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Old 08-12-2006, 07:30 PM   #1
Jason Lopez-Ota
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http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1196017

"TC: Speaking of endurance, what can you tell me about this study from South Korea on Olympic caliber cyclists?

JS: Sure, in a study presented just this summer, Dr. Kim from South Korea, examined the effects of supplementing Olympic caliber cyclist on either beta-alanine (4.8 g per day) or placebo while training for 12 weeks.

The beta-alanine group increased their carnosine levels by 33%, thus increasing anaerobic threshold and time to exhaustion, while the placebo group saw no or very little change.

The placebo group changes are typical in elite athletes as very intense training results in very small performance changes in elite athletes. But the effect of supplementing beta-alanine is huge and could be the difference between a medal and not finishing in the top 10.

The specific results of this study will be presented in 2007, but I can't say anything more about it right now."
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Old 08-12-2006, 07:42 PM   #2
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If the source for this new supplement is a magazine I don't believe it for a second.
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Old 08-12-2006, 08:32 PM   #3
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I'm thinking about trying this supplement out. does anyone have any experience with it?
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Old 08-13-2006, 08:34 AM   #4
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Considering the source, it sounds like the classic 'snake-oil' sales pitch. They're using the old 'take this an be just like the pros' angle while trying to build anticipation with 'I can't say anything more about it right now'. Only one sure why to find out but I'd save my money.
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Old 08-13-2006, 09:35 AM   #5
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If you really want to check this out, it's worthwhile to look at www.beyond-a-century.com

beta alanine at BAC = $14.50 / 300 grams of powder

At T-mag: 90 grams for $47.99 of "time release" tablets.

If you are interested in trying it.
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Old 08-13-2006, 04:12 PM   #6
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Thanks steve. I'm definently going to go with the cheaper option, as im not sure if it even works since it's :new:
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