Beta-Alanine: the non-essential amino acids
As a building block of proteins, amino acids – amino for short – are responsible for almost all processes in your body. Unlike fats and carbohydrates, aminos can even form muscles and tissues.
Beta-Alanine is a non-essential amino acid. In contrast to the essential amino acids, your body can produce Beta Alanine itself if it is provided with the necessary micronutrients. The body can obtain these building blocks from protein-rich foods such as meat. Many athletes as well as vegetarians and vegans also use beta-alanine supplements to benefit from the positive effects.
Beta-Alanine in muscle building
More and more bodybuilders, strength athletes and other athletes who train hard use the amino acid beta-alanine because it is said to increase muscle endurance. This also indirectly promotes muscle building, since more repetitions are possible with the same weights. In addition, Beta-Alanine supports muscle recovery so that you are fit again more quickly.
Since Beta Alanine increases the carnosine level in the cells, it reduces the pH value. The elevated carnosine level acts as a buffer against the effects of lactic acid. Muscle fatigue sets in later and you can train longer and more efficiently. And of course this supports your muscle building.
Beta-Alanine und Creatine
Beta-Alanine is often taken in combination with Creatine. Creatine provides the muscles with energy and ensures muscle growth, which is why it is primarily used to prepare for competitions and to improve performance. In particular, it enables more power with short, intensive exertion and gives the muscle energy quickly.
Beta Alanine gives more power with long-lasting muscle strain because it delays acidity. The combination of both supplements is a great way for many bodybuilders, athletes and strength athletes to build muscle mass, define the body and increase performance.
Beta-Alanine is available as a powder or capsule when it comes to dietary supplements. Many bodybuilders, strength athletes and other athletes rely on beta-alanine powder because it can easily be mixed in with water, fruit juice, protein shakes or curd cheese. The correct dosage of beta-alanine can be found in the manufacturer’s instructions for the respective product. It is generally recommended to take between three and six grams of beta-alanine a day between meals.
It can take between eight and sixteen weeks for the level of beta alanine in the body to build up enough for you to feel an effect. As with many other supplements, the skin – especially on the face – may tingle. With an overdose, gastrointestinal complaints can result.
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