BETA ALANINE is a non-essential amino acid that is used by muscle cells to synthesize carnosine. Carnosine is a dipeptide (BETA ALANINE plus Histidine) that functions as a buffer for hydrogen ions (acid) produced during strenuous exercise, thus helping to maintain optimum muscular pH levels. APS uses CarnoSyn, a patented form of BETA ALANINE that has been clinically researched and gives nutritional support for muscles to work harder and longer during intense exercise. When BETA ALANINE enters the muscle cell, it becomes what we call the “rate limiting substrate” to carnosine synthesis. By rate limiting, we mean that without BETA ALANINE, Carnosine does not get produced.
Carnosine was discovered in Russia in 1900, but it wasn’t until over 50 years later that the first research on carnosine and it’s effects on muscle buffering were published. Recently (2003) researchers have been studying BETA ALANINE examining its effects on exercise performance and lean muscle mass. Carnosine on the other hand helps stabilize muscular pH by soaking up hydrogen ions (H+) that are released at an accelerated rate during exercise. Our bodies work to keep our pH in balance by utilizing various buffering systems. Buffers largely work by soaking up H+ to maintain optimal pH balance, which we need to function most effectively.
If you want your muscles to remain strong and maintain powerful contractions, they need to be in an optimal pH range. If they don’t and the pH drops below the optimal level, you have significantly less strength and you will fatigue more quickly. You know this is happening when you feel that familiar burn in your muscles or even when you’re lifting heavy and reach muscular failure. Muscle pH drops and it’s largely a result of an increase in hydrogen ions (H+) which build up when you break down the high energy compound ATP during exercise. Wouldn’t it be nice to knock out a few more reps? If you had more carnosine in your muscles, you would. Without it, your energy and endurance decline rapidly and your strength suffers. The breakdown of ATP and the subsequent rise in H+ concentrations occurs in all of our energy systems but is most prevalent in an energy system called glycolysis which also produces lactic acid. Lactic acid releases H+ ions, contributing further to the pool of H+ that’s filling your muscles from the breakdown of ATP. With the presence of Hydrogen ions, pH drops fast as does muscular performance. High muscle carnosine levels help promote a dramatic increase in muscular strength, size, and endurance. Harness the power of BETA ALANINE and help maximize your workout performance and intensity!
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Beta Alanine is a lactic acid buffer that increases training capacity giving you the ability to train harder and longer. Weight training and athletic activities cause your body to produce lactic acid. This causes muscle pH to drop and become more acidic due to the large amount of hydrogen ions produced. As muscle pH drops, your muscle’s ability to perform at its peak level decreases. Beta Alanine works by increasing muscle carnosine levels, which in turn, works as a muscle buffer by soaking up these extra hydrogen ions. In scientific studies, beta Alanine has been shown to increase strength, power output, endurance, exercise capacity, muscle mass, and delay the onset of neuromuscular fatigue. Beta Alanine is perfect for anyone who practices a sport where strength, power and endurance are needed.