Beta-Alanine (click here for the products) is a non-essential amino acid which is not used in the biosynthesis of any important proteins or enzymes. But it has a special role ( keep reading)
It is a component of the naturally occurring peptides carnosine and anserine
You want Beta Alanine because being a precursor of carnosine. The less beta-alanine your body has available the less carnosine will be able to produce.
Carnosine is a vital metabolic buffer in skeletal muscle, it keeps the acidity base in the muscular tissue at correct values. This is important because when exercising the body will produce hydrogen ions which triggers the lactic acidity production since there is a high need for energy.
During intense activities the lactate is produced faster than the muscles’s ability to remove it, causing the lactate concentrations to rise. The side effect of this is premature fatigue.
In other words if you could find a way to improve carnosine production, you could add extra reps to your bench and better times on your running too.
And because you can stimulate even better your muscle fibers you can grow faster.
Supplementation with beta-alanine has been shown to increase the concentration of carnosine in muscles, and that’s where things become interesting.
All you have to do is take between 2 and 6 grams.
Our recommendation is 2 grams before workout and 2 grams after mixed in your protein shake/or any type of drink (without alcohol)
If consumed daily the carnosine levels in your body will remain elevated.