View Full Version : On board with Beta-Alanine?

Andy Deas
01-12-2007, 11:37 AM

I noticed on the "Top 5 Supplements" thread that no one mentioned Beta-Alanine.

I have seen some interesting literature on it, but don't know anyone who has tried it. I know it has some challenges given the dosage frequency that is required, but wanted to see if anyone had any personal experiences or general thoughts to share.


Andy Deas
01-12-2007, 01:31 PM
Some food for thought on this topic:

Effects of twenty-eight days of beta-alanine and creatine monohydrate supplementation on the physical working capacity at neuromuscular fatigue threshold.


Effect of creatine and beta-alanine supplementation on performance and endocrine responses in strength/power athletes.


Effects of beta-alanine supplementation on the onset of neuromuscular fatigue and ventilatory threshold in women.


Josh Whiting
01-12-2007, 02:30 PM
I'm probably missing the point here, however doesn't the second study just show that creatine works and that it still works with beta-alanine?

Andy Deas
01-13-2007, 11:00 AM
I believe that the group that was given beta-alanine and creatine did better than just the creatine group.

Andy Deas
01-13-2007, 04:23 PM
Here is a link to Dr. Stout's presentation that he gave at the 2006 Arnold Classic. Pretty interesting stuff - he discusses the science behind how Beta-Alanine may help delay fatigue. He also discusses the study he did with Creatine vs. Creatine + Beta-Alanine and prior research on the supplement.