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 Powder 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
Unflavored: As a dietary supplement, take 1 leveled scoop (~1 gram) with 8 - 12 ounces of water or suitable beverage. Taken once 15 - 30 minutes prior to exercise and again immediately after exercise.
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 zipper 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.
I can’t say much for the long term effects, since I’ve just begun to use this brand of supplement. I can say that I do feel the tingle I have felt while using other pre-workout supplements. I like that I can get the benefit of beta alanine without having to consume the potentially insulin response causing artificial sweeteners, and other questionable junk that I have no use for.
G-d d-mn, son, I hope you're ready for some skin-flaying, hot fire-igniting, stupid effective workout supplementation, because this sh*t is the Real Deal. One of the only workout supplements on this planet that gives you effects you can actually feel. Take two scoops with water and wait 15 minutes. If you don't start moving, your f***in flesh is gonna feel like it's on actual fire, being stabbed from the insides with needles. The only solution? GET MOVING. This stuff will get your stupid ass out the door guaranteed. Once you're out there, you WILL notice an increase in your endurance and explosiveness, allowing you to rip out one last lap or one last rep with effective intensity. Which is what you came to this site for, right?
This is a great product.. I have been using for a year .... The endurance and energy is awesome as well as performing more reps without fatigue.. I love the tingling ... I would defiantly recommend this product.
I recommend this product from personal use. Understandably each person may have different reactions, me, personally have noticed that I feel better when training for longer periods of time. This is between Judo, Bjj and gym work and allows me to really expand all workouts