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Beta-Alanine


#1

Bought Biotest for the first time in awhile due to financial issues. Am really happy to be back on the supps....but was ultra disappointed when they had discontinued the Beta-7 ;(

Anyone have suggestions to replace beta? I dont have real value for the Spike energy drinks as i like to load up and thats not a very viable way of doing it.


#2

[quote]Nightcrew wrote:
Bought Biotest for the first time in awhile due to financial issues. Am really happy to be back on the supps…but was ultra disappointed when they had discontinued the Beta-7 ;(

Anyone have suggestions to replace beta? I dont have real value for the Spike energy drinks as i like to load up and thats not a very viable way of doing it.[/quote]

Spike pills.
Also Surge Workout Fuel has beta in it.

Personally I get a generic beta alanine powder in bulk and don’t notice much difference between brands, I find it a rock solid supp.


#3

Badger…How much do you use? I read an article where they suggested a loading phase with crazy amounts.


#4

[quote]newtonslaws wrote:
Badger…How much do you use? I read an article where they suggested a loading phase with crazy amounts.
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I use 5g (which I add to preworkout drink) and once in a while will kick it up to 10g if going for a big PR/very long session.

Bear in mind I’m 6’2 and hovering around 235lbs so smaller guys can probably get away with less.

Never heard of a loading phase and generally I would say if you take enough for the tingles to kick in then that’s enough to get most of the benefits


#5

[quote]Nightcrew wrote:
Am really happy to be back on the supps…but was ultra disappointed when they had discontinued the Beta-7 ;([/quote]

Was this announced anywhere or did you just notice the lack of product in the store? Does anyone know if it’s being replaced with something better?


#6

[quote]RampantBadger wrote:

[quote]Nightcrew wrote:
Bought Biotest for the first time in awhile due to financial issues. Am really happy to be back on the supps…but was ultra disappointed when they had discontinued the Beta-7 ;(

Anyone have suggestions to replace beta? I dont have real value for the Spike energy drinks as i like to load up and thats not a very viable way of doing it.[/quote]

Spike pills.
Also Surge Workout Fuel has beta in it.

Personally I get a generic beta alanine powder in bulk and don’t notice much difference between brands, I find it a rock solid supp.[/quote]
i never got tingles from SWOF


#7

I was just about to ask this same question. Now that I’m playing a sport and have to run my fatass all over the field, I was hoping to pick some up.

Stuff was amazing when I ran XC back in high school!


#8

I envy the people who can take this stuff without getting tired/brainfog. I can’t take it. 2.5g+ gives me ridiculous tingles + makes me want to take a nap. Micro-dosing ca. 1.25g does not produce tingles but still gives me brainfog.

Makes sense since BA is a mild GABA-A & GABA-C agonist.


#9

[quote]RampantBadger wrote:
Personally I get a generic beta alanine powder in bulk and don’t notice much difference between brands, I find it a rock solid supp.[/quote]

I’m with RBadger here.
5-10g pre-workout / 5g post workout.


#10

Does this stuff go bad? I’ve got a kilo of it at home that’s been there for abotu 2 years.


#11

[quote]BlueCollarTr8n wrote:

[quote]RampantBadger wrote:
Personally I get a generic beta alanine powder in bulk and don’t notice much difference between brands, I find it a rock solid supp.[/quote]

I’m with RBadger here.
5-10g pre-workout / 5g post workout.
[/quote]
Just started researching this stuff. Do you find it very beneficial?


#12

Yes beta alanine is very beneficial. Increases intensity/focus and enables you to train for longer periods. Definitely a solid sup and very cost effective.


#13

I never tried it straight, but was a huge fan of the old Anaconda formula which was pretty well dosed with BA, especially when you’re sometimes using 3 scoops at a time. Never had the famed tingles, but definitely felt noticeably amped up.

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