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2009/08/01 19:25:00 (permalink)
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Acetyl L Carnitine

Has anyone used this supp before?
 
Is it worthwile.  A well-known online bulk retailer has this as it's deal of the month, and I was just wondering if it's worth a bash?
 
Thanks in advance.

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    Re:Acetyl L Carnitine 2009/08/01 20:04:24 (permalink)
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    Wilks

    Has anyone used this supp before?
     
    Is it worthwile.  A well-known online bulk retailer has this as it's deal of the month, and I was just wondering if it's worth a bash?
     
    Thanks in advance.



    I highly recommend alcar for the purposes of getting lean. of course if you have high levels of carnitine already it wont do much, but for me it works wonders over say an 6-8week period. You'll need atleast 2-3g 1-2 times daily for it to do anything in my experience. With that in mind buying it in capsules is very expensive. The bulk buy powders is cheapest option but it rots your teeth badly so you'll have to take it straight off a spoon in one!!!
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    Re:Acetyl L Carnitine 2009/08/01 20:18:18 (permalink)
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    Cheers Mike.

    What effects did you get off it?

    It's £18.99 for 500g which would probably be a years supply.

    I am looking to lose a bit of beef before bulking up, so it may be an option for me.
    post edited by Wilks - 2009/08/01 20:27:49
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    Re:Acetyl L Carnitine 2009/08/02 06:24:54 (permalink)
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    Well its not a stimulant so dont expect anything like that. You wont drop a few lbs easily either. It simply makes it easier for your body to utilise fats as energy by increasing mitochondrial activity. I would take it 3g with am cardio and 3g after pm cardio or training. Anything less than 2-3g twice a day and your wasting your time/money.

    I like to take it on cheat days too as I feel it helps keep me lean.
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    Re:Acetyl L Carnitine 2009/08/02 07:46:16 (permalink)
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    Thanks buddy - I could be tempted!
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    Re:Acetyl L Carnitine 2009/08/02 21:32:18 (permalink)
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    i used to rate it highly, stopped using it about 2 months ago and felt exact same..

    i think it will make about 1% difference
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    Re:Acetyl L Carnitine 2009/08/02 22:30:49 (permalink)
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    As above tried it and never really noticed anything from it, fortunately didnt spend out too highly on it.

    however it may well work for you so worth giving it a try.



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    Re:Acetyl L Carnitine 2009/08/03 11:07:03 (permalink)
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    Thanks folks!
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    Re:Acetyl L Carnitine 2009/08/03 18:29:25 (permalink)
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    There seems to be "fat burners" that work under certain conditions..

    For example a very lean body 5-6% may react very well nearing the end of dieting.
    Where as someone of a higher BF% would be better suited to a strong thermogenic.

    That’s not in anyway saying that they are poor compounds but there is certainly a time and a place for each and every compound,

    Still if it was too easy everyone would have a six pack and it wouldn't be as special then.

    CLA and Green tea seem to be in this category too.
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    Re:Acetyl L Carnitine 2009/08/03 18:34:26 (permalink)
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    Seems a very wide spread of opinions on 'fat burners' overall.

    Lots of people reckon they are totally worthless, yet others say they aren't.

    I know this is the case with lots of bb supps, but 'fat burners' seem to get more negative press than the rest.
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    Re:Acetyl L Carnitine 2009/08/03 18:41:29 (permalink)
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    Wilks

    Seems a very wide spread of opinions on 'fat burners' overall.

    Lots of people reckon they are totally worthless, yet others say they aren't.

    I know this is the case with lots of bb supps, but 'fat burners' seem to get more negative press than the rest.


    I think mainly people see them as "magic pills".
     
    The type of dieting that really works is “Extremely” hard even with a fat burner.
    I seriously think that people see the fat burner as the major in a diet - This will breed negative views I’m afraid.
     
    Hey trial & error... One man’s poison and all that!
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    Re:Acetyl L Carnitine 2009/08/03 18:52:45 (permalink)
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    If you just want to keep fit and general well being, then it will be beneficial.
    If wanting to gain size or strength then no good I'm afraid.
     
     

    There is no tomorrow, do it today.

    We never know what's round the corner 
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    Re:Acetyl L Carnitine 2009/08/03 19:01:01 (permalink)
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    Too true - Each to their own :)
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    Re:Acetyl L Carnitine 2009/08/05 15:04:47 (permalink)
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    ALCAR is probably my favourite supplement.  I find it helps with energy, memory and mental clarity.  I take it with ALA daily and it does seem to help with keeping the weight off on a "bad" week.
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