Beta-Alanine is considered to be the 'new creatine' in sports performance; not because it can replace the proven strength/muscle builder, but because it is proven to boost performance and muscular endurance for high intensity exercise. Whereas creatine is considered ideal for boosting absolute strength, Beta-Alanine is considered ideal for the higher intensity rep ranges because of its ability to buffer lactic acid. Beta-Alanine is a non-essential amino acid that is used by muscle cells to synthesize carnosine which functions as a buffer for the hydrogen ions (acid) produced during strenuous exercise, thus helping to maintain optimum muscular pH. Clinical studies suggest that Beta-Alanine supplementation can delay muscle fatigue.
Betancourt Nutrition uses trademarked Carnosyn® Beta-Alanine, the same material used in the studies to showcase Beta-Alanine's effectiveness.
Take one or two servings 20-30 minutes prior to training, with juice or a pre-workout sports drink. Take one serving twice daily on non-training days as well, with or without food. Begin with one-half serving twice daily to assess your tolerance as beta alanine may produce a slight and harmless flushing and/or prickly sensation that will subside within minutes of use.
If you are pregnant, nursing or taking any medications, consult your doctor before use. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if any adverse reactions occur. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool dry place.