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    Is beta-alanine itself a good pre workout to get pumped and energized?

    Im cycling off jack3d for another 2 weeks and i saw how cheap beta alanine is. could i take b.a without its effects wearing off and is it a good idea to take it while cycling off jack3d?
    would it itself be effective?
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    Originally Posted by BurnzNow View Post
    Im cycling off jack3d for another 2 weeks and i saw how cheap beta alanine is. could i take b.a without its effects wearing off and is it a good idea to take it while cycling off jack3d?
    would it itself be effective?
    Gonna be honestly, I feel neither pumped nor energized on BA, just tingly.
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    No BA isn't going to make you feel pumped or energized, it's beneficial effects take time as carnosine levels rise. It's not an immediate or dramatic effect, within a week at effective dosing you should notice enhanced strength, endurance, etc.
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    Originally Posted by BurnzNow View Post
    Im cycling off jack3d for another 2 weeks and i saw how cheap beta alanine is. could i take b.a without its effects wearing off and is it a good idea to take it while cycling off jack3d?
    would it itself be effective?
    I can tell you my experience, I'm doing my own pre-workout now. I take Myofusion +creatine+ Beta Alanine an hour, 40 min before working out and I do get pumps, on arms days my arms feel huge, but they are not!
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    Originally Posted by Trans_Isomer View Post
    No BA isn't going to make you feel pumped or energized, it's beneficial effects take time as carnosine levels rise. It's not an immediate or dramatic effect, within a week at effective dosing you should notice enhanced strength, endurance, etc.
    ^^^^

    Spot on information as usual

    OP: BA is not even a pre-workout product. No more than creatine is. They are very similar in optimal method of delivery as well. Though quite different in their MOA. They are only included in pre's as a convenient way to get a dosing of BA in.
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    Trust me OP. Take 3 grams Citrulline Malate, 2g Beta Alanine, and 2-3g Creatine Mono. Best pre workout & recovery home brew. Creatine Mono doesn't really do much pre workout but your taking those other two so might as well take it at the same time, plus more placebo.If you want you can just take the creatine post workout. Take another 3g Citrulline M and 2g of BA post work out. Just mix it with some dextrose/gatorade powder for pre and post with either protein+carbs or just carbs in a shaker.

    Basically you want to take atleast 6 grams of citrulline malate and 3-6 grams of BA per day. Spread the Citrulline M twice a day and BA three times per day. Creatine you don't need to take more than 3g spread 3 times a week preferably on workout days.
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    It is an amino acid, not really suppose to give you a supper pump.
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    Originally Posted by Trans_Isomer View Post
    No BA isn't going to make you feel pumped or energized, it's beneficial effects take time as carnosine levels rise. It's not an immediate or dramatic effect, within a week at effective dosing you should notice enhanced strength, endurance, etc.
    This^^

    Combine with some carbs, citrulline malate and perhaps some norvaline and you should see a good pump with the BA helping you push harder/longer.

    Hemavol is a great formula for a pump. Not necessary, but effective and fun.
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    Originally Posted by Trans_Isomer View Post
    No BA isn't going to make you feel pumped or energized, it's beneficial effects take time as carnosine levels rise. It's not an immediate or dramatic effect, within a week at effective dosing you should notice enhanced strength, endurance, etc.
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    Originally Posted by small_azn View Post
    Trust me OP. Take 3 grams Citrulline Malate, 2g Beta Alanine, and 2-3g Creatine Mono.
    I like this combo, and some carbs or even gylcergrow and u got endurance and pumps covered imo
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    What can be expected from regular beta-alanine use? I was going to use white flood + bulk creatine mono + bulk beta-alanine

    Also how many grams of BA should be taken?
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    Originally Posted by BurnzNow View Post
    Im cycling off jack3d for another 2 weeks and i saw how cheap beta alanine is. could i take b.a without its effects wearing off and is it a good idea to take it while cycling off jack3d?
    would it itself be effective?
    No... you felt "great" on your jacked because of 1,3-dimethylamylamine... and perhaps schizandrol-A. Beyond that you got AAKG, caffeine, and mono along with beta-alanine. You probably associated the beta-alanine tingles with the "high" or "rush" you felt from the 1,3... so you mistakenly thought they go hand-in-hand.

    As is said above beta alanine is used to raise muscle carnosine (an acid buffer that maintains ideal energy product/respiration for longer in muscles... esentially helps with the "lactic acid burn.")

    If you are looking for pumps and energy, you'll have to look elsewhere (BA isn't going to satisfy those demands)
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    Originally Posted by shadar View Post
    ^^^^

    Spot on information as usual

    OP: BA is not even a pre-workout product. No more than creatine is. They are very similar in optimal method of delivery as well. Though quite different in their MOA. They are only included in pre's as a convenient way to get a dosing of BA in.
    i agree with you about 60% of the way, however unlike creatine, beta-alanine does have some acute effects so it is beneficial to take as a pre-workout
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    Originally Posted by Acetyl-CoA View Post
    No... you felt "great" on your jacked because of 1,3-dimethylamylamine... and perhaps schizandrol-A. Beyond that you got AAKG, caffeine, and mono along with beta-alanine. You probably associated the beta-alanine tingles with the "high" or "rush" you felt from the 1,3... so you mistakenly thought they go hand-in-hand.

    As is said above beta alanine is used to raise muscle carnosine (an acid buffer that maintains ideal energy product/respiration for longer in muscles... esentially helps with the "lactic acid burn.")

    If you are looking for pumps and energy, you'll have to look elsewhere (BA isn't going to satisfy those demands)

    ^^^ exactly. and if you're "use" to jack3d then you are really gonna have a hard time w/ just BA. I wld opt for a lower stim PWO, you can always toss BA in there, if needed. or many of the "concoctions" the boys suggested here also sound like good alternatives.
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