Beta-alanine is a modified version of the amino acid alanine and is the building block of carnosine, a molecule that acts as a buffering agent in muscles. It is combined with L-histidine in skeletal muscle cells to form the dipeptide of Beta-alanyl L-histidine, more commonly known as carnosine. Together this provides a buffering effect which reduces the acidity of the muscle and therefore helping to maintain performance and reduce fatigue*.
This is of particular reference for high-intensity exercise performance due to the nature of the muscles acidity. In particular, Beta-alanine has been shown to enhance muscular endurance as well as improve moderate to high intensity exercise performance such as sprinting or weightlifting.
Standard daily doses of beta-alanine are between 2,000 and 5,000mg. Beta-alanine supplementation is not timing-dependent, in relation to exercise. Using beta-alanine as part of a pre-workout stack is a popular option. However, large doses of beta-alanine may result in a tingling feeling called paresthesia. It is a harmless side effect, but can be avoided by using a time-release formulation or taking smaller doses, between 800-1000mg, several times a day.
Please note that the labelling on this product is provided in English as a minimum. French, Italian, German, Spanish, Danish, Swedish and Finnish may also be present on a product by product basis.
Please remember to add postal time (2-3 working days) to obtain a complete estimate of delivery to your door.
You will receive an email to confirm when your item has been sent.
You can also check the status of your order and individual items by accessing My Account details and following the prompts.
Please allow 10 working days from dispatch of your order before notifying us of any late deliveries.
It may be advisable to check with your neighbours to see if a parcel has been left with them, check any outhouses you might have where it may be left if it cannot fit through your letterbox and contact your local sorting office to see if the item has been returned to the depot as undelivered and awaiting collection.
Please see our returns policy.
Where reviews refer to foods or cosmetic products, results may vary from person to person. Customer reviews are independent and do not represent the views of The Hut Group.
No complaints with the product, but the serving size is 1/4tsp and the scoop supplied was 1/2 tsp. Not big deal, but this could be an oversight.
Was this helpful?