beta-alanine for pre-workout

Beta-Alanine as a Pre-Workout — A Performance Game-Changer

What do a Team USA Judo athlete, a tight end for the Carolina Panthers, and a legendary celebrity trainer have in common? They all choose CarnoSyn® beta-alanine as their go-to pre-workout supplement. In fact, beta-alanine has been touted as an athlete’s best-kept secret for years — but now the secret is out.

So why all the hype?

Trusted by Athletes, Supported by Science

When introduced into the body, beta-alanine combines with histidine to produce carnosine, which helps reduce fatigue and improve overall physical performance. And in terms of a pre-workout, beta-alanine is no passing trend. It is well-known and trusted by professional trainers and serious athletes to safely enhance performance when on the field, in the gym, and on the court.

The proof of any pre-workout is in its performance — not just in the gym or on the field, but in the lab, as well. And beta-alanine as a pre-workout supplement is scientifically proven to enhance an individual’s capacity to exercise and train, build lean muscle mass, and improve physical function.

According to the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), beta-alanine has been shown to improve exercise performance and attenuate neuromuscular fatigue, and plenty of research supports these findings. Below are just a few snapshots of studies demonstrating the benefits of beta-alanine.

  • Endurance cyclists saw an average increase of 11.4 percent in peak power output after eight weeks.
  • Professional rowers improved their speed by 4.3 seconds over 2000m in a seven-week study.
  • High-intensity interval training (HIIT) athletes showed improved endurance performance and lean body mass during a six-week trial.
  • Competitive sprinters trained to compete in the 400-meter race saw increased levels of muscle carnosine and dynamic knee extension torque after a four-week supplementation trial.
  • Collegiate football players significantly increased their strength after supplementing with a combination of beta-alanine and creatine.
  • Tactical athletes saw improved executive functioning and mental clarity, as well as enhanced cognitive processes and reduced mental fatigue.

Patented, Proven, and Award-Winning

beta-alanine for preworkout

As most athletes know, not all pre-workout supplements are created equal. While generic brands and imitators abound, CarnoSyn® is the only patented beta-alanine on the market and the only one to have established New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) status. This guarantees the highest quality available to athletes — as opposed to alternatives that can only offer questionable quality and effectiveness. Additionally, CarnoSyn®’s self-affirmed GRAS status offers further confidence in the safety and efficacy of ingredients.

In recognition of its major contributions to the sports nutrition industry, CarnoSyn® beta-alanine even won NutraIngredients’ prestigious 2019 Sports Nutrition Ingredient of the Year award. The judges were impressed by studies relating directly to sports nutrition benefits such as improved endurance, strength increases, better recovery from intensive exercise, etc.

So when gains, stamina, and recovery matter most, CarnoSyn® beta-alanine is the safest, most effective pre-workout supplement for both professional athletes and amateurs alike.



CarnoSyn® beta-alanine is available in two different forms—instant release and sustained release—offering two ways to dose. SR CarnoSyn® offers the same benefits as instant release CarnoSyn®, but in an advanced delivery system that allows for increased dosing for better results. When used in tandem, the combination of instant release and sustained release gives athletes the ability to stack their dosing for higher quantities of beta-alanine and even more performance gains.

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