Beta Alanine Powder
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Beta-Alanine is considered to be the 'new creatine' in sports performance; not because it can replace the proven strength/muscle builder, but because it is proven to boost performance and muscular endurance for high intensity exercise. Whereas creatine is considered ideal for boosting absolute strength, Beta-Alanine is considered ideal for the higher intensity rep ranges because of its ability to buffer lactic acid. Beta-Alanine is a non-essential amino acid that is used by muscle cells to synthesize carnosine which functions as a buffer for the hydrogen ions (acid) produced during strenuous exercise, thus helping to maintain optimum muscular pH. Clinical studies suggest that Beta-Alanine supplementation can delay muscle fatigue. Betancourt Nutrition uses trademarked Carnosyn® Beta-Alanine, the same material used in the studies to showcase Beta-Alanine's effectiveness. 1,600-3,200mg of Beta-Alanine is the ideal serving size.* Stellingwerff T. et al. Effect of two β-alanine dosing protocols on muscle carnosine synthesis and washout. Amino Acids. 2011 Aug 17. Beta-Alanine improves performance in football players and wrestlers.* Kern BD, et al. Effects of β-alanine supplementation on performance and body composition in collegiate wrestlers and football players. J Strength Cond Res. 2011 Jul;25(7):1804-15. Beta-Alanine improves time to exhaustion and muscle carnosine during high intensity exercise.* Artioli GG, et al. Role of beta-alanine supplementation on muscle carnosine and exercise performance. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010 Jun;42(6):1162-73. Beta-Alanine improves interval training performance in women.* Walther AA, et al. Six weeks of high-intensity interval training with and without beta-alanine supplementation for improving cardiovascular fitness in women. J Strength Cond Res. 2010 May;24(5):1199-207. Show less
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*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Take one or two servings 20-30 minutes prior to training with juice or a pre-workout sports drink. Take one serving twice daily on non-training days as well, with or without food. Begin with one-half serving twice daily to assess your tolerance as beta alanine may produce a slight and harmless flushing and/or prickly sensation that will subside within minutes of use. WARNING: If you are pregnant, nursing or taking any medications, consult your doctor before use. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if any adverse reactions occur.