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Your Questions About Carnitine

January 2, 2013
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Donald Your Questions About Carnitine

Donald asks…

What are the consequences of one week vacations without gym?

Hi everyone. I have a bit of an obsession with my weight. I’m about 5″9 and I weight 147 pounds with a fat percentage of 8.5 percent. I go to the gym everyday for about 3 hours, doing cardio and weight training (except on Wednesdays, when I do Yoga). I’m also taking L-Carnitine and CLA pills.

I’m going for vacations for a week. My question is, without taking the pills and without exercise, will I put too much weight in one week? I mean, everyone knows we eat more on holidays, so take that in consideration!

Thanks!

admin answers:

I think that as a person who works out 6 days a week, you scare the hell out of me. If there is such thing as over-doing it, that would qualify. I think that not only will you survive for that brutal one week vacation, it might be the best thing for you.

Maria Your Questions About Carnitine

Maria asks…

What’s the safe maximum amount I can take for CHROMIUM PICCOLINATE ?

I used to take 200mg/day and now I take 400mg but want to take two separate doses of 400mg to speed up my weightloss or even make it more effective. Also, is it safe to combine this with L-carnitine? I have 25 lbs to lose post-pregnancy and have moderate to high levels of activity.

To those who would respond check with your Dr., you don’t have to as I already predicted some people would suggest that.

Thanks for your reasonable response.

admin answers:

Generally, it’s recommended that a person not take more than 600 mcg of chromium picolinate per day. That amount is more than sufficient for the bodily needs; any more than that can cause toxicity after a while.

George Your Questions About Carnitine

George asks…

Bodybuilding – Which of these supplements would work best to help reduce belly fat?

OK, so I already diet pretty healthy. High protein, low fat, and moderate carbs. I lift weights a couple times a week, and get my cardio from playing sports a couple times a week. However I still have a little bit of excess fat, maybe about 5 pounds, covering my abs. And its been there for years, so I’m looking for a supplement that will help give me a boost in loosing it. I’ve been trying fat burners recently such as lipo 6 and hot rox, but haven’t noticed any difference.

These are the ones I’m considering right now.
1) Taking Omega-3 supplement pills (I doubt I get much omega 3 daily, and I heard it helps burn fat)
2) Taking cortizone blockers (don’t know much about them)
3) Taking estrogen blockers (know nothing about them, or any possible side effects, or if they are worth it).

I’m planning on using Animal PAK vitamins as soon as they come in the mail, they contain omega 3′s and l-carnitine, and other stuff. Know if they help with fat loss? Or have any other ideas for me?
When I said cortizone blockers, I meant cortisol blockers.

I also heard of 2 other types….Topical creams (have searched and searched for scientific proof these work, but find nothing). And also thyroid boosters (which I don’t know anything about, but perhaps they might help considering my belly fat might be a fight against genetics, since my parents are fat)

admin answers:

Forget about the supplements … You’re not going to get the results you are seeking from these things. Losing weight comes down to this equation: Calories In verus Calories Out. If you are burning more calories than you are taking in, you will lose weight, other wise you’ll remain the same or gain. I would recommend taking abetter look at what you are eating, and when you are eating it. Diet is a big part of burning the last bit of fat. Or you might want to add cardio outside of your sports, particularly if the sports are stop and go like football or basketball. Also maybe consider eating more frequently as well, like every 3 hours, to increase your metabolism.

As far as rating the supplements, just in case you don’t believe what I told you above …

Omega 3′s are good for you in general, but the fat burning component of them will be very minimal. Cortisol is a stress hormone, you’re body producing when under stress, like excessive exercise. Cortisol blockers are good if you are worried about losing muscle when your exercise longer than an hour. There’s no evidence that cortisol blockers can help you burn fat. Finally, estrogen blockers are only good if you are doing anabolic steroids.

So save some money, forget the supplements, change your diet and exercise program and you should see those final five pounds gone in no time! Good luck!

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Your Questions About Carnitine

December 6, 2012
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Susan Your Questions About Carnitine

Susan asks…

Are there long term effects of supplementing glutamine or BCAA or Carnitine?

I’ve recently started taking L-Glutamine and Branched Chain Amino Acids for weight lifting and working out. I’ll also be getting into carnitine when I start cutting down.

My question is, are there any long term side effects for these three supplements? And will there be defficiencies when I decide to stop supplementing (as the body will no longer produce, because it’s been supplemented for so long)? And this brings me to another question (I’ve asked in diet/fitness category also), do you need to cycle any of these supplements?

And please, I would like to know facts and not just opinions. Thanks in advance!

admin answers:

Side effects? No, they’re just amino acids.

Simply put, Amino Acids are broken down from proteins, so you will have those in your system no matter what if you have a good and balanced diet.

Those all work perfectly fine together. In fact, L-Carnitine is most commonly found in broken down proteins with L-Glutamine (among 16-18 other Amino Acids), not to mention that they are both separated in Protein Powders.

All of them are perfectly healthy for you to take, and it’s actually better to have a little bit of them in your diet from some source.

Charles Your Questions About Carnitine

Charles asks…

Is it safe to take L-Carnitine to help lose weight if im on a prescripted medicine which is accutane?

I wanna lose weight and the guys from gnc recommended LCarnitine since im sensitive to caffeine but they say take 1 capsule in the morning which is the same time i have to take my accutane medicine for my mild acne. I was just wondering if it is safe to mix the two together? seeing as carnitine is just an amino acid thin?? Help?

admin answers:

Yes, L-Carnitine is an amino acid and an essential building block of protein. It also has various positive side-affects other than weight loss assistance.

Sandy Your Questions About Carnitine

Sandy asks…

Is it safe to take L-Carnitine to help lose weight if im on a prescripted medicine which is accutane?

I wanna lose weight and the guys from gnc recommended LCarnitine since im sensitive to caffeine but they say take 1 capsule in the morning which is the same time i have to take my accutane medicine for my mild acne. I was just wondering if it is safe to mix the two together? seeing as carnitine is just an amino acid thin?? Help?

admin answers:

Im erma”s,daughter, i have a chronic illness , I LIVE HAPPY i have lost 49lbs in a year to date period i would not take any meds to lose weight please accept my answer and be patient with it, drink plenty of water, clean your bowels with a mild laxative, gentle to your needs you already have. Do the laxative once a week for a month. Find you a healthy food diet plan or make your own and stick with all the foods you love in moderation please eat fruits vegtables whole grain foods. ACCEPT WHO YOU ARE TREMENDOUSLY AND TAKE YOUR TIME LOSING WEIGHT, FEEL GREAT ABOUT YOU AND YOURSELF, USE YOUR INNER BEAUTY TO STRENGTHEN YOUR WEIGHT LOSS AND YOU WILL BE A SUCESS IN YOUR WEIGHT LOSS I TAKE TIME FOR ALL THESE THINGS WHEN YOU FIND THEM YOU WILL DO IT AND FEEL GOOD ABOUT GOING THE HEALTHY WAY ,YOUR MIND IS YOUR STRENGTH NOT SOME PILL. GOD BLESS YOU

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Your Questions About Carnitine

November 14, 2012
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Lizzie Your Questions About Carnitine

Lizzie asks…

I want to find a good L-carnitine and caffeine drink?

Can anyone recommend, these are in the family “fat burning stack” for faster fat burning efficiency while working out. I would like to find a drink that doesn’t have too much other ingredients in there? Should I just drink coffee and supplement with L-Carnitine? Thanks

admin answers:

Check out the fat burning section in this site also gnc has a drink called frs its pretty good a pick me up www.bodybuilding.com

George Your Questions About Carnitine

George asks…

Have you had any luck with l-Carnitine supplements in burning fat?

I’m wondering if it’s all in my head — placebo effect. Seem to have more energy during the day.

admin answers:

No, they are junk

Sandy Your Questions About Carnitine

Sandy asks…

Does l carnitine make you lose weight?

I started taking l carnitine for energy and here recently ive been losing weight. I do exercise but i always have and my weight has been very stable. Since i startef taking l canitine ive lost weight. Do my. Question is doed l caritine cause weight loss?

admin answers:

Known to cause minor weight loss

Hope this helps!

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Your Questions About Carnitine

November 10, 2012
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Mary Your Questions About Carnitine

Mary asks…

Is It safe to take L-Carnitine and L-Arginine pills for a male under 18?

I currently work out almost everyday. I lift some weights and do a lot of cardio-activity. I have a balanced diet, and eat a lot of protein from meats, nuts, soy, and protein powder. I notice some muscle defnintion but not nearly as much as I should. I have considered taking the L-Arginine and L-Carnitine supplements to help enhance muscle definition; IS THIS SAFE FOR SOMEONE under 18 (161/2-17)? I NEED SOME SERIOUS ADVICE.

admin answers:

Oh ya, you are definitely safe. Those two are pretty much in the same category as vitamins. Your completely safe. However, dont expect to see any big gains with that stuff. Those are mainly used to just keep healthy.

If you still insist on going with these supplements, i suggest a BCAA. No this isnt anything serious, it stands for Branched Chain Amino Acids. Amino acids are kind of like the nutrients that you get out of protein that help with muscle growth. Like, vitamins for your muscles. I suggest that you go with that. Personally, i dont think highly of L-Arganine. Its kind of a joke. But i wont go into that.

If you ever want to step it up a bit, i would say your next adventure should be with NO-Xplode or Superpump 250. Both of these are really good beginner supplements that anyone can see some gains from.

Good luck, and happy lifting!

Sandy Your Questions About Carnitine

Sandy asks…

How much L-carnitine should a person take daily if he wants to lose weight?

admin answers:

Well the best way to lose weight is to eat healthy and exercise. L-carnitine doesent help at all with weight loss. Its been tested and no results have been found. What it does do is give energy metabolism and improved neurotransmitter function to the brain. If you want i can write a diet plan and workout routine for you? Terrell_Owens8181@yahoo

Carol Your Questions About Carnitine

Carol asks…

What cheaper methods are available in detecting L-Carnitine from Beverages?

Especially here in the Philippines,

admin answers:

Spectrophotometric method

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Your Questions About Carnitine

November 4, 2012
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Donald Your Questions About Carnitine

Donald asks…

Has anyone had success in taking l-carnitine before working out?

I’ve lost 25 pounds in the last six months,but I still need to lose about 10 more.

admin answers:

YES!!. But you take it as a 4-6 week course, not only just before training. Aftere the 4-6 weeks, you have a 1-2 week carnitine free period. It makes that you can keep on crunching a bit longer thus you have more exercise effect. You are still the one doing the hard work though, it is not a miracle cure.

Ken Your Questions About Carnitine

Ken asks…

what is L-carnitine fumarate, as a nutrient, what does it do for the human body? Where is it found?

Is it a supplement or found in other supplements?

admin answers:

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Betty Your Questions About Carnitine

Betty asks…

Does L-Carnitine work for long-term fat (and/or weight) loss?

my sister has been taking it for a while now, and has lost inches off her entire body. she doesn’t exercise, and doesn’t eat breakfast, but has still managed to maintain that body for quite some time now. all i want to know is- will it last?

(plus, it just seems too good to be true)

admin answers:

Hi.

L-carnitine is good supplement, but if you do not combine it with proper training and nutrition or do not have nature good physic it won’t help you so much.

It is some kind of thermogenetic. It helps burn more fats during cardio if you take it before it (30min).

I don’t know what else to say. Look at the article below. It is about L-carnitione:

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