Evaluating the Best Beta-Alanine Supplement

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 workouts and your overall health would likely suffer.

The same principle applies to your supplements. It’s best to prioritize quality and purity — for its performance and health benefits.

CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine — ‘Top of the Game’ in Sports Nutrition

In the case of beta-alanine, an amino acid that helps enhance exercise and athletic performance, generic options abound. However, only one has over 55 clinical studies supporting its’ athletic performance benefits: CarnoSyn® beta-alanine. It’s also the only beta-alanine that has successfully obtained New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) status with the FDA and has also achieved Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) self-affirmation. This means it contains no banned substances, and that its ingredients are safe and effective.

Generic beta-alanine manufacturers may claim their products have the same chemical structure identification, purity, and benefit as CarnoSyn® beta-alanine, but they are neither backed by the FDA nor supported by science. So, when the quality of your fuel matters, why risk supplementing with generic impostors?

CarnoSyn®’s partners don’t settle, either. “We choose to formulate with CarnoSyn beta-alanine because it’s the safest, highest quality, most effective product on the market,” says Bryan Morin, Sports Brand Manager at NOW® Sports. “They have the scientific backing that is unmatched — with numerous clinical studies on human applicants to support their claims.” Morin continues, “Working with sports dietitians, brand ambassadors, influencers, and athletes, we have constantly found that they all know and trust CarnoSyn beta-alanine. CarnoSyn is really top of the game when it comes to sports nutrition.”

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(To find out if the beta-alanine in your supplement is generic or patented beta-alanine, just look for the CarnoSyn® logo on the product packaging.)

Consider Your Fitness Goals

Once you’ve confirmed that you’re supplementing with CarnoSyn® beta-alanine, consider your fitness goals when determining what form — an instant release or sustained release formula — is best for you. Are you a professional athlete or bodybuilder who spends hours a day training? Or are your workouts generally shorter in duration and of lower intensity?

According to the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), evaluating the existing body of beta-alanine research suggests improvements in exercise performance with more pronounced effects on activities lasting one to four minutes; improvements in neuromuscular fatigue, particularly in older subjects, and potential benefits in tactical personnel. Other studies have shown that beta-alanine supplementation can increase the number of repetitions one can do, increase lean body mass, increase knee extension torque, and increase training volume.

It’s important to note that both the instant release and sustained release formulas offer the same performance benefits — increased strength, enhanced endurance, faster recovery, and greater focus — but SR CarnoSyn®’s sustained release delivery system allows for increased dosing with faster results. (Sustained-release properties also help minimize paresthesia and extend absorption.)

The effectiveness of your beta-alanine supplement also depends on your dosage. To see the benefits of beta-alanine, load a minimum of 90 grams over a 28-day period. For increased benefits, we recommend supplementing with a minimum of 90 grams up to a maximum 179 grams over a 28-day period (or 3.2 to 6.4 grams per day).

Where to Find CarnoSyn® Verified Products

CarnoSyn® beta-alanine can be used in several dosage forms: powders, tablets, capsules, stick packets, chewables/lozenges, and more. Since there are many different supplements available that are formulated with CarnoSyn® beta-alanine, the ideal option will vary based on the individual. Visit our Verified page to view and shop for CarnoSyn® products, all formulated with guaranteed safe, pure, and high-quality beta-alanine.



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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