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    Question ALCAR, worth it?


    I've had this in pill form, not sure I've noticed much from it, but was looking to get bulk in powder form as that's so much cheaper. Is it actually worth it though? I've heard mixed things. Never quite been sure when the best time to take it is either. Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnston View Post
    I've had this in pill form, not sure I've noticed much from it, but was looking to get bulk in powder form as that's so much cheaper. Is it actually worth it though? I've heard mixed things. Never quite been sure when the best time to take it is either. Any thoughts?
    I stack it with stims while cutting, mental clarity and mood boost. Added to my preworkouts as well to help muscle/mind connection.
    Helps with fat loss as well.

    For the price of bulk powder it is a staple for me now
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    alcar is good stuff. we use it in testobolan
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    I definitely recommend ALCAR, the various forms of carnitine do make it tough on a consumer though. As I like PLCAR ALCAR and LCLT quite a bit, so I have a tough time with it. I drink Compete also which has additional forms of carnitine. It just gets confusing as to which carnitine version is THE best, but I definitely would use ALCAR.
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    Are you finding it best at a certain time of day... e.g pre-workout? Or do spread it throughout the day? I've seen recommendations of 750-1000mg, 2-3 times a day.
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    I feel this needs to be posted - Me, My Brain, and ALCAR

    This should help you make a decision.
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    I'm like you, didn't feel too much the first time I used it but people on here got me to try it again. Sometimes I love ALCAR but sometimes I don't feel any, I don't notice too much of fat loss with it either...
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    I usually take 250 - 500 mg of Alcar for the mental boost. It is a staple for me.
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    Try taking it everyday at 1-2g rather than sporadically and make sure you are also dosing before doing something mentally stimulating like study etc.

    Search for a thread by coop titled me, my brain and alcar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiigzz View Post
    Try taking it everyday at 1-2g rather than sporadically and make sure you are also dosing before doing something mentally stimulating like study etc. Search for a thread by coop titled me, my brain and alcar
    Already linked it up above .
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbayne View Post

    Already linked it up above .
    Ah! I saw the link but because i'm on my phone I didnt think it was the same one.

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    Would it be OK in the morning or pre-workout, if taking Alphamine/Forskolin/Alpha T2? Any potential issues there? Seems whether taken on empty stomach or not doesn't matter, according to Coops thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnston View Post
    Would it be OK in the morning or pre-workout, if taking Alphamine/Forskolin/Alpha T2? Any potential issues there? Seems whether taken on empty stomach or not doesn't matter, according to Coops thread.
    With food or without is fine and with those supplements should be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnston View Post
    Would it be OK in the morning or pre-workout, if taking Alphamine/Forskolin/Alpha T2? Any potential issues there? Seems whether taken on empty stomach or not doesn't matter, according to Coops thread.
    Will work fine with those supplements just remember to take it religiously the cumulative effects were better for me than just here and there.
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    OK, makes sense. I think 1g first thing AM, and then another 1g pre-workout is going to be easiest schedule for me to maintain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laneanders View Post
    I definitely recommend ALCAR, the various forms of carnitine do make it tough on a consumer though. As I like PLCAR ALCAR and LCLT quite a bit, so I have a tough time with it. I drink Compete also which has additional forms of carnitine. It just gets confusing as to which carnitine version is THE best, but I definitely would use ALCAR.
    Which additional forms of carnitine does Compete have besides the ones you mentioned? Curious
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaniard View Post
    Which additional forms of carnitine does Compete have besides the ones you mentioned? Curious
    Fumarate.


    OP I love ALCAR. I usually either dose first thing in the AM, pre-workout, or before a meal containing carbs. I also combine most of the time with a stim and/or Na-RALA depending on the situation.

    I actually just dosed 1g this morning with my Alphamine and AT2. It has been awhile since I used ALCAR, but I think I am feeling it this morning.
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    I seriously love ALCAR. It's a staple for me. I dose 1000-1500mg depending on day. 1500mg with 500mg tyrosine in the mornings takes away that morning sluggish feeling and alerts me within 15 minutes. I notice when I don't take it and miss it.
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    Count me in for using ALCAR every day without fail. Such a versatile supplement, and it's very affordable. I use pre workout, whenever I study, whenever I go to class, and even at work.
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    As with most supplements, is ALCAR something you adapt to after prolonged use and therefore no longer see the benefits?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnston View Post
    As with most supplements, is ALCAR something you adapt to after prolonged use and therefore no longer see the benefits?

    Not to my knowledge. I've read it is good to cycle and I've also read you don't need to. I've taken it daily for over 5 years. I tried a break but can feel my brain awaken within 15 minutes of using it so I don't cycle anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnston View Post
    As with most supplements, is ALCAR something you adapt to after prolonged use and therefore no longer see the benefits?
    What do you mean by most? Off the top of my head I count very few things you adapt to. As far as ALCAR goes, no, you will continually see benefit. That's why I dose every single day, and don't see myself stopping anytime soon.
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    What do you guys suggest for daily dose? 1.5g?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dallasboy22 View Post
    What do you guys suggest for daily dose? 1.5g?
    I usually do 1 gram a day. All in the morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dallasboy22 View Post
    What do you guys suggest for daily dose? 1.5g?
    1g AM and 1g pre-workout
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbayne View Post
    1g AM and 1g pre-workout
    Exactly how I do it ^^^

    I never intentionally cycle off. Definitely a staple for me
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    Pre or post workout, much difference there?
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    I dose 1 g pre wo am the other dose later in the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bean5er View Post

    Exactly how I do it ^^^

    I never intentionally cycle off. Definitely a staple for me
    Lol same for me I never intentionally cycle off ALCAR.
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