Beta alanine is a functional β-amino acid in capsules, which, combined with l-histidine, contributes to carnosine (beta-alanine-l-histidine) production.
Beta alanine is a nutritional supplement widely used by athletes and bodybuilders to improve performance. This nonessential amino acid occurs naturally in the body and is also found in foods such as chicken, beef, pork and fish. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, the primary fuel for muscle growth. Beta alanine alone, however, cannot be turned into a protein. Its role is to promote high intramuscular concentrations of carnosine, a small molecule composed of the amino acids histidine and alanine. Carnosine acts as a buffering agent that helps maintain an optimal muscle pH range which delays the onset of muscular failure.
Benefits of Beta-Alanine as supported by Scientific Studies:
- boosts explosive muscular strength and power output.
- increases muscle mass.
- boosts muscular anaerobic endurance.
- increases aerobic endurance.
- increases exercise capacity so you can train harder and longer.