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    Quote Originally Posted by runner_79 View Post

    I feel like micronized creatine and beta alanine during training in my bcaa (I'm out of PW) works great

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    I feel the opposite. I dont even understand why either is even put in a preworkout or intraworkout. Both work by building up in your body and when you take them is irrelevant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boogyman View Post

    I feel the opposite. I dont even understand why either is even put in a preworkout or intraworkout. Both work by building up in your body and when you take them is irrelevant.
    More convenient for the individual. Some also like the tingles of BA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbayne View Post

    More convenient for the individual. Some also like the tingles of BA.
    BA has more benefits than just giving you tingles, tingles are just a side effect. People thay don't like the tingles, well sucks for them, deal with it!! I don't care for the tingles but I still take BA cuz of its many benefits
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffspartan View Post

    BA has more benefits than just giving you tingles, tingles are just a side effect. People thay don't like the tingles, well sucks for them, deal with it!! I don't care for the tingles but I still take BA cuz of its many benefits
    Ya I know the benefits of BA. I was saying people just like them because its kind of a way telling you to get to the gym.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbayne View Post

    More convenient for the individual. Some also like the tingles of BA.
    I like the tingles also. I would just prefer my pre workout to contain ingredients that are helpful preworkout. BA, for instance, i take everyday. So i would still need to buy a supply to take on non workout days, and the convenience you are talking about is gone in that situation.

    Leaving out those ingredients would also leave room for things that do give a benefit by taking before working out. Stimulants, nootropics and other focus additives, pump additives and strength and stamina ingredients. Put more of that stuff in, and I can take my daily staples at another time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boogyman View Post

    I like the tingles also. I would just prefer my pre workout to contain ingredients that are helpful preworkout. BA, for instance, i take everyday. So i would still need to buy a supply to take on non workout days, and the convenience you are talking about is gone in that situation.

    Leaving out those ingredients would also leave room for things that do give a benefit by taking before working out. Stimulants, nootropics and other focus additives, pump additives and strength and stamina ingredients. Put more of that stuff in, and I can take my daily staples at another time.
    BA doesn't lessen the effect of those supps unless you are taking taurine pre workout. Those two counteract eachother. So you could still take BA pre workout with stimulants, pump additives, nooptropics, etc.

    But I get you and others take creatine and BA at other times. Just adding with my pre workout is easier and I don't forget to take it ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbayne View Post
    BA doesn't lessen the effect of those supps unless you are taking taurine pre workout. Those two counteract eachother. So you could still take BA pre workout with stimulants, pump additives, nooptropics, etc.

    But I get you and others take creatine and BA at other times. Just adding with my pre workout is easier and I don't forget to take it ever.
    I think you missed my point. I don't mind that its there. But I would rather that stuff be left out, so that more stuff that actually is conducive to being taken before working out can be put in. A preworkout, IMO, should have preworkout stuff in it. Same for an intraworkout for that matter, although I don't really use them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boogyman View Post

    I think you missed my point. I don't mind that its there. But I would rather that stuff be left out, so that more stuff that actually is conducive to being taken before working out can be put in. A preworkout, IMO, should have preworkout stuff in it. Same for an intraworkout for that matter, although I don't really use them.
    Ya I hear ya man. I don't use an intra either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbayne View Post
    Ya I hear ya man. I don't use an intra either.

    If i was to use one, I think BCAAs and some electrolytes with a small amount of carbs would be sufficient. I bet adding BCAAs to slightly watered down Gatorade would work just as well as any expensive intraworkout product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boogyman View Post

    If i was to use one, I think BCAAs and some electrolytes with a small amount of carbs would be sufficient. I bet adding BCAAs to slightly watered down Gatorade would work just as well as any expensive intraworkout product.
    Ya that would sound good. I just don't feel the need for one at all.
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    Difference in

    Body Recomposition
    Energy
    Mood,
    etc


    When I took 40g of BCAA I noticed stress, anxiety, depression sort of. Yet I looked good body recomp wise


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    Your level are probably pretty high with your protein intake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boogyman View Post

    I think you missed my point. I don't mind that its there. But I would rather that stuff be left out, so that more stuff that actually is conducive to being taken before working out can be put in. A preworkout, IMO, should have preworkout stuff in it. Same for an intraworkout for that matter, although I don't really use them.
    Has there been a study done showing that creatine and BA have no benefit when taken preworkout?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbayne View Post
    BA doesn't lessen the effect of those supps unless you are taking taurine pre workout. Those two counteract eachother. So you could still take BA pre workout with stimulants, pump additives, nooptropics, etc.

    But I get you and others take creatine and BA at other times. Just adding with my pre workout is easier and I don't forget to take it ever.
    I believe it's pretty well supported that taurine and BA do not compete like they were once proposed to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtrain13 View Post
    Has there been a study done showing that creatine and BA have no benefit when taken preworkout?
    I've seen a few and completely disagree. My endurance levels are always heightened with the combo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFugitive View Post

    I've seen a few and completely disagree. My endurance levels are always heightened with the combo.
    Probably the other stuff in the preworkout, or possibly placebo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sina View Post
    Difference in

    Body Recomposition
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    Mood,
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    When I took 40g of BCAA I noticed stress, anxiety, depression sort of. Yet I looked good body recomp wise
    This actually makes perfect sense. Megadosing BCAAs will reduce dopamine and 5HT biosynthesis since BCAAs compete with tryptophan and tyrosine for the branched chain aromatic amino acid transporter in the brain
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtrain13 View Post
    Has there been a study done showing that creatine and BA have no benefit when taken preworkout?
    There is no benefit preworkout. Creatine works by increasing PCr levels, which takes up to a month, and BA works by increasing carnosine levels, which takes up to 2 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    There is no benefit preworkout. Creatine works by increasing PCr levels, which takes up to a month, and BA works by increasing carnosine levels, which takes up to 2 months.
    While I understand both substances work on saturation points is there any factual study showing that taking your daily dose preworkout has no more benefit than taking it first thing in the morning or before bed or whenever?
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    What are the health benefits of BA that you guys speak of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtrain13 View Post
    While I understand both substances work on saturation points is there any factual study showing that taking your daily dose preworkout has no more benefit than taking it first thing in the morning or before bed or whenever?
    Yes, essentially every study on creatine/BA notes equivalent benefits without preworkout-specific timing. Because there is no difference. Certain creatines may even be detrimental preworkout (e.g. monohydrate), since they act as a GI osmolyte and can cause dehydration if dosed in excess.
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