[quote]Rusty Barbell wrote:
I picked up a bottle of beta ala a month ago. At first I didn’t like using it because my fingers/toes tingled a lot. I have gotten used to it, but I don’t use it for every workout. It certainly gives me a little extra energy in the gym but I don’t know about enhanced strength. I think the best way to tell if it working (or if you have taken enough) is if you get the tingling sensations in your extremities. If you don’t notice anything, you probably haven’t taking enough or built up a nice fat tolerance to the stuff (in which case you should stop taking it anyways).
It is probably best taken on an inconsistent basis, that way these withdrawal-type effects people are reporting from heavy use can (hopefully) be avoided.[/quote]
I haven’t ever gotten the ‘tingle’ feel and believe it is very effective for me. Not everyone experiences that. From my understanding of it you don’t build up a tolerance. Rather by keeping muscle-carnosine levels high you have an edge on muscular endurance. More endurance to crank out a few more reps stimulates increased muscle adaption leading to more strength and or size. I have continually used it and much like with protein, BCAA’s, Creatine, Flameout, Superfood, Surge, REZ-V, see no reason to stop. These supps are like food to me as I continually use them and I feel they definitely keep my training going strong.