I feel this needs to be posted - Me, My Brain, and ALCAR

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by rob112

    I do 2 grams pre, and 1/1 split on non workout days. I think it's an extremely inexpensive buy. Only downside is it tastes bad.
    Taste really isn't bad at all imo


  2. Quote Originally Posted by uvawahoowa View Post
    Taste really isn't bad at all imo
    I like the taste, its similar to Cit Malate.
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  3. Well I aced my first chem quiz. Not really impressive at all but I was also the first in the class to finish. Again not super suprised. But hey I'll let this play out. I do seem to be retaining information as well or better than a I used to. I also feel like I might be getting better mind-muscle connection in the gym which sort of makes sense?
    Log: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/226478-country-gets-huge.html#post3905023

  4. Quote Originally Posted by rob112 View Post
    I do 2 grams pre, and 1/1 split on non workout days. I think it's an extremely inexpensive buy. Only downside is it tastes bad.
    Quote Originally Posted by uvawahoowa View Post
    Taste really isn't bad at all imo
    Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    I like the taste, its similar to Cit Malate.
    Whats the best way to take this? Dump the powder in mouth and chase? Mix in protein? Cap it?... Sorry if im asking too many questions. I will make a purchase this weekend, I just kind of want to know what i'll be getting and how i can dose it optimally.

  5. I dump it in water and drink it.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    I dump it in water and drink it.
    Right on... thanks Beau

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Beau
    I dump it in water and drink it.
    That's what I do, though I have taken it straight

  8. Back in 2005-2006 when i took alcar for six years I did 3 grams first thing everyday, and when i was working security for a nightclub , i would dose 3 grams before work for a total of 6 grams. I used it every so often when i felt I need some kind of mental boost because that is what seemed to happen.

    now a days I do 3 grams lclt and that works for me
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by MonteCedillo

    Whats the best way to take this? Dump the powder in mouth and chase? Mix in protein? Cap it?... Sorry if im asking too many questions. I will make a purchase this weekend, I just kind of want to know what i'll be getting and how i can dose it optimally.
    Really, I think you can dose it all of those ways. I just believe you avoid things like na-rala, NAC...it mixes fine with other things. Just look at focus xt. It has quite a few ingredients that are in with it. Water and caps are fine too. I think, unless told otherwise, juice would be fine if dumped in and drink quick. For what it is worth the test isn't as bad as many raws.

    I think Coop or someone else can tell you what to avoid.
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  10. Lol I dumped it on my tongue and chased and I think I nearly burnt a hole in my tongue. Stuff is bubbly.
    Log: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/226478-country-gets-huge.html#post3905023

  11. Are their any negative side effects from ALCAR when on a low calorie diet or when on cycle? I started taking ALCAR 1g twice daily and I've been exhausted since. I don't think it's the Epi as I'm in my 5th week and have not had lethargy until now, also taking stano.

    Thoughts?

  12. Sounds more like sides from Epi or PH's in general.

  13. Does anyone know if there are significant quality differences of ALCAR?

    I'm currently taking SmartPowders' ALCAR, which I like, but haven't tried ALCAR from any other brand (unless you want to include Focus XT, which has ALCAR).


    An interesting article I ran into:
    http://www.ergo-log.com/learning-bet...carnitine.html

  14. 1g Alcar, 200mg na-rala, 200mg caffein, and 25mg of ephedrine is a very nice morning stack so far. May try the same preworkout later in the day. Anybody recommend anything else to add

  15. Quote Originally Posted by dcne02 View Post
    1g Alcar, 200mg na-rala, 200mg caffein, and 25mg of ephedrine is a very nice morning stack so far. May try the same preworkout later in the day. Anybody recommend anything else to add
    1g SNS agmatine powder

  16. I thought you weren't supposed to take carnitines at the same time as ALA?

  17. Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    1g SNS agmatine powder
    Thanks Cooper, I will give agmatine a try.

  18. Quote Originally Posted by Urban Monk View Post
    I thought you weren't supposed to take carnitines at the same time as ALA?
    I actually take my ALA 30 minutes before my Alcar.

  19. Does it matter if its 30 minutes before or 30 minutes after?

  20. Quote Originally Posted by dcne02 View Post
    I actually take my ALA 30 minutes before my Alcar.
    As long as you're not mixing them in a cup, you can take them together (i.e. capped).

  21. Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    As long as you're not mixing them in a cup, you can take them together (i.e. capped).
    Cool, didn't know that. Quick question, does na-rala need to be dosed with carbs? I'm doing keto now, and been taking it without any carbs. I haven't had any issues so far. Just curious.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by dcne02
    Cool, didn't know that. Quick question, does na-rala need to be dosed with carbs? I'm doing keto now, and been taking it without any carbs. I haven't had any issues so far. Just curious.
    IMO, If you're not experiencing any hypoglycemic effects, no. However, it could be taken prior to a carb rich meal (when you have them).
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  23. Quote Originally Posted by antihero View Post
    IMO, If you're not experiencing any hypoglycemic effects, no. However, it could be taken prior to a carb rich meal (when you have them).
    Thanks bro

  24. I've been dosing ALCAR daily 1-2g (depending on how much I have to study) and I've noticed a dramatic increase in sharpness, recalling information, and I do not have to study as long as I used to. It's definitely worth putting in your stack.

    One question: Does ALCAR need to be stacked with anything if I am taking 1-2g daily? And are there any long term usage side effects from ALCAR?

    I talked to my science major biology teacher and he is also really interested. He is consistently monitoring my homework, involvement in class, sharpness, and test grades. We talked about it being a unique amino acid as it passes the BB. In other words, if it works (which I believe it has) my professor will be on the bandwagon as well.

  25. Quote Originally Posted by TopSirlion View Post
    I've been dosing ALCAR daily 1-2g (depending on how much I have to study) and I've noticed a dramatic increase in sharpness, recalling information, and I do not have to study as long as I used to. It's definitely worth putting in your stack.

    One question: Does ALCAR need to be stacked with anything if I am taking 1-2g daily? And are there any long term usage side effects from ALCAR?

    I talked to my science major biology teacher and he is also really interested. He is consistently monitoring my homework, involvement in class, sharpness, and test grades. We talked about it being a unique amino acid as it passes the BB. In other words, if it works (which I believe it has) my professor will be on the bandwagon as well.
    Nope, doesn't need to be stacked with anything else.

    ALCAR does indeed work; even here at school, clinicians have spoken about its therapeutic potential wrt pathology.

  26. Got my SNS Agmatine in today. Can't wait to add it to my morning stack of Alcar, Na-rala, Ephedrine, Caffeine, EGcG.

  27. Quote Originally Posted by dcne02 View Post
    Got my SNS Agmatine in today. Can't wait to add it to my morning stack of Alcar, Na-rala, Ephedrine, Caffeine, EGcG.
    Hehe, excellent. Add a small dose of vitamin C (can simply squeeze lemon on food) to enhance bioavailability of EGCG

  28. Quote Originally Posted by TopSirlion View Post
    I've been dosing ALCAR daily 1-2g (depending on how much I have to study) and I've noticed a dramatic increase in sharpness, recalling information, and I do not have to study as long as I used to. It's definitely worth putting in your stack.

    Co-signed...I've been taking SNS ALCAR 2g a day, 1g in the AM 1g in the PM and I have felt much sharper and more attentive. I feel it's easier to absorb and retain information. Thanks for posting this thread, it's the reason I tried it in the first place.

  29. Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69

    Nope, doesn't need to be stacked with anything else.

    ALCAR does indeed work; even here at school, clinicians have spoken about its therapeutic potential wrt pathology.
    Wrt....clue me in.

  30. Wow that really makes me want to try ALCAR more than ever! I don't use stims aside from a tiny dose PWO, so this sounds awesome. I have been looking at all three of the "CARs" recently, and I am very interested in them, but I am still not completely clear on all of the differences between them. I have some questions about them if you don't mind:

    1. How would you compare ALCAR to Sulbutiamine (if you've taken it)? Any idea if they work well together?
    2. All of the carnitines (ALCAR, PLCAR, LCLT) seem to help with fat, but ALCAR and PLCAR both seem to have added bonus effects. ALCAR seems to be a nootropic, and PLCAR seems to have muscle/strength boosting properties. Is this accurate? If so, how does LCLT compare to ALCAR and PLCAR? Are there effects other than fat loss that I am not aware of? Or are the fat loss effects of LCLT stronger than in the other two?
    3. Is PLCAR known to have any nootropic or energy boosting properties, or are all of ALCAR's such properties from the "A" part if it?
    4. Regarding antioxidants, I drink a green shake every morning (Amazing Grass brand) with an antioxidant formula in it (acai, maca, carrot, beet, etc...). Would that be sufficient if I were to run ALCAR at 2 grams/day?
    5. Do all of the "CARs" require antioxidants, or only ALCAR?

    Thanks a lot!

    Best,
    Tyler
    Last edited by tyrub42; 11-11-2012 at 06:17 AM. Reason: forgot about antioxidant questions
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