Brand new research on beta-alanine. Lots of talk lately about it, so I will have a few more studies on it coming up soon. In short, beta-alanine is able to combine with histidine to form carnosine. Carnosine is a powerful buffer in the muscle to help quench those pesky H ions (not really lactic acid as commonly believed).
What the heck does this mean? Translation please?
So in English, it means that Beta Alanine can decrease that burning sensation you get with intense exercise (that is the theory).
I would be interested if any KBs have used Beta-Alanine and their thoughts? Good,bad, performance change and dose used.
More literature to come. Special shout out to Dave Barr for first introducing me to beta-alanine going back a few years now. Check out his 2 latest books on the Anabolic Index. I bought both with my own hard earned money and highly recommend them (I get paid nothing to plug his product either). Click HERE.
Hoffman J, Ratamess NA, Ross R, Kang J, Magrelli J, Neese K, Faigenbaum AD, Wise JA.Health and Exercise Science, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey, United State