Delivery and applications
CarnoSyn® beta-alanine is available as a soluble, odorless, slightly hygroscopic free-flowing powder that dissolves clearly in liquids. This natural ingredient has a neutral taste and is stable in powder form. With a melting point of 210 degrees Celsius, powdered CarnoSyn® beta-alanine is stable when exposed to heat and light and has a 2-year shelf life in its original container. You can easily incorporate CarnoSyn® beta-alanine into a broad range of product applications, including:
- Chewable tablets/lozenges
- Stick packs
Dosing. Research studies on the benefits of CarnoSyn® beta-alanine have included a dosage of 3.2−6.4 grams of CarnoSyn® per day for at least four weeks. Because beta-alanine supplementation can cause a tingling sensation, called paresthesia, we recommend splitting doses into 1.6 grams per dose.
Note: Paresthesia is a dose-dependent tingling sensation that may be affected by other constituents in supplements. Some people report liking the sensation because it helps them feel the supplement active inside their bodies. (See Sale et al., Amino Acids: 2010).
Moisture. Moisture is generally not a problem, but because CarnoSyn® beta-alanine is slightly hygroscopic, we recommend adding silica to powder formulations to keep moisture low and flowability high.
Loading. CarnoSyn® beta-alanine is a natural supplement that requires a loading phase for optimal effectiveness. A dosage of 3.2 grams per day requires 4−6 weeks to reach maximal muscle carnosine levels.
Custom contract manufacturing. NAI provides custom contract manufacturing for CarnoSyn® beta-alanine. New CarnoSyn® formulations benefit from the same thorough research and testing that NAI performs on all custom products prior to full-scale production. Any custom CarnoSyn® beta-alanine formulation will also receive the benefit of previously verified clinical results from over 20 scientific studies. NAI’s team of scientists reference these results when designing new formulations. NAI may also direct and participate in clinical research studies to establish the consumer benefits and scientific efficacy of a custom formulation.
Custom CarnoSyn® beta-alanine formulations can be manufactured as capsules, tablets and powders and can come in a variety of packaging options.