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    best form of carnitine?


    I see so many forms of carnitine from carnitine tartarate, pcar alcar etc....which is best.....I am trying to bulk up and lookinginto getting a form of carnitine, i was gonna go with tartarate but see so many types so figured id ask which has worked best for everyone.....THANKS!

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    They each have their perks. ALCAR is my favorite for the host of overall health benefits it confers, along with focus. LCLT is good for recovery primarily. PLCAR is good for physical, stimulant-free energy. GPLC is purported to give pumps.
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    I am loving PLCAR right now bro
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    I like ALCAR as well and the many health benefits from it like coop pointed out. I'll got a couple bottles of PLCAR that I plan on using soon.
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    ALCAR has been the only one i can really notice a difference.

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    I enjoy all all forms but alcar and plcar are my fav
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    I like ALCAR a lot, all the health benefits of it are so nice. But i did get a bunch of LCLT from AI so i'll be trying that coming soon enough.
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    what sort of health benefits from alcar?......
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    also...how much do u take?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkretz View Post
    what sort of health benefits from alcar?......
    Acetyl-l-carnitine is a nootropic and amino acid that has multiple benefits including being cardioprotective and helping to maintain healthy blood lipid profiles. It has also been shown to help accelerate recovery after exercise. Other benefits include increasing insulin response, it’s neuroprotective, and an antioxidant.

    Volek JS, Kraemer WJ, Rubin MR, Gomez AL, Ratamess NA, Gaynor P. L-carnitine l-tartrate supplementation favorable affects markers of recovery from exercise stress. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 2002;282(2):E474-E482.

    Al-Majed AA, Sayed-Ahmed MM, Al-Omar FA, et al. Carnitine esters prevent oxidative stress damage and energy depletion following transient forebrain ischaemia in the rat hippocampus. Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology 2006;33(8):725–33. Available at: doi:10.1111/j.1440-1681.2006.04425.x. PMID 16895547.

    Barhwal K, Hota SK, Jain V, Prasad D, Singh SB, Ilavazhagan G. Acetyl-l-carnitine (ALCAR) prevents hypobaric hypoxia-induced spatial memory impairment through extracellular related kinase-mediated nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 phosphorylation. Neuroscience 2009;161(2):501–14. Available at: doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2009.02.086. PMID 19318118.

    Ruggenenti P, Cattaneo D, Loriga G, et al. Ameliorating hypertension and insulin resistance in subjects at increased cardiovascular risk: effects of acetyl-L-carnitine therapy. Hypertension 2009;54(3):567–74. Available at: doi:10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.109.132522. PMID 19620516.

    Zhang Z, Zhao M, Li Q, Zhao H, Wang J, Li Y. Acetyl-l-carnitine inhibits TNF-alpha-induced insulin resistance via AMPK pathway in rat skeletal muscle cells. FEBS Letters 2009;583(2):470–4. Available at: doi:10.1016/j.febslet.2008.12.053. PMID 19121314.
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    LoL Kingjames beat me to the punch on that one nice post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fightbackhxc
    I enjoy all all forms but alcar and plcar are my fav
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    For fat loss injectable carnitine but for pumps GPLC
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