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    Beta Alanine Questions

    Just got some AllMax Beta Alanine today. I understand 1 scoop is 3.2 grams and they RECOMMEND 2 3.2 gram servings a day. Do you guys recommend that for maximum results or should I just have one teaspoon (3.2 grams) a day?

    Also, does it matter what drink I mix it in? Does it taste good mixing with creatine? Or even a protein shake with creatine in it?
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    Originally Posted by 52Lewis20Reed View Post
    Just got some AllMax Beta Alanine today. I understand 1 scoop is 3.2 grams and they RECOMMEND 2 3.2 gram servings a day. Do you guys recommend that for maximum results or should I just have one teaspoon (3.2 grams) a day?

    Also, does it matter what drink I mix it in? Does it taste good mixing with creatine? Or even a protein shake with creatine in it?
    Take the recommended dosage and it doesn't matter what you mix it with. Taking it with food helps with tingles though
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    You only need 3.2g daily.
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    Originally Posted by mistrvi View Post
    Take the recommended dosage and it doesn't matter what you mix it with. Taking it with food helps with tingles though
    OK thanks. Also, does it matter what time of day I take it? I heard it's good to have it preworkout with cit mal (I got it with the beta alanine).
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    You could make a compromise. Start out doing a scoop in the AM and a scoop in the PM, and then after 3-4 weeks bump it down to a single scoop. I'm pretty sure 3.2g per day is the studied amount anyways, and it shows some results.

    You can run BA for quite awhile before needing to take some time off. 12-14 weeks is fine
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    You don't need to cycle off BA.
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    Never heard or read anything about having to cycle beta alanine, but to each his own.

    OP, beta alanine is a lot like creatine: 3.2g a day, any time, with anything. Timing is irrelevant since again, like creatine, you need to reach saturation before the endurance effects really kick in. Taking it preworkout will provide no acute effects except paresthesia (the BA tingles).
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    You guys are correct, you don't "have" to. I've heard arguments for either way.

    Personally I stay away from BA all together because the tingles drive me nuts
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    Originally Posted by Baddog079 View Post
    You guys are correct, you don't "have" to. I've heard arguments for either way.

    Personally I stay away from BA all together because the tingles drive me nuts


    Split up your daily dose. Over time the tingles subside and you can usually bang it out all in one dose.
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    Originally Posted by dandaman5984 View Post
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    Split up your daily dose. Over time the tingles subside and you can usually bang it out all in one dose.
    Yup subsided after a couple of weeks. Now pop the daily dosage in one sitting.
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    3.2 daily, at any time, split however you like.

    I actually find the tingles are more intense when I split the dosage. I don't even feel it when I take 3.2 in one sitting.
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    Took 3.2G tonight and I felt the tingle just a little bit but it was nothing too extreme. I plan on just taking a teaspoon a day from now on with no splits unless the tingle really starts bothering me. I hope this new BA AND cit mal help me out! I've already been on creatine for 2 weeks so I'm hoping for some good gains!


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    You only need 1.6g daily and it doesn't matter when you get that dose. You can split it up to avoid paresthesia
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    3.2 grams daily is what I personally go with, and I split it twice. 1.6 with breakfast and 1.6 in my pre-workout shake. I've taken the 3.2 all at once and the discomfort wasn't through the roof, but there's no reason not to split it up IMO.
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    Are you also taking some kind of a preworkout product? If so, check to see if it has BA already in it... add that amount as well
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    I just dump about 6g in my pre workout I think you probably only need about 4g but I love dem tingles for my workout!!!!
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    Originally Posted by Divall213 View Post
    I just dump about 6g in my pre workout I think you probably only need about 4g but I love dem tingles for my workout!!!!
    That means you're wasting ~3g a day. Should probably stick to 3-3.2g
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    Originally Posted by 52Lewis20Reed View Post
    I hope this new BA AND cit mal help me out! I've already been on creatine for 2 weeks so I'm hoping for some good gains!
    I could be off base here but it seems like you, much like many users (myself included when I first started training seriously), have unrealistic expectations about how much of an impact supplements have in the grand scheme of things. Any progress/gains you make will be predicated by your diet, training and rest/recovery.

    Supplements might allow you to squeeze out an additional rep or two, reduce recovery between sets or achieve a more desirable pump during your sessions but they never make or break your success in the gym.

    I'm not saying supplements can't help (I'm a supplement company representative after all) but I just want to make sure you're not setting yourself up for failure with reliance on them with no consideration for the much more important aspects mentioned above.

    Originally Posted by SoftballNerd View Post
    Are you also taking some kind of a preworkout product? If so, check to see if it has BA already in it... add that amount as well
    This. You could extend the life of your tub if that's the case.

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    That means you're wasting ~3g a day. Should probably stick to 3-3.2g
    Agreed. Unnecessary for sure.
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    Originally Posted by nugget5 View Post
    That means you're wasting ~3g a day. Should probably stick to 3-3.2g
    Still don't even need that much
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    Originally Posted by BogusForLife View Post
    I could be off base here but it seems like you, much like many users (myself included when I first started training seriously), have unrealistic expectations about how much of an impact supplements have in the grand scheme of things. Any progress/gains you make will be predicated by your diet, training and rest/recovery.

    Supplements might allow you to squeeze out an additional rep or two, reduce recovery between sets or achieve a more desirable pump during your sessions but they never make or break your success in the gym.

    I'm not saying supplements can't help (I'm a supplement company representative after all) but I just want to make sure you're not setting yourself up for failure with reliance on them with no consideration for the much more important aspects mentioned above.
    I know exactly what you mean. I truly made that mistake when I first started "lifting" ("lifting" as in some bulls*** routine that involved bunch of machine workouts) I assumed that having a protein shake right after lifting would get me big (LOL).

    But that extra rep or two is EXACTLY what I need. I'm currently on a JasonDB's Novice 5x5 program so I try to go up 5 pounds every workout. There is nothing more depleting than not being able to finish the last rep and having to go down 10% for the next workout on that lift. I know my diet and training are the meat and potatoes so I'll make sure not to slack on that.
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