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Beta Alanine Experiences


#1

What are people's experiences with it? I have tried it before and it made my nuts unbearably tingly, but I didn't notice a benefit. I ask now because I have introduced sprinting/conditioning into my training (follow your basic WS4SB template) and noticed some serious DOMs. Thanks for your input.


#2

I would say that the tingling testicles (sounds like a band..) was a coincidence.. or maybe your body REALLY liked the amino.. :wink:

I have NOT used it yet - but will be sure to start as soon as i re-up my supp stock.

You should read the articles on it - they are interesting.


#3

Really, the only effect I noticed from Beta Alanine was less nausia from intense workouts.


#4

I have used it before, but I wasn't doing higher rep ranges where a burn can happen or running/sprinting/drilling. But fuck when it makes your skin tingle, especially your nuts, it is not a whole lot of fun.


#5

I've found it makes a tremendous difference in conditioning stuff. High rep bodyweight exercises, hill sprints, tabata front squat, that kind of stuff.

I love it.


#6

X2


#7

nut tingling is not a side effect i have heard of before. i have 500g of it in powder form, but i will probably wait until winter break from college before i use it since i flush very easily. i will probably make my first foray into creatine at that time too since they are supposed to feed off of each other for greater benefit.


#8

have used creative labs purple wraath during workouts, has essential and bcaas and some beta alanine. I have noticed much better energy/endurance during the workouts. play with the dosage to see about the tingly feeling.
I mix it with Surge workout fuel and glutamine and sip during workout. when I drank it all at once before the workout, I would get a similar niacin flush kind of effect.