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    Beta Alanine Observation


    Ive been lifting serious now for 4 years and never tried beta alanine so i thought id give it a shot. Ive been taking Nutraplanet brand BA @9grams/day total divided into 3 servings for 3 weeks now and I literally cannot get sore anymore. Ive also found my recovery between sets has dramatically gone up as well. Also the tingling sensation was greatly reduced after the first week taking it, but I take it with food the majority of the time to slow absorbtion so that it doesnt kill me. I know this isnt placebo because I got it assuming it would be a fail like creatine was for me(get nothing from it) and for the most part I dont respond to any non-hormonal supplements. So for anyone that hasnt tried it yet i would highly recommend giving it a test run because its reasonably priced as well, $20 for 2 months worth (500g). I hear it takes a while to build up in the body as well and should get continually better for like 2 months or whatever, so im excited to see how strong this stuff is long term.
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    Gotta agree 100% with you on this one. My first BA experience was nothing short of amazing.

    I rotate from using just bulk to premixed products intra or pre and bulk during the course of the day.

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    I have bulk from primaforce but it makes my lips and mouth itch and it's annoying so I use capsules at 4grams a day. I hate having to take it on a empty stomach but if it's working for you with food I'll try that too. Creatine works great for me but with Beta-alanine it's better. The biggest improvements I notice is cardio strength. I feel like I could do sprints all night but if I don't have enough carbs on hand I crash so bad. The lactic acid reduction is great too. Can't say a whole lot about recovery. I always take while to recover. At this moment I do think it should be a staple in everyone's arsenal.
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    Creatine and Beta Alanine are a great combo.
    I wouldn't really dose above 6.4grams though as thats the dose thats been studied as effective. 9grams may or may not be more effective.
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    BA works great for me and I never experience the itching/tingling sensation. The biggest benefit for me is a general increase on strength - I can lift more weight and do more cardio. I used 6.4 g/day for a while then switched to 3.2 g/day and really can't tell any difference - it just works for me either way.
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    I just got my old tub out and tried putting 4 grams of BA with two tablespoons of gatorade in my blender bottle. I sip on it during the workout and don't notice the tingling this way.
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    i guess this could be completely coincidental, but is there any possible pathway that BA could increase hair loss? i swear i have been shedding progressively worse the past few weeks and its scaring me. i stopped taking BA for 2 days and it looks like its not quite as bad. i started taking 3 grams with a scoop of bulk EAA's first thing when i wake up and then i hop in the shower so my face is all tingly when im showering. i have moderately long black hair so its very obvious when im rubbing in shampoo / conditioner and its stuck all over my hands. could there be some correlation between the parasthesis effect and shedding? idkkkk i wanna keep using it but knowing im destined to be bald before i hit 25 (21 now) makes me scared.
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    Are you on any medication tnubs? a lot of medications will cause hair shedding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaw View Post
    Are you on any medication tnubs? a lot of medications will cause hair shedding.
    none i dont take any weird supplements either, just creatine, BA, multivitamin, fish oil, and protein
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnubs View Post
    none i dont take any weird supplements either, just creatine, BA, multivitamin, fish oil, and protein
    What's your family history of balding? In men most hair loss can be linked to the hormone Dihydrotestosterone or DHT. Taking a product to block or control DHT may help. Look up alphastat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaw View Post
    What's your family history of balding? In men most hair loss can be linked to the hormone Dihydrotestosterone or DHT. Taking a product to block or control DHT may help. Look up alphastat.
    on my moms side, everyone goes bald mid-20's and they have little body hair. on my dads side, a lot of them have hairy backs and a full head of hair all their life.

    this alphastat looks like a herbal dht reducer, but im not seeing any reviews on it hmm. i always thought about saw palmetto and stuff being used mainly to combat prostate enlargement
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    I would supplement taurine if your using that much BA each day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnubs View Post
    on my moms side, everyone goes bald mid-20's and they have little body hair. on my dads side, a lot of them have hairy backs and a full head of hair all their life.

    this alphastat looks like a herbal dht reducer, but im not seeing any reviews on it hmm. i always thought about saw palmetto and stuff being used mainly to combat prostate enlargement
    Check out this link.

    http://www.triarco.com/industrymanuf..._alphastat.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnubs View Post
    on my moms side, everyone goes bald mid-20's and they have little body hair. on my dads side, a lot of them have hairy backs and a full head of hair all their life.

    this alphastat looks like a herbal dht reducer, but im not seeing any reviews on it hmm. i always thought about saw palmetto and stuff being used mainly to combat prostate enlargement
    Check out this link.

    http://www.triarco.com/industrymanuf..._alphastat.pdf

    I'm finding research that the combination of resveratrol and curcumin may have good benefits on hair and hair loss also.
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    Just started BA from NP did 3 grams PWO and man my face was tingling lol I loved the feeling! Tingling went away after my first 2 or 3 sets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Royd The Noyd View Post
    I would supplement taurine if your using that much BA each day.
    do taurine and BA use the same receptor, so taurine would block absorbtion of BA? i think i heard that mentioned a few times
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnubs View Post
    do taurine and BA use the same receptor, so taurine would block absorbtion of BA? i think i heard that mentioned a few times
    Yes, they do compete for the same receptors, you definitely want to have them separately to get good absorption.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sluggy View Post
    Yes, they do compete for the same receptors, you definitely want to have them separately to get good absorption.
    does anyone have a good solution to this for those of us who like to use both pre wo?
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    u can take beta alanine any time of the day. i got perfect results taking BA morning and night, not around workout. its like creatine, timing doesnt really matter just let it build up and ur good to go
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    so i literally cant get sore anymore. and when im done with my workouts i feel like i havnt done anything because i just never feel sore no matter how hard i go. i even did DC training the other day which KILLS me the next day and wasnt sore. its nice not feeling like i got hit with a train when i wake up the next morning but i dont feel as productive. idk what to do
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnubs View Post
    so i literally cant get sore anymore. and when im done with my workouts i feel like i havnt done anything because i just never feel sore no matter how hard i go. i even did DC training the other day which KILLS me the next day and wasnt sore. its nice not feeling like i got hit with a train when i wake up the next morning but i dont feel as productive. idk what to do
    Train harder lol we can always push out limits!!! I sartee using BA bout a month ago and also couldn't get sore... I'm my demented mind it just gives me a reason to try even harder to kill it. Did legs on Thursday and they are still sore. It was kind of a relief to get sore again I won't lie

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    Quote Originally Posted by StakedCop View Post
    Train harder lol we can always push out limits!!! I sartee using BA bout a month ago and also couldn't get sore... I'm my demented mind it just gives me a reason to try even harder to kill it. Did legs on Thursday and they are still sore. It was kind of a relief to get sore again I won't lie
    stuff kicks arse for cardio, tho!!! theres a lot less "burn" and my endurance is wicked
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnubs View Post
    stuff kicks arse for cardio, tho!!! theres a lot less "burn" and my endurance is wicked
    I agree! I took my sprint speed from 8 up to 10 since I started

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    i thought it was said you can take ba with taurine, that altho they compete it doenst reduce results from either, also creatine and arginine compete for the same receptors, also bcaa and glutamine compete....so many products combine these so idk if it matters
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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetLou321 View Post
    i thought it was said you can take ba with taurine, that altho they compete it doenst reduce results from either, also creatine and arginine compete for the same receptors, also bcaa and glutamine compete....so many products combine these so idk if it matters
    yea, so much conflicts. but im wondering where these "receptors" are located. is it in the stomach for absorption, the kidneys tubules for re absorption so u dont piss it out, or in the muscle cells for use?
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    that i do not know, i rarely combine any of the above so i usually dont worry about it. Id say use tauring pre/post and use the ba in the morning, pre-wo meal, post-wo meal, and night...simple solution
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnubs View Post
    yea, so much conflicts. but im wondering where these "receptors" are located. is it in the stomach for absorption, the kidneys tubules for re absorption so u dont piss it out, or in the muscle cells for use?
    depends, some in muscle for absorption. Some in pathways for conversion.
    With the products listed, you will find that even though the products "compete" to varying degrees. You will not find the products to be inhibited or less effective.
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    I used Primordial bulk BA and its great got a BIG tube of it stored away for spring.
    u add it intomy preWO asgt or guranimo drink and my postWO drink.
    just im on bulkcing cycle of tren,test, igf1lr3, creatine ect. so figured id notice more out of it when i cut with just some test and supps.
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    ^^^It's on sale right now, you can get a kilo of it for 32 bucks, which is a really good deal.

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