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Evaluating the Best Beta-Alanine Supplement

Anyone with a dedicated fitness plan knows the quality of your performance depends on the quality of your fuel. Just think: if you consistently nourished your body with only processed or fast foods — without eating any fruits, vegetables, or high-quality protein — your workou...

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Beta-Alanine: Impacts On Muscle
Beta-Alanine: Impacts On Muscle

Written by Bryan Saunders Lecturer and Researcher at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of São Paulo Exercise Physiologist for the São Paulo Cycling Federation Carnosine has the potential to perform a number of different physiological tasks in muscle, including acid-base buffering capacity, metal ion chelation, antioxidant activity and protein carbo...

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What Is the Best Food Source for Obtaining Beta-Alanine?

Beta-alanine, like other amino acids, is one of the building blocks of life. (Amino acids are used by the human body to make proteins that aid in growth, repairing tissue, breaking down food, and other bodily functions.) Beta-alanine is also a critical building block of carnosine, which provides powerful antioxidant properties that offer many health [&hellip...

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creatine vs beta-alanine comparison
Beta-Alanine Vs. Creatine — A Comparison

So you’ve heard of creatine, and are likely already taking it to increase strength, gain muscle, and improve your overall exercise performance. But what about beta-alanine, the sometimes lesser-known pre-workout supplement that is said to have similar results? And which of the two should you incorporate into your pre-workout regimen — creatine, beta-alan...

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Taking Esports to the Next Level with Beta-Alanine

Esports has been trending for years, but COVID-19 lockdowns initiated an explosive expansion of both the gamer base and existing gamer hours. According to Verizon Communications, Spring 2020 saw a surge of nearly 90% in peak gaming hours over the prior year.[1] From the occasional gamer to the enthusiast, the Esports community reflects a global revenue [&he...

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What Are the Side Effects of Taking Beta-Alanine?

Have you ever experienced the pre-workout tingles when preparing to exercise? (And no, we’re not just referring to the excitement you feel when stepping into the gym or onto the field.) If you have ever taken pre-workout supplements formulated with beta-alanine, you’re likely familiar with the accompanying itch, flush, or tingle, which has been descr...

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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 […]...

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Beta-Alanine — What’s the Proper Dosage?

Ask any professional athlete, and they’ll tell you proper dosing is critical to the efficacy of a pre-workout supplement — and to your overall physical performance. Proper dosing also helps prevent paresthesia, an uncomfortable but harmless itching and tingling of the skin that’s common after taking high quantities of beta-alanine. (This reaction may v...

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Highlighting the Latest Science: How Beta-Alanine Supplementation Impacts Stress

This past year’s events have encouraged many to take a closer look at fitness goals and overall health. Across all populations—from the aging to the young and from non-competitive athletes to professionals—total body wellness is a point of focus. Beyond athletics and personal records, there’s an emphasis on the connection between physical and mental ...

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Understanding the Role of Nutrients in Human Immune Response Metrics
Understanding the Role of Nutrients in Human Immune Response Metrics

Written By:  Mark A. LeDoux, J.D., Nancy Steely, ND, Di Tan, PhD. If the year 2020 has taught us anything, it is to recognize that the human condition is not devoid of existential risk.  The declaration of a Pandemic in spring of 2020 by the World Health Organization based on an outbreak of SARS-Cov2 (aka […]...

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Top CarnoSyn Formulations Questions
Top CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine Formulating Questions

Every athlete, from the fitness enthusiast to the professional, stands united in a common goal: gaining an edge on peak performance. Whether it’s an Olympic qualifying tournament or a garage gym workout, having the right fuel can make all the difference. Top sports nutrition formulas also have something in common: their leading ingredient is beta-alanine. ...

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CarnoSyn® Brands Presenting Latest Health And Wellness Solutions During IHS Conference

CARLSBAD, CA, January 29, 2020—Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”) (Nasdaq: NAII), the company behind SR CarnoSyn®, a patented, sustained-release beta-alanine, will exhibit at the Integrative Healthcare Symposium (IHS) Annual Conference in New York, NY on February 20-22, 2020 at the New York Hilton Midtown. The CarnoSyn® Brands team wil...

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The Natural Products Association Honors CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine with the 2019 Novel Ingredient and Science Award

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”) (Nasdaq: NAII) today proudly announces its CarnoSyn® beta-alanine has received the coveted Novel Ingredient and Science Award from the Natural Products Association (NPA) at their annual conference, The Big Natural, in Washington, D.C., held Sep...

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Mark LeDoux, NAI CEO & Chairman, proudly accepts CarnoSyn®’s Sports Nutrition Ingredient of the Year award.
CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine Wins NutraIngredients-USA 2019 Sports Nutrition Ingredient Of The Year

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”) (Nasdaq: NAII) today proudly announces its CarnoSyn® beta-alanine has won NutraIngredients’ prestigious 2019 Sports Nutrition Ingredient of the Year award in recognition of its major contributions to the sports nutrition industry. The Nutra...

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Beta-Alanine for Food Application Receives Approval from Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

NAI to Immediately Enter Japanese Market with CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine CARLSBAD, Calif., April 24, 2019 – The public announcement of the approval of beta-alanine in the Japanese food market was made on March 25th via the official page of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan. Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”) (Nasdaq:...

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CarnoSyn NDI FDA Approved beta-alanine
Natural Alternatives’ CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine Receives New Dietary Ingredient Status From The FDA

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”) (NASDAQ: NAII), a leading formulator, and marketer of customized nutritional supplements proudly announced today that it has received New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) status from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its patented CarnoSyn® beta...

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Natural Alternatives International Announces Participation as Exhibitor and Sponsor in the 2019 Integrative Healthcare Symposium

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”) (Nasdaq: NAII) today announced its participation in the 15th edition of the Integrative Healthcare Symposium, the only event where multi-disciplinary practitioners come together as a cohesive community to learn and collaborate on insights and tec...

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Natural Alternatives International Announces New Website Launch To Support Market Expansion Initiative into Healthy Aging & Everyday Wellness

CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”) (Nasdaq: NAII) is pleased to announce the launch of a new website to promote the SR CarnoSyn® beta-alanine market expansion into the healthy aging and general wellness markets. The newly designed website offers insightful information on the top f...

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CarnoSyn beta alanine loading & dosing
CarnoSyn® Launches Loading & Dosing Education Initiative

Global patent holder in beta-alanine sets the record straight to ensure maximum benefits CARLSBAD, Calif. – July 11, 2017 – Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”) (NASDAQ: NAII), the patent holder of CarnoSyn® beta-alanine, one of the leading ingredients in sports nutrition, announced today a commitment to educating consumers and manufactu...

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Natural Alternatives International, Inc Announces SR CarnoSyn® Receives GRAS Affirmation

CARLSBAD, Calif., April 11, 2017 — Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”) (Nasdaq: NAII), a leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of customized nutritional supplements, today announced the use of SR CarnoSyn® (sustained release beta-alanine, in a tablet or powder form) has been determined to be safe through independent sc...

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Natural Alternatives International, Inc Announces Extension of CarnoSyn® beta-alanine Intellectual Property Portfolio

CARLSBAD, Calif., April 3, 2017 — Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”) (NASDAQ: NAII), a leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of customized nutritional supplements, announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a Notice of Allowance of a patent application directed to a broad range of improved met...

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