BETA-Alanine is a clean and simple supplement that will increase muscular
endurance during short to mid-range, high intensity training. It is ideal for athletes wanting to squeeze a few extra reps out of a 10+ rep set or a few more meters / calories from their short interval sprints.
BETA-Alanine is a modified version of the amino acid alanine. It can be made in the liver and is then transported via the blood to the muscle cells for carnosine production
We need to top up the BETA-Alanine we make by getting it in the diet. BETA-Alanine is found in foods like meat and fish
Research shows that supplementing the diet with an additional 6g/day BETA-Alanine increases muscle carnosine levels resulting in an increase in muscular endurance from acid buffering
When training at high intensity, we rely on anaerobic metabolism to provide energy.
A byproduct of this is lactic acid which, if intensity is high enough, will build up in the muscle cells