What’s Beta-Alanine, and Will it Get Ripped

 

Beta Alanine Benefits For Bodybuilding

Video taken from the channel: Sean Nalewanyj


 

Why I Stopped Taking Beta-Alanine

Video taken from the channel: OmarIsuf


 

How to use Beta Alanine for Building Muscle | Is BETA ALANINE useful for BODYBUILDING?

Video taken from the channel: Abhinav Mahajan


 

What is Beta Alanine: Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects (Beta Alanine Explained)

Video taken from the channel: The Gym Rat World


 

Beta-alanine and performance Prof. Roger Harris

Video taken from the channel: Nestlé Nutrition Institute


 

Beta Alanine Explained in 60 Seconds Better Than Your Typical Supplement?

Video taken from the channel: PictureFit


 

5 Different Ways To Get More From Your Supplements | Darryn Willoughby, Ph.D.

Video taken from the channel: Bodybuilding.com


What is Beta-Alanine, and Does it Build Muscle? Whether you know it as the new carnitine or as a hot trend in bodybuilding, beta-alanine is the main building block of carnosine, a molecule that helps buffer acid in muscles while increasing the physical performance in the 60-240 second range. Beta-alanine is commonly used by mouth for improving athletic performance and exercise capacity, building lean muscle mass, and improving physical functioning in the elderly.

It is also used for. Beta-alanine enhances performance by increasing exercise capacity and decreasing muscle fatigue. It also has antioxidant, immune-enhancing and anti. Beta-alanine (β-ALA) is an amino acid which has been found to influence muscle carnosine levels.

Thought to have a significant effect on high. Beta-alanine supplementation helps increase athletic performance by increasing aerobic and anaerobic endurance and increasing lean mass. It also increases strength and allows the athlete to train for longer periods of time, helping the athlete combat episodes of fatigue during training. Beta-Alanine is used by the body to create a compound molecule known as carnosine. This molecule is then taken to the muscle cells as well as the brain.

The more repetitions you do the more acid is accumulating in your cells until it reaches a point where there is so much acid you simply cannot perform another rep, so you feel tired. By boosting carnosine concentrations, with beta-alanine, our type 2 muscle fibers can soak up more H+ and stay in an optimal pH range. By keeping our type 2 muscle fibers in an optimal pH range, they are better able to maintain maximal strength and endurance throughout your workout session and bring on new muscle gains.

Carnosine does this by helping to regulate acid buildup in the muscles, a primary cause of muscle fatigue. Beta-alanine is one of carnosine’s main ingredients. Beta-alanine supplements are thought.

Summary: Beta-alanine is an amino acid that can improve exercise performance. Some evidence shows that it may also help increase muscle mass in response to exercise, but more information is needed. Beta-alanine is a non-essential amino acid. Non-essential amino acids can be made by the body, so they don’t have to be provided by food. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins.

Beta-alanine is used for improving athletic performance and exercise capacity, building lean muscle mass, and improving physical functioning in the elderly.

List of related literature:

Beta-alanine is an amino acid that our body combines with the essential amino acid Lhistidine to form a compound molecule called carnosine, which is stored in your muscles and brain.

“Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body” by Michael Matthews
from Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body
by Michael Matthews
Waterbury Publishers, Incorporated, 2019

Beta-Alanine Intermittent bouts of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) deplete energy substrates and allow for metabolite accumulation.

“Krause and Mahan’s Food and the Nutrition Care Process E-Book” by Janice L Raymond, Kelly Morrow
from Krause and Mahan’s Food and the Nutrition Care Process E-Book
by Janice L Raymond, Kelly Morrow
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2020

The role of beta-alanine in exercise performance is related to its involvement in the synthesis of carnosine in skeletal muscle.

“Applied Exercise and Sport Physiology, With Labs” by Terry J. Housh, Dona J. Housh, Herbert A. deVries
from Applied Exercise and Sport Physiology, With Labs
by Terry J. Housh, Dona J. Housh, Herbert A. deVries
Taylor & Francis, 2017

Beta-alanine supplementation augments muscle carnosine content and attenuates fatigue during repeated isokinetic contraction bouts in trained sprinters.

“Textbook of Natural Medicine E-Book” by Joseph E. Pizzorno, Michael T. Murray
from Textbook of Natural Medicine E-Book
by Joseph E. Pizzorno, Michael T. Murray
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

Beta-Alanine What Does It Do?

“Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes, 3rd Ed.” by Monique Ryan, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
from Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes, 3rd Ed.
by Monique Ryan, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
VeloPress, 2012

Ammonia generated in exercising muscle by oxidation of branched-chain amino acids and deamination of AMP is shuttled to the gut and liver as glutamine and alanine (Wasserman et al., 1991b).

“Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats” by National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Committee on Animal Nutrition, Subcommittee on Dog and Cat Nutrition
from Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats
by National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, et. al.
National Academies Press, 2006

Elsewhere, Hoffman and associates (2008b) investigated the effect of 30 days of beta-alanine supplementation (4.8 g/day) on resistance exercise performance and endocrine changes in resistance-trained men.

“NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition” by NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association, Bill Campbell, Marie Spano
from NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition
by NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association, Bill Campbell, Marie Spano
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2011

Beta-alanine supplementation can elicit significant performance improvements in continuous and high-intensity intermittent exercises [15,126].

“Nutrition and Enhanced Sports Performance: Muscle Building, Endurance, and Strength” by Debasis Bagchi, Sreejayan Nair, Chandan K. Sen
from Nutrition and Enhanced Sports Performance: Muscle Building, Endurance, and Strength
by Debasis Bagchi, Sreejayan Nair, Chandan K. Sen
Elsevier Science, 2013

Beta-Alanine Supplementation Improved 10-km Running Time Trial in Physically Active Adults.

“Essentials of Exercise & Sport Nutrition: Science to Practice” by Richard B. Kreider PhD FACSM FISSN FNAK
from Essentials of Exercise & Sport Nutrition: Science to Practice
by Richard B. Kreider PhD FACSM FISSN FNAK
Lulu Publishing Services, 2019

Effects of beta-alanine supplementation and high-intensity interval training on endurance performance and body composition in men; a double-blind trial.

“Textbook of Natural Medicine E-Book” by Joseph E. Pizzorno, Michael T. Murray
from Textbook of Natural Medicine E-Book
by Joseph E. Pizzorno, Michael T. Murray
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2020

Alexia Lewis RD

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Heath Coach who believes life is better with science, humor, and beautiful, delicious, healthy food.

[email protected]

View all posts

79 comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Make sure you’re doing everything you can with tips from one of the most experienced supp researchers of all time!

    ► Shop Bodybuilding Signature Supplements: https://bbcom.me/2zWWEXt

    ► Complete Guide to Creatine Monohydrate: https://bbcom.me/2A01ALa

    ► Complete Guide to Pre-Workouts: https://bbcom.me/2AcGiKz

    ► Complete Guide to Protein: https://bbcom.me/2A4nexY

    ► Complete Guide to Fat Burners: https://bbcom.me/2zZWDll

    ► All Access 7-Day Free Trial: https://bbcom.me/2zWWr6D

    ► Shop Bodybuilding.com Apparel: https://bbcom.me/2zWWRtJ

    | 5 Different Ways To Get More From Your Supplements |
    1. Protein Blending ( 0:14)

    2. Get Enough Leucine ( 1:21)

    3. Utilize More L-Citrulline ( 2:40)

    4. Keep Creatine Simple ( 4:04)

    5. Take Beta-Alanine On Its Own ( 5:05)

  • Lol mate studies?
    Let me tell everyone. They did training over 10 week’s and found lean muscle development. Let me say U can take ZERO and just eat food and over 10 week’s of training U WILL increase lean muscle mass. FACT.
    Real food is better than anything U can buy from people that love money more than family. Believe me

  • holy f… again this bcaa shit… i mean come on lucin is in the protein powder you are taking already why would you need to buy an extra amino acid that you have bought and taken allready?

  • Those supplements doesnt have medical approvment and cientifical support!! I believe only in trt gh and food!! The only supplements i take is creatine and glutamine metionine coline melatonin gaba piracetan and l dopa!! And all pharmaceutical when i need whey protein i drink milk

  • Why the comments on how slow he blinks his eyes? You never seen someone close their eyes momentarily as they are thinking and talking? Maybe there is lighting that is irritating his eyes. Who cares? I personally did not even notice the movement of his eyelids until after reading the comments. Why? Because I was listening and concentrating on what he was saying, NOT looking at his eyelid movement or caring how long he holds a blink which apparently some people worry too much about and need to comment on, because eyelid blinking speed is a priority for some trivial people, I suppose.

  • Because why eat healthy when you can spend silly amounts of money to put psuedoscience crap in your body to make less gainz than a crossfitter.

  • Kindly recommend me preworkout which has enough L cartinene and Beta Alnain, I m still using Prekaged but it has 20 serving and costly.

  • Very well explained by Dr. Darryn but that sounded bit of more sports science class to me. Being a fitness expert myself I get what he means to say. I think if he could explain it more simpler language then lot more people can understand.

  • I always thought that my pre workout gave me that tingling feeling because of the high amounts of caffeine some of them contain, but it being caused by beta aniline makes a lot more sense. Thanks!

  • Please tell about 1600 meter run,,, I mean it can help to do 1600 meter run 6.30 minute to 5.30…please reply faast I am waiting..

  • I work for a nutrition company that makes workout suplimients and lemme tell you, this stuff makes you itch like all hell. I can’t imagine what it does to your insides, lol.

  • im a distance runner in track and field but im also trying to put on muscle (not like the hulk, just more lean). As a skinny individual of 5’7.5 and 122 lbs, can i take beta alanine to fuel my workouts and will it help me build muscle?

  • its still worth it for body building in the following scenarios, cardio and or when training superset stlye and or short rest periods. n e thing that delays fatigue by buffer acidity in the muscles will help u get more fit and built in the long run. you will ve able to recover faster between sets. seems good for drop sets and for static holds. do not forget that even training in the high rep ranges such with lighter weight hypertrophies the type 2 fibers and builds mitochondrial density. so many levels to this shit most dont know. its not just about training in the low and mid rep ranges cuz that target the fast twich which are the ones more likely to grow. gotta train wit variety. dont be scared and open up ur mind

  • I got the tingly feeling on my hands like pins and needles lol, my face got very very little tingling, I can pretty much say I got near enough no tingling on my face what so ever.

  • I took the beta alanine pills while never having tried BA before. They were my first beta alanine supplement. The pills did nothing. I first tried 3 pills, nothing. Then tried 5, nothing. Then 10, nothing, then just 30 (all that was left). That’s an extraordinary dosage that’s not even healthy, felt nothing. Empty stomach. That’s not beta alanine period, it’s a hoax. And carnosyn isn’t a patented form of beta alanine man. Beta alanine increases carnosyn levels in the muscle, that’s how it works.

  • Great content! Question. Since weightlifting exercises don’t typically last anywhere near 60 s, is it useless to take this supplement?

  • Wish this channel was around a few years back! Instead I was watching a 40 year old geezer on the gear, telling me his was fully natty brah

  • hey picturefit! can you make a video about water fasting? like the pros and cons and everything we need to know? thanks! nice vids btw, been a subscriber since the beginning:)

  • I have done multiple on & off cycles with Beta-Alanine, to find out whether it was the problem in my stack. Without relating to any studies and focusing on only my body’s reactions and metabolism, here’s my conclusion:

    After around 7-10 days of using a dose of 5g of beta-alanine (30 min pre-workout), I’ve found, multiple times, that it makes me reach a kind of plateau in my power output, I cannot give the workout one more rep, at the same time it gives me the feeling of being so strong and I can keep training the whole day (That’s just evil, in my opinion).
    Taking 5g on a cycle of 1 day on, 1 day off, gave the same effect as mentioned above, but after a longer period of time (after about 2-3 weeks).
    Taking 5g on a cycle of 2 days on, 4-5 days off, gave me no effect, or something unworthy to even mention.
    During all the time I’ve used beta-alanine, at times when I got a good effect out of it, it only was about 2-3% (like one heavy rep) but the bad effects outweighs the good ones, so, I stopped taking it for about 4 months now, and I’m already reaching new levels in my workouts. Simply, I’m way better without it.

    Noting that; there are no factors that can manipulate my judgment towards Beta-Alanine. Meaning that; I do not use any Steroids or related Enhancement Substances. I am fully aware of all my supplements stack & their effect on me, so, my stack doesn’t create any confusion towards my judgments. I’ve been weightlifting since 2005, so I have enough reliable experience in both the Gym and Supplements, meaning that I am always trying to be stronger & I’m always researching and experimenting with ONLY reliable supplements (each one of us is The Strongest Man, only a few of us are willing to believe and keep trying, we all have infinite miracles in us, waiting to be used).

    For all athletes benefits, I would be grateful if you could spread out the results of my experience with beta-alanine, it took a long time for me, but, it should not do the same for everyone.

    Thanks dude.

  • So I started taking preworkout today. And I got tingly and kinda itchy on my hands and face, of course that concerned me and I went to Google. After reading that it’s normal, I wanted to know what’s happening and came here lol

  • The tingling only affects me in the lips and it’s not very strong. I take a big dose first because there is an enzyme that degrades it so I hope that the big dose means that some BA gets to where it needs to go.

  • the video is imformative, the teany tine detail is: beta alanine does NOT decrease H+ production. What is does is simply neutralize them

  • Hey! I hope everyone enjoyed this video and you were able to get some info from it. Hit up my new site https://thegymratworld.com
    I’d appreciate it if you liked the video to hit like. Other than that thanks for your time. ��

  • Hi! For all my English Subscribers, I am extremely sorry for the inconvenience. I have been uploading a lot of Hindi Videos lately and I can understand that many of you do not understand the language. Lately there has been lot of messages and confusion regarding this.

    The main reason for uploading Hindi Videos was that My other Channel “Indian FItness” which was specifically a Hindi Channel was terminated due to some algorithmic changes and without any notification. I had spent more than 80+ hours on creating and uploading those videos. So I have decided that I am going to reedit and reupload all those Hindi Videos on this channel because of the effort that has gone into it.

    But after few days I will be uploading separate videos both in Hindi and English. Apologies for the inconvenience.

    If you feel my content gives you any value, I would request you be Patient for a few days and I will be back.

    Regards
    Abhinav Mahajan

  • M 27 years old and soon going to start gyming and building muscles specially like kind of aesthetic but without steriods. Shouldn’t I take isolate protein..???

  • Hi Abhinav..
    I watched almost all video you posted. and I must say it help me a lot in almost all aspects.
    But I have Question that BCAA, Citrulline Malate, Beta-Alanine can be taken together.

  • Hello brother, can you plz tell me about white hair solution?? After long time i m able to find a person like you and i trust you so plz help me to get rid out of this problem�� hope you reply

  • Hi bro, both beta alanine and citrulina malate are for endurance n fatigue. So should we use both? Or which1 can b more helpful??? Plz reply. Thank you

  • bro u can just add subs for the one who wants in english, y reedit the videos. i was searching for ur channel which was deleted, finally found u:)

  • Wait i dont get it. Ive been on Beta for 1.5yrs and it helped hell lot in terms of rep ranges and maxing out. So why a useless supplement though?

  • why would you take more then the recommended dosage (3.2grams per day)? just because you dont feel the tingles it doenst mean its not working. again beta alanine is just a supplement you need to before working out. taking it on a empty stomach wont enhance the effectiveness as you might think caffeine would since its not a stimulant. its a supplement you NEED to build up in your system for atleast 2-3 weeks. and carnosyn is a patented form of beta alanine. you can google it if you’d like.

  • i bought some the other day and took 4 grams of it and it taste freaking horrible! thnx for this video, it makes alot of sense. ive been doing just fine with creatine alone. im definitely not taking this beta alanine no more.

  • try this:

    3 sets of 10 reps,
    each rep will be 6 seconds, 3 seconds to flex to full contraction of muscle, and 3 seconds to slowly control the relaxation of the muscle. This is 60 seconds. So you’re wrong, you do not need 50 reps per set to get the benefit of beta alanine.

  • Nah not necessarily the problem with these studies and broad-reaching statements like BA is not useful for how “most people train” is way over-generalizing “most people” lol

    I mean personally I’m into a lot of bodyweight calisthenics and gymnastics, but I wouldn’t say “most people don’t train like that!”^^

    People train by whatever their athleticism is good at. Not everyone has to be a powerlifter/bodybuilder (no offense to those naturally skinny guys with bad biomechanics, but just saying!!!)

    These “studies” often have a little bit of a chest-beating trying to over-generalize their “results”. Even a carefully-controlled study is still pretty limited just simply by the exactness of the exercises, routines, order, timing, etc… of its workout. And don’t over-generalize unless your workout is exactly what the people did in that study ; )))))))

  • Took beta alanine for the first time today. Understand what your saying totally but there is an exception with sets and reps. Ive been following Seth Feroci’s way of completing an 8 15 rep set and then quickly dropping a plate or two and immediately continuing all the way down dropping more weight to the lighter weight. After dropping down I was able to climb back up to the heavy weight for the first time and on an empty stomach with beta alanine and creatine. So I was completing approx between 5 to 10 sets of 8 to 15 reps with very short rest periods. Definately works this way. Nice vid ��.

  • What about the healthy situation of having more carnosine in the cells? BTW I totally got the point of the video and thank you for that.

  • Thank you for this video. I have just finished my first day at the gym (im the wrong side of 30, left it a little late). I was watching other videos and reading reviews at what supplements i should take, i dont want to get “big” just “fit” and “stronger”. I purchased this as i thought it might be a good alternative to creatine, i cant take creatine due to family history of PKD. It is really hard to find information that is “solid” as a lot is conflicting. Would you recommend any supplements for someone like myself who just wants to get in shape and feel good on a beach:O) Keep up the great work with the videos! Thank you.

  • This video is complete bullshit. I take beta alanine and it definitely works. I recommend it to everyone because it’s the best supplement I’ve ever taken. Keeps your muscles from burning just like it’s supposed to. I highly recommend beta alanine.

  • I just realised i need beta-alanine… I need to do 1hs a day 5 days a week of fixed bicycle, plus boxing training, and my acrobatics…

  • I took beta-alanine through a pre-workout supplement I took and and my face and hands started burning like crazy! Never taking the product or anything that has beta-alanine in it.

  • i take beta alanine before my sprints, and it does help with exhaustion, cramps, and energy.if ur gonna take too lift heavier weightts, ur an idiot.

  • I started taking beta alanine and I got big biceps like popping off my arms and girls love them so I been taking it for years and I ain’t gonna stop cause I got three girlfriend now

  • If you are slowing down and doing maximum squeeze on each set one could reach 60 sec mark im saying this because this is how I train often. Very slow movements and squeeze super hard through the whole movement. Yes I’ve clocked it.

  • I kinda disagree for now cause I been out the loop of exercise down to 35lbs plates with alanine my 20 reps average would be 25 reps and since I do laps around the machines I use till I can’t lift I feel alanine is more of energy feel to numb the point if stopping to continue and makes it feel like you can breathe easy too.idk just my experience, product use
    6 star 100%whey protein
    Mega men sport one daily with alanine
    And I am a average joe I recommend these but each body is different.

  • Yea but beta alanine->carnosine has other benefits beyond muscle endurance/ lactic acid buffer. Not that I’m here to promote beta alanine; I can’t stand that hot itchy feeling it gives but just sayin.

  • Good video! Please use for “bodybuilders” word instead of “most people” out there. Im an endurance athlete doing triathlon and halfmarathons and Beta Alanine is a must and have amazing effects in enabling you to push hard power/pace for longer on anaerob high lactate blood levels during races.

  • My sets are 45 seconds to a minute. In the 8 to 15 rep range. Just slow down, and you’ll also get more out of those reps. I shoot for a 2 second positive, and a 3 second negative. But with a dead lift, especially with the weight you’re pushing, don’t think that’s possible.

  • i cant believe you deleted my comment when i was just giving some critisism that apperently you cant take… i bet you will delete this one too!

  • Beta alanine is not a placebo. Lol wtf. Quit being bitches and take that shit if you’re gonna take it. It is more so beneficial to you then being one of those supplemental products that have bad reps for being a shitty industry joke.

  • No one counts seconds when they lift lmao. That’s like trynna use a measurement of mass in place of a measurement of volume. I’m sure those 60-240 extra seconds would translate into at least 2 more reps. And isn’t that the point? Whatever study he read obviously wasn’t specific to bodybuilding.

  • I’m a runner, not super serious, but pretty dedicated…from what I gather, this stuff would really only be effective for sprints. And I run for a bit more distance/endurance for cardio benefits and fat burning. I take C4 sometimes and noticed this stuff is in it, I definitely get those tingles, but I’m not sure if it helps me at all. Honestly I feel the best when I just eat a gel before I go out there.

    FWIW, I DO also weight train 4-5 days a week, but not in large amounts, just to look nice and not be a weakling. Also not sure if it has helped with that.:shrug:

  • what about tri sets or giant sets, they’ve got to be over 60 secs, right? Therefore beneficial? I always get a big build up of lactic acid from these types of training

  • Beta alanine makes my skin feel like it’s on fire and then I get real dizzy and feel like I’m gunna pass out. Awesome product haha

  • I wish i wouldve known what this stuff was a couple months ago when i was running the half mile in track. That wouldve kicked ass because i sucked.

  • A couple of years ago I used it in my PWO before my gym workouts. I kept using it for about a year or so but I didn’t feel it gave me anything (not even the tingles on a 8g dosage).
    So I read up on it and found out the same thing as you. So now I only use it when getting on my MTB while hitting my route of rocks and roots where I’ve noticed a difference in endurance. I also (when I remember) take it when I do my super slow (and super boring) TUT workouts where I noticed a little less fatigue during the sets, might only be due current state though:D

  • Hey men.. Im kind of noob in this area but what kind of supplements would you recommend for pure muscle growth? im looking to buy one if its actually a good product

  • first time i took it i almost called 911. I thought i was allergic to it i was itching and tingling so bad. But then i looked it up and i was like “oh its supposed to do that” then i went in the gym and had the best workout of my life! Amazing stuff!

  • If you do crossfit this shit is magic. Think of how this could affect your fran time. I Improved mine by 23 seconds after 2 months of taking beta alanine

  • I am used to “suffer” from real bad muscle soreness after each training session. Since I have been using beta alanine my soreness has really been reduced. Would you recomend still taking beta alanine just because of that reason?

  • ccreatin and beta alanin can reduce 1600 meter run time,,bcoz my running time is very very bad it’s 6.30and i want 5.30to 5.40 so should i take both supplements together??????

    reply fast sir…

  • i followed the link for muscle amp but it just took me to your website. i checked on bodybuilding.com and was having a hard time finding one that didnt have preworkout ” quote un-quote” pre workout burst.since i havea pretty good meal before i dnt feel i need a crapload of caffine if any. can you reccomend another one you use?

  • Hey will this have the same effects at creatine, like with the whole water weight thing? I don’t want to gain anymore weight, like I would with the creatine. thanks!

  • Thanks for sharing,Sean….I was struggling to add something more to the daily meal routine….and now it seems this so-called beta alanine is very helpful…by the all matters,thanks for information

  • i was trying to imply that BA is not a supplement thats suppose to make you “feel” pumped or energized if thats what you were expecting before a workout.

  • however after that, my body got use to so now i barely notice any. so just because you dont feel any tingles, it doenst mean theres no beta alanine. but it may mean that the brand you used has low quality. however, as long as its manufactured by gmp certified facility, it should be fine. also sorry about that contradiction. i meant ot say “again beta alanine is NOT just a supplement you need to take before working out.”

  • its not there’s multiple beta alanine but i think carnosyn is just a really high quality and pure beta alanine like creapure is a really pure and high quality creatine. and no i didnt mean to imply that some beta alanine causes paresthesia and others dont. i was saying that some people experience it due to their sensitivity while others do not. for example, ive been using hte same brand of beta alanine for the past 2 month and in the first 2 weeks the tingles were really noticeable

  • Just don’t waste your time trying to give me advice. I’m doing whatever the F I wanna do! I’m building up my carnosine levels with 2-3 grams a day of cheap effective powder, on a dailYYY basis!

  • Oh so now there’s multiple beta alanine’s? One that doesn’t give an itchy feeling and one that does? I call BS. Those pills were a hoax, I cracked em open, smelled and tasted just like flour. And you’re contradiction yourself, first you say beta alanine is just a supplement before working out, then later you say you need to build it up for 2-3 weeks, which implies it hasn’t got anything to do with pre-workout, but with taking it regularly. BA hasn’t got anything to do with a pre-workout.

  • and you’re thinking of hte wrong “carnosine.” carnoSYN is a patented beta alanine while beta alanine does increase carnoSINE levels in the muscle.

  • Baking soda works just as well as BA if not better according to most new research done. Way cheaper as well so to me it’s a no brainer.

  • @picturefit where did you go to school, what was your course of study? unlike most YouTube vids these are based on science and research instead of uneducated opinion.. great vids!!

  • also beta alanine is not a supplement that will make a difference after taking it. you have to build it up just like creatine. you should notice a difference within 3-4 weeks of extra reps you put in than normal

  • yup. thats a normal symptom. but just because you dont get any itchiness (paresthesia) it doesnt mean theres no actual ba in it. when i first started taking BA i got alot of annyoying tingles but for some people, like myself, stop feeling the tingles after using it for a few weeks. as long as your beta alanine is manufactured by a gmp certified facility, it should be fine. or you can just look for beta alanine that is made of carnosyn, a patented form of beta alanine and really high quailtiy

  • great video again…I’ve read a few studies that suggest BCAA would be beneficial before and after workout. You think you could do a video on this too?

  • I have self-induced facepalming so hard right now. I convinced myself this had to be taken pre-workout to get the effects. The research I’ve seen lately says it’s just a daily.

  • Yeah, that’s also the BS around. Creatine/Beta-alanine slowly build up levels in your body, which can take several weeks, so I don’t see how timing on a daily basis would affect it. At best, on a rather empty stomach to me seems the most logical way to take both creatine and BA.

  • So Sean, pills or powder? I tried many beta-alanine pills, and they didn’t give me any jitters. Maybe that’s positive, however, it can also mean, there’s absolutely no beta-alanine in there. Some are just hoax dough pills. I tried 30 pills (30!) from a bottle pre-workout, they did absolutely nothing. However, even when I take 1.5 grams of beta-alanine powder, just 1.5 grams, I already get strong jitters.
    Bulk beta-alanine powder, cheap and effective (or combination powder products). What you say

  • Thanks for the kind words glad you find the info useful. You can still purchase from Australia but yeah, the shipping/import costs can get high depending on what you buy.

  • No, there is no need to cycle it and you can just take 3 grams a day continuously. The goal is simply to raise carnosiine levels and then keep them elevated. (Same concept as creatine)