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Beta-Alanine Delays Fatigue

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Beta-alanine is a popular supplement among athletes and fitness enthusiasts. It is a non-essential amino acid that is produced naturally in the body. Unlike most amino acids, it is not used by the body to synthesize proteins. Beta- alanine aids in the production of carnosine, which reduces the acidity in muscles during high-intensity exercise. When we workout our muscles break glucose into lactic acid. This is converted into lactate, which produces hydrogen ions; this reduces pH level in muscles, making them more acidic. Muscle acidity reduces the muscles ability to contract. This causes fatigue. Carnosine serves as a buffer against acid, reducing the acidity in muscles and improving performance during high-intensity exercise. Since beta-alanine increases carnosine levels in muscles they help the muscles reduce their acid levels during exercise which delays muscle fatigue. This proves very beneficial for athletes especially for endurance athletes delaying their muscle fatigue and allowing them to last longer in their workouts

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