High Quality Naturally Occurring (primarily in meat) Amino Acid Scientifically Shown to Improve Endurance and Recovery.
Proven Nutrition’s BETA contains ultra-high purity Beta-Alanine from a non-meat source. When used daily, the active ingredient in BETA has been scientifically shown to:
- Improve Muscle Endurance
- Reduce (Buffer) Lactic Acid Burn
- Increase Muscle Recovery
Beta-alanine supplementation has been scientifically shown to benefit both strength and cardiovascular performance, particularly long duration and/or high intensity intervals by the follow mechanisms:
- Providing a precursor to carnosine in the muscle.
- Carnosine is stored until muscle pH becomes acidic, at that point carnosine is released from storage to buffer muscle acids such as lactic acid.
- Carnosine reduces oxidative damage to proteins to improve recovery.
- Beta-alanine supplementation increases the amount of stored carnosine in a few weeks of regular use.
- Beta-alanine supplementation appears to provide the most benefit for novice and highly trained athletes when exercise durations exceed 60 minutes.
Beta-alanine supplementation may be particularly important for those on a limited or no-meat diet (Vegetarian and Vegan) since the primary dietary source of beta-alanine is from meat.
Interestingly, beta-alanine supplementation appears to have an anti-aging effect in muscle tissue thought to be due to its ability to protect the cells from oxidative damage.
Serving Size: 5 g
Ingredients: Pure Beta-Alanine
Other Ingredients: NONE
Directions for daily use: Mix 1 Scoop (5 g) With Your Favorite Drink. (Great additive to our CORE and CREA-HCL formulas!)
Published Research References Supporting the Ingredients in BETA
- ”Beta-Alanine supplementation augments muscle carnosine content and attenuates
fatigue during repeated isokinetic contraction bouts in trained sprinters.”, J. Appl. Physiol., (2007) 103: 1736–1743
- “Influence of beta-alanine supplementation on skeletal muscle carnosine concentrations and high intensity cycling capacity.”, Amino Acids., (2007) 32(2):225-33
- “Effects of 28 days of beta-alanine and creatine monohydrate supplementation on aerobic power, ventilatory and lactate thresholds, and time to exhaustion.”, Amino Acids., (2007) 33(3):505-10
- “Effect of creatine and beta-alanine supplementation on performance and endocrine responses in strength/power athletes.”, Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab., (2006) 16(4):430-46
- “Effects of β-alanine supplementation and high-intensity interval training on endurance performance and body composition in men; a double-blind trial.”, J. Int. Soc. Sports Nutr., (2009) 6:5
- “Protective effect of carnosine during nitrosative stress in astroglial cell cultures.”, Neurochem. Res., (2005) 30(6-7):797-807
- “Would carnosine or a carnivorous diet help suppress aging and associated pathologies?”, Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci., (2006) 1067:369-74
- “L-carnosine reduces telomere damage and shortening rate in cultured normal fibroblasts.”, Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., (2004) 324(2):931-6