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9 Carnosyn Benefits + The Best Beta Alanine Pre-Workout

9 Carnosyn Benefits + The Best Beta Alanine Pre-Workout

Posted by MRI Performance on 19th Mar 2020

There’s a handful of supplements that stand out from the crowd and produce real, tangible results. Ingredients like creatine, nitric oxide boosters, betaine, and pre-workouts separate themselves from the pack. Make room for another supplement: CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine.

The bottom line is, all these supplements work, especially combined in a great pre-workout. With that in mind, let’s look at CarnoSyn benefits, including the best beta-alanine pre-workout.

What Is CarnoSyn Beta Alanine?

CarnoSyn is a patented and clinically studied form of beta-alanine. More than 55 studies prove the effectiveness of CarnoSyn beta-alanine. Also, it’s the only beta-alanine with both national and international certification. It’s been shown to be safe and effective.

Not to mention, it is the only beta-alanine that has been recognized by the FDA for New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) and Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS). (1) For a supplement to have any level of FDA recognition is a major accomplishment. This is especially true when you consider that the FDA usually portrays supplements in a negative light.

What is Generic Beta-Alanine?

Many pre-workouts contain beta-alanine. In fact, it’s become an expected ingredient. However, several pre-workouts use generic beta-alanine. This type is not researched, and it is not patented. Needless to say, it will not be as effective or as pure as patented CarnoSyn beta-alanine.

Black Powder Pre-Workout provides a maximum dose of 4g, which is one of the strongest doses of any pre-workout. To View Black Powder Pre-Workout, Click HERE.

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What Does Beta-Alanine Do?

Beta-alanine improves exercise endurance by reducing the buildup of lactic acid in the muscles. This reduces fatigue and allows you to knock out more reps by extending your strength and power during a training session.

Let’s look more closely at how it works.

First, it’s important to understand that beta-alanine is a non-essential amino acid that’s manufactured naturally in the body. Additionally, you can find it in certain meats as well as fish. Beta-alanine combines with histidine, another amino acid, to form carnosine, a dipeptide. To be clear, a dipeptide is exactly what the name implies, a bond of two amino acids.

So, to be clear beta-alanine + histidine creates carnosine. The primary role of carnosine is to buffer the buildup of lactic acid and muscle fatigue, improving endurance and recovery.

The thing is, natural production does not lead to levels that are high enough to be effective. Even eating a diet high in foods that contain beta-alanine will not produce enough to improve endurance and performance.

Let’s look at an example. We’ll look at a back workout. We’ll say your exercises are deadlifts, bent rows, and lat pulldowns. You’re doing 3 sets of each, with a target of 8 reps per set. You lift heavy and perform your reps explosively. You’ve warmed up, and you begin with your heaviest set first. 

You start strong but begin to get a little tired after deadlifts. Of course, bent rows will take more out of you. By the time you get through pulldowns, you will be fatigued, sore, and ready to move on. Maybe you missed some reps.

Could you have done your last few sets better?

The difference CarnoSyn can make is it will help you complete the final reps and sets. You will knock out a few more than you could otherwise. This means that you can maintain your strength levels longer than you thought possible. It should go without saying that more strength means more effective reps for a more productive workout.

Is CarnoSyn Better Than Beta Alanine?

There will always be a difference in the quality of a branded, patented ingredient when compared to a generic version. Simply put, generic beta-alanine quality cannot come close to patented beta-alanine. Makers of generic beta-alanine will of course claim their products have the exact same chemical structure. They will say their version is pure and has the same level of effectiveness.

Here’s the thing, those claims are not FDA-backed. Even more, generic beta-alanine does not have the research behind it. CarnoSyn beta-alanine has quite a few studies and 19 global patents.

How Beta-Alanine Benefits You

CarnoSyn beta-alanine has several impressive benefits for bodybuilders and other athletes. These benefits include:

  • Increased carnosine production. As noted, this reduces the buildup of lactic acid.
  • Improved in the gym endurance
  • Improved strength and power. This leads to more muscle growth.
  • Enhanced focus and clarity
  • Improved recovery

In addition, increased carnosine from beta-alanine supplementation provides the following benefits, even if you do not work out:

  • Supports cognitive health
  • Promotes heart health
  • Enhances immune system function
  • Promotes healthy bones

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Why Does Beta-Alanine Make You Itch?

The itchy sensation that occurs when using beta-alanine happens because certain groups of nerves are triggered that are associated with paresthesia.  This is a harmless, temporary effect of all forms of beta-alanine, CarnoSyn included.

It is common for pre-workouts to include beta-alanine, although not all use CarnoSyn beta-alanine and more than likely, one of the first things you noticed not long after taking it was a tingling, itching sensation. 

The fact is, the tingling and itching can serve to your advantage. It tells you your pre-workout is starting to kick in, ensuring you make the most of your training time.

Additionally, don’t let it lead you to choose a pre-workout with under-dosed beta-alanine. The clinical dose can range from 3.2g up to a high of 6.4g. Stay away from anything less.

Black Powder uses several patented ingredients besides CarnoSyn beta-alanine. For those that have a difficult time with the tingles, Black Powder gives you dosing flexibility. You can use 1 scoop, giving you a 2g dose of CarnoSyn. You can stay at that dosage, but ultimately you will get more benefit working up to the max 2 scoop dose.

At this level, you will get an exceptional 4g dose, right in the middle of the effective range.

CarnoSyn Beta-Alanine Research

CarnoSyn beta-alanine has been proven safe and effective in more than 55 scientific studies. Several studies show that supplementing with beta-alanine increases muscle carnosine levels. (2)

Here’s a look at one study:

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One study published in the Journal Nutrients gave test subjects a dose of 5g beta-alanine per day over 10 weeks. These subjects were engaged in an intense resistance training program.


At the end of the 4 weeks, test subjects given beta-alanine found an increase of muscle carnosine concentrations up to 80 percent.

What Is Creatine Beta-Alanine?

The term “creatine beta-alanine” refers to the comparisons of creatine to beta-alanine. Of course, creatine has been heavily researched and proven effective time and time again. As you may know, one of the things creatine does is increase strength and power. 

Research has shown that creatine combined with beta-alanine improves strength as well as body composition more than creatine does by itself.

While neither of these compounds directly burn fat, they support muscle growth by improving strength, power and endurance. Black Powder Pre-Workout combines creatine monohydrate,  CREATINE MagnaPowerbetaine anhydrous, and Carnosyn beta-alanine. As you can see, we take our pre-workout seriously! (3)

Is Beta Alanine A Pre-Workout?

CarnoSyn beta-alanine, or any form of beta-alanine, should be taken before your workout for best results. As a stand-alone ingredient, it can be considered a pre-workout. However, it’s usually used as part of a balanced pre-workout formula. 

A pre-workout without beta-alanine will not be as effective as a performance enhancer. You will see the difference when it comes to knocking out those last few reps.

What Is The Best Beta-Alanine Pre-Workout?

We think we’ve made it clear what the best pre-workout is. There’s only one answer: Black Powder Pre-Workout. Hands down, this is the best beta-alanine pre-workout. As detailed, there is a lot more to it than CarnoSyn beta alanine. 

The best pre-workouts should be balanced, fully transparent, and clinically dosed. Black Powder is all of these, and more. It offers flexible dosing based on personal tolerance and preferences.

One scoop provides effective doses and covers every aspect of an effective pre-workout. We have seen that Black Powder has a potent CarnoSyn beta-alanine complex that includes creatine and betaine. There’s also pump ingredients, and a targeted focus complex.

Not to be outdone, the energy complex includes 3 sources of caffeine plus elevATP. No pre-workout would be complete without an absorption enhancer, and Black Powder has bioperine black pepper. 

Finally, there’s even activated charcoal that acts as a detoxifier. If you bump up your serving to two scoops, you now have an overdosed powerhouse. Get ready for a serious workout experience!

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Stacking CarnoSyn Beta-Alanine

Since you take beta-alanine before a workout, you can stack it with any number of ingredients that may not be in the pre-workout formula you’re using. As you have seen, you might hear the term creatine beta-alanine referred to as a good pre-workout combination.

We have seen that Black Powder contains both Creatine MagnaPower and Carnosyn beta-alanine. That alone makes it the best pre-workout for strength, power, and endurance.

For even better results, stack Black Powder with NO2 Black. This will maximize the pump, improve nutrient delivery to the muscles, and create a very effective workout experience. Also, adding BCAAs/EAAs will stimulate protein synthesis.

Should I Take CarnoSyn Beta-Alanine On Off Days?

While you can take it on off-days, you will get the most benefit from taking CarnoSyn beta-alanine before a workout. Since it directly affects workout performance, take CarnoSyn beta-alanine as part of your Black Powder Pre-Workout on training days only.


If you aren’t using CarnoSyn Beta-Alanine, it’s time to start. Don’t fall for under-dosed products long on hype and short on results. MRI Performance has the best products on the market. Why wait? Check out our products today!

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