Beta-Alanine by ATP Science
Beta-alanine is technically a non-essential amino acid but has become essential for anyone looking to increase performance. It achieves this increase by raising carnosine levels in the muscle and boosting the amount of high-capacity work you can complete before reaching fatigue.
- Delays lactic acid buildup during training
- Increases workout endurance
- Allows for greater results from training
Overall, Beta Alanine is one of the best supplements you can be taking prior to exercise. One of the common side effects of beta-alanine is 'tingles'. This is a buzzing sensation under your skin around your hands and face caused by the amino acid and is a good sign it's working!
Beta-alanine is the limiting factor in carnosine synthesis so has a very direct effect on performance and work capacity. This is why amino has become a staple in so many pre-workout supplements. It's also one of the few amino acids you can actually feel working.
Note: Dietary supplements should not replace a balanced diet.