Essentials Beta Alanine is a rate limiting performance enhancing amino acid with clinical research to support its efficacy as an ergogenic aid.
Working synergistically with Creatine supplementation, Beta Alanine has been shown to be the primary controller of intramuscular Carnosine biosynthesis, which is a di-peptide performance amino acid responsible for enhancing anaerobic threshold.
Supplementing with Beta Alanine increases the buffering capacity of the working muscle, meaning the negative impacts of toxic Hydrogen ions accumulating during high-intensity exercise are less impactful and performance can continue to improve.
As a result of this, the lactate threshold of the athlete, which is the level of which lactic acid accumulation is greater than the body’s ability to remove it, begins to rise meaning they can train or perform at a higher intensity than normal without the same fatigue.
Due to the synergism of Beta Alanine and Creatine, athletes combining both amino acids will generally see increases in absolute strength and power as well as strength endurance capacity and recovery speed between exercise bouts.
Finally, the best thing about Beta Alanine, unlike most accumulative amino acids is there currently does not appear to be a ceiling effect to its performance enhancement.