What is Beta-Alanine Powder?
Beta-Alanine is a modified version of the non-essential amino acid Alanine. However, Beta-Alanine is one of the non-essential amino acids that the body does not use to synthesize protein; instead, it produces carnosine, which is then stored in skeletal muscles. However, Beta-Alanine is produced naturally by the body and is found in muscles and the brain. Beta-Alanine is also found in foods such as meat and fish. An increase in carnosine creates an increase in antioxidant activity as well as improved muscle production.
Beta-Alanine Benefits may include:
- Enhanced Endurance†
- Decreased Muscle Fatigue†
- Improved Physical Performance†
How Does Beta-Alanine Work?
Supplementing Beta-Alanine is believed to increase and store carnosine in skeletal muscles, helping to reduce acid levels within said muscles, then decreasing fatigue during exercise. Carnosine itself is a dipeptide; high amounts are commonly found in skeletal muscles and in both the brain and the heart muscle. The increase of carnosine through beta-alanine in the cells may protect against diet-induced drops of pH (which occurs from ketone production in ketosis), while also protecting the body from exercise-induced lactic acid production. During exercise, carnosine activates the process of Glycolysis, the process where glucose breaks down. The glucose that has broken down then turns into lactic acid, which subsequently produces hydrogen ions. This lactic acid production then causes muscles to become more acidic due to the hydrogen ions reducing the pH level in muscles. The onset of muscle fatigue begins as the acidity blocks the breakdown of glucose, which inhibits the muscle's ability to contract. Beta-Alanine works with carnosine to buffer against the lactic acid created as a result of Glycolysis.
Directions & Allergens
As a dietary supplement, take one serving (1 capsule), 1 - 2 times daily, once 15-30 minutes prior to exercise and again immediately after exercise.
Vegetarian Cellulose (capsules).
This product contains no Soy, Dairy, Dairy byproducts, Eggs, Fish, Shellfish, Wheat, Gluten, Tree Nuts, or Sesame Seeds.
This is a NON-GMO ingredient manufactured using organic starting ingredients.
Store in a cool, dry place. Re-seal bottle immediately after use to preserve freshness.
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Statements & Warnings †
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.
Keep out of the reach of children. Do not take this or any other supplement if under the age of 18, pregnant or nursing a baby, or if you have any known or suspected medical conditions and/or taking prescription drug(s) or OTC medication(s). Always consult with a qualified health physician before taking any new dietary supplement.