Carnitine levels tend to be lower in people eating lower fat, higher carbohydrate diets ( 27 ). When intake of carnitine is low, less carnitine is excreted. Vegans and lacto-ovo vegetarians have lower blood levels of carnitine ( 21 , 27 – 29 , 36 ). Researchers in one study did not think the lower carnitine levels of vegetarians were unhealthy ( 27 ). It is not known if the lower levels have any bearing on athletic performance. A 2011 study showed vegetarians’ muscles to have a lower ability to absorb carnitine than omnivores. Vegetarians also excreted less carnitine than omnivores, indicating that other tissues or muscles that were not tested were possibly absorbing the carnitine ( 36 ).
Lmao too bad this bs voting isnt public. Any steroid post gets downvoted to hell. Don't click on the thread if you don't want to talk about steroids. I don't downvote weightlifting shoe posts because I don't think weightlifting shoes are important. Seriously, there are a couple loser trolls who will attack anyone who mentions drugs. Whether you like it or not, steroids are one of the most important factors in weightlifting. Thats why I decided to block them, can't even have a legitimate discussion about a legitimate topic.
I get 2, 4 and 5 and I’m completely natural. I have had people accuse me of taking steroids many times and it pissed me off. It gets me to the point where I want to take steroids just so that I can say “Now this is me on steroids fckers!”. Lol. But nah I get a lot of acne outbreaks naturally and I have had many stretch marks as well as abnormally fast muscle gains. I’m a very lean person and when I stop working out I’m capable of drastically going from jacked to skinny as heck. When I start back up again I blow up quick. Another thing I’ve noticed is my pumps are naturally a lot more intense then the average lifter. Like my shoulders blow up like bowling balls and veins and shreds show up all over them along with my arm’s and chest. I’ve had a tone of people accuse me of taking steroids because of these factors. I also had a relative hug me once and say I was jacked and as solid as steal. He said only steroids do that. (He took steroids in the past) But it is to my understanding that muscle is solid… or at least a lot more solid than fat. At the time I was taking creatine and l-arginine with citrilline malate (which is a precursor to arginine) and a lot of BCAA’s.