Product Focus: Pro Beta Alanine Supplement
Published at 8 Oct 2019

We take a closer look at and endurance essential


Beta Alanine is a non-essential amino acid - the only naturally occurring beta amino acid. The alpha form of alanine is found inlay foods, but Beta Alanine is made in the body. It is a breakdown product of the naturally occurring peptide Carnosine and is also a component of Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid).

Unlike Alpha-Alanine, Beta-Alanine plays no part in the making of enzymes or protein. What it does is to help concentrate high levels of Carnosine in the muscles: in other words it is a Carnosine Precursor. In doing this Beta Alanine provide high levels of energy helping support maximum muscular endurance and hence improved performance. 

The interest in muscle Carnosine levels arises from the fact that carnosine is known to be a powerful buffering agent. That is, it can neutralise acidity caused when lactic acid concentrations rise during intense exercise which is a contributing factor in muscular fatigue. 

Since Beta-Alanine is a rate limiting carnosine precursor, muscle carnosine levels are limited by the amount of Beta-Alanine available. 

Supplementing with Beta-Alanine significantly increases the Carnosine content of muscles, which is why Beta-Alanine has been how to decrease athletic fatigue and increase the amount of work that can be done by the muscles. 

The recommended dosage is between 1 and 1.5 grams and taken three or four times a day; ideally in a morning, before training and after. A period of about two weeks usage should deliver significant improvements.

It has been shown that Creatine Monohydrate and Beta-Alanine work effectively together to maintain maximum muscle output as well as promoting a healthy bodyweight.

Beta-Alanine appears to work synergistically with Creatine Monohydrate by augmenting strength gains. There is also increasing evidence that it can delay the onset of muscular fatigue during intense exercise. In an Americal study conclusions were drawn that Creatine combined with Beta-Alanine showed the best increase in lean muscle mass and reduction in body fat when compared to Creatine alone or a placebo.

A powerful combination!!

Our Beta-Alanine is pure powder (absolutely no other additives) and is available in a 400g pack, or you can try our Allsports:Power Muscle Booster (part of our Fit range) which combines Creatine Monohydrate with Beta-Alanine.


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