What is Beta Alanine?
Beta Alanine is a naturally occurring non-essential beta amino acid
How does Beta Alanine work?
Carnosine is synthesized in skeletal muscle from L-histidine and Beta Alanine- amino acids. Elevated muscle carnosine levels have been associated with increased tolerance to muscular fatigue during exercise.
What does Beta Alanine do?
Supplementation with beta alanine has been shown to increase muscle carnosine content and therefore total muscle buffering capacity, with the potential to improve physical performance during high-intensity exercise. Studies on beta alanine supplementation and exercise performance have demonstrated improvements in performance during multiple bouts of high-intensity exercise and in single bouts of exercise lasting more than 60 seconds.
Does it have any side-effects?
Beta Alanine may cause a small tingling effect in the skin, which usually wears off after a few minutes
Do I need to take it every day?
Aim to consume 3.2g of Beta Alanine per day, 2 tablets, twice per day.
I’m an endurance athlete, will Beta Alanine help me?
Beta Alanine supplementation has been shown to enhance time trial performance which may reflect in certain aspects of endurance performance. Power based athletes may also benefit from Beta Alanine supplementation