Beta-Alanine

Beta-Alanine

Source: natural identic lab synthesized beta-alanine

Beta-alanine is an amino acid that is naturally synthesized in the body and thus not an essential component of the diet. It does not play a role in the biosynthesis of any major proteins or enzymes as many amino acids do, but it does aid the synthesis of carnosine, a dipeptide found within both Type I (slow-twitch) and Type II (fast-twitch) muscle fibers. Many scientists believe this role to be the primary contributing factor to beta-alanine’s ergogenic qualities: Studies have shown increased intramuscular levels of carnosine to be associated with reductions in muscle fatigue and enhancements of overall work capacity.