Beta-Alanine

Beta-Alanine, b-alanine, β-alanine

Beta-Alanine is a ##nonessential## ##amino acid## with numerous biological functions, including building carnosine, which is an antioxidant and anti-aging compound. Beta-Alanine is found naturally in foods such as beef, pork, chicken and fish, and a small amount is produced by the intestines and kidneys. supplementation of beta-alanine increases intramuscular acid buffer concentrations, leading to increased fatigue resistance and increased muscle strength.

Nutraceutic

  • Origin Animal Product, Nonessential, Synthetic
  • Source Milk, Eggs, Meat, Fish, Nonessential
  • Type Amino Acid

Muscle Health

The muscles are responsible for body movement, stabilization, regulation of organs, substance transportation and production of heat in addition to being strongly associated with the circulatory and nervous systems. Muscle quality is essential for well being. Supplements that help keep muscles healthy are related to different factors, such as glucose and insulin regulation, protein synthesis, energy metabolism, and others.
  • Muscle Gain

    Muscle gain, also called hypertrophy, occurs when muscle cells receive a kind of stimulation that generates microlesions. For the healing of these lesions there is an increase in protein synthesis, which gives the muscle a larger volume. This occurs with the aid of a positive calorie balance (more calories consumed than spent). Supplements that increase muscle mass promote resistance and affect the rate of synthesis and breakdown of muscle proteins directly or indirectly.
  • Fatigue Prevention

    Fatigue is characterized by a reduction in physical energy. It can also appear as acute and/or chronic fatigue. Acute fatigue is due to excessive activities, such as physical exercise. Chronic fatigue is multifactorial, influenced by metabolic disorders, nutrient deficiency, physical inactivity, causing tiredness and constant lack of motivation.The substances that help with that are neuroprotective, affecting metabolism, hormones and motor function.
  • Muscular Endurance

    It is about the capacity of a muscle to repeatedly exercise during a set of movements. Compounds that improve power output are the ones which also have antifatigue effects.

Nutritional Support

The concept of healthy nutrition involves a good functioning and homeostasis of all systems and organs of the body, in order to prevent diseases and dysfunctions. The substances consumed for this purpose help general health because they are essential nutrients that have wide functionality in many areas of the body, influencing inflammatory signaling and metabolic pathways that are strongly relevant to most major health problems.
  • Nutrient Supplementation

    The metabolism of nutrients (absorption and different uses for each molecule) is highly linked to the body's vital functions. All the vitamins and minerals are essencial for the whole functioning of cells, hormones, metabolism, etc. When in deprivation of any nutrient, the body starts to show illnesses that can be treated with the right supplementation.
  • Age Range Teenagers (13-19), Adults (20-59), Seniors (>60)
  • Toxicity May be toxic in high doses
  • Side effects Gastrointestinal Disturbs, Skin Rashes
  • Warnings Pregnancy, Cardiovascular Diseases, Antiocoagulant Medication

Why be Careful

Beta-alanine consumption is not recommended for individuals with cardiovascular diseases, as there may be interaction between this substance and drugs. Beta-alanine supplementation at recommended doses appears to be safe for healthy individuals, but pregnant women should be cautious to supplement it.

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