What is Beta Alanine powder?
Beta alanine aids in the synthesis of L-carnosine, an amino acid that benefits strength athletes like bodybuilders and powerlifters.
Studies have demonstrated that beta alanine significantly raises the level of carnosine in the blood, reducing levels of lactic acid in the body during exercise. It acts as a buffering agent and cushions muscle tissue from acidity, so beta alanine supplementation can aid physical performance by increasing the lactate threshold.
Beta alanine is the only naturally occurring beta amino acid in the human body, a constituent of both L-Carnosine and Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5).
Why not just take carnosine instead of Beta Alanine?
Carnosine is metabolized in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract into its constituent amino acids, beta alanine and histidine. Almost instantly, carnosine is either eliminated or broken down. These two amino acids are then brought into the muscle and reassembled back into carnosine through the enzyme carnosine synthetase.
From both an efficiency and a financial standpoint, it makes sense to take beta alanine directly. Large amounts of carnosine would need to be taken in order to achieve the concentrations resulting from beta alanine supplementation.
Beta alanine may be beneficial in boosting endurance and physical performance during weight training and other strenuous exercise programs.
Beta Alanine boosts levels of Carnosine in the blood. Carnosine is highly concentrated in muscle and brain tissue and is an important precursor for generating the vasodilator nitric oxide (Wikipedia). Vasodilation is a widening of the blood vessels, allowing expanded and increased blood flow during exercise.
Purity and Concentration
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Potential Side Effects of Beta Alanine
Beta alanine taken in high servings can cause paraesthesia (a tingling sensation, most notably in the face and hands). Overuse may also include gastric upset, dizziness or vomiting.
Bioavailability, Mixing and Solubility of Beta Alanine
Beta Alanine has almost no taste and dissolves quickly in water. Mix with water or add beta alanine to juice or smoothies.
References & Further Research
American Physiological Society: Beta alanine supplementation augments carnosine content and attenuates fatigue in trained sprinters
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