Just wondering if anybody does this. Im doing my first race i actually trained for and am wondering if i should strat taking some supplements and or a b-12 pil before i train/eace?
The AIS disagree: Group C : AIS : Australian Sports CommissionCoenzyme Q10 in the most active and available form - sublingual (orally absorbed) ubiquinol 200mg on the morning of a race may give an appreciable boost.
This is quite a detailed article about beta-alanine:Beta Alanine
Taurine is a critical amino acid. It's found in meats, fish, and high quality protein supplements. If your using a protein supp you're getting what you need. If you not I would highly recommend it.This is quite a detailed article about beta-alanine:
Bodybuilding.com - Your Expert Guide To Beta-Alanine
Apparently you're supposed to take beta-alanine along with taurine. I've been trying that combination for the last few weeks.
Ten Benefits of Taurine | Poliquin Article
x100. Do some research on this. Study after study have showed noticeable improvements. As Todd Wells said in 2013 "When I had to pee for USADA after the race it was bright red from the beet juice I drink before the race. The doping control officer said everyone's pee is red now since everyone drinks beet juice. It use to be an advantage to drink it because not everyone knew about it's benefits, now if you're not drinking it you're behind the ball."Beet juice
Beet juice doesn't turn my pee red either. It only happens with certain people. I read somewhere that it happens with about 15% of the population, but I hear about it a lot so that figure seems a bit low maybe. In any event, the important thing here is that if it does, it's completely harmless and totally natural.I had a box of Beet Elite powder packs that you mix with 4oz of water.
One of the odd things is that it does NOT turn your pee red.
Makes we wonder if it is as effective as drinking juiced beets OR if it is even working at all, for example. I have seen no diff using Beet Elite fwiw.
I wonder what most guys are drinking exactly...like what product? Juicing beets is such a PITA, there is no way everyone is doing that...haha.
Apparently when it comes to whey protein supplements taurine is more likely to be added as a filler to cut costs:Taurine is a critical amino acid. It's found in meats, fish, and high quality protein supplements. If your using a protein supp you're getting what you need. If you not I would highly recommend it.
Thanks. Last time I checked, I could only find the Biotta product in the USA. Good to hear there are other options finally.Beet juice doesn't turn my pee red either. It only happens with certain people. I read somewhere that it happens with about 15% of the population, but I hear about it a lot so that figure seems a bit low maybe. In any event, the important thing here is that if it does, it's completely harmless and totally natural.
There has been some concern that the powders are lacking some of the nitrates that real beets have - so I have stayed away from them. Yes, juicing beets is a pain. Messy, expensive and you have to drink a ton of beet juice to get the desired effect. That's why concentrated beet shots like Beet IT or Red Ace Organics are so popular. You get the benefits of about 3 beets in one, small convenient bottle. I like Red Ace. I think it tastes better and is a US company and is easier to get (website or Whole Foods). Another option is Biotta. But it's not concentrated so you have to drink a 16oz bottle vs. a 3oz. shot for the others.
Thanks for the USDA link.WR304 -- What's your mg/kg dosage for Taurine and B-Alanine? (Or however you dose it?)
Craig -- thanks for the AIS link. Handy.
And there's this from USDA: Taurine Content of Selected Foods: Taurine Deficiency Very Unlikely on a Normal Diet - SuppVersity: Nutrition and Exercise Science for Everyone