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Carnivor Review - Does This Muscle Builder Work? Are unpleasant taste and side effects deal breakers?

By Summer Banks on Aug 19, 2016
Carnivor Review

No 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.

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What is Carnivor?

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.

“Tasted sludgy and vulgar,” stated a customer.

“Bad taste, not worth the money,” said a consumer.

Side Effects – “Customer Complaints?”

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 I feel bloated and nauseous.”

“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,” stated another.

“Horrible diarrhea, and bad stomach aches with the chocolate. Would never buy again,” reported a customer.

According to the research we’ve done, if there is some particular facet of a diet product or supplement that is very bothersome, like negative side effects, the likelihood of extended 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.

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Also, the producers of Pronabolin are confident enough in the ingredients to offer a 120-day money-back guarantee and multiple-bottle discounts, which are positive signs.

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About the Author:

Summer Banks has researched over 5000 products in the past 10 years. She has years of nursing training, experience as a manager responsible for 15 supplement brands, and completed coursework on Food and Nutrition from Stanford University. full bio.

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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.

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Advantages

  • 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.

Disadvantages

  • 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.

Conclusion

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.

Carnivor Questions & Answers:

We read hundreds of user comments about Carnivor in order to write this FAQ.

What are the side effects of Carnivor?

Carnivor side effects may include nausea, bloating, diarrhea, and stomach aches, according to some customer reviews.

What are the ingredients in Carnivor?

Carnivor ingredients include hydrolyzed beef protein isolate, creatine monohydrate, l-leucine, l-valine, l-isoleucine, GKG, OKG, AKG, KIC, hydrolyzed gelatin, maltodextrin, medium chain triglycerides, nonfat dry dairy milk, di-sodium phosphate, silica, citric acid, natural flavor, artificial flavor, acesulfame potassium, blue 1, and sucralose.

Does Carnivor work?

Carnivor offers some scientific research on the product’s ability to increase muscle mass. However, there are no links to specific studies, and there is no mention of its weight-loss capabilities.

If you are looking for a weight-loss supplement with clinically tested ingredients, you might want to check out Leptigen.

How much does Carnivor cost?

A container with 28 servings of Carnivor costs $23.73. This amount would last you about two weeks.

How should I take Carnivor?

It is suggested that you use one scoop of Carnivor and mix it with about 8 fluid ounces of cold water. You can drink the shake two times a day for maximum results.

Can I take Carnivor if I have a health condition?

Before using Carnivor, consult your physician, especially if you are under 18, pregnant, nursing, or suffering from any health condition.

What do users like about Carnivor?

Customers enjoy the many flavors of Carnivor and fast recovery resulting from use of the supplement.

What do users NOT like about Carnivor?

Customers of Carnivor do not enjoy the taste and lack of reliable scientific research.

How do I contact the Carnivor customer service department?

You can contact the Carnivor customer service department by calling them at 1-866-236-8417.

What flavors does Carnivor come in?

Carnivor flavors include blue raspberry, cherry vanilla, chocolate, chocolate mint, chocolate peanut butter, chocolate pretzel, fruit punch, peanut butter, strawberry, and vanilla caramel.

How many calories does Carnivor contain?

Each serving of Carnivor contains about 116 calories.

How much sugar does a school of Carnivor contain?

Each scoop of Carnivor contains 0 grams of sugar on the label, although maltodextrin is present in the ingredient list.

What is the parent company of Carnivor?

The parent company of Carnivor is MuscleMeds Performance Technologies.

Does Carnivor come with a guarantee?

Carnivor does not come with a guarantee.

Do you know of any special deals or discounts on Carnivor?

Carnivor offers special deals when you buy large amounts of the powder. However, one Special Trial Offer customers cannot seem to get enough of is that of Leptigen. Click here to learn more.

50 User Reviews About Carnivor

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  • 1
    abhi

    How can i identify the original carnivore from fake products ?

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hi! For more detailed product information, please refer to the Carnivor official website.

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  • 2
    Nate

    I have two simple questions.1I have to take before o after workout…..2side efevts its stomach issues and dierrea

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hi Nate! For detailed product and usage instructions, please refer to the Carnivor official website for more information. Also, all users are different and can experience different side effects, so please make sure to consult with your physician before taking this product.

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  • 3
    Taj

    im 17 nd im doin workout from past 1 month nd this month got one carnivore protein. Is it good enough to increase my muscles size? As my arms are about 11inches only

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hello. All users are different and can experience different weight-loss results. Exercise in conjunction with a healthy diet and supplements have shown to help with weight-loss, but please make sure to consult with your physician before taking this product.

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  • 4
    Tony

    Can I drink this shake every 3 hrs ???

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hi! For detailed product and usage instructions, please refer to the Carnivor official website for more information.

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  • 5
    Lis

    Ok so i just want to put out here that YALL DONT HAVE TO DO THE POWDER THERE IS ANOTHER OPTION WITCH IS PILLS THEY ARE BETTER THERES NO TASTE TO IT AND THEY WORK GREAT Yall should try it i bought mines in Amazon And Got it in 3 Days

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  • 6
    Ankit

    I like the carnivor.! Best protien

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  • 7
    Jason Voth

    Carnivor is the only protein powder I use. When I comes to powders I don’t go by taste I go by the quality of the powder. I don’t stay sore very long at all. I believe this protein powder to be very high quality. A famous bodybuilder (Arnold) once said..if it tastes good,then it isn’t good for you. I don’t buy for taste I buy for performance. This protein powder works.

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  • 8
    Ezekiel

    so i just started on Carnivor today. Can i take this and casein the same day or no. If so how long in between do i have to wait to take them. Thank you

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    Adrian (Editor)

    Hello. For detailed product and usage instructions, please refer to the Carnivor official website for more information.

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  • 9
    Jinesh

    Before workout I drink 2 scoop of carnivor in 500 ml water. Nw I have a problem. I can’t pass the urin properly.

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  • 10
    Sam

    I want to know what diet i should follow with carnivor beef protein supplement

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    Stephen (Editor)

    You likely want to build muscle mass; eat carbs and plenty of protein. Chicken, beef, oranges, milk, beets and brown rice, just to name a few.

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  • 11
    Patrick

    Don’t drink this before a workout..Its an awesome calorie replenisher after your hard workout. Its not meant to be a energy buster..
    Its meant to replenish burnt calories..replenish the cells in the blood and muscles. I drink it as a desert after a good meal after a hard workout day and its awsome

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  • 12
    AK

    i used carnivor for 8 months …then i realized my hair start to fall …and now i stopped using it and my hair is getting better….do you think it is a side effect ?

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    Stephen (Editor)

    Likely so; seems to have caused Telogen effluvium, a condition caused my some diet products that results in hair loss. One dieters comments that it could be a result of the fat cells breaking up and releasing the hair follicles.

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  • 13
    Kingsley

    Well the taste isn’t bad and it really help me improve in my workout, i love it.
    can it be taken with other supplement or fruits?

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    Stephen (Editor)

    Hi, Kingsley! What other supplements were you thinking of trying. It should fine as long as your doctor approves and it’s not another whey protein or muscle builder. As far as fruits try watermelon or pineapple before a workout (you sweat a lot during a workout and these fruit keep you hydrated) and try peaches or cherries after.

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  • 14
    Your Name R.suresh

    I can’t use this product
    Now my frnd recommend to me use this product for a best result

    Now I have only one question this product is any side effects r not?

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    Stephen (Editor)

    Dieters sometimes report nausea, bloating, diarrhea, and stomach aches.

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  • 15
    Richard Verhaeghe

    I’ve been taking it for a month. I simply add water first to a blender cup and shake it. I drink it with cold water and the taste is…smooth, chocolaty and absolutely delicious. I am severely lactose and soy intolerant so this was an awesome surprise. I have been taking a plant based protein supplement and bother the taste and consistency were pretty rough. I have had no side effect from carnivor; I am putting on the beef quite fast and love this product.

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  • 16
    Your Name

    i ‘used this product.it is so effectively.it changed to me from skinny to bulk.
    one thing i did not notice .is it halal (arabic word suitable according to religion) to muslim.being a muslim .it is necessary for me.and i also ordered another cornivor

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  • 17
    Karston

    I think the flavor is very good. It is possible that the flavor I got (Chocolate Fudge) has been reformulated for flavor and may be better than it was early on. Overall it gives me a boost and is helping me build.

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  • 18
    aswinjohn

    Will this product help a 16 year boy im just 16 and im little bit fatty im preparing for contest

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    Cameron (Editor)

    This product is intended for adults 18 and up, sorry John. Have your parent or guardian ask your doctor what options or alternatives are available.

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  • 19
    Karan

    I feel pain in my Abbs at stomach ..is it any sign of side effect

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    Cameron (Editor)

    Is this after a workout or throughout your day? It may be, but to be sure, see if they subside if you stop taking for a while.

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  • 20
    kabir

    Wastage of money…..i tried i spent my 200aed but totally sh*t

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    Your Namesandy

    It’s not waste, I think u bought a fake one

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  • 21
    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 ?

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    Stephen (Editor)

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

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  • 22
    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.

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    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?

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    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.

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  • 23
    Demetries

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

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  • 24
    Noor

    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
    Thanks

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    Karen (Editor)

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

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  • 25
    murad

    is this halal ?

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    Sajid

    No it isn’t, sadly our buggers use it the most

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  • 26
    shouieb Ahmed

    VVery good product

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  • 27
    deepak

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

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  • 28
    Sbonga

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

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    Your Name

    Plz tell is this halal

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  • 29
    rankorvic

    made my dick shrink an balls shrivel

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    isaiah

    That doesnt even make sense its protein you dumbutt

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    abdulla

    i Think it’s just you man…

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    SG

    Must be an employee of a competitor’s product. In the alternative, he has a problem and should seek professional help; physical and psychological.

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