Beta alanine psychoactive?

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by frango, May 26, 2014.

  1. frango

    frango Blue Belt

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    This may be a silly post but this is it:

    Today i took two pills of beta alanine and drunk a scoop of Cellucor BCAA, wich contains 1,6 grams of beta alanine and 2g of citrulline malate. In total i took maybe a lil bit more than four grams of beta alanine and 4g of citrulline malate.

    It gave more paresthesia than i ever felt.

    In the gym i was feeling like on steroids, squatting easily more than ever, benching with the same feeling...I was feeling energized like almost in a diferent mood or mind set.

    Keep in mind im also suplementing with creatine, citruline malate, and i took a pill of caffeine.

    But im very used to the caffeine,and specially today it was a low dosage.

    So, anybody can relate to this experience?

    It seems like creatine + beta alanine is THE SHIT!

    felt really weird...
     
  2. magick

    magick Green Belt

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    Have you ever taken pre-workout stuff before? If not, then that's probably why.

    Just a basic 2 cups of milk makes a huge difference for me. I can't imagine the difference if I took actual pre-workout supplements made by good companies.
     
  3. selfcritical

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    Beta-alanine's acute effects are fairly weak, especially compared to citruline malate or baking soda. It has a fairly extended loading phase before blood serum levels of carnosine significantly rise. Much like creatine i would expect a week bare minimum before you notice significant muscular endurance effects.

    That said, the evidence for creatine/beta-alanine being a good long-term combo is pretty decent, and while there's no studies on a combination with citruline malate, i think it makes sense.
     
  4. ebe9

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    I remember first taking two scoops or Jack3d's original formula. Felt like I could beat up the whole damn gym. This was years ago and these days I rarely desire to ever train that hard again. My joints have some wear.
     
  5. frango

    frango Blue Belt

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    yeah, my point is beta alanine should provide better endurance but not any stimulant or similar psichoactive efect.

    Beta alanine is not even sold like a product for focus or anything...they say its for endurance and i dont see how an aminoacid could give anybody a "buzz".

    This is why i made the topic. I think i was distracted with the paresthesia, focused by the caffeine and amazed by the strenght and endurance from creatine and beta alanine.

    Really a great combo: creatine+beta alanine+ cafeine + citrulline malate

    i just hope my kidneys dont explode or anything like that...
     
  6. Genghiz

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    Beta Alanine is supposed to have anti-anxiety effects and also regenerates BDNF or brain cells or whatever. If you google it you'll get the details. I don't know if that's what's giving you your superpowers, but it does have documented mental effects.

    I get pretty noticeable effects from citrulline malate when I train. I can go harder and longer. Very noticeable.

    G
     

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