Updated: 02/02/2016 - Sponsored by Leptigen

Carnivor Review - Does This Protein Supplement Work? Are unpleasant taste and customer complaints deal breakers?

Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

carnivor-product-imageNo joke – over 50% of diet products simply don’t work. So what about Carnivor? We spent some time writing an in-depth review, closely examining the ingredients, side effects, customer service and clinical research. Furthermore, we scrutinized all sorts of user responses from all over the internet. At this point we compressed all the facts and specifics in order to give you the information you need.

EDITOR'S TIP: Combine Carnivor with a proven fat burner such as Leptigen for better results.

What You Need To Know

To begin, Carnivor is a powder that is made by MuscleMeds Performance Technologies. Hydrolyzed beef protein isolate is the core ingredient. This product claims to be more concentrated than whey supplements. It is intended to increase body strength, build mass, minimize muscle loss and help improve physical training sessions. You simply add one scoop to 6-8 ounces of cold water. Each serving provides 23 grams of protein, 2.5 grams of creatine, 120 calories and eight grams of carbohydrates. It does not contain fat or cholesterol.

From what we could gather, Carnivor was released in 2013. This supplement is available directly through the official website for $47.99. Larger sizes are also available and there are several flavors to choose from, but read on…

Unpleasant Taste – “Uh Oh?”

The first issue we found with Carnivor ingredients was that many users felt them impossible to keep down. “We noticed that there are numerous customer complaints posted online regarding the taste of this protein powder. This is never a good thing because how will you use a supplement daily if it’s bad?,” says our Research Editor.

One customer stated, “Tasted sludgy and vulgar. Horrible diarrhea, and bad stomach aches with the chocolate. Would never buy again.”

According to another user, “Bad taste not worth the money.”

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Customer Complaints – “Plenty of Them”

If you take a close look at distributor websites like Amazon, you will find plenty of customer complaints for this protein supplement. One dieter commented, “I got past the taste, but like I mentioned above, I felt queasy for an hour or two after. I’m glad I was taking this post workout because if I had done it as a pre-workout I can only imagine how much worse it would make the workout. After seven days of taking it I have not seen any gains and or fluctuations in my strength or body composition.”

“Wayyyy too much sugar. Some how every time I use this I wake up the next day with an extra Love Handle around my waist,” said another customer.

According to the research we’ve done, if there is some particular facet of a diet product or supplement that is very bothersome (a painful/difficult exercise routine, unpleasant taste, too many customer complaints) the likelihood of extended or prolonged success is slim. This means if Carnivor is hard to swallow and leaves users unhappy, this could prove to be problematic.

The Science – “Evidence?”

Here at DietSpotlight, we need to see documented clinical studies that support the supplement and the ingredients it uses. Sadly we were unable to find any research concerning Carnivor protein powder. While some “science” is addressed on the website, there are no details mentioned that reveal how well this product actually works.

The Bottom Line – Does Carnivor Work?

So, do we have a final take on this one? It is interesting that this supplement uses beef, but there are just too many complaints from customers who’ve tried Carnivor to help us feel comfortable giving it a thumb up. While this powder does provide a significant amount of protein per serving, there are more affordable options that offer just as much. Furthermore, it appears it tastes pretty bad.

Those who wish to slim down and improve lean body mass, you should go for a supplement that uses clinically proven ingredients, does not lead to a lot of negative user reviews and comes with excellent customer service.

Among the best products we’ve seen in 2015 is one called Leptigen. This diet supplement uses a proprietary blend of four key ingredients, which have been proven in documented clinical studies to help speed up fat loss and increase metabolism. Furthermore, we can’t find any discussion of negative side effects and user comments found online show people are seeing great results.

Also, the producers of Leptigen are confident enough in the ingredients to offer a Special Trial Offer, which is a positive sign.

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What You Should Know

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Carnivor is an engineered beef protein isolate, intended to help build muscle. While having more muscle boosts the metabolism to burn more fat, most people who want to lose weight are not as concerned with building muscle initially. Many people lose the fat, then want to gain and tone the muscle so they can sculpt their bodies. We will take a closer look at the product to see if it can meet all its claims.

List of Ingredients

CARNIVOR-BPI [Hydrolyzed Beef Protein Isolate, Creatine Monohydrate, BCAAs (Leucine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine), Anabolic Nitrogen Retention Technology Intermediates: GKG (Glutamine-Alpha-Ketoglutarate), OKG (Ornithine-Alpha-Ketoglutarate), AKG (Alpha-Ketoglutarate), KIC (Alpha-Ketoisocaproate)], Hydrolyzed Gelatin, Maltodextrin, Lecithin, Citric Acid, Natural And Artificial Flavor, Acesulfame Potassium, Red #40 And Sucralose.

Product Features

Protein is a necessary part of the diet for everyone, but is especially important for those who want to build muscle. This engineered beef protein claims to provide more concentrated protein than eating a steak (without all the fat) and also claims to be better than using a whey protein. In addition to all the goodness of beef protein, other branch chain amino acids, or BCAA have been added to enhance the effects of the supplement.

The supplement is available in two flavors: blue raspberry, and fruit punch. It is also available in two sizes, two pounds, or four pounds. The two pound size will produce about 28 servings (one scoop each), but at one to three servings per day, will not last too long. At $30 each, this supplement could easily become pricey. Directions say to mix one or two scoops (cutting down even further on how long it lasts) with anywhere from six to 12 ounces of water for a protein drink.

See Our Featured


  • This product is free of: lactose, fat, and cholesterol.
  • Carnivor provides a lot of good nutrition: vitamin A, C, several B vitamins, and essential minerals.


  • Those looking for weight loss more than muscle building don't really need protein supplements like this one.
  • This product is not suited for vegetarians.
  • There are no free trials of this product.
  • This product does not have any fat burners or appetite suppressants.
  • We are unclear as to whether or not there is a money back guarantee for Carnivor.


Carnivor is a decent protein supplement for those who need it. The problem with this is though, it's expensive, and most people do not need to supplement with protein because they get enough from their diets. Those who need to supplement with protein are doing serious body building, and have an idea of what to look for in a supplement. Instead, we recommend you focus on finding a supplement that features an appetite suppressant and/or fat burner in a clinically proven amount. Then, use it with regular exercise and a balanced diet, to get the best results.

16 User Reviews About Carnivor

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  • 1
    muhammad harshad

    I can use this before workout or after work out .? When it’d mire suitable to use this powder ? Before workout or after work out ?


    Stephen (Editor)

    It is meant to be taken before your workout to improve the impact of your routine.


  • 2
    Lizeth Banks

    i just bought it Nov 19 2015. We’ll see how it goes. I will post about four weeks from now. About the taste, I added peanut butter, oatmeal and a banana. The flavor strawberry is coming in a bit strong, but not super intolerable.


    muhammad harshad

    Sir .
    Am using first in the morning glutamine powder .And before workout I use protein powder (X plod ).
    So …when I can use carnivor exactly?


    Candace (Editor)

    Add one scoop to 6-8 ounces of cold water anytime before your workout. Do you not see results with the glutamine powder alone.


  • 3

    I just purchased it. I will report after using it. Hopefully it does something.


  • 4

    I would like to know if carnivor is suitable with ppl who have uric acid proble (gout ) kindly advice coz am love this product but again the issue raises kindly advice would highly appreciate


    Karen (Editor)

    Hi, Noor. It is unclear if this particular condition would conflict with this product. It is best you consult your doctor first.


  • 5

    is this halal ?


  • 6
    shouieb Ahmed

    VVery good product


  • 7

    hmmm this is good.this protein increase the power.i really like this beef protein


  • 8

    I bought the 4lbs(2072g) tub of Carnivor and I’m keen on bulking and I’m wondering if this is the right product


    Your Name

    Plz tell is this halal


  • 9

    made my dick shrink an balls shrivel



    That doesnt even make sense its protein you dumbutt



    i Think it’s just you man…


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