HPLC certified Beta Alanine
What is Beta Alanine?
Beta alanine is classified as a non essential amino acid and is the one and only naturally occurring beta type of amino acid. Unlike the regular amino acid alanine, beta alanine is not considered a building block of protein.
The most natural way to get your beta alanine is through eating protein rich foods such as red meats, chicken, pork and seafood.
What are the benefits/uses?
Beta Alanine may be the best muscle building supplement to use during your workouts. Beta Alanine has the ability to buffer lactic acid buildup so that the PH level in your muscle stays in a range where the muscle can continue working. What does this mean? It means you can crank out a few extra reps and push your muscles harder.
The greatest thing about Beta Alanine is that it is so effective. Many supplements a person can take aren't very bio-available, meaning that the body doesn't absorb and utilize them very well. But Beta Alanine is the exact opposite. Studies have shown that supplementing with Beta Alanine can raise Carnosine levels in muscle tissue by up to 65%. That's incredible, especially if you know anything about supplements. I've never studied another supplement that has that much effect inside the body. And the greatest thing about Beta Alanine is that it's a natural amino acid, and doesn't come with a wide range of side effects like a lot of other muscle enhancing drugs.
When we exercise, especially when it’s high intensity exercise, our bodies accumulate a large amount of hydrogen ions (H+), causing our muscles’ pH to drop (become more acidic). This process is occurring whether you feel a burn or not.
The breakdown of ATP and the subsequent rise in H+ concentrations occur in all of our energy systems but H+ buildup is most prevalent in an energy system called glycolysis, which also produces lactic acid. At physiological pH, lactic acid dissociates H+ and is the primary source of released H+ ions during exercise, causing pH to drop. It is the released H+ from lactic acid that causes muscular performance problems, not the leftover lactate ions as many incorrectly believe. While lactic acid is the primary source of released H+, it is not the only source. H+ ions are also being released at a rapid rate when you break down the high energy compound ATP during exercise. With the presence of many sources during energy production releasing H+, pH quickly drops as does muscular performance, slowing progress and lean muscle gains.
Supplementing with beta-alanine for just 4 weeks, can increase carnosine concentration by 42-65%. Longer beta-alanine studies going up to 10-12 weeks, show carnosine concentrations increased up to 80%. This is a tremendous increase in an already powerful intracellular buffer. It is this large increase in buffering capacity within our muscles that is largely responsible for the strength, lean body mass, power and muscular endurance gains that researchers are seeing from beta-alanine studies.
Research has shown that you can take an amount between 3.2 grams and 6.4 grams per day to significantly boost carnosine levels and improve performance or as directed by your physician. Mix for 20-30 seconds using a shaker cup or mix thoroughly with a spoon. May not mix very easily. May be hygroscopic and may clump during shipment. This does not affect the efficacy of the product; just the texture. Try mixing in sport drink or anything with a ph less than water to improve mixability. It may be necessary to let it sit for awhile.
Any Side Effects?
Beta alanine is a very safe supplement but does have some possible side effects such as a mild tingling sensations and skin flushing. These side effects are typically felt in the extremities such as the arms, hands and feet. These side effects of beta alanine are for the most part temporary and tend to diminish the longer you take the supplement. If you continue to experience these side effects you should experiment with lowering the dosage.
As with any supplement it is important to understand the possible benefits and risks, and it is for this reason you should always consult your doctor prior to starting. For the majority of users beta alanine will be a real benefit to their workouts and will give them little to no problems.
Shelf Life: This product will retain a 2 year shelf life from the date of manufacturer if properly sealed and stored in a dry, cool environment outside of direct sunlight.
Why Muscle Feast, LLC?
We guarantee our supplements to be the freshest and purest available: Muscle Feast, LLC supplements are manufactured under the strictest HACCP, FDA, and Kosher standards, producing the highest quality and purest supplements available. Our raw ingredients undergo state of the art analysis to ensure zero impurities and strict adherence to product labeling. When it comes to price and quality you can't beat Muscle Feast. We guarantee it!
Important facts you should know about our supplements:
-Laboratory tested for purity
-Strict adherence to GmP, HACCP and Kosher standards
-Licensed and regularly inspected by The Ohio Department of Agriculture
-Freshly manufactured - not expired or closeout
-Spoon mixes with no gritty taste or residue
-Backed by the Muscle Feast 30-day money back guarantee
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How can our Quality be so high and our prices so low?
We are able to keep our pricing so low because we are a relatively small manufacturer with very low overhead and we sell direct to the public. We source the same great suppliers used by more popular brands.
This product is very hygroscopic