Put Beta-Alanine To The Test

Put Beta-Alanine To The Test Beta-alanine has a reputation for helping active adults make the most of short duration high-intensity exercise. A study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism looks at what competitive athletes might have to gain by using this popular amino acid ingredient.

Researchers had athletes experienced with rowing 2000 meters supplement with 80 mg per kg of body weight for 28 days. Others received a placebo. Although beta-alanine improved race times by 2.9 seconds, and increased power output at 750 meter and 1000 meter splits, scientists felt these results were inconclusive.

True Strength Moment: In this study, a 185 pound athlete would have been consuming 6.72 grams of beta-alanine a day. The generally recommended daily dose is 3.2 grams. If you decide to put this ingredient to the test, be aware that a slight tingling on the lips and face is normal. The sensation fades away with continued use.
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