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does l-carnitine works??

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does l-carnitine works for fat loss goal

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3432 · December 22, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Mind you I'm not advocating replacement of whole foods. But, certain supplementations are just logical and sensible.

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3432 · December 22, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Maybe it's psychosomatic, but BCAAs are energizing as hell during a workout. Also, I have to assume that a powder or liquid is going to have more efficient digestion and delivery. Paleo or not, some biochemistry advancements are simply improvements. We don't let strep throat kill us, and we've found more efficient delivery methods for some nutrients.

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1578 · November 25, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Meat>BCAA/protein powders

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17136 · November 24, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Well, basically if you get enough meat in your diet, it will come long with L-Carnitine and other aminos. Same with BCAAs. You'd only need the isolated amino if you were trying to get its effect without eating meat. Not just for the money, but also the satisfaction and taste, I'd rather have a steak than a pill, wouldn't you?

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21 · November 10, 2012 at 11:06 AM

i want to burn fat only...so i was thinking to take l-carnitine..but will it affect my thyroid gland?

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21 · November 10, 2012 at 11:05 AM

u mean to say i can get hypothyroid?

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30 · December 22, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Acetyl L-Carnitine works wonders for cognition. I have fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue syndrome/ME and 4g with water in the morning wakes up my life! Amazing. From having a foggy brain, lethargic, tired all the time to bursting at the seams :)

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6 · July 08, 2014 at 9:12 AM

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0 · May 28, 2014 at 9:36 AM
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10 · January 11, 2013 at 8:32 PM

I agree with everyone who said that the research shows it does not work. It has been extensively studied and has shown very little efficacy. Any possible benefits would be in particular populations, like athletes working on performance, but it's unlikely to help with fat loss.

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1578 · November 10, 2012 at 9:56 AM

From my limited researching on l-carnitine & fatburning.

I didn't find anything in pubmed.

This page was pretty useful http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AnS/psychology/health_psychology/l-carni.htm

Even the T-Nation boys think its garbage. Majority of that board will injest anything for a 1% advantage http://tnation.t-nation.com/free_online_forum/diet_performance_nutrition_supplements/lcarnitine_3

Seems like Poliquin offers a positive take on L-Carnitine. But most of us will agree that any Poliquin dosage advice should be divided by 12. http://www.charlespoliquin.com/ArticlesMultimedia/Articles/Article/767/Top_12_Reasons_to_Use_Carnitine.aspx

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1578 · November 25, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Meat>BCAA/protein powders

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17136 · November 24, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Well, basically if you get enough meat in your diet, it will come long with L-Carnitine and other aminos. Same with BCAAs. You'd only need the isolated amino if you were trying to get its effect without eating meat. Not just for the money, but also the satisfaction and taste, I'd rather have a steak than a pill, wouldn't you?

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3432 · December 22, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Mind you I'm not advocating replacement of whole foods. But, certain supplementations are just logical and sensible.

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3432 · December 22, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Maybe it's psychosomatic, but BCAAs are energizing as hell during a workout. Also, I have to assume that a powder or liquid is going to have more efficient digestion and delivery. Paleo or not, some biochemistry advancements are simply improvements. We don't let strep throat kill us, and we've found more efficient delivery methods for some nutrients.

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1672 · November 10, 2012 at 2:46 AM

Short answer: no.

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0 · November 09, 2012 at 10:32 PM

l-carnitine is one of the few supplements i take. i take 1.5 grams in a liquid form (i get the swansons brand) with caffeine ( a cup of coffee) before i go to the gym. i've been using it for several years. i feel like it improves my stamina...which could help with weight loss in your case. i've tried the capsules of acetyl l-carnitine but prefer the liquid variety. good luck.

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85 · November 09, 2012 at 8:51 PM

I used it for weight loss for about 2 months. For me, I dont think it did anything. Not worth it IMO.

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5650 · November 09, 2012 at 8:39 PM

i take it but i don't know if it does anything. just 2 250 mg capsules a day for my colon health.

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14877 · November 09, 2012 at 8:33 PM

I have used it a couple times in the past, taking 1-2 grams prior to working out for roughly 3 consecutive weeks. It theoretically assists in the mobilization of fatty acids out of the cells to be used for energy. My personal thoughts are that it can make a slight difference when going from a low to very low body fat percentage (like say from 8 to 6% for males), but one will not notice a darn thing if they're in the double digits. It's really a fine-tuning thing. It also won't do much if you don't exercise and eat properly. So, if you really have everything dialed in and you just need to drop the last couple of body fat percentages, then it's an okay supplement to add in, IMHO.

(If you're a girl, aforementioned body fat percentages will differ)

Also, Dr. Terry Wahls recommends it for mitochondrial health. Like I said though, I've only used it for a total of 6 weeks, so don't know about long-term use.

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1200 · November 09, 2012 at 8:24 PM

L-Carnitine can also slow your thyroid down. Look it up.

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21 · November 10, 2012 at 11:05 AM

u mean to say i can get hypothyroid?

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812 · November 09, 2012 at 6:53 PM

I believe L-carnitine works if you have a deficiency.

L-carnitine is an amino acid that comes primarily from meat. So if you avoid meat you could have a deficiency. However, in that case the solution is simple: add some meat to your diet. The supplement is too expensive to be worth it.

The other possible reason is genetics. In that case I really don't know, because I don't know whether the genetic problem prevents you from absorbing L-carnitine or from utilizing it.

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21 · November 10, 2012 at 11:06 AM

i want to burn fat only...so i was thinking to take l-carnitine..but will it affect my thyroid gland?

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