Looking for another way to help improve your time in the
gym? Why not give beta-alanine a try? This amino acid has been studied
for its apparent effects of fighting fatigue in the muscles during
exercise. It helps the body increase Carnosine, which helps to prohibit
lactic acid build up in the muscles. Less build up means less fatigue.
In separate double blind studies in 2007 and 2008 researchers saw an
increase in productivity and a decrease in fatigue in the group using
beta-alanine. Additionally, when taken with creatine products studies
have shown a greater chance for increased muscle mass and decreased body
fat. 3 to 6 grams of beta-alanine taken pre-workout will
give you best benefit. Please note that a VERY common side effect is a
pins-and-needles type reaction that includes flushing. It is not
permanent and typically depends on how much you ingest and your
tolerance. Try is out and see what it can do for you!