GEN-TEC NUTRACEUTICALS source, blend and package 100% pure pharmaceutical grade BETA ALANINE powder. BETA ALANINE supplementation is ideal for individuals with a goal of reducing lactic acid during intensive exercise.
SUGGESTED USE: Mix 2g (1/2 tsp) of BETA ALANINE in 150mL water and consume 20 minutes before exercise. Alternatively consume 1 serving every 30 minute leading up to exercise for 90 minutes prior. Store in a cool, dry, dark place.
INGREDIENTS: Pharmaceutical grade BETA ALANINE, Silicon Dioxide (2%).
May contain traces of milk, soybeans, cereals containing gluten, tree nuts, sesame seeds and their products.
DISCLAIMER: Formulated Supplementary Sports Food. This product is not a sole source of nutrition and should be consumed in conjunction with a nutritious diet and an appropriate physical training or exercise program. Not suitable for children under 15 years of age or pregnant women. Should only be used under medical or dietetic supervision.
Made in Australia from local and imported ingredients.
Buffer lactic acid, Improve performance.
Every athlete who wants to increase performance has generally tried creatine
and definitely seen a result, however what they haven’t generally tried is
supplementing Beta-alanine. Beta-alanine is an amino acid that works with the
essential amino acid histidine to form Carnosine. Carnosine is a di-peptide that
increases anaerobic performance by buffering intracellular acidity levels, which
put simply is a reduction in lactic acid build up or an enhancement of lactic
acid clearance. Increased muscle carnosine levels can enhance the muscles
buffering capacity on average by 10%, which when combined with creatine and
other essential nutrients you can expect a noticeable improvement in strength/
Supplementation with beta-alanine can increase muscle carnosine levels by
up to 80% within 8 weeks (Sale et al. 2006). Many studies report an increase
in performance for high intensity activities that last up to 60 seconds such as
sprinting, resistance training, cycling, strength, power etc (Smith-Ryan et al., 2012,
Sale et al., 2011). The most common question people ask about the supplement is
does it hold body water? The answer is no, you get raw increases in your cells
buffering capacity without any water weight gain. Moreover unlike other amino
acids there isn’t a known upper limit for bet-alanine supplementation as muscle
carnosine levels rise in all subjects but the level varies. Consuming more than
10g/d can result in paraesthesia which is a harmless tingling sensation in the
skin that disappears after 1-2 weeks (Saunders et al., 2012).
The people who would benefit from beta-alanine the most are;
1. Females as they generally have lower muscle carnosine levels than men
2. Vegetarians as they generally consume less histidine and beta-alanine in their diet
3. People over 25 years of age as muscle carnosine levels decrease as we age
4. Non-athletic populations as they generally have lower muscle content levels
However note that all people appear to increase muscle carnosine levels when
supplementing beta-alanine so technically everyone is a candidate for using this
amino acid to enhance performance.
Sale C., Saunders B., Harris RC. 2006. The absorption of orally supplied betaalanine
and its effect on muscle carnosine synthesis in human vastus lateralis.
Amino Acids., 30, 279-89. Epub 2006 Mar 24.
SALE, C., SAUNDERS, B., HUDSON, S., WISE, J. A., HARRIS, R. C. & SUNDERLAND,
C. D. 2011. Effect of beta-alanine plus sodium bicarbonate on high-intensity
cycling capacity. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 43, 1972-8.
SAUNDERS, B., SALE, C., HARRIS, R. C. & SUNDERLAND, C. 2012. Effect of
beta-alanine supplementation on repeated sprint performance during the
Loughborough Intermittent Shuttle Test. Amino Acids, 43, 39-47.
SMITH-RYAN, A. E., FUKUDA, D. H., STOUT, J. R. & KENDALL, K. L. 2012. Highvelocity
intermittent running: effects of beta-alanine supplementation. Journal
of Strength & Conditioning Research, 26, 2798-805.