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Old 04-03-2013, 09:48 AM   #1
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Does L-Carnitine really help with the cravings?

Going to buy some today but before I make the purchase I want to see if anyone else has taken this supplement to help with the carb cravings and it actually worked? Also how much should I take if it does in fact help?
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:38 AM   #2
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:46 AM   #3
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I have taken L-Carnitine in the past to help with sugar cravings, but did not notice any difference. I was taking 2 a day before lunch. Maybe I wasn't taking enough, but again, it didn't help me much.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:59 AM   #4
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:00 AM   #5
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L-Glutamine is what I used. It worked very well for me.
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I've never taken cartanine, but had great results taking L-Glutamine.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:21 AM   #7
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L-Glutamine is what I used. It worked very well for me.
L-Glutamine? That helped you with the cravings? How much did you take?
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:24 PM   #8
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L-Glutamine? That helped you with the cravings? How much did you take?
It was years ago so I don't remember the dosage. I will dig up the thread I learned about it from for you in just a sec.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:26 PM   #9
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:26 PM   #10
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i too did not notice any difference taking l carnitine, not sure about l glutamine though. Those with experience, just how much did your cravings reduce by?
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:24 PM   #11
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L-glutamine works great. You start with 1,000mg 3x a day, between meals (it's an amino acid so it "fights" with protein in food for absorption). If you forget to take it between meal, it's better to take it with a meal than not at all. You should take it regularly.

If you need an "emergency" dose, you can put 500mg under your tongue.

And I recommend the book The Diet Cure, it goes into depth about this, as well as lots of other things.

Julia Ross (the author) says you should always take a good multi vitamin when taking any aminos.

It works amazingly!!! Seriously. I find that when I am feeling really moody/craving I take it and my mood stabilizes and I realize food isn't that important.

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Old 04-12-2013, 01:55 PM   #12
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Chromium seems to work for me as appetite suppresant. I don't take it very often, though.
Haven't figured out L-glutumine yet, but I've been meaning to research it. (actually I think I have purchased some and forgetten it)
There's a product called omega blood sugar that bends chromium with alpha-lipoic acid. What does the latter do? I think the combo is to regulate blood sugar. I used a bottle's worth. But it's expensive and I am not sure I am going to restock.

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