Beta Alanine facial burning - any way to get rid of it?

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  1. Marix

    Marix OT Supporter

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    I love the training benefits of BA, but I simply can't handle the fucking burning, itching sensation over my whole body. My face and lips itch so bad tha I can't focus.

    Is there anything I can do to get rid of the burning sensation while still enjoying 20 reps without lactic acid burn?

    ibjuststoptakingit
     
  2. BlackIce72

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    I like it but I stopped taking it.

    If you eat something the itching isn't as bad.
     
  3. giz

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    In for answer, though it doesn't bother me that much.
     
  4. Damnation

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    facial burning :rofl:

    wtf are you guys taking ahahahaha
     
  5. BarbaraWaltersPegleg

    BarbaraWaltersPegleg Irish Guido

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    He's not lying dude alot of people complain its like getting a bad sunburn
     
  6. Damnation

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    ya, i remember there were other "symptoms" too...extreme tingling, itchiness...

    a lot of people here swear on it so i guess it's worth it
     
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    try to split up the doses? take half 30min before workout and half when you start
     
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    I haven't felt much in terms of benefits. I've found plain old arginine to be 100x more awesome pre-workout
     
  9. Abomb

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    at the risk of coming off as too hardcore here... just man up? :p
     
  10. Formz

    Formz Hipster Santa OT Supporter

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    I love the feeling. But it goes away after a while. IE: weeks of use
     
  11. michael

    michael FLORIDA > *

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    i like teh tingles.
     
  12. NUDES

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    i use ba and dont really notice much, but i already bought it so im gonna use it. anyway i think the point is is that it's a pretty uncomfortable feeling for most, so it comes down to what you'll tolerate for the minimal boost anybody can realistically expect from something like BA, etc..
     
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    :werd:

    I got mine free (anafit ftw) so no complaints, but the benefits don't really outweigh the costs for me.
     
  14. Abomb

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    seems like u want to cycle it like creatine
     
  15. The Grid

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    you can try taking the BA more frequently throughout the day at lower dosages

    after a few weeks you get used to it

    i like taking it pre/pwo... love the tingles
     
  16. Bruised Lee

    Bruised Lee John Kune Do, puncher of faces

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    is it like a niacin flush? ever take 500mg of niacin?
     
  17. Marix

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    Yeah - the benefits are awesome. You can do 20 reps without geting the horrible lactic acid burn. It's just the sunburn/itchy/burning sensation on the face, lips and under the chin that I can't take!



    Right, I might give that a go. I've been taking 3-4g right before a workout. I might try 2g in the morning and then 2g before the workout



    Sorry - no idea. I've never taken niacin
     
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    where you buy your BA?
     
  19. NUDES

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    1fast400.com is one of the cheapest i think, thats where i got mine
     
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    get it for free from anafit -- check the sticky
     
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    split the dose and/or take with food.
     
  22. Marix

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    I tried splitting the dose and that seemed to work.

    I had the first dose (1g) about 45 mins before my workout - no burning sensation

    Second dose (another 1g) just as my workout started - no burning either

    Still got the benefits. Problem solved, thanks guys
     
  23. el es dee

    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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