Beta Alanine Powder
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.
Potential Benefits of Beta-Alanine Supplementation
- 1,600-3,200mg of Beta-Alanine is the ideal serving size.†
Stellingwerff T. et al. Effect of two Beta-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 Beta-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
†These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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.
If you are pregnant, nursing or taking any medications, consult your doctor before use. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if adverse reactions occur.