High Intensity Recovery
Beta-Alanine is very effective in maximizing workout potential. Studies have shown that Beta-Alanine increases muscle carnosine which helps delay fatigue and support athletic performance. Adding Beta-Alanine to your workout regimen also helps maintain maximum power output during high-intensity exercise.
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• 1500mg Beta-Alanine
• Typically used as a pre-workout or in conjunction with a pre-workout
A More In-depth Look At Ultimate Nutrition Beta-Alanine
The use of Beta-Alanine to increase muscle Carnosine offers a way to increase anaerobic exercise potential and, is likely to add to the effects of Creatine in some exercise settings.
First discovered in the early 1900s, Beta-Alanine and Histidine are the two components of Carnosine. Histidine is already present in large quantity within skeletal muscles, so it is Beta-Alanine that acts as the rate-limiting factor in Carnosine conversion.
A buildup of metabolic waste limits muscle contraction, with Hydrogen ions being the worst. This is primarily true of our fast fibers, which are most sensitive to Hydrogen ions and extremely susceptible to fatigue. If the Hydrogen ions can be buffered, muscle strength can be maintained for a longer time before fatigue sets in. This means that anyone involved in an exercise where lactic acid buildup is the limiting factor, including bodybuilders, stands to benefit from beta-alanine. In the gym, this may translate into more reps with a given weight.
Carnosine is very effective at buffering the Hydrogen ions responsible for producing the lactic acid burn. Studies have shown that increasing muscle Carnosine by supplementing Beta-Alanine may delay fatigue and improve the muscular aspects of athletic performance.
Research also indicates that Beta-Alanine increases lactate threshold improves the ability to maintain maximal power output during high-intensity exercise and decreases neuromuscular fatigue. By elevating Carnosine level, it may protect against damage to nerves, letting them fire at a faster rate than if they are injured. For example, instead of one's body operating at 80% the day after exercise, Carnosine may help it perform closer to the best possible levels. This is mainly useful for athletes who are constantly using the same muscles, without the ability to take a break and recover for a few days.
One study compared orally administered Beta-Alanine in 10, 20, and 40 mg/kg levels to humans, and found that less than 5% was excreted in the urine, and that in the above amounts, increases in muscle Carnosine stores were 42.1, 64.2 and 65.8%, respectively.
In addition, workout volume increased by 13% after four weeks, and 16.2% after 10 weeks. This suggests that for a 220 lbs athlete, 4g per day is more than enough. Real-world feedback, in addition to dozens of human studies on strength, endurance, strength/endurance, and power/endurance athletes shows increases in muscular strength, size, workout volume, and general work capacity of all three types of muscle fibers.
Recommended Use and Supplement Facts
Take 1 serving with an 8 oz. glass of water two times daily. On workout days, we recommend you take 1 serving approximately 30 minutes before your workout.