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Muscle science

CarnoSyn® beta-alanine scientific studies. The benefits of beta-alanine have been researched in over 55 scientific studies, 15 of which have been published in peer-reviewed journals. Studies were performed in conjunction with prestigious universities worldwide. Tested on a wide range of athletic performance, including sprinting, cycling, rowing, and weight lifting, CarnoSyn® beta-alanine is clinically proven to: 

  • Increase muscle carnosine for prolonged periods*
  • Increase muscle buffering capacity*
  • Decrease acidosis*
  • Improve endurance*
  • Delay fatigue*
  • Increase strength*
  • Speed recovery from intense exercise*

Study Snapshots

CarnoSyn® beta-alanine demonstrated statistically significant delays in muscle fatigue and increases in exercise endurance and peak capacity across a wide span of athletic performance. 

Athletic Performance

By increasing muscle carnosine through beta-alanine supplementation, CarnoSyn® supplementation led to a muscle carnosine increase of 80% after 10 weeks of supplementation.

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Hill C A, et al., 2007. Influence of beta-alanine supplementation on skeletal muscle carnosine concentrations and high intensity cycling capacity. J Amino Acids, 32: 225−233.

Total Work Capacity

A 28-day study demonstrated an increase of 16.9% in physical working capacity for men and a 12% increase in the working capacity of women.

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Stout JR, et al., 2006. Effects of twenty-eight days of beta-alanine and creatine monohydrate supplementation on the physical working capacity at neuromuscular fatigue threshold. J Strngth & Cond Resrch, 20(4) : 928−931.

Endurance Cyclists

Cyclists saw an average increase of 11.4% in increased peak power output after 8 weeks.

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Van Thienen R, et al., 2009. Beta-alanine improves sprint performance in endurance cycling. Printed in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. American College of Sports Medicine.

Professional Rowers

Highly trained rowers improved their speed by 4.3 seconds over 2000m in a 7-week study.

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Baguet A, et al., 2010. Important role of muscle carnosine in rowing performance. J Appl Physiol, 109: 1096−1101.

HIIT Athletes

High intensity interval training (HIIT) athletes showed a delay in their fatigue threshold during a 6-week trial.

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Smith A E, et al. 2009. The effects of beta-alanine supplementation and high-intensity interval training on neuromuscular fatigue and muscle function. Eur J Appl Physiol, 105: 357−363.

Competitive Sprinters

Sprinters trained to compete in the 400 meter race saw increased levels of muscle carnosine after a 4-week supplementation trial.

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Derave W, et al., 2007. Beta-alanine supplementation augments muscle carnosine content and attenuates fatigue during repeated isokinetic contraction bouts in trained sprinters. J Appl Physiol, 103: 1736−1743.

Collegiate Football Players

The combination of beta-alanine supplementation with creatine resulted in statistically significant strength increases for collegiate football players.

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Citation:

Hoffman, J et al., 2006. Effect of creatine and beta-alanine supplementation on performance and endocrine responses in strength/power athletes. Int J Sport Nutr and Exercise Metabolism, 16: 430−446.