Beta-Alanine Increases Carnosine

Beta-Alanine Increases Carnosine What level of performance benefits can you expect after supplementing with 3.2 grams of beta-alanine every day for 12 weeks? A study published in the journal Amino Acids offers interesting insight into this popular sports nutrition ingredient.

Compared to what they could accomplish before supplementing, and also to subjects who received a placebo, elderly females and males who supplemented with beta-alanine had about 80% more carnosine in their gastrocnemius muscles and were able to exercise 36% longer in a constant load time-to-exhaustion test.

True Strength Moment: If it produced these results for older people, imagine what beta-alanine has to offer younger very active adults who are determined to chase down ambitious performance goals. For more insight into beta-alanine's effect on muscle carnosine, see today's Performance Blog at
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