Creatine + Beta alanine

  1. Creatine + Beta alanine

    I was doing some research on Beta Alanine and came across this study.

    Effect of creatine and beta-alanine supplementation on performance and endocrine responses in strength/power athletes.

    The effects of creatine and creatine plus beta-alanine on strength, power, body composition, and endocrine changes were examined during a 10-wk resistance training program in collegiate football players. Thirty-three male subjects were randomly assigned to either a placebo (P), creatine (C), or creatine plus beta-alanine (CA) group. During each testing session subjects were assessed for strength (maximum bench press and squat), power (Wingate anaerobic power test, 20-jump test), and body composition. Resting blood samples were analyzed for total testosterone, cortisol, growth hormone, IGF-1, and sex hormone binding globulin. Changes in lean body mass and percent body fat were greater (P < 0.05) in CA compared to C or P. Significantly greater strength improvements were seen in CA and C compared to P. Resting testosterone concentrations were elevated in C, however, no other significant endocrine changes were noted. Results of this study demonstrate the efficacy of creatine and creatine plus beta-alanine on strength performance. Creatine plus beta-alanine supplementation appeared to have the greatest effect on lean tissue accruement and body fat composition.

  2. interesting, i have been taking both at 5g a day consistently but at different times, wonder if that matters?

  3. I don't believe it does as it needs to build up in the body over few days.

  4. I would like to see the numbers of "significant" strength increase. I know it has an anabolic effect but without numbers its not really a useful abstract

  5. Thanks alot for clearing that one up for me as well.


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