- 1g of Beta-Alanine per tablet.
- Precursor of carnosine.
- Proven effects on the sport performance.
- Highest quality guaranteed.
- Suitable for vegans.
What is Beta-Alanine 1000mg?
Beta-Alanine is the amino acid alanine which is available in many protein sources (eggs, meat, milk...), but with a structural modification that displaces the amino group to carbon in beta-position bound to the functional group.
This feature grants beta-alanine a series of special features that result in a very interesting amino acid for clinical and sport nutrition.
Did you know that Beta-Alanine has been classified by the International Society of Sports Nutrition as a food supplement with the highest degree of evidence and safety to increase the sport performance?
Why take it?
It has been studied in depth because it is one of two amino acids that make up a carnosine peptide. A nitrogenated substance that is present in many organs and tissues of our body with antioxidant properties that protect from protein glycation.
Beta-Alanine in sports
It is a food supplement that has shown positive effects in the sport performance:
- Increasing the resistance to high intensity exercises that last between 1 and 20 minutes.
- As well as the intensity tolerated in maximal efforts of up to 8 minutes.
- And the neuromuscular fatigue in workouts with weights (Trexler et al., 2015).
The most important authorities in sports nutrition like the International Society of Sports Nutrition in 2018, and the American College of Sports Medicine in 2016 classified beta-alanine as a food supplement with scientific evidence for its use in sports nutrition focused on improving the performance.
It does not play an antioxidant role in the organism, because due to its chemical features it cannot perform this function. However, the availability of beta-alanine is a limiting factor in the carnosine synthesis in the organism (Perim et al., 2019).
Carnosine is a dipeptide that does have antioxidant properties and which is capable of controlling free ions that could compromise our health (oxidative stress) and our sport performance (metabolic acidosis).
Its intake can increase the carnosine reserves (Perim et al., 2019) effectively. In fact, it is currently the most effective way to do so, which is why beta-alanine has all the benefits of carnosine itself.
Note for the curious amongst you:
Carnosine has an imidazole ring which is inherent to the amino acid L-histidine that makes it up. This structure present in the lateral peptide change has an amphoteric nature. In other words, it is capable of buffering ions with a positive and negative electric charge depending on the needs of the moment, that is why:
- It protects the muscles from acidosis, stopping the intracellular proton production when we do high intensity workouts (anaerobic).
- It protects all the tissues from an uncontrolled production of reactive oxygen species (with uneven valency). This has been related to cell damage, glycation, aging, onset of diseases (diabetes, cataracts, arteriosclerosis, renal failure, etc).
Beta-Alanine is itchy!
The only side effect of taking beta-alanine is an itchy sensation that is scientifically known as “paresthesia”. This effect is completely innocuous, it is due to the activation of proteins that are present in our nerves, which trigger the “tingling” in the most superficial layer of the epidermis.
Our Beta-Alanine 1000mg by HSNessentials has been compressed and dosed in order to partially avoid that effect. Even if it is completely benign, it can cause discomfort for some customers for 20 minutes.
The authors suggest that doses close to 1.6g do not cause itchiness (Trexler et al., 2015). Our 2g compressed serving makes it easier to prevent this symptom.
How to take it?
A serving equals 2 tablets. Take two servings a day, preferably with a meal.
How can we combine Beta-Alanine 1000mg?
The authors conclude that taking high glycemic index carbohydrates can stimulate the effect of beta-alanine. A serving of Evocarbs 2.0 is a great addition to the intake of beta-alanine.
- Boldyrev, A. A., Stvolinsky, S. L., Fedorova, T. N., & Suslina, Z. A. (2010). Carnosine as a natural antioxidant and geroprotector: From molecular mechanisms to clinical trials. Rejuvenation Research, 13(2–3), 156–158.
- Liu, Q., Sikand, P., Ma, C., Tang, Z., Han, L., Li, Z., … Dong, X. (2012). Mechanisms of itch evoked by β-alanine. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(42), 14532–14537.
- Perim, P., Marticorena, F. M., Ribeiro, F., Barreto, G., Gobbi, N., Kerksick, C., … Saunders, B. (2019). Can the Skeletal Muscle Carnosine Response to Beta-Alanine Supplementation Be Optimized? Frontiers in Nutrition, 6, 135.
- Thomas, D. T., Erdman, K. A., & Burke, L. M. (2016). Nutrition and Athletic Performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 48(3), 543–568.
- Trexler, E. T., Smith-Ryan, A. E., Stout, J. R., Hoffman, J. R., Wilborn, C. D., Sale, C., … Antonio, J. (2015). International society of sports nutrition position stand: Beta-Alanine. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 12(1), 30.
|Daily doseper serving|
|Serving size: 2 tablets|
|Daily dose: 4 tablets|
|Servings per container: 60|
Ingredients de BETA-ALANINE 1000mg - 120 tabs:Beta-alanine, bulking agent [E460i (microcrystalline cellulose)], stabilizer [E463 (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose)], anti-caking agents [E468 (cross-linked sodium carboxymethylcellulose), E551 (silicon dioxide) and E470b (magnesium stereate)].
How to take BETA-ALANINE 1000mg - 120 tabs:Take 2 tablets twice a day.
Warnings de BETA-ALANINE 1000mg - 120 tabs:Once opened, store in a cool (under 25ºC), dry and dark place. Do not exceed the stated recommended daily dose. Keep out of reach of the smallest children. Nutritional supplements should not be used to replace a balanced diet.
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