QUADRACARN™ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1.      What is QUADRACARN™?

QUADRACARN™ is a dietary supplement containing 4 scientifically studied analogs of carnitine (l-carnitine, n-acetyl-l-carnitine, propionyl-l-carnitine and l-carnitine l-tartrate) plus Gymnema sylvestre leaf extract. Carnitine is a substance produced naturally by the human body in small quantities. Once thought to be involved only in the conversion of fat into energy, scientists have since learned that it has many far-reaching actions critically related to your appearance, performance and overall health and longevity. These benefits have been documented in studies using the same carnitine analogs found in QUADRACARN™.


2.      Can anyone use QUADRACARN™?

QUADRACARN™ is intended for several times daily use as a dietary supplement by men and women 18 years of age and older who wish to improve their appearance, performance and overall health and longevity.

 

3.      What makes QUADRACARN™ different from other physique and performance supplements?

a.      21 Pharmacological Actions: QUADRACARN™’s ingredients were carefully selected on the basis of their ability to produce at least 21 different interconnected pharmacological actions (listed below) of far-reaching and critical importance to your appearance, performance, and overall health and longevity. The human body does not synthesize any carnitine analogs in the amounts shown to produce these actions in scientific studies; hence the term “pharmacological actions”. However, by supplementing your diet with QUADRACARN™ several times daily you can safely and effectively ingest the amounts of carnitine analogs required to produce the pharmacological actions reported in the aforementioned studies.

b.      Tested for Safety & Purity:  All of the ingredients in QUADRACARN™ have been tested and reviewed for safety and purity. This is standard protocol in the development of each new Beverly supplement.

c.      Pharmacokinetically & Pharmacodynamically Balanced: “Pharmacokinetics” refers to what your body does to an ingested substance, including how it is absorbed and excreted. “Pharmacodynamics” refers to what the substance does to your body, including any beneficial outcomes. Because each carnitine analog has a different chemical structure, it has its own unique pharmacokinetic and pharmacokinetic properties. Thus, by combining several analogs in one formula, you can enjoy a greater range of potential benefits. QUADRACARN™ contains a proprietary combination, or fusion, of 4 scientifically studied carnitine analogs. Each analog has been balanced both with respect to the others and the Gymnema extract for maximum pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic impact.

d.      Clinically Proven to Work: All of the carnitine analogs found in QUADRACARN™ have been proven to provide a variety of benefits in clinical studies involving humans. As indicated above, QUADRACARN™ contains sufficient amounts of each carnitine analog to allow you to duplicate the results of these studies safely and effectively.

e.      Looks and Longevity: Many of the pharmacological actions reported for carnitine analogs in scientific studies can affect not only the way you look and perform, but also how quickly you age. For instance, one of the carnitine analogs found in QUADRACARN™ displays properties which can reduce mitochondrial dysfunction (blamed as a major cause of aging) and even promote the regeneration of nerves. In addition, carnitine analogs can have beneficial effects on your cholesterol level, androgen (e.g. testosterone) and insulin effectiveness, muscle mass, fat mass, fatigue, soreness, cardiovascular health and more. In short, QUADRACARN™ isn’t just for those of us who want to look and perform great today. It is a multi-faceted formula for anyone who cares about how they look and perform for the rest of their life.

f.        Flexible: QUADRACARN™ can be stacked with any other Beverly product to take advantage of synergy and otherwise encourage even greater results.

g.      Entirely Stimulant-Free: QUADRACARN™ is entirely free of caffeine and other stimulants. It therefore does not produce the undesirable side effects associated with these substances and is easily tolerated no matter what time of day it is taken. Indeed, for the best results QUADACARN™ should be taken several times daily as a synergistic supplement to your diet and training.

4.      When can I expect to see results while using QUADRACARN?

Studies suggest that it can take anywhere from 3-6 hours for the level of carnitine in your circulation to reach a maximum when taking carnitine supplements. (Here, “carnitine” refers to all analogs of carnitine.) Depending on the dosage, it may take up to 3 days or more before your carnitine level achieves what scientists refer to as a “steady state”. That being said, it is quite possible for QUADRACARN™ uses to experience noticeable improvements in their physique (e.g. vascularity, muscle volumization or fullness) and performance (e.g. mood, energy and cognitive function) within 1-2 weeks of using it several times daily. Scientific studies suggest that supplementation with carnitine analogs can continue to provide beneficial pharmacological actions for months, or essentially, as long as you continue to take them.

 

5.      Can I stack QUADRACARN™ with UP-LIFT™?

Yes. As noted above, QUADRACARN™ can be combined with any other Beverly product. For instance, users have reported even harder and longer-lasting pumps when stacking QUADRACARN™ with UP-LIFT™. This may be explained by a powerful synergy between the ingredients found in each product.

 

6.      If I don’t perform resistance exercise, can I still benefit from using QUADRACARN™?

QUADRACARN™ is capable of providing you with benefits whether or not you exercise. However, you can expect far greater benefits when using QUADRACARN™ as a supplement to a calorically-appropriate diet and a regular program of cardiovascular and resistance exercise. Because resistance exercise is more efficient at stimulating muscle protein synthesis, you can expect greater gains in muscle mass, strength, shape, tone and definition when using QUADRACARN™ while performing this type of exercise.

 

7.      What are the benefits of using QUADRACARN™ over the long term?

QUADRACARN™ contains ingredients that clinical, animal and experimental studies suggest can encourage*:


↑ Androgen Receptor (AR) levels

↑ Androgen Effectiveness

↑ Insulin Effectiveness

↑Muscle Mass

↓Fat Mass (Body Fat)

↓Total Cholesterol

↓Muscle Fatigue

↓ Muscle Damage

↓ Muscle Soreness

↑Nitric Oxide

↑Blood Flow

↑Oxygen Delivery

↑Resynthesis of ATP

↓Free Radicals

↓ Mitochondrial Dysfunction

↓ Nerve Pain

↑Nerve Regeneration

↑ Hair Growth

↑Exercise Performance

↑Recovery from Exercise

↑Erectile Performance


 

8.      Is QUADRACARN™ safe for people with medical conditions?

In scientific studies, carnitine supplements have been given to 100-year-old subjects and subjects with medical conditions. These studies have reported a variety of positive results from carnitine supplementation. Also note that QUADRACARN™ was tested on healthy exercising individuals during the product development stages. Nevertheless, it is advised that you discuss QUADRACARN™ with your medical doctor before using if you have a medical condition, or if you are currently unaware of your health status.

 

9.      Is QUADRACARN™ safe if you are trying to become pregnant, or are currently pregnant or nursing?

Discuss QUADRACARN™ with your medical doctor before using if you are trying to become pregnant, or are currently pregnant or nursing.

 

10.  Can QUADRACARN™ be used during preparation for a bodybuilding competition? What about a fitness or figure competition?

Yes. Physique competitors of all kinds need to hold onto as much of their muscle mass as possible while burning fat. During the product development stages Beverly tested QUADRACARN™ on subjects who were dieting for physique competitions. They found that rather than merely holding onto more muscle mass while dieting, the subjects actually gained muscle and experienced improvements in shape, tone, vascularity and definition. This is unusual in that the calorie-restricted diets followed by physique competitors typically result in muscle wasting (atrophy). These benefits were only observed when the subjects took relatively large doses of carnitine analogs. These doses can easily be achieved when QUADRACARN™ is used as directed.

 

11.  Can I stack other Beverly products with QUADRACARN™?

Yes. QUADRACARN™ was designed to be complementary to every other Beverly product. Contact our customer service team for help in developing your ideal physique and performance stack. Contact information is provided below.

 

12.  I just want to look slim and toned. I don’t want to gain muscle. Is QUADRACARN™ suitable for me?
Yes. The quantity, or mass, of muscle on your body plays a critical role in determining its shape, tone, curves and lines. Thus, it is important that you take steps to protect your muscle mass while reducing fat mass, particularly if you aren’t performing resistance exercise on a regular basis. Ingredients found in QUADRACARN™ have been shown to produce pharmacological actions of importance to both maintaining muscle mass and reducing fat mass.

13.  I want something to help me avoid aging, or at least slow it down a bit. What kind of benefits can QUADRACARN™ provide me with?
All of the 21 pharmacological actions listed above (answer to question 7) have the potential to delay or even reverse certain facets of aging. For instance, with age your neurons (nerve cells) tend to accumulate damage. This can increase your risk of neurological diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s. Studies on n-acetyl-l-carnitine, a carnitine analog found in QUADRACARN™, indicate that it can protect neurons from damage, including cell death, termed apoptosis.

Another example comes from the mitochondria, which are the “power plants” of your body’s cells. They supply almost all of the cells’ energy needs. Like neurons, mitochondria tend to break down over time. This has been blamed as a major cause of aging. Experimental studies suggest that n-acetyl-l-carnitine can protect mitochondria from damage. In animal studies, n-acetyl-l-carnitine has been found to actually increase mitochondrial mass (i.e. their numbers and/or size) in muscle tissue subject to unloading (disuse). Both actions have the potential to delay or reverse aging.

It’s not unusual to experience hair loss as you age. Here QUADRACARN™ may also be of help. A study published in the journal Experimental Dermatology found that l-carnitine l-tartrate (one of the analogs found in QUADRACARN™) extended the period of maximum hair growth when cultured hair follicles were treated with it. This carnitine analog also stimulated the hair follicles to increase in length and reduced the number of them undergoing apoptosis.

Of course, we all know how hard it is to hold onto muscle mass as we age. In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 100-year-old subjects received l-carnitine (one of the analogs found in QUADRACARN™) or a placebo for 6 months. The subjects who received l-carnitine experienced a reduction in total cholesterol, an increase in muscle mass (by over 8 lbs), a reduction in fat mass (a loss of nearly 4 lbs), a decrease in muscle fatigue, improvements in walking capacity, and an increase in cognitive performance.

14.  Where is QUADRACARN™ made?

QUADRACARN™ was formulated and tested by R&D scientists at the Beverly International Nutrition head office in Cold Spring, Kentucky. Each ingredient has been selected based on the results of Beverly’s own tests and studies published in publicly-accessible databases such as those made available by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

 

15.  Where can I obtain product support?

Beverly customers receive ongoing support in the form of our own in-house customer service team who has extensive experience working with amateur and professional bodybuilders, models, figure and fitness competitors, powerlifters and other types of athletes with goals similar to yours. Contact information for our customer service team is provided below:

 

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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