Beta alanine is an amino acid and the main component of carnosine. The availability of carnosine in the muscles is linked to an adequate supply of beta alanine. For this reason, beta alanine is a popular supplement in sports nutrition, which is often taken in combination with creatine before, but also after training.
Beta alanine is enriched with a vitamin B complex, which among other things contributes to a normal energy metabolism and to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
What can I expect from Beta Alanine?
Beta alanine is a very effective supplement (sports nutrition), which is preferably supplemented during training times in order to optimize the availability of carnosine in the muscles. This beta alanine formula with the vitamin B complex can reduce your symptoms of tiredness.
If you do strength, speed strength or endurance training, beta alanine is equally suitable for you, especially when you combine it with creatine powder or creatine capsules to replenish creatine stores at the same time.
Beta alanine does not contain any significant amounts of nutrients and therefore no building material for new muscles. The overall effect of beta alanine therefore also depends on your eating habits and the use of additional supplements (high-quality protein, fast amino acids). Proteins are involved in building and maintaining muscle. You should therefore also supply yourself with fast (especially in the morning after getting up, before and after training) and slow proteins.
Functionality and mode of action of beta alanine:
Beta alanine is the biogenic amine of aspartic acid, a proteinogenic non-essential amino acid. Together with the amino acid histidine, beta alanine forms the di-peptide carnosine. Carnosine can be found in increased concentrations in the muscles and is an important buffer substance for lactic acid. Lactic acid or its salts and esters, the lactates, are increasingly formed during intense exercise. If the lactate formation exceeds the lactate breakdown (anaerobic threshold), the muscles become acidic and performance can only be maintained for a short time. This is where beta alanine comes into play, as the buffer substance carnosine depends largely on the supply of beta alanine and histidine, which makes beta alanine a popular sports supplement.
Beta alanine is functionally enhanced with a vitamin B complex consisting of folic acid, niacin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. This complex contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue as well as the normal function of the immune system. The vitamins B6, B12 and niacin also support the normal functioning of the energy metabolism and the nervous system. Folic acid has a positive effect on normal amino acid synthesis, while vitamin B6 influences normal protein and glycogen metabolism and the regulation of hormonal activity.
Peak Beta Alanine is therefore a highly functional supplement with many beneficial properties. The use of beta alanine in combination with creatine seems to be particularly promising, which is why these two substrates embody the main ingredients of common pre-workout supplements.
||Per serving (5 capsules)
* NRV: nutrient reference values