Wait, my forehead is itching and I feel tingly all over, am I dying? No, you're not, Beta Alanine has entered your system and you're feeling the effects. Some people don't like this feeling, I'm not one of those people, I quite enjoy it. When beta alanine enters your body, it reacts with another amino acid in your body, histidine , forming carnosine. Beta alanine has been proven to reduce muscle fatigue, enhance athletic performance, and hasten recovery time. It also is amazing when combined with creatine by helping your body reduce fat and building lean muscle faster. And just as a disclaimer, even if you're not feeling the tingle of your beta alanine, that doesn't mean it's not working, you've just built up a tolerance.
( I look for at least 2 to 3.2g per scoop in each of my pre workouts )
A non-protein, special type of amino acid that bypasses the stomach and enters the kidneys, shown to have amazing athletic benefits. It boosts blood and oxygen into the muscles, giving you that "pump" and fullness in targeted muscle groups. It also helps in maintaining white blood cell counts, keeping your immune system strong and reducing the time it takes for your muscles to heal.
( I look for around 4-6 g per scoop )
I've already discussed the benefits of creatine in my previous blog. In short, creatine will give you strength benefits, hasten muscle growth, better endurance, and aid in recovery time.
(I look for around 2-5 g per scoop)
This helps with muscle fullness, pumps, and increases fat loss.
( I look for 1g per scoop)
These are the main ingredients that I look for in a pre workout. There are other ingredients that companies will put in their products that can also benefit you, but I stick with these and they have not let me down so far. I have a pretty high caffeine tolerance, so 200-300g per serving is what I look for. These are some of my favorites.
Where can I find these...