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NAI launches 'dosing initiative' on CarnoSyn

Natural Alternatives International is making a push to clarify the dosing parameters for CarnoSyn, its patented form of beta-alanine. For a number of years NAI sold CarnoSyn through a distribution partner.  More>

 


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CarnoSyn launches loading and dosing education initiative

Natural Alternatives International, the patent holder of CarnoSyn beta-alanine, announced a commitment to educating consumers and manufacturers about the scientifically proven loading period and correct dosing of beta-alanine.  More>

 


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Nutrabolt extends patent license for CarnoSyn beta-alanine

Nutrabolt, a nutritional life sciences company, announced it has partnered with Natural Alternatives International a formulator, manufacturer and marketer of customised nutritional supplements, to extend its license to patented CarnoSyn beta-alanine until 2026.  More>

 


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NAI self-affirms GRAS for sustained release CarnoSyn, builds IP

The Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status of Natural Alternatives International’s sustained release beta-alanine (SR CarnoSyn) has been affirmed by a panel of independent experts. The self-affirmation allows NAI to broaden its product offerings beyond the sports nutrition space and focus on the food and beverage industries including medical and other fortified food products.  More>

 


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NAI’s CEO: ‘Sports nutrition has been a wonderful place to act as a crucible for our innovation’

CarnoSyn beta-alanine is a popular ingredient in sports nutrition formulations. The ingredient is backed by 55 studies which show, among other things, that supplementing the body’s beta-alanine stores increased muscle buffering capacity resulted in greater physical working capacity, enhanced endurance and delayed fatigue. NAI also owns a portfolio of 14 patents on CarnoSyn in the United States and 10 in other countries.  More>

 


Nutritional Outlook

Sustained-Release Beta-Alanine Allows for Higher Dosing: SupplySide West Report

Beta-alanine, an amino acid that contributes to the synthesis of muscle carnosine, has won favor among many athletes over the last decade thanks to its ability to help delay the onset of muscle fatigue and failure. But for more casual consumers, the chance of paresthesia, a tingling sensation that can accompany beta-alanine supplementation, may be a prohibitive factor dissuading them from using the ingredient.  More>

 


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Beta-Alanine Royalties Help Drive NAI's Record Results

Beta-alanine revenues helped push Natural Alternatives International to record earnings in its fiscal year that ended in June. The California-based contract manufacturer and ingredient supplier said it notched $9.5 million in net income on sales of $114.2 million for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2016. That amounted to earnings of $1.44 per diluted share.  More>

 


Natural Products INSIDER

Beta-Alanine Supplementation : Updates on Dosage and Delivery Forms

Carnosine, comprised of two amino acids, beta-alanine and histidine, is one of the few molecules in muscle that is capable of buffering the release of hydrogen ions generated from glycolysis, a process of creating  energy during sustained or intermittent high intensity exercise.  More>

 


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Sports Nutrition: Innovative Ingredients

From insect protein to an ATP-boosting ingredient made from peat and apples, the sports nutrition market is no stranger to innovation.  More>

 


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Cobra Labs The Curse Pre-Workout Review

Cobra Labs The Curse is a pre-workout supplement that promises energy, muscle pumps, and mental focus all wrapped up in a great tasting package.  Cobra Labs has been in the game since 2010 which is when they released this popular pre-workout supplement.  More>

 


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Healthy INSIDER Podcast 18: Supply Chain Traceability: Exploring Brand Equity, Regulations, Best Practices, More

Traceability is essential to maintaining the integrity of both supplement brands and the industry as a whole. A traceable supply chain helps manufacturers, regulatory agencies and health authorities, among other entities, when trying to identify the root cause of health or safety concerns that may be linked to supplement products.  More>

 

Nutraceuticals World

NAI Granted Patent for CarnoSyn®

Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (NAI), San Marcos, CA, a formulator, manufacturer and marketer of customized nutritional supplements, was issued U.S. Patent No. RE45,947 entitled "Methods and compositions for increasing the anaerobic working capacity in tissues” by the  U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  More>

 

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NAI announces new beta-alanine patent Covering CarnoSyn®

Natural Alternatives International (NAI), a leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of customised nutritional supplements, has announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent No. RE45,947, entitled 'Methods and compositions for increasing the anaerobic working capacity in tissues.'  More>

 


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New patent adds to NAI's already bulging CarnoSyn® IP portfolio

Maintenance of these patents and adding to the support for its CarnoSyn branded form of beta alanine has formed a significant portion of NAI’s business strategy.  NAI is also a major contract manufacturer counting the Juice Plus+ company and multilevel supplement marketing firm Mannatech among its primary clients. NAI now has 24 global patents  in the US, Canada, China, Europe, Japan and Korea on CarnoSyn and its sustained release cousin.  More>

 


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NAI settles prolonged beta alanine patent suit against Woodbolt

Natural Alternatives International Inc. has settled one of its longest-standing patent infringement cases on its CarnoSyn beta-alanine ingredient. Defendant Woodbolt Distribution Inc. has agreed to a licensing arrangement in a case that has gone on for nearly five years.  More>


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Sports Nutrition: Recovery

No pain, no gain. This is the sports mantra heard by many athletes and exercise enthusiasts throughout their active lives. No doubt exercise can be rough on the body’s systems, structures and nutrients.  More>

 


Nutritional Outlook

Protein Isn't the Only Game in Town

Many other ingredients are helping serious and casual athletes reach holistic health. More> 

 


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NAI Debuts Sustained Release CarnoSyn

Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (NAI) has expanded its commitment to CarnoSyn, a studied, patent-protected beta-alanine ingredient for supporting an increase in muscle carnosine and athletic performance.  More>



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Sustained release powdered CarnoSyn opens doors to new markets, applications for beta-alanine

Natural Alternatives International’s new sustained release CarnoSyn powder significantly expands the appeal of the muscle-building and endurance-boosting beta-alanine ingredient beyond just hardcore fitness enthusiasts to women, the elderly and consumers seeking general wellness support, according to the company’s new president.  More>

 


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Delivery System Innovations Take Center Stage at SupplySide West

Natural Alternatives International (San Marcos, CA) previewed a new sustained-release powder version of its sports nutrition CarnoSyn beta-alanine ingredient. According to the company, it “delivers higher levels of beta-alanine more comfortably in a single dose.”  More>

 


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11 revolutionary ingredient finds at SupplySide West - SR CarnoSyn, from Natural Alternatives International

Beta-alanine is the latest entrant in the sports performance market. It increases muscle carnosine levels, which act as a buffer to delay the onset of muscle fatigue and failure. Carnosine’s ability to buffer hydrogen ions keeps muscles contracting longer, which extends endurance, speeds muscle recovery, builds muscle strength and enhances peak performance capabilities.  More>



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Natural Alternatives International Debuts Sustained Release CarnoSyn

Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (NAI), a global formulator and manufacturer of customized nutritional supplements, has expanded its commitment to CarnoSyn, a studied, patent-protected beta-alanine ingredient for supporting an increase in muscle carnosine and athletic performance.  More>

 


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Natural Alternatives International Announces Expanded Commitment to the CarnoSyn Brand

Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (NAI), a global formulator and manufacturer of customized nutritional supplements, announced its expanded commitment to CarnoSyn, a studied, patent-protected beta-alanine ingredient for supporting an increase in muscle carnosine and athletic performance.  More>

 


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NAI investing in its sport supplement ingredient CarnoSyn

Natural Alternatives International on Wednesday announced its expanded commitment to CarnoSyn, a studied, patent-protected beta-alanine ingredient for supporting an increase in muscle carnosine and athletic performance.  More>

 


Natural Products INSIDER

Day Three: SupplySide West News, Cutting-Edge Studies and More

Natural Alternatives International Inc., a global formulator and manufacturer of customized nutritional supplements, is expanding its commitment to CarnoSyn®, a studied, patent-protected beta-alanine ingredient for supporting an increase in muscle carnosine and athletic performance.  More>