Beta Alanine

Beta alanine is a nonessential amino acid naturally present in animal meats and produced in the liver. It combines with the amino acid histidine to form carnosine. It is a compound in skeletal muscle that reduces fatigue during high-intensity exercise by buffering the drop in pH due to hydrogen ions that are produced when glycogen is broken down to lactic acid. As such, increasing carnosine levels in skeletal muscle via beta alanine supplementation would benefit activity that relies on glycolysis for energy such as weight lifting, football, soccer, and rowing. Daily intake of 4 to 6 grams over 4 to 10 weeks has been shown to elevate muscular carnosine levels significantly among trained athletes and untrained individuals with wide variation in the degree of increase (Baguet et al.., 2009; Harris et al., 2006; Trexler et al., 2015) This is found in our BOOST and HOLESHOT PRE-WORKOUT supplements.