Carnivor Review - Does This Muscle Builder Work? Are unpleasant taste and side effects deal breakers?
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.
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.
Among the best products we’ve seen in 2016 is one called Pronabolin. This diet supplement uses a formula, some of which are clinically-tested, and has been shown to boost muscle strength and energy levels. 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 Pronabolin are confident enough in the ingredients to offer a 120-day money-back guarantee and multiple-bottle discounts, which are positive signs.
Previous Carnivor Review (Updated November 1, 2014):
What You Should Know
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.
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.
- 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.
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?