Beta-alanine is an amino acid often found in pre-workout supplements and intra-workout formulas. It is classed as a non-essential amino acid (because the body can create it) but it still makes sense to take a beta-alanine supplement in order to make the most of everything this amino acid can offer the body during training.
Beta-alanine combines with l-histidine in the body to form carnosine which is then concentrated within muscle tissue. A high concentration of carnosine in the muscles can boost muscular endurance, helping your muscle tissue work harder and for a longer time period. Carnosine (created by beta-alanine) has also been shown to buffer lactic acid build up, warding off fatigue and soreness.
Some people find that taking beta-alanine, either as a single supplement or as an ingredient within a pre-workout or intra-workout, can cause a tingling feeling and mild redness (this is often felt on the scalp and hairline). This is completely normal and to be expected. It is not harmful and is a natural response by the body to beta-alanine supplementation.
Beta Alanine benefits
Muscle endurance, energy, pre-workout, lactic acid buffer.
Beta-alanine is a popular ingredient in pre-workout and intra (during) workout supplements. It will give you an enhanced sense of energy, mental focus and drive, enabling you to train for longer, lift heavier and attack your training with more intensity. It boosts muscular endurance and buffers lactic acid, helping you to feel less tired and sore between workouts.
Beta Alanine dosage and suggested use
As a dietary supplement, mix (1.5g) beta-alanine powder with 50ml of water or non acidic juice 1-3 times daily or as required. Best taken pre-workout or as an intra-workout mix. We recommend that you cycle the use of beta-alanine, using it for 4 to 6 weeks before a break of 1-2 weeks of non-use.