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What is Beta Alanine

What is Beta Alanine

Sep 28th 2020

What is Beta-Alanine

Beta-alanine is a non-essential amino acid, and has to be obtained through your diet. Most people experience tingles when taking beta alanine; this is normal. 

Beta-alanine is more useful to your body when combined with histidine because together, they create carnosine.

Carnosine is a lactic-acid buffer and deposited into cells for when the body needs to respond to changes in pH levels in the muscles.

You are probably familiar with the effects of acid build up in the muscles. Painful, it can reduce your endurance and stamina and challenge recovery.

When this happens, the body calls on carnosine stores to assist. Carnosine blocks the process of glycolysis which is responsible for the production of lactic acid.

Beta-Alanine Promotes Concentrated Carnosine Storage

Having carnosine readily available for the body is crucial to improved endurance, performance and recovery--especially during high intensity and demanding training.

You may be asking yourself, why not just take carnosine, then?

Good question. 

The answer is because the body cannot directly store carnosine.

If taken directly, carnosine is broken down in the gastrointestinal tract. But when beta alanine is taken with histidine, the conversion occurs post digestion and bypasses the tract so the body can absorb and store carnosine. The conversion process is necessary for the body to properly absorb carnosine.

So if you're looking to increase your carnosine production, take a supplement with beta-alanine.

MRI Black Powder Has Carnosyn®

Every scoop of MRI Performance Black Powder contains 2,000mg of Carnosyn® (beta-alanine). 

Carnosyn® is the only beta-alanine that has successfully obtained NDI and self-affirmed GRAS status.

From the makers: 

“The patented use of beta-alanine has resulted in a significant advancement in muscle performance technology. CarnoSyn® and SR CarnoSyn® beta-alanine have been proven effective in over 55 scientific studies, 15 of which have been published in peer-reviewed journals."

Studied and backed by science, the kind of beta-alanine matters.

Now that you know, get the right pre-workout so you can build improve performance, endurance and build muscle.

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