using L carnitin as a supplement in the long run
- 06-04-2012, 10:50 AM
- 06-04-2012, 10:58 AM
I've used some form of carnitine for years. Used to take several grams of ALCAR a day, now I take 2g of LCLT before every workout. ALCAR had more pronounced effects on mental acuity. I wouldn't consider carnitine a fat burner - more something to help your metabolism function optimally.
- 06-07-2012, 02:04 PM
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06-13-2012, 01:40 PM
i am taking ninja !!!!and its work well well for me so far !!!
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06-17-2012, 12:16 PM
Tobe honest i habe the same feelingOriginally Posted by shockingfit
06-17-2012, 12:19 PM
Thanks for the tip, i did not know this.Originally Posted by Resolve
06-20-2012, 11:07 AM
Are you combining L-Carnitine pure with acetyl or tartrate? or would it be better combining acetyl and tartrate?
is is too much to combine 3gr of acetyl with 3gr tartrate? how would you stack both together?
I'm planning on stacking the following. I already have a low calorie/low carb/low fat/high protein diet. I'm an athlete playing tennis/biking/lifting
Carnitine (have not decided how)
Na-r-ala -200 or 300gr.
omega 3 - 5gr
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06-25-2012, 09:03 AM
holly ****... you should have warned me on lcarnitine taste? I added to my protein shake this morning and i had to force it down....
how do you guys take the powder version?
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06-27-2012, 05:37 PM
Although L-carnitine has been marketed as a weight loss supplement, there is no scientific evidence to show that it works. Some studies do show that oral carnitine reduces fat mass, increases muscle mass, and reduces fatigue, which may contribute to weight loss in some people.
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06-27-2012, 06:11 PM
More muscle mass and fat loss? Who cares about weight loss if you're getting those 2 benefits from carnitine?
06-27-2012, 06:46 PM
10-04-2012, 01:50 PM
According to Charles Poliquin, you have to take your L-Carnitine with a lot of carbs or a decent amount of fish oil to get it into the cells. He also says that you have to take it for a long period of time for it to really affect your performance, as the carnitine levels of your cells increase slowly. I used a bottle of it and didn't really notice anything, so I put my money to something that gives more bang for the buck .
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