science behind from a performance perspective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Actually, carnitine has very little solid science behind from a performance perspective.
    I always felt like there was some rebound after you discontinue use of carnitine
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDarkHalf View Post
    I always felt like there was some rebound after you discontinue use of carnitine
    Rebound in what sense. Please specify.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luclyluciano View Post
    Rebound in what sense. Please specify.
    Small rebounds in fat gain.
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