Beta Alanine Pro

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    Feb 26, 2010 7:18 PM GMT
    Reading about this stuff and thought I'd give it a try. Anyone currently using this or has used it, how has it helped or hindered your work outs. Thanks
  • Celticmusl

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    Feb 26, 2010 7:32 PM GMT
    That's GNC Company product? I wouldn't buy it since they have had quality control issues in the past.

    I would buy Red Zone by Ultimate Nutrition. GNC carries this product as well.

    Beta alanine does seem to help my endurance, especially cardio.
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    Feb 26, 2010 7:53 PM GMT
    Thanks Bud... GNC has a BAP but noticed their compounds(ingredients) differ somewhat from Red Zone. Thanks again for your help...
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    Mar 03, 2010 8:55 AM GMT
    I've used H-Blocker, one of the original beta-alanine formulas. I've tried others and always go back to H-Blocker. It seems to have the right mix of B-A and caffeine and sugar for me. It really does help push thru that last set/rep or higher weight, and I've gotten definitely visible results from it.

    WARNING: Lots of folks do not have a very good tolerance for it. I've given it to other friends, and one had to induce vomiting, he had such a strong reaction, and the other will remember his experience in the manner of a bad LSD trip involving his skin attacking him.

    There definitely is a common side, which is the "prickly / electric" feeling you get under your skin. I used to get this same effect, but less strongly, when eating a big piece of chicken, which, like other white meats, contains beta alanine. (I recommend reading the wikipedia article on beta alanine, as well as other sources you'd find with a simple google search).

    Personally, I kinda like the "prickly" side effect. IMHO, beta alanine is much less risky than the vasodilators like Noxplode, which, to me, are not something I want to take for any length of time.

    It's $39 bucks at Give it a whirl and report back! It's always nice to see the rare case of someone who asks a "has anyone tried XXX" question return to the forums and give back some of the advice they sought earlier.