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Old 08-24-2009, 07:14 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by jwood View Post
Does anyone on here take beta alanine, I was debating adding it to my new supplement stack which consists of stim x and whey protein. I am not sure exactly the best way to take it but it seems fairly cheap in bulk.

also is there a difference between cheap pure beta alanine like gnc's brand and some of the more expensive ones like biotests' beta 7??

I am not sure if there is any research on beta alanine and I have never taken the pure form, does anyone have any info on beta alanine?
I did an article on beta alanine. I know that the results reveal that it is most effective when taken longer then 10 weeks...so basically, long term it's benefits look somewhat promising.

Here's a a comment from the article I wrote:

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Studies show that beta-alanine raises muscle carnosine composition. During exercise, beta-alanine produced carnosine assists the body in buffering acid in muscle tissue, delaying fatigue and improving performance.

Current studies indicate that beta-alanine increases muscle mass and strength. It has also been shown that beta-alanine increases aerobic and anaerobic endurance. Simply put, beta-alanine allows you to train longer with more weight.

Beta-alanine appears to be most effective after 10 weeks of continuous supplementation.
Personally, beta alanine is a fairly straight forward supplement. I would be leery of a brand that has too many bells and whistles, or that costs too much.

Link => Primordial Performance sells 300 grams for only $12.99 at BB.com

I check IPYU, but can't find a lower cost brand.
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