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 Post subject: Beta-Alanine
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:06 pm 
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Anyone have any links or experience to beta-alanine use for MX? I see Ryno has it in his "Endurance" formula, and it's fairly popular amongst cyclists...


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 Post subject: Re: Beta-Alanine
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:16 pm 
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I would stick to Google searches relating to professional and medical website. I personally have no experience with this supplement and believe that most people taking supplements do NOT need them. Unless you are an extremely active weekend warrior or top level athlete, I do not believe you need supplementation. This article sums up my beliefs

Here is another good link

That should get you started.

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 Post subject: Re: Beta-Alanine
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:45 pm 
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I hear ya...kinda like a novice buying a fully modded motor when he should be focusing on the basics of riding. Very good article BTW...thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Beta-Alanine
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:59 am 
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Alanine is the second most metabolized amino acid in fatigued muscle behind glutamine. Most of the evidence regarding use as a sport supplement is anecdotal (word of mouth).

Although research has shown some indication that it may improve physical performance and delay muscle fatigue in older adults, more research is needed. There is insufficient evidence to show that it will enhance athletic performance or build muscle.

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 Post subject: Re: Beta-Alanine
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:30 pm 
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Well, with Kim's answer, I would say the affect of this supplement is little to none according to the research. Word of Mouth is great if the words are coming from your mouth. Otherwise the reasons for improvement could be that the subject just had a good day or wanted to believe that the supplement actually worked (placebo). I still stand firmly in the corner that if you work hard and eat clean, you will not need all the supplements being forced down our throat.

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 Post subject: Re: Beta-Alanine
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:21 am 
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Nothing replaces real, raw (preferably organic) food! Once you have your diet dialed, and determine that you are not getting enough, then supplementation would be beneficial. Just remember, food is the foundation to your real speed and endurance on the track!
-Robb Beams/MotoE


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 Post subject: Re: Beta-Alanine
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:39 am 
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You guys are right. Going to try my best to eat "real" food, and minimize packaged or prepared foods. Just bought Allen Lim's "The Feed Zone", and now I'm really inspired to buy and eat better quality, natural food!


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 Post subject: Re: Beta-Alanine
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:26 pm 
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Smart choice! Good luck and please keep us posted here at RacerX VT!
-Robb Beams/MotoE


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 Post subject: Re: Beta-Alanine
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:46 am 
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I heard a really smart comment the other day. If the food you are about to eat has a label, then it is processed. Obvious but very wise!

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