ATP Science Beta-Alanine is a pure powder designed to enhance carnosine synthesis to buffer lactic acid and enhance exercise performance whilst offering muscle-specific antioxidant benefits. Beta-Alanine is perfect for addition to pre or intra-workout products to boost carnosine levels.
- Boost Muscle Carnosine Levels.
- Buffer Lactic Acids.
- Intramuscular Antioxidant.
- Enhance Exercise Performance.
ATP Science Beta Alanine is a pure Beta Alanine powder containing no gluten or sugar, and is GMO free and 100% vegan-friendly. Beta Alanine is one of the two precursors to Carnosine, a dipeptide that is found in high concentrations in skeletal muscle cells1.
Carnosine is also made up of the essential amino acid histidine, though Beta Alanine is believed to be the amino acid that tends to limit the amount of carnosine that we can synthesize. Therefore, it is no surprise that supplementing with Beta Alanine leads to elevations carnosine levels. Carnosine is believed to be an intracellular (inside the cell) pH regulator, helping to keep the pH more alkaline.
This may be how Beta Alanine supplementation enhances performance in exercises lasting from 0.5 to 10 minutes. Interestingly, and if you feel like experimenting, co-supplementation with sodium bicarbonate was shown to be more advatageous, perhaps by acting as an extracellular buffer. Though you may wish to use potassium bicarbonate if your dietary sodium intake is already high enough.
Beta Alanine may cause a tingling sensation in the skin. This is caused by a harmless nerve irritation. If this effect is pronounced, you can try smaller doses more frequently in order to achieve the required daily dosage2. It has also been demonstrated that the beneficial effects of supplementation are more pronounced in non-trained individuals, and tend to increase with age.
ATP Science Beta Alanine is a great addition to any serious trainers supplementation range. If you're looking for a nutritional advantage, look no further than ATP Science Beta Alanine.
- Saunders B et al. β-alanine supplementation to improve exercise capacity and performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2017 Vol 51 p.658-669
- Trexler E.T., et al. International society of sports nutrition position stand: Beta-Alanine. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 2015 Vol 12
How to Use ATP Science Beta Alanine
For optimal results take 4-6 grams daily. Divided doses of 1.6 grams throughout the day will assist in preventing tingling sensations in the skin.
ATP Science Beta Alanine Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1.2g