Simple in its composition, a drug to improve metabolism and energy metabolism, Elkar is often used for other than its intended purpose - to reduce the fat mass in the body. There are scientific rationales for this, but is it really possible that a remedy prescribed for low weight can simultaneously relieve extra kilos? How to apply it for this purpose?
"Elkar": instructions for use and a general description of the drug
The tool is traditionally available in dark glass bottles with a volume from 25 to 100 ml, to which a measuring spoon or a measuring cup can be applied. Taking into account the features of the dosage, even the smallest bottle is enough for a full course for an adult, however, it also depends on the method of application.
- The active active ingredient is carnifine, known as L-carnitine, the auxiliary components are citric acid, water.
- The main task of Elkar is to restore metabolic processes in the body by improving the metabolism of proteins and fats, to strengthen the body and endurance against physical exertion, to inhibit the glycolysis of anaerobic genesis. In addition, the drug is an anabolic and lipolytic, endocrinologists are often prescribed as a blocker of thyroid hormones, as a result of which it restores the metabolism in hyperthia.
Such a spectrum of action allows the use of "Elkar" in sports medicine and in neurology, endocrinology and nutrition. In this case, the tool can be used by older people, and nursing women, and young children.
Most often, "Elkar" is assigned to:
- Reducing the manifestations of chronic gastritis with impaired secretory function
- Reduction of chronic pancreatitis
- Rehabilitation after injuries and surgery
- Improve performance and improve concentration with psycho-emotional stress
- Endurance Improvements in Advanced Sport Mode
- Elimination of hyperthyroidism
- Recovery from brain damage
- Carnitine deficiency replenishment
As for the traditional use of the drug, its dosage depends on the reason for its administration.
- Sports the medicine Adults recommends the following schedule: 2.5 g, equivalent to 1.25 ml of solution, 3 times a day. If necessary, recovery after injury, the dosage can be increased to 100 mg per 1 kg of pure mass once. The course with increased intensity of training is 55-60 days. Before the competition, treatment begins in 3-4 weeks.
- With carnitine failure adults need 50 mg of Elkar for each kg of weight, the duration of treatment is 4 months.
- With nervous anorexia and other deficiency of body weight - 2.5-5 ml, 2 times a day, during the month.
- Treatment gastritis and pancreatitis implies a dosage of 1.25 ml, 2 times a day, for 1-1.5 months.
- With hyperteriosis appoint 10-12 drops, up to 3 times a day, for 21 days. After a break of 2 months, the course is repeated.
Also, referring to "Elkar", it is important to know that:
- The maximum concentration of the active substance is observed after 2.5-3 hours after administration, the therapeutic is maintained for 9 hours, excreted by the kidneys, absorbed into the liver, as well as into the muscles, but worse.
- In rare cases, taking "Elkar" can cause dyspepsia, which is blocked either through taking activated charcoal or through gastric lavage. Other side effects are not recorded, cases of individual reactions are not excluded.
How to give Elkar to children?
Among the metabolic drugs, Elkar is perhaps the rare remedy that can be used even in nursing mothers and young children at any age, although it is recommended to take it up to 3 years with caution and to calculate the dosage together with a doctor. However, if an older drug is sometimes used to change body weight during weight loss or mass set, then in children it is a little different. How and why to use it for kids?
- The main recommendation to use "Elkara" at children - prematurity and asphyxia, as well as birth trauma, and, as a result of these nuances, a weakened sucking reflex, unexpressed muscle tone, lack of weight gain.
- By teenagers up to 18 years old, Elkar can be used to increase body weight during anorexia, including nervousness, normalize speed and endurance, reduce post-workout syndrome, and reduce the body fat percentage.
In addition to these direct recommendations, it is allowed to use the drug during the period of increased psycho-emotional and physical activity, as well as with frequent fatigue and loss of efficiency. The dosage depends not only on the child's age, but also on the orientation of Elkar.
- Children older than 3 years are recommended to add 3-5 drops (1 for each year of life) to the liquid, given 2-3 times a day, between meals. Since the drug in no way has an irritating effect on the mucous membrane, it can be used even on an empty stomach.
- Children over 6 years old expect 1.5-2 drops per year of life, so the dosage is 9-16 drops. The frequency of admission is also 2-3 times a day, the time of admission does not matter.
- Children older than 12 years old are allowed an adult dose of Elkar, if the body's sensitivity is not increased: from 13 to 20 drops, 3 times a day.
- The course of treatment may vary in duration, but the traditional period is 30 days. If the drug is drunk to improve growth (when it is delayed), the course is reduced to 20 days, but the dosage regardless of age is 10-12 drops of a single use. However, in this case, after a break of 14 days, the course is repeated twice more.
- Separately, it should be mentioned that in the case of carnitine deficiency in the body, a total dosage of 2 to 5 drops per kg of body weight is set, which is usually calculated for children under 3 years of age.
- For children in sports mode (with increased physical and mental stress), Elkar can be prescribed at a dosage of 1 ml, 3 times a day, for 6-8 weeks.
Pediatricians recommend diluting the drug not in warm water, but in juice, jelly or compote. The specified number of drops usually falls on a full 200 ml of liquid.
Use the drug for weight loss
The reason why the drug suddenly aroused interest in women from the point of view of nutrition, is its main active ingredient - L-carnitine is now actively used in various weight loss supplements. He has not only the ability to improve metabolism, but also to lower the proportion of fat mass, instead increasing muscle mass. Elkar contains a chemical analogue of this substance.
- In order to lose weight, the drug must be drunk before meals, for 20-30 minutes, dissolving in a small amount of warm water. Further selection of products for the diet does not depend on Elkar.
- The dosage for an adult should not exceed 2 tsp, the frequency of administration - 2 times a day, occasionally - 3 times a day. Course duration - 21-30 days.
- Due to the nature of its chemical composition and exposure, "Elkar" implies the presence of physical activity in the schedule, since the split fat must leave the body: otherwise it will settle on the vascular walls.
Official medicine claims that weight loss with Elkar is proven only in the case of thyroid gland malfunction: when the thyroid hormone rate is restored, hormonal fat deposits are eliminated. In other cases, no warranty is given.
What they say about the tool in the people?
When fully following the instructions for use, reviews of "Elkar" by consumers sound positive, but the relatively unconventional ways of using it cannot be said the same.
- Sofia: I don’t know how people try to lose weight with Elkar: in my opinion, this is simply impossible! The drug causes a hellish feeling of hunger. I am exaggerating, but instead of 3 meals in my daily regimen, there are now 5, and often I want meat and fish, because I simply don’t eat enough of the rest. I started taking Elkar when I signed up for a gym, so as not to “break” there at the first training session. There is, of course, no effect on the respiratory system, but the muscles, as expected, did not hurt. During the month of taking “Elkar” and visiting the hall, she lost 4.7 kg, but training was clearly influenced by losing weight, but “Elkar” clearly influenced their tolerance.
- Tatyana: The obstetrician advised this drug: the son was premature, lagged far behind in weight, which frightened me greatly. Despite my mother's warnings, I decided to resort to treatment. During the monthly course of taking the child, the appetite improved, the overall activity increased, the weight gradually began to gain, but the necessary parameters were still far away. No side effects, which I feared, did not notice.
- Yuliya: I have already simply registered in the fitness room, but there is no effect as such - the weight is worth it, although I do not regret myself, and the food is tailored to the program. The coach offered to drink the metabolic drug, the choice fell on Elkar. The shifts began as early as the middle of the 2nd week - the weight finally began to fall. For 1.5 months, I strongly corrected the figure, then took a break for 3 months. Now I take a reduced dose only on training days.
- Yana: I gave my baby (1 year and 2 months) "Elkar" after an illness - for 3 days we almost returned to the same activity, the appetite didn’t seem to have disappeared, the child is cheerful and cheerful. The course was only 10 days, but that was enough for us. Moreover, a month later a flu epidemic started in the city, I was afraid for my daughter, but the virus passed by.
Despite the fact that Elkar is dispensed from pharmacies without a doctor's prescription, and in most cases the reviews are positive, not counting rare allergic reactions due to the individual sensitivity of the body, it is recommended to start taking the drug only after talking with a specialist, or with lower doses than This is indicated in the instructions.