by Chris Shugart
"I rely on Beta-7 to get me through my higher-volume training and extended-set phases. Beta-7 is a ''hard worker'' supplement, in that it really improves work capacity and recovery — it's really noticeable! Beta-7 is essential for anyone who is serious about changing their body through hard work."
— Christian Thibaudeau
"BETA-7 is an effective fatigue-reducing product for anyone who needs to boost their anaerobic threshold. If you want to get a few more reps per set and more overall sets from your workouts, or if you suffer from nausea or intense muscle burns during your workouts, give BETA-7 a try!"
— Chad Waterbury
"My athletes absolutely rave about Beta-7 for increasing anaerobic threshold, especially during high-intensity interval training (HIIT). They won't train without it!"
— Eric Cressey
"While most of the research surrounding beta-alanine is focused on increased strength, I find that Beta-7 is an extremely effective adjunct to fat loss and lactic-acid type training. When doing complexes for fat loss, lactic acid and nausea are two huge limiting factors, but Beta-7 helps keep these at bay. You can do more work and burn more calories."
— Mike Roussell
The edge. In elite competition, it's the difference between first and fifth place. In the gym, it's the difference between 8 reps and 10 reps with the same weight. In the real world, it can be the difference between merely looking "fit" and looking hyper-muscular and lean.
Battlefield warriors, the ancestors of modern athletes, were some of the first to use performance-enhancing substances to get the edge over their enemies. The gladiators of Greece would take potentially lethal stimulants such as strychnine before entering the arena. Norse warriors known as Berserkers would ingest psychoactive compounds and rage into battle in a bloodletting trance.
The use of performance-enhancing substances is as long as the history of sport itself. Cyclists in the 1800's used something they called trimethyl — which, believe it or not, was a combination of alcohol, strychnine, heroin, caffeine, and cocaine — and sometimes died from it. In the 1930's, amphetamines became widely popular. In fact, heroin and cocaine were openly used in sports until they were first classified as prescription drugs and later as illicit substances.
And of course, the sporting world changed forever in the 1950's when the Soviets brought mass steroid use to the Olympics. Performance enhancing drugs provided instant edge, and new drugs and doping methods quickly followed: EPO, growth hormone, and THG, just to name a few.
Athletes will do anything to get the edge, even break the rules and put their health at risk. Edge-drugs work, and over-the-counter supplements will never give athletes the performance enhancement benefits they can get from illegal substances.
Or will they?
It used to happen all the time with creatine and prohormones. After taking part in the early studies of these supplements, athletes and bodybuilders came back to the research labs and pleaded for more. Today, for the first time in a long time, it's happening again.
Researchers report that athletes are begging for a personal stash of a specific substance they used during studies, saying that their workouts "sucked" without it. One of the lead researchers, a man who's competed in bodybuilding himself, suggested that a special note be placed on the label:
"Warning: You won't want to train without it!"
He wasn't kidding.
This substance isn't addictive in the traditional sense of the word, but once the athletes in the study felt its effects, they didn't want to hit the gym (or the field or the track) without it.
The substance is called beta-alanine. Go to any scientific conference and you'll find that it's becoming the most talked about sports supplement since creatine.
Let's keep this simple. Beta-alanine is a non-essential amino acid found naturally in both the body and in foods. Giving your body more of this substance allows you to perform more work. Ingest enough of it, at the right times, and it significantly increases skeletal-muscle carnosine.
That is avery big deal. Huge.
Basically, increasing muscle-carnosine levels allows you to do more reps and more sets in a given workout. It means more sets at a higher intensity with less fatigue. It means you can increase training volume, get stronger, get faster, have more endurance, and build more muscle.
In short, beta-alanine . . .
• Increases anaerobic threshold (muscular endurance)
• Increase aerobic threshold (endurance in general)
• Increases physical work capacity
• Increases lean mass
• Increases intracellular carnosine levels dramatically in both fast-twitch and slow-twitch muscles
• Decreases body fat
What does all that mean exactly? It means that beta-alanine is a bona fide performance-enhancing substance of the highest order.
Beta-alanine works. Big time. Every time. The research is there and the real world results are there. But there's one problem with conventional beta alanine: It must be taken as frequently as 8 times a day for it to work effectively. Even dedicated, hardcore supplement users would have trouble getting all those doses in!
Taking multiple servings is needed to ensure a constant presence of beta-alanine. This helps drive it into the muscle cell where it's synthesized into carnosine. But taking a supplement up to eight times a day just isn't practical. A more effective delivery system had to be created, and Biotest succeeded.
Now, only three doses a day (not eight!) will allow beta-alanine to stay in your blood around the clock!
What do you get when you combine pharmaceutical grade beta-alanine with the very latest in time-release, drug-delivery technology?
Let the performance enhancement begin.
What will I notice when taking BETA-7?
You'll notice that you're able to train harder and do more work. You'll get more reps, more sets, and experience less fatigue. You'll be able to train at a much higher intensity level. This will lead to more muscle, increased strength, and less body fat.
What's the best way to take BETA-7?
For maximal results, take two tablets (2000 mg) three times per day, six to eight hours apart. So, swallow two tablets in the morning, two in the afternoon, and two at night.
How long does it take to work?
Research suggests that maximal increases in carnosine happen within four weeks. However, most athletes experience noticeable effects earlier than that.
What will BETA-7 do for bodybuilders and weight trainers?
Bodybuilders will be able to train with a higher volume of work. Delaying fatigue with BETA-7 will essentially help you rep out more sets. The greater the training volume, the greater the increase in muscle size.
I want to stack BETA-7 with something. What should it be?
Micronized German creatine is the perfect stacking agent for beta-alanine.
Is there any need to cycle BETA-7?
What are the possible side effects?
Regular beta-alanine in high doses sometimes causes a harmless flushing or tingling effect on the skin. The time-release technology used in BETA-7 solves this problem for the vast majority of users, although some sensitive athletes may still occasionally experience this effect.
Beta-alanine sounds great, but what's this L-alanine stuff some companies are selling?
L-alanine doesn't do anything; it's worthless. You want beta-alanine only; you want BETA-7 only.
There's no doubt that many athletes will continue to use banned substances to increase performance. But there's no need to break the law or risk your health to boost performance in your sport or in the gym.
Time-released BETA-7 — legal, highly effective performance enhancement for today's hardcore athlete.
Get some before your competition does.