Beta Alanine is an amino acid which is used by bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts to prevent the buildup of acids within the muscle which causes fatigue. Beta Alanine acts as a pH buffer prolonging the onset of fatigue.
100 Grams of Pure Beta Alanine
Dosage Reccommendation: 2 Grams Pre-Workout or Exercise. ( Scooper Included )
(For beginners it is recomended to start with 1 Gram and gauge tolerance)
Side Effects: Mild tingling feeling is common. This side effect is temporary and completely harmless.
In Depth Description:
β-Alanine (or beta-alanine) is a naturally occurring beta amino acid, which is an amino acid in which the amino group is at the β-position from the carboxylate group. The IUPAC name for β-alanine is 3-aminopropanoic acid. Unlike its counterpart α-alanine, β-alanine has no stereocenter.
β-Alanine is not used in the biosynthesis of any major proteins or enzymes. It is formed in vivo by the degradation of dihydrouracil and carnosine. It is a component of the naturally occurring peptides carnosine and anserine and also of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), which itself is a component of coenzyme A. Under normal conditions, β-alanine is metabolized into acetic acid.
β-Alanine is the rate-limiting precursor of carnosine, which is to say carnosine levels are limited by the amount of available β-alanine. Supplementation with β-alanine has been shown to increase the concentration of carnosine in muscles, decrease fatigue in athletes and increase total muscular work done.