Beta Alanine by AI Sports Nutrition
Naturally Occurring Beta Amino Acid
Precursor Of Carnosine
Beta-Alanine is the rate-limiting precursor of carnosine (meaning carnosine levels are limited by the amount of available beta-alanine). Beta-alanine’s ability to increase intramuscular carnosine concentrations is where it derives its ergogenic properties. After 10 weeks of supplementing with beta-alanine, the increase in intramuscular carnosine was an average of 80.1%.
A lot of talk about carnosine, and we still haven’t discussed what it does. Carnosine is a dipeptide, consisting of the amino acids beta-alanine and histidine.
Carnosine has a plethora of benefits:
Carnosine can oppose glycation (2,3) – meaning it prevents the formation of AGEs (Advanced Glycation end products. Why is this important? While some AGEs are benign, others are implicated in many age-related chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, cancer, neuropathy, and deafness.
Carnosine acts as an antioxidant – carnosine has been proven to scavenge reactive oxygen species (ROS)
Because of its antiglycation, antioxidant, and chelation properties, carnosine supplements have been proposed as a general anti-aging therapy.
Has the ability to stabilize muscular pH by soaking up fatigue causing hydrogen ions. This allows you to train for longer durations without getting tired.
As you can see, it is definitely worth it to supplement with beta-alanine, even if your main reason for taking it isn’t muscle gain.
AI Sports Nutrition Beta Alanine
Serving Size: 1 Scoop (1,000mg)
Servings Per Container: 300
Amount Per Serving:
Beta Alanine 1,000mg*
*Daily Value not established
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 1 scoop (1,000 mg) 2-3 times daily.
WARNING: Not for use by individuals under the age of 18 years. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Consult a physician before using this or any product if you have, or have a family history of, including but not limited to high blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmias, heart, liver, kidney, thyroid, or psychiatric disease, phenochromacytoma, diabetes, asthma, recurrent head aches, anemia, nervousness, anxiety, depression or other psychiatric condition, peptic ulcers, Parkinson's disease, glaucoma, difficulty in urinating, prostate enlargement, or seizure disorder, or if you are using a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or any other dietary supplement, prescription drug, or over-the-counter drug containing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or phenylpropanolamine (ingredients found in certain allergy, asthma, cough or cold, and weight control products). Do not exceed recommended serving. Exceeding recommended serving may cause serious adverse health effects, including heart attack and stroke. Discontinue use and call a physician or licensed qualified health care professional immediately if you experience rapid heartbeat, dizziness, severe headache, shortness of breath, or other similar symptoms. Keep out of reach of children.