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Pre-workout "Tingle" - How to Reduce the Tingling Sensation (Beta-alanine)

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Does your pre-workout make your skin tingle or itch? The reason is "paresthesia" which is a harmless tingling (or itching, burning, prickling, numbness) sensation that many people feel after ingesting Carnosyn® beta-alanine via their pre-workout.* Some athletes like this effect because they know the beta-alanine in their pre-workout is of high quality and they literally feel it working. Others can't stand the effect, which generally wears off within 15 minutes of consumption. This tingling sensation can occur in ones hands, feet, scalp and back among other places.

Toward the end of this article, I detail how to reduce the tingling effect known as paresthesia.

 It's all for a good cause.

CarnoSyn® beta-alanine is popular among athletes because it's backed by hard science.

  • 21 global patents
  • Over 20 clinical studies
  • 80% increase in muscle carnosine levels
  • 4.3 times faster rowing speeds
  • More than 16% increase in physical working capacity
  • Safe for athletes—pro and amateur (zero banned substances)

CarnoSyn® beta-alanine delays fatigue during workouts, enhances athletic training, and improves overall muscle strength and performance.* It also enhances the muscle buffering capacity and reduces acidosis.*

Research has shown the benefits of beta-alanine supplementation to improve muscle endurance and support muscle strength, tested for effectiveness on multiple types of athletes including professional bodybuilders, HIIT athletes, rowers, endurance cyclists (during peak power output), collegiate football players, and competitive sprinters.*

How does beta-alanine work? Carnosyn® beta-alanine is a non-essential amino acid that binds to histidine to form muscle carnosine.* Carnosine buffers, or neutralizes, the hydronium ions that lead to muscle fatigue and failure. *

Read the clinical studies here: http://www.carnosyn.com/clinical-studies


How to reduce the tingling effect of beta-alanine in your pre-workout:

Now that we understand beta-alanine is AWESOME for athletes, let's talk about how to reduce the tingling effect from pre-workouts such as Cellucor® C4™ and our very own natural pre-workout, Amino Ignite™.

I am one who tingles from beta-alanine. If I've taken it for a few weeks via my pre-workout, the tingling effect is virtually non-existent. This is normal, as your muscle carnosine levels are increased over time by supplementing with beta-alanine.*

In the meantime, if you are someone who can't stand the tingling from your pre-workout, try this:

  • Take ½ scoop of your pre-workout at your normal time (15-30 min before working out)
  • Take the other ½ scoop 20 minutes later (on your way to the gym or as you begin warming up)

If you take more than one scoop of pre-workout, you may introduce the additional amount during your workout. Allowing about 20 minutes for your body to absorb the beta-alanine should lessen the tingling sensation for most individuals. If you still tingle, allow more time between scoops. Over the period of a few weeks you should be able to consume more at once without tingling so badly.


Beta-alanine Dosing

Research includes a dosage of 1.6 to 3.2 grams of CarnoSyn® beta-alanine per day, for 4-6 weeks. The makers of CarnoSyn® suggest the daily dose be divided into 1.2 gram doses for a less-pronounced tingling sensation (paresthesia).

Some supplement companies hide the amount of beta-alanine in their proprietary blends; you may have to guess the amount. Starting with half a scoop will usually do the trick (reduce the tingle).


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Supplement Clean™,

Lab700 Founder


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