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Benefits Of Beta-Alanine Supplementation For Female Athletes

2024 Updated While women lead men in dietary supplement purchases, the industry is lacking in female-specific research to support women’s health. The need for this research is not only in regard to female athletes but also to women living active lifestyles. For example, more re...

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What Are the Side Effects of Taking Beta-Alanine?

Most athletes are familiar with the many benefits of beta-alanine. Many rely on beta-alanine supplementation for increased endurance, faster muscle growth and recovery, and laser focus. The benefits can dramatically enhance workouts and lead to bigger gains and PRs. But what are the side-effects of beta-alanine? Here’s what you need to know about beta-alan...

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Is Supplementing with Beta-Alanine Better Than Taking Carnosine Directly?
Is Supplementing with CarnoSyn Beta-Alanine® Better Than Taking Carnosine Directly?

What is Beta-Alanine? Beta-alanine is a non-proteogenic amino acid that’s naturally produced in the body and also found in foods such as certain meat and fish. It combines with the amino acid histidine to form a dipeptide called carnosine. Over time, carnosine acts as a buffer to help delay the onset of lactic acid and […]...

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Beta-Alanine: What’s the Proper Dosage?
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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Researchers Behind Recent Publication on SR CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine Tablet’s Ability to Improve Cognitive Health Presenting at American College of Sports Medicine and Exercise Science (ACSM) 2023 Annual Meeting

CARLSBAD, CA, MAY 17, 2023—CarnoSyn® Brands and parent company Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”) (Nasdaq: NAII), are proud to sponsor Dr. Guilherme G. Artioli and announce that several other leading CarnoSyn® beta-alanine researchers will be presenting at the American College of Sports Medicine and Exercise Science (ACSM) Annual Meetin...

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Newly Published Study Shows SR CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine Improves Cognitive Function In Older Adults

CARLSBAD, CA, February 23, 2023—Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (“NAI”) (Nasdaq: NAII), an international leader in custom contract nutritional supplement manufacturing for over four decades, today announced that new research on the cognitive benefits of SR CarnoSyn® beta-alanine tablets, a patented sustained release delivery system owned by N...

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Is Beta-Alanine an Amino Acid Supplement?

  For individuals wanting to improve their overall health and fitness, amino acids are a great place to start. These organic compounds are critical for supporting the body’s basic functions and serve as the building blocks of protein and muscle tissue. Amino acids have been compared to letters of the alphabet that, when joined together, […]...

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The Truth About The Top 5 Workout Myths
The Truth About The Top 5 Workout Myths

It can be difficult to find the time to exercise regularly. Building a training routine that suits both your schedule and your health goals is even more of a challenge. From healthcare professionals to ‘fitfluencers’, workout trends, and fitness fads, there is a tremendous amount of information out there. Determining what’s true or false isn’t [&hell...

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The Best Time to Take Beta-Alanine
The Best Time to Take Beta-Alanine

Athletes know that beta-alanine is the go-to fuel to maximize their workouts. Greater focus, better performance, sustained endurance, and better gains are just a few of the benefits of beta-alanine. The question is–what can athletes do to fully harness beta-alanine? The answer–it’s all about the right dose at the right time. To get maximum benefits, [&...

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How CarnoSyn® Works: Beta-Alanine’s Mechanism of Action in the Body

In physics, Newton’s third law of motion states that every action has an equal and opposite reaction — a principle of inertia and counterforce that could also be used to describe the positive effects of safe, high-quality supplements on whole body health. In health and wellness, there’s a term for this: “mechanism of action.” This […]...

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How Beta-Alanine Affects Body Composition

For years, many in the fitness world touted BMI (body mass index) as an irrefutable means of determining metabolic health. But there is a more accurate way to learn about an individual’s overall level of health and fitness as well as where improvements can be made—namely, by assessing body composition. Body Composition: What It Is […]...

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International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) Publishes Position on Tactical Athlete Nutrition
International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) Publishes Position on Tactical Athlete Nutrition

The International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) recently published a position stand for tactical athletes, providing an evidence-based summary of the energy and nutritional demands of tactical athletes to promote optimal health and performance[1]. Beta-alanine is one of the three ingredients with strong evidence to support efficacy and safety.  A key n...

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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?
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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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? And which of the two should you incorporate into your pre-workout regimen — creatine, beta-alanine, or both? First, let’s take a quick look at the history of these two […]...

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Taking Esports to the Next Level with Beta-Alanine
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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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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Highlighting the Latest Science: How Beta-Alanine Supplementation Impacts Stress
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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