Beta-alanine is a non-protein amino acid that is used in the body by muscle cells. Available in capsule or powder form, beta-alanine supplements:
Acts as a natural precursor to carnosine.**
May help enhance athletic performance.**
Are a popular pre- and post-workout addition for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.**
What is Beta-Alanine?
Beta-alanine is a non-protein amino acid that is readily used by the muscle cells. It is non-essential, meaning the body can create it on its own, and is one of 5 beta-amino acids found in all mammals. This water-soluble amino acts as a precursor to pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5) and, more notably, the amino acid carnosine.** When ingested, beta-alanine is primarily distributed to the muscles and brain tissues.
Beta-alanine has become a popular supplement for athletes due to its benefits during strenuous exercise.** For some, beta-alanine helps to enhance exercise performance, acting as a buffer for hydrogen ions and delaying muscle fatigue.** It is also favored for its precursor activity for carnosine, which offers antioxidant activity.** Beta-alanine supplements are often paired with creatine by fitness enthusiasts in the search for a super-charged workout.**
Piping Rock offers this amino acid in two forms: quick release capsules and easy-to-mix, vegetarian-friendly powdered form. Beta-alanine may cause a harmless, temporary tingling sensation (or “flush”) effect on the skin for some individuals. Taking beta-alanine supplements requires a specialized regimen on exercise days and rest days, so note the individual directions on each bottle for optimal results.
Directions for Use
Always consult with your trusted healthcare provider prior to adding any dietary supplement to your daily regimen. It is important to note that individuals should start with a small serving of beta-alanine then gradually increase dosage to assess tolerance. If you are pregnant, nursing or taking any medications, consult your doctor before use. If any adverse reactions occur, immediately stop using this product and consult your doctor.