Yes, the exaggeration photo use in this article was merely use to grab your attention. Pre workout itch is a side effect that many people experience before they start to workout. Beta-alanine, a common ingredient in pre-workout supplements that can give you an itchy feeling on your skin especially when you first start taking it.
Some people may also experience an allergic reaction to beta-alanine, which can cause hives and swelling of the face, neck and throat. This is a rare side effect that has been reported in some individuals who have taken beta-alanine supplements in the past.
However, according to a study of beta-alanine from the data available to date concluded that β-alanine supplementation elicits a significant ergogenic effect on high-intensity exercise, particularly in exercise capacity tests and measures, and where the exercise lasts between 1 and 4 min
Here are 5 ways to Get Rid of Pre-workout Itch:
1 The most common way to get rid of this itchiness is by taking antihistamine medication or using an over the counter antihistamine cream
2) Try going for a jog or doing some light exercise
3) Take a break from taking beta-alanine for a few days and see if your skin starts to clear up
4) Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated during workouts, as this will help with any dehydration that may be causing the itchiness
5) Try switching out your pre-workout supplement for one that doesn’t contain beta-alanine, such as Nitrix or C4 Extreme by Cellucor.
6) Try using a different pre-workout supplement altogether, such as nitric oxide boosters like Nitrix or Volx Tech Nitro by Gaspari
7) Finally, if you have access to a pool, take an Epsom salt bath before your workout and apply anti-itch cream afterwards
This is any form medical advice. If you have serious symptoms you should contact your doctor or physician immediately!