Which Beta-Alanine is Safe?
As consumers, we’re becoming more educated than ever about what ingredients are found in our foods, beverages, and supplements. And this is a good thing, because informed consumers are healthier consumers — meaning healthier families and communities. Another benefit: more transparency and accountability from brands.
So what about when it comes to supplements like beta-alanine? How is a person to know whether or not this popular pre-workout supplement is really safe for everyday use? And if so, what standards are in place to guarantee you’re getting the highest quality of beta-alanine — and a supplement that is free of untested ingredients?
Beta-Alanine — How Safe Is It?
Beta-alanine is an amino acid produced naturally in the body. It is also found in animal products, like meat, fish, eggs, and soybeans, so most humans consume it regularly as a part of their diet. While beta-alanine supplementation sometimes results in a tingling sensation in the body — known as paresthesia — this is a harmless side effect, and varies from person to person.
Beta-alanine is a building block of carnosine, which has been linked to improved brain health, heart health, muscle function, systemic protection, and bone health. It is even hailed for its healthy aging benefits and ability to improve the body’s immune response.
Studies in older adults have shown that daily beta-alanine ingestion for ten weeks can improve functional performance, boost strength levels, and delay fatigue. Beta-alanine has also been associated with improved cognitive function in older adults and in soldiers during high intensity military training. Increasing carnosine levels provides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which has been demonstrated in numerous studies to positively impact post-traumatic stress and mild traumatic brain injury, as well as increasing animals’ resiliency when exposed to an acute heat stress. Additionally, animals in these studies that were supplemented with beta-alanine reported greater resiliency compared to animals who were not.
The Importance of Properly-Sourced, High-Quality Beta-Alanine
If a brand hasn’t independently tested a product that incorporates a beta-alanine component, it risks causing consumers negative side effects. A product’s quality is also compromised when using an untested ingredient. Further, generic beta-alanine lacks consistency in quality, potency, and purity, and may result in a tainted end product. But how do you know you’re buying high-quality beta-alanine — and not from a brand using adulterated ingredients?
Did you know that only one beta-alanine is approved by the FDA? Further, it’s important to know the source and quality of the ingredients found in your supplements, and generic impostors abound. To ensure the beta-alanine you’re taking is safe and effective, opt for a product that is patented, not generic, guaranteed to be banned-substance free, and made by a brand that is backed by proven scientific results.
Only one brand of beta-alanine, CarnoSyn®, which is approved by the FDA, is globally patented. Additionally, CarnoSyn® is certified by national and international agencies to be safe and effective. It is guaranteed to be banned-substance free, and has acquired NDI and self-affirmed GRAS status.
CarnoSyn® has undergone rigorous testing and ingredient QA, and been 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, and enhance mental focus.
Don’t risk going generic when CarnoSyn® offers a patented, tested form of beta-alanine. The benefits are listed on the label, but the proof is in the research.
TWO WAYS TO GET RESULTS
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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