Acetyl L Carnitine (ALCAR) is is created in the body from the amino acids lysine and methionine. It is mainly synthesised in the liver and kidneys and must be transported for use to other tissues in the body. It is found in highest levels in tissues that use fatty acids as the main fuel; for example the skeletal and cardiac muscles.
Every serving contains 1000mg of L-Carnitine (2 tablets). L-Carnitine is free from artificial colours & preservatives, yeast, gluten, starch & lactose. No added salt (sodium chloride) or sugar. GMO free.
Acetyl L-Carnitine is ideal for active individuals taking part in regular exercise or anyone looking for an easy-to-consume source of carnitine that can be taken throughout the day.
Acetyl L-Carntine should be taken with a healthy balanced diet, whereby it is recommended to consume 1 serving of Acetyl L-Carntine 2-3 times daily with meals for best results.
As a dietary supplement we recommend consuming 500mg, 1 to 3 times daily.
Add 1 and a half MP mini scoops (500mg) to your preferred amount of water or fruit juice and consume immediately.
1 x level MP Plastic Scoop (mini) weighs 330mg (0.33g).
This product is 100% Acetyl L Carnitine with nothing added or taken away.
100% Acetyl L Carnitine
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I bought it a week ago and been taking in twice a day, 2.5g at breakfast and with shake (whey+malto) after training. After a week of cutting and using it i went from 93kg to 90.7kg so i'd say it helps but it tastes weird, sort of a lemon-ish taste. I'll take pills next time...
i'm using it for cognitive purposes, it works as its supposed to and is cheap. very good. i rated 4/5 because it has builded a lot of "rocks" maybe it was too long stored
I did not take it alone so i can't say anything about stand alone effects. i use it in conjuction with guarana and l-theanine. That where it shines. Much more mental power, much better outlook on life. tastes very sour so take some water after taking it or u risk teeth enamel destruction. Dissolves almost instantly.Goes Well With:guarana, l theanine
This is helping me getting leaner really fast. Only take it before working out and it is boosting my results. Much better results with the powder than withe the capsules.Goes Well With:Water. Taking it with CLA powder and MP Max Thermopure is making me have great results.
So pleased that this is in powder form s the horse pills were a struggle to down! Been using this with CLA and a clean diet and training and it does help you lose that stubborn fat :)Goes Well With:Anything you can drink
Not sure if I have the right scoop in me bag of carnitine it's a tiny scoop 0.5 is it right
I find this works for me it doesn't taste good but it mixes well with things that doGoes Well With:flavoured protine
I've only been using this Acetyl L Carnitine for 1 week. When I first tried it I was angry at the taste, as I thought it would be tasteless like the rest of products. Glutamine, taurine etc... But it smells like vinegar and the taste is like concentrated Lime. I usually mix it with Beta Alanine or/and taurine and the taste seems to be less 'harsh' I'm actually addicted to the lime taste! I have no problem in drinking this with water. Anyway effectiveness? I actually don't know yet. I haven't been able to get into the gym. Plus I have started eating cleaner so... If its making me feel less sluggish as of late or its my diet I don't know. All i know is this is meant to be for a long period before you can notice anything. But I will be buying another kilo of the stuff! Goes Well With:ALA + Fish oils!
I've been adding this Acetyl L Carnitine to other supplements and have seen some good results in myself and the missus.
Great pre-workout supplement, I take 3g half an hour before training and it definately helps you to focus and get that tunnel like vision you need when having a high intensity workout.Goes Well With:Beta Alanine, AAKG, BCAA's - pre workout
I have been very impressed with Acetyl L Carnitine. I just felt I had more energy to do a hard work out.
I bought this Acetyl L Carnitine as at the time the tablet form was not available. I had read that it didn't taste good, however I find it is rather lemon flavoured. I mix it with a little bitter lemon and I can't taste it. In pink grapefruit juice it adds a zing. I didn't buy it for taste, I bought it for what it does, and like all natural and legal products you are not going to expect miracles. I think there is an effect as I take it with CLA and I am dieting for a comp and am definitely leaner earlier in the stage than I would have been in the past.Goes Well With:CLA
"By far the worst tasting product I have had - worse than CEE. BUT you do get used to it and now i consume without whincing. However, I started off with 5 weeks on creapure and rotating ALC for another 4/5 weeks. Have seen strength go up 10kgs a week on Hex bar deads, 2.5 on bench and 5kgs on squats. Recovery is amazing too with less DOMS. Sex drive went up the first two weeks also, but has gone back to normal now. Make sure its taken with beta alanine and 50g+ of powdered carbs. Similar to creatine in that it increases in your blood, so pre workout not necessarily needed - just shove everything into post shake. "
"A great supplement for a pre-training boost and also to ward off the mid-afternoon crash if you train early. Unfortunately the smell/taste is vile! I just stick it in with a protein shake which mostly covers the taste. You still get a bit of a strange aftertaste, but drink it quickly and it's fine."
This is the best value L-Carnitine I've found anywhere. If you use it you must be aware how it works. It takes many weeks and months to raise Carnitine levels and does not have an instant effect. You must take 80g of carbs with each dose. Google it to check - there are only a few studies but they are compelling and you will have to take it for 3-6 months to see a lasting effect. It is not a quick fix supplement - any instant hit or effect is just plain wrong - placebo effect. A good product at very good value.
"I used carnitine pills and I was happy about them, but as we all know, liquid is much better. Unfortunately for myprotein, this tastes HORRIBLE! The smell in the pouch could almost blind you and once mixed with water it tastes almost like aspirin, just 10 times stronger!"
At Paul - It is not recommended to take Carnitine after early afternoon due to it's stimulating effects. I usually take 3 g on an empty stomach before breakfast and the same before lunch. Also a great pre-workout supplement.
"I find this excellent and very good value but, after reading heavily first, I have only ever taken it with 200mg of Alpha-Lipoic acid and it's a shame my protein don't sell that."
Well i did not have a way to measure this so took a tip of a teaspoon 3 times a day and this has really messed with my sleep patterns. For 3 nights i have really had a hard time sleeping. I got some scales and found i was only using about 100 mg per serving !! I will try just a single 200 mg dose in the morning before workout and see if that helps By the way i am a 50 year old farty. maybe that has some impact
Come on mp put a spoon with it!
"It really works, decided to try this and ordered 100g. Before I had to be very strict what I eat, could gain a few pound easy. Now, I can have something nice like cake, chocolate without gaining. Together with gym, whey protein in 2 month I lost 1 stone, and visibly had lean gains, so it means even more fat lost ! Recommended !!! ( I don't mind taste - for me is ok )"
Most effective L-Carnitine supplement in terms of fat loss and energy boosts plus it is absolutely fantastic value! The taste of it is quite unpleasant but I got used to it and I recommend taking it seperately as it will ruin the flavour of your protein shakes! It also made my bowel movements quite runny and frequent so don't use this every day!
"I just put in a glass and pour in some water - don't even have to stir .. it just mixes. Not really a taste to it - just gives it a bit of a sharp tang, nothing unbearable. Can anyone suggest how I can accurately weigh 1g of this stuff? I don't have a scale which has that much accuracy. I've got one of those small scoops which says 5cc at the bottom. Am I correct in assuming that 1g of this would be 1/5th of the scoop?"
"Mixed well, put it in half a glass of water, stired. Only downside no measuring spoon included so I basically guessed the amount. However, the result is great a really good energy buzz. I take in the morning followed by a black coffee. Really does give your training a boost."
I dnt really know if it had any extra benefit to the supplements I was taking with it. I took it alongside creatine and protein. I have lost a fair bit of weight but I have been going to the gym 5 times a week for the last 3 months where I lost 2 stone. Theres no hassle in taking it but i honestly cant say if it did anything for me
Was very good and helped me lose weight and achieve my goal. I suggest using it with green tea extract as it is more effective.
Was a good weightloss supplement with this and the help of green tea extract it helped me achieve my goal weight.
"was taking this product becuase needed to shed a bit of extra fat before a competition, usually takes me 2 weeks to shed it off to make my weight group, this combined with my diet i did it within a week. gives you a great buzz before a workout too. Great Product ***"
"It makes me focused and alert. Dont know about its weight loss effects. It also gives very vivid and strange dreams ( along with Zinc and Mag! ). It has some sort of memory influences, as my dreams were consisting of many memories both short and long term."
"nexd working day delivery, love the smell of the powder (very solventy), dont really mind the taste, i take BCAA with creatine ethyl ester and to be frank i dont think theres anything out there that could possibly taste worse than those two mixed together, only bin taking it recently but my weight loss has been quite dramatic without it so i can only imagine it will be even more so with it :D"
"It's very cheap comparing to similar products from other brands. It mixes well with water or juice, I never needed a spoon for that. It tastes like ultra lemon, not very pleasant but I can drink it only with water. These kind of products produces different reactions in our bodies depending on a lot of factors, so it's normal to have different results than those described on all the reviews. In my case, I can loose weight if I complement it with exercise and watch what I eat, other wise you'll be able to maintain weight with a not so healthy diet, which is good for those year seasons like Xmas...eh eh. I usually don't drink it past 17:00 but once I drunk it at 21:00 and it didn't mess my sleep. I will definitely continue to include it in my diet."
Been using this product for the past 6 months and boy I must say its stuff of dreams. The taste which alot of people talk about you hardly notice it after taking it a few times. \nI found the best way is pop it in the mouth and drink water and swallow.\nI have lost 2 stones by taking this 30 mins before morning workout on empty stomach with strong black coffee.....
Always loved this stuff - you get the focus and energy from it. DONT TAKE AFTER 5PM THOUGH FOR THE FIRST COUPLE OF WEEKS - YOU WILL NOT SLEEP !!
"I take ALCAR with a black coffee (no sugar) on an empty stomach, 1hr before a workout in the morning (no breakfast) - greatly enhances fat loss and endurance, far better than just caffeine alone. ALCAR after a workout seems to aid better recovery. Top item!"
"Only taken it for 3 days so far, just wanted to comment on the taste, not half as bad as people say! Actually tastes a bit like lemon cordial! Mixes great also! AO"
well just to let people know this doesnt taste that bad I and as for the mixing it mixs completly in water.\n\nas for the preformance of the product have notice some affect in terms of fat loss and and increase in energy levels not to sure about the improved mental mental preformance that its claimed to have not really noticed that.
Did nothing for me and I went through 200 grams.\nMike Mc
"I started taking this about a fortnight ago, so I can't really comment on its fat burning characteristics just yet, but for physical and mental sharpness this really works wonders. I take about 3 grams, three times a day and the physical and mental boost is really noticeable at the gym, at the desk and especially on the squash court. As a lot of the comments have mentioned take it with orange juice or water, as it gives the protein shakes a bit of a tang."
"I didn't find it helped exercise or weight loss at all, but it solved a sleeping problem which had responded to nothing else - I woke up in middle of night and could not get over again for a couple of hours, about two nights out of five. Problem solved: 1 gm morning & night, with Alpha-Lipoic Acid capsule in morning. Flavour rather like grapefruit."
"This stuff is brilliant, especially combined with Alpha-Lipoic-Acid. It gives me an incredible boost during training. DO NOT TAKE AFTER 5PM YOU WILL NOT SLEEP."
"If you are losing weight by way of diet and exercise at the moment, this product will help you burn noticeably more bodyfat if you add it to your diet. This supplement is one which actually does that which it is said to."
ALCAR is an effective supplement for use both as part of a fat-loss strategy and as a very mild aid to alertness. Would suggest a dose of 1-3g taken up to three times per day.
I use this product primarily for nutrient repartioning and fatty acid translocation. I regard this as an essential product for anyone on a high fat diet. Carnitine ensures that the fatty acids are processed into energy including those stored in your body fat.
"Having been using this for about a week now and have discovered that mixing it with cordial or juice or squash (the stuff thats watered down), it hides the spicyness. Also, i find that taking abit 1/2 hour - hour after meals fills you up that bit longer, therefore reducing snacking.\r\n\r\nGood luck to you all and hope you all reach your personal targets!! :-)"
"Great price for a star nutrient - at last I can afford to take quantities that have a physiological effect! Actually, I take it for the mental energy boost more than anything - the older you get, the more you need ALCAR, and the more dramatic the impact."
"Don't mix with water, mix with grapefruit juice or anything citrus. Mixes amazingly well and alongside a heavy weights programme and reduced cals helped me achieve a six pack which I could not manage before. \r\nA bit clumpy when it arrives so you have to break bits off, but a great product nonetheless"
Awful taste but a great supplement to take before any endurance sports
"I mix it with 100ml water - give it a little shake and its fully dissolved. Gives me a little more energy - but tastes NASTY, its got a lingering aftertaste - have to have some orange juice after drinking this stuff"
"Hense the 1 star for taste, its effects however are great."