Enhance exercise endurance and maximise training performance
β-Alanine boosts exercise performance by reducing feelings of fatigue allowing athletes to exercise at a high intensity for longer.
β-Alanine is a non-essential amino acid; it is the only naturally occurring beta amino acid. It is produced in small amounts in the body and its main function is to act as a precursor to synthesise intramuscular carnosine. Carnosine acts as a buffer for maintaining muscle pH during high intensity exercise, delaying muscular fatigue. Elevated levels of carnosine in the muscle may maintain longer periods of high intensity exercise.
Why choose β-Alanine?
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is the main source of energy for working muscles. For intense physical activity like sprinting or gym exercise, ATP is primarily derived from glycolysis. During the breakdown of ATP there is a subsequent rise in the concentration of Hydrogen ions (H+) that leads to a decrease in muscle pH. When muscle pH decreases the ability of the muscle to contract diminishes, leading to a reduction in exercise intensity. This reduction in exercise intensity hampers an athlete’s ability to exercise to their maximum potential.
β-Alainine can be used by athletes to enhance exercise performance. β-Alainine can increase the level of intramuscular carnosine, improving the muscle’s buffering capacity and reducing fatigue. This allows athletes to train longer at a higher intensity.
Serving size: 3 g
Servings per container: 83
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|g = gram, † = Not specified, EU RDA = European Recommended Daily Allowance|
No artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Suitable for Vegetarians.
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Loading phase: Take 2 grams, three times a day i.e. 6 g in total as daily intake for 21 days.
Maintenance phase: Take 1 serving of 3 g once a day or 1 serving of 1.5 g twice daily.
Note: Scoop is not included