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    I kind of skimmed across something that mentioned baking soda and beta alanine having strong synergistic effects, but now don't remember where I saw it, or how the MOA worked. Anyone have any more info on it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    I kind of skimmed across something that mentioned baking soda and beta alanine having strong synergistic effects, but now don't remember where I saw it, or how the MOA worked. Anyone have any more info on it?
    i heard they used to give horses sodium bicarbonate before a race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigt View Post
    i heard they used to give horses sodium bicarbonate before a race.
    Sprinters have been known to do this on occasion. it's called "soda-loading" if i'm not mistaken, and is supposed to buffer lactic acid. I believe there were some pretty severe side effects associated with higher doses though, enough to make it not worth while.

    I'm not aware of how a smaller amount would work with BA though.

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    Baking soda has ergogenic potential, but high doses can lead to major stomach discomfort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    I kind of skimmed across something that mentioned baking soda and beta alanine having strong synergistic effects, but now don't remember where I saw it, or how the MOA worked. Anyone have any more info on it?
    I wouldn't recommend using baking soda, period. The benefits you get out of it are not worth all the side effects and issues caused by it, and definitely not for a recreational athlete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosie Chee Scott View Post
    I wouldn't recommend using baking soda, period. The benefits you get out of it are not worth all the side effects and issues caused by it, and definitely not for a recreational athlete.

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    I know someone who uses it as a source of semi-palatable sodium in order to increase blood volume outside of the muscles so it increases blood flow to the brain when he studies.
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    I mix BCAA,Beta Alenine, Sodium Bicarbonate, creatine, aspirin, caffine, ephedra, for some serious pumps PWO

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    I read it in muscular development. It was tested on sprinters

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    I've capped my own creatine + BS before... excellent volumization - this was years ago though, something passed onto my by an 'old timer' who really knew the ins and outs of chemical enhancement.

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    i once mixed baking soda with bulk bcaas... literally tasted like salt water (i was trying to counteract the acidic taste with a base, shoulda known)
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    You trying to mix up some Kre-Betalyn Easy? lol
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    Beta-alanine and Creatine Mono is all I could ever need

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    Quote Originally Posted by vpower View Post
    Beta-alanine and Creatine Mono is all I could ever need
    Agree!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robboe View Post
    Baking soda has ergogenic potential, but high doses can lead to major stomach discomfort.

    If you take it as directed it's great for acid control.

    A great natural sports drink recipe is:


    •1 liter of water
    •½ teaspoon baking soda
    •2 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
    •½ tablespoon sea salt
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    A brand new paper published to go along with previous studies using boxers and sprinters. This one used swimmers.

    http://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr/Ab...wim.99025.aspx
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    Im actually intrigued by this! might have to try this today for shouldz!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robboe View Post
    I know someone who uses it as a source of semi-palatable sodium in order to increase blood volume outside of the muscles so it increases blood flow to the brain when he studies.
    that's intense!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoppaNick88 View Post
    Im actually intrigued by this! might have to try this today for shouldz!!
    1-3g should increase vascularity marginally. Anything more than that for endurance purposes may come with stomach discomfort. Just a caveat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freefall365 View Post
    that's intense!
    He's a little kooky but he claims it works.
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    so consensus is 1-3g at a time shouldn't cause stomach discomfort?

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    Quote Originally Posted by freefall365 View Post
    so consensus is 1-3g at a time shouldn't cause stomach discomfort?
    Doesn't in me. Not really experimented with high doses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robboe View Post
    Doesn't in me. Not really experimented with high doses.
    well i'll be experimenting with about 2g before gym tomorrow. here's to not sh*tting your pants!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnubs View Post
    i once mixed baking soda with bulk bcaas... literally tasted like salt water (i was trying to counteract the acidic taste with a base, shoulda known)
    HAHAHAHAA LMAO this has me dying right now!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robboe View Post
    A brand new paper published to go along with previous studies using boxers and sprinters. This one used swimmers.

    http://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr/Ab...wim.99025.aspx
    .3g per kg of bodyweight, good luck with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ersatz View Post
    .3g per kg of bodyweight, good luck with that.
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    Added 1.2 g to my pwo, worked alright. nothing to crazy. i think it did help with muscle endurance a little bit. Got a few more reps. No crazy vascularity though.

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