Beta Alanine Slow Release
Zinc contributes to normal acid-base metabolism.
- Minimal side effects thanks to the 'slow release' formula
- Postpone muscle acidification
- Keep up high-intensity exercise for longer
- It works for recreational and well-trained athletes
During high intensity exercise, lactic acid is formed in the muscles and splits into lactate and hydrogen ions (H+). These H+ ions cause the blood to become more acidic (a drop in pH) which is one of the main causes of fatigue for this type of exercise. When this acid build up occurs, the muscle losses contractility and strength thus making it impossible to continue to exercise at the same intensity. Therefore, to cope with this acidity the body uses buffers and one of these buffers is called carnosine.
Carnosine it made up of histidine and beta-alanine. We have plenty of histidine in our body, but a lack of beta-alanine. Therefore it is this lack of beta-alanine which effects how much carnosine there is. Therefore, beta-alanine supplementation may help to increase the amount of muscle carnosine, a buffer of acidity in high intensity exercise. The body may therefore be able to cope with higher levels acidification.
Who can benefit from using Beta-Alanine?
Beta-alanine works in high intensity exercise and therefore would be useful for a range of athletes. Firstly, beta-alanine is recommended for those who perform sustained high intensity exerciselasting 1-7 minutes, such as 800m-3000m running. Similarly, it may improve performance in high intensity interval training which can be incorporated into training programmes for all types of athletes. In line with this, it would be useful for delaying fatigue in team sports such as football which require repeated bouts of high intensity sprints. Finally, endurance athletes can benefit from taking beta-alanine in situations such as a sprint finish or hill climb.
Instructions for use
4 tablets (for 8 weeks) - 8 tablets (for 4 weeks) a day.
Beta alanine – Bulking agents: Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose, Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, cellulose gum, microcrystalline cellulose – Zinc bisglycinate - Anti-caking agent: Silicon dioxide, magnesium salts of fatty acids
|Nutritional Values||Per tablet||Per 8 tablets (high dose short term)||Per 4 tablets (low dose long term)|
|Zinc (bisglycinate)||2mg (20% RDA)||16mg (160% RDA)||8mg (80% RDA)|