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Peri Workout Beta Alanine

Hi Coach,

I recall you commenting on Beta-Alanine most likely having a benefit when taken around the workout time. I don’t recall, but I don’t think you commented on whether the peri-workout benefit could be additionally benefited by taking beta-alanine at separate times throughout the day as well in addition to the peri-workout dose, as opposed to the just the traditional loading protocol for beta-alanine which requires a loading period to increase intramuscular carnosine content.

I was reading this month’s Muscle Mag and it said indeed there was benefit to peri-workout beta-alanine, (i think the dose was 3 grams fyi) but it did not reference any studies or give an explanation as to why the peri-workout dose was effective. I’m curious as to how this would work if research has shown that it takes 3 weeks, or something like that, to increase carnosine content within the muscle. I know Beta-Alanine is in Anaconda, and although you didn’t formulate Anaconda, you did comment about peri-workout effectiveness of Beta-Alanine, so I was wondering if you could give your current thoughts on how it may work exactly and if additional beta-alanine at other times throughout the day would be beneficial and or necessary.

By the way I only posted this here and not in supplements and nutrition because it is based on something I recall you commenting about. Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks.

Best,
BT

[quote]BulletproofTiger wrote:
Hi Coach,

I recall you commenting on Beta-Alanine most likely having a benefit when taken around the workout time. I don’t recall, but I don’t think you commented on whether the peri-workout benefit could be additionally benefited by taking beta-alanine at separate times throughout the day as well in addition to the peri-workout dose, as opposed to the just the traditional loading protocol for beta-alanine which requires a loading period to increase intramuscular carnosine content.

I was reading this month’s Muscle Mag and it said indeed there was benefit to peri-workout beta-alanine, (i think the dose was 3 grams fyi) but it did not reference any studies or give an explanation as to why the peri-workout dose was effective. I’m curious as to how this would work if research has shown that it takes 3 weeks, or something like that, to increase carnosine content within the muscle. I know Beta-Alanine is in Anaconda, and although you didn’t formulate Anaconda, you did comment about peri-workout effectiveness of Beta-Alanine, so I was wondering if you could give your current thoughts on how it may work exactly and if additional beta-alanine at other times throughout the day would be beneficial and or necessary.

By the way I only posted this here and not in supplements and nutrition because it is based on something I recall you commenting about. Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks.

Best,
BT

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I’m honestly going from in-the-trenches experience with this one. I definetely notice an immediate increase in work capacity and intra-workout recovery when taking Anaconda. And Charles Poliquin did comment on how beta-alanine and creatine do have immediate effects. And he’s also speaking from experience. Studies are nice, but they are often lagging behind real world experimentation.

[quote]Christian Thibaudeau wrote:

[quote]BulletproofTiger wrote:
Hi Coach,

I recall you commenting on Beta-Alanine most likely having a benefit when taken around the workout time. I don’t recall, but I don’t think you commented on whether the peri-workout benefit could be additionally benefited by taking beta-alanine at separate times throughout the day as well in addition to the peri-workout dose, as opposed to the just the traditional loading protocol for beta-alanine which requires a loading period to increase intramuscular carnosine content.

I was reading this month’s Muscle Mag and it said indeed there was benefit to peri-workout beta-alanine, (i think the dose was 3 grams fyi) but it did not reference any studies or give an explanation as to why the peri-workout dose was effective. I’m curious as to how this would work if research has shown that it takes 3 weeks, or something like that, to increase carnosine content within the muscle. I know Beta-Alanine is in Anaconda, and although you didn’t formulate Anaconda, you did comment about peri-workout effectiveness of Beta-Alanine, so I was wondering if you could give your current thoughts on how it may work exactly and if additional beta-alanine at other times throughout the day would be beneficial and or necessary.

By the way I only posted this here and not in supplements and nutrition because it is based on something I recall you commenting about. Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks.

Best,
BT

[/quote]

I’m honestly going from in-the-trenches experience with this one. I definetely notice an immediate increase in work capacity and intra-workout recovery when taking Anaconda. And Charles Poliquin did comment on how beta-alanine and creatine do have immediate effects. And he’s also speaking from experience. Studies are nice, but they are often lagging behind real world experimentation.[/quote]

Exactly. Great to hear this coach. Thanks for the reply.

So as a follow up, do you take or currently recommend to take beta-7 or something like it at other times in the day? If and when you get anecdotal evidence on the subject, please let me know your dosing protocol. Thanks.