It looks like T-mag (yeah yeah hypemachine) came out with a time-releaseproduct... any thoughts? Looks interesting, but t-mag can make a piece of poop look like steroids so I never know anymore.
beta-alanine should be slowed down with carb intake I would think, what are t-mag doing?
So does anyone know if T-nation is using the "Time-Release" method as a gimmick to sell their product?
I wanna know because I bought some bulk Beta-Alanine and want to know if I should take it several times a day.
I just take it twice per day..once in the AM and once post WO or before bed. Mixed with a little Histidine it gives a really nice boost in circulation in the muscles..I get tingly like I'm getting a massage.
Originally Posted by bioman
Looks to be on tha money.
If you want a BA product, you simply can't beat the all-in-one package of creatine, BA, and other goodies in MAN Clout.
Clout definatley is one of the best. I think the only reason it isn't more popular is because it taste like poo!Originally Posted by haiz69
The taste has been improved. Not great now, but not something I have trouble drinking at all. I think the price stops people sometime, although if you look at what you're getting, the price great.Originally Posted by Jstrong20
I would however like to see Clout sold in a 2-pack, for a reduced price. I.E - 2 bottles for $70 or something.
Beta Alanine is legit. The stuff freaking works.
The product you're speaking of has never been studied. In theory it would lead to greater increase in muscle carnosine, but I'm not sure that the price justifies the possible result. Interesting how some companies will promote a product has greater absorption, but recommend taking the same (or higher) dose that research proves is effective...
Thanks for the replys.
I think I'm going to have to take 500mg of BA 4-6 times a day anyway so I can avoid the awful itch I get when I take more than a gram of the stuff.
Originally Posted by DieTrying
Studies are using 3.2-6.4 grams of Beta-Alanine daily, with the higher dose showing a significantly faster increase in intramuscular CARN levels
The majority of Beta-Alanine studies are in the 40-60mg per kg range,with a few resent ones by Dr.Harris going as high as 6.4g total a day.
And yes a recent study by Dr.Harris showed simple carbs increase the rate that BA increases CARN levels. Basically his study showed an equivalent dose of BA with carbs increased levels of CARN to the same level of BA without carbs did, in half the time.
Here's the Harris carb study I was talking about!
Harris RC1, Ponte J1, Hill CA1, Sale C1, Jones GA1, Kim HJ2), Wise JA3 Effect of 14 and 28 days ß-Alanine (Carnosyn™) supplementation on isometric endurance of the knee extensors.
1University of Chichester, Chichester, UK; 2Korea National Sport University, Seoul, Korea; 3Natural Alternatives International, San Marcos, USA
Carnosine (Carn) occurs in high concentrations in muscle and is highly effective in buffering H+.Carn is synthesised in situ from ß-alanine (ß-Ala) and histidine. Synthesis appears to be limited by theavailability of ß-Ala from ex-muscle synthesis and meat ingestion. We have reported ~60 and ~80%increases in muscle Carn with 4 and 10wk supplementation with ß-Ala. Evidence from our laboratoryindicates that uptake of β-ala into muscle is further enhanced by co-administration with simple sugars.AIM: To investigate, by means of two independently run, double blind studies, the effect of supplementing (6.4 g/d) ß-Ala for 28d and 14d [the last co-supplemented with carbohydrate (CHO)],upon isometric endurance of the knee extensors at 45-50%MVC. 45-50%MVC coincides with thepeak in intramuscular lactate accumulation and pH decrease. METHODS: Study a): [principal investigator JP] comprised 14 male subjects aged 22.9±(superdrol) 5.9 yrs and mass 80.2±10.5kg, randomly assigned to receive either [800 mg] x 8/d x 28d of ß-Ala (Carnosyn™, NAI, San Marcos, Ca) (n=8) or a matching placebo capsules containing maltodextrin (n=6). Study b): [principal investigator RCH] comprised 20 male subjects aged 25.3±7.5yrs and mass 78.0±10.2kg assigned to receive either [1600mg] x 4/d x 14d of ß-Ala (n=8) or a matching placebo (n=12). Each test and control treatment was ingested with 45-65g CHO comprising mostly glucose. In both studies isometric exercise endurance of the knee extensors, and impulse (kN/s) generated, were measured pre and post supplementation. RESULTS: Study a): MVC’s of test and control subjects (mean±SE) were 754±54 and 720±91N, respectively. Exercise endurance times, pre and post supplementation, were treatment: 75.5±6.8 and 83.7±7.8s, and control: 74.6±6.5 and 72.6±7.8s. The 8.2±3.3s gain (+11.1%) in the treatment group was significant (P<0.05) compared to the change in the control. Impulse changed by +3.37±1.24 (+12.6%) and –0.59±0.68 (-2.4%) kN/s in the treatment and control groups, respectively (P<0.05). Study b): MVC’s of test and placebo subjects were 685±38 and 653±51N, respectively. Endurance times, pre and post supplementation, were treatment: 70.0±5.3 and 78.0±3.3s, and control: 74.5±4.1 and 73.8±3.5s. The 8.0±3.2s gain (+14.4%) in the treatment group was significant (P<0.05) compared to the change in the control. Impulse changed by +2.67±1.10 (14.5%) and -0.14±0.45 (0.0%) kN/s in the treatment and control groups respectively (P<0.05). CONCLUSION: From the results of two independently run studies, 28d supplementation with ß-Ala, or 14d supplementation with each dose combined with CHO ingestion, resulted in similar (11.1% and 14.4%) and significant increases in isometric endurance. The results are consistent with pH limitation of exercise endurance at 45-50%MVC, and that this is delayed when muscle buffering capacity is increased with muscleCarn elevation following ß-Ala supplementation.
Here's a very recent stud by Hoffman, et al.
The increase in Lean muscle in the BA+C group compared to the just C was surprising and very promising for BA. The other thing that got me was the decrease in percent body fat with the BA +C group compared to the just creatine group, that didn't lose any body fat.
The two main points I get from the results on body fat are: One it could shows synergy between BA/C on fat metabolism or Two, the BA itself was causing the change in body fat lose by itself. Since the studies so far show NO SYNERGY between BA and C, I’m going to go with number 2
Shame they didn't have a just Beta-Alanine group to compare against the creatine group.
IJSNEM, 16(4), August 2006, Copyright © 2006
Effect of Creatine and ß-Alanine Supplementation on Performance and Endocrine Responses in Strength/Power Athletes
Jay Hoffman; Nicholas A. Ratamess; Jie Kang; Gerald Mangine; Avery Faigenbaum; Jeffrey Stout Table of Contents for Vol. 16, Iss. 4
The effects of creatine and creatine plus ß-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 ß-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 ß-alanine on strength performance. Creatine plus ß-alanine supplementation appeared to have the greatest effect on lean tissue accruement and body fat composition.
Originally Posted by Athletic Edge N
Very nice post.
Thank you!Originally Posted by haiz69
This is just the beginning of my posts on here. I'm quite familiar with the research on Beta-Alanine, so if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask and I will do my best to answer you with accuracy. If I don't know the answer, I will let you know as well.
I Start trying Beta -Alanine as soon as it arrives. Im Excited as this is a new benchmark in bodybuilding. The research is there. Im familar with the research as Ive researched it much before buying it. It looks as effective as creatine or almost. Creatine and Ba Combined makes a great combo.
Does anybody know why superdrol is in parenthsis iin the first study that was posted???
MOD EDIT: S D is rewritten to superdrol on the forum. Its really just SD
AIM: To investigate, by means of two independently run, double blind studies, the effect of supplementing (6.4 g/d) ß-Ala for 28d and 14d [the last co-supplemented with carbohydrate (CHO)],upon isometric endurance of the knee extensors at 45-50%MVC. 45-50%MVC coincides with thepeak in intramuscular lactate accumulation and pH decrease. METHODS: Study a): [principal investigator JP] comprised 14 male subjects aged 22.9± (superdrol) 5.9 yrs and mass 80.2±10.5kg, randomly assigned to receive either [800 mg] x 8/d x 28d of ß-Ala (Carnosyn™, NAI, San Marcos, Ca) (n=8) or a matching placebo capsules containing maltodextrin (n=6). Study b): [principal investigator RCH] comprised 20 male subjects aged 25.3±7.5yrs and mass 78.0±10.2kg assigned to receive either [1600mg] x 4/d x 14d of ß-Ala (n=8) or a matching placebo (n=12).
Lets keep this subject on Beta Alanine. Im very Interested in it, as Im about to start trying it.
The pic on my avator is wwhen I was on a superdrol cycle. Its been almost a year and proud to say Im anabolic free, Loving it, and Loving the challange of challanging my body withoiut the use of anabolics. Check out my recent video of me posing on 3-11-07 in my thread my quest for a sixpack.
Im ready to put on some size with Beta-Alanine and in another four months Ill post another Video of me anabolic free. Well see how The beta Alanine works.
I'm all for keeping the thread on beta-alanine I was just wondering why superdrol was mentioned in the first article which was a study done to test the effects of beta-alanine right?? Just wanted to know what relevance it had in that article as i am not interested in SD but rather beta alanine.
I have just started taking beta-alanine purchased from Nutra. I took 4 pills which equals 6.4grams pre-workout. Had a good pump going, better recovery between sets, and today I am hardly sore after my chest workout. I also do get the tingly itchy feeling after ingesting the BA about 15-20mins later.