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Beta Alanine - 250 Grams
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Beta Alanine - 500 Grams
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Beta Alanine - 1000 Grams
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The suggested daily dose for Beta Alanine is between 3 and 4 grams per day. Recent clinical studies have shown that a 100 kilogram performance athlete will most effectively benefit from a daily dose of 4 grams per day (3 grams per day for a 75 kilogram athlete). But care should be taken to start at lower doses of between 500 milligrams and 1 gram per single dose so you can familiarize yourself with the paraesthesia (tingling) effects you will experience when taking this nutritional bodybuilding supplement. After you have become accustomed to the tingling effects of Beta Alanine and you are not discomforted by them you may then increase your single doses to your optimal single dose. The optimally effective single dose for a 75 kilogram male athlete or body builder is 1 gram taken three times per day, or 1.5 grams taken twice per day. For a 100 kilogram male athlete or body builder the optimal single dose would be 1 & 1/3 gram taken three times per day, or 2 grams taken twice per day.
Benefits of Beta-Alanine as supported by scientific studies:
• Increase Muscle Strength & Power Output
• Increases Muscular Mass
• Increase Anaerobic Endurance
• Increases Aerobic Endurance
• Delay Muscle Fatigue - Train Harder & Longer
How does beta-alanine work?
After 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.
So why is carnosine so essential? Carnosine is a dipeptide found mainly in fast-twitch muscles whose main function, as far as you and I are concerned, is buffering hydrogen ions (H+).
Buffer H+, and you prevent pH levels in muscle from dropping to low levels and becoming more acidic. Acidity creates that "burn" in your muscles, causing fatigue and forcing you to muscular failure (also known as the end of your set). In a more acidic environment ATP is less effective and the release of calcium, a key component to muscle contraction, is hindered substantially.
With elevated carnosine levels in muscle, however, you can prevent the drop in pH. With H+ buffered, you continue to make more reps, prolong a high intensity run, or you simply lift heavier weights for more reps.
So why not just double up the carnosine? First of all, carnosine is not taken in effectively in humans. When ingested and digested, only a small amount remains intact, but that in itself creates problems. The intact carnosine is hydrolyzed into histidine and beta-alanine, which is then taken up by skeletal muscle and synthesized back into carnosine.
Because of the primary hydrolysis, the ingested carnosine does not stay intact when taken up in muscle. The only value you gain by ingesting carnosine is the beta-alanine that's formed, since it's the beta-alanine that can "remake" carnosine in muscle. As such, it makes a whole lot more sense to take your beta-alanine straight.