What is Beta Alanine Powder?
Beta Alanine from THE PROTEIN WORKS™ are part of the Amino Acid Family. Amino Acids are basically building blocks of muscles, helping to build and maintain protein.This amino acid can be produced by the body, though there may be added benefit to increasing the amount available via supplementation, especially those that take part in intense physical activity. Beta-Alanine will come to the rescue on those final reps or push on the treadmill, fighting off that burn that makes you want to quit!!
How does Beta Alanine Powder work?
When working out our muscles produce lactic acid as a by-product of creating energy, and as many of you I’m sure are aware, lactic acid build up, can give you that dreaded painful muscle spasm called cramp. Nobody enjoys that! This is where this unique Amino Acid steps in.
Beta-Alanine is the building block of carnosine, a molecule that helps buffer acid in muscles during exercise. Without Beta Alanine our body has a limited amount of carnosine available. By adding Beta-Alanine to your arsenal you could improve your performance in that all-out effort range by maintaining pH levels inside the working muscle. When acid levels in the muscle increase, the muscle cannot create the energy it uses to move.
Beta-Alanine dosages above 2g can cause a tingling feeling called paresthesia. It is a harmless side effect that passes after 15-20 minutes.
What are the benefits of Beta Alanine?
Beta Alanine has a number of different benefits for those who enjoy to keep fit healthy and get the most out of their gym sessions.
Backed by credible research, Beta Alanine is a great addition to any athletes supplement routine, especially those with mass & power goals. But it’s also become a very popular active ingredient in most pre-workout formulas, including The Protein Works™ best-selling Raze™ Preworkout.
Why buy Beta Alanine Powder?
Beta Alanine should be bought by anyone wanting to increase their physical output at the gym and finally start seeing some results from those hard workouts. With benefits such as contributing to the increase of muscle mass, whilst also helping to reduce fatigue and improving recovery rates it really is a no-brainer when adding this to your supplement stack. You may also look at those benefits and think, but I don't want to increase my muscles? I just enjoy going to the gym
When is the best time to take Beta Alanine Powder?
Taking any supplement at the right time ensures that its benefits are as effective as possible. We recommend that Beta Alanine should be consumed 30 minutes before your hitting the gym, to help your muscles through the stress and strain of a workout. It should then be consumed regularly throughout the day to replenish your muscles. Don't think you need a strict guide of ‘every 2 hours I must consume’, it depends on your output, the more exercise or activities you perform the more Beta Alanine you will need, simple as that.
Who should take Beta Alanine Powder?
So, we’ve talked about how consuming Beta Alanine Powder can help you. Now you may be thinking why don't we take Carnosine as an actual supplement?
Well, Our bodies struggle to absorb Carnosine, whereas Beta-alanine bypasses the digestive system better..
Carnosine can be sourced from in meats, specifically in Beef, chicken and pork but it's almost impossible to get enough that it improves exercise performance. It also makes perfect sense for those who have taken the decision to consume a non-meat diet, Vegetarians and Vegans to be exact, then as Beta-Alanine is Vegan Friendly it is certainly an excellent supplement to add to your stack.
Beta-Alanine is an key supplement for your stack to help reduce muscle fatigue and give you that well needed needed energy and muscle boost.
How is Your Beta Alanine Made?
Please note that this product is produced in-house at our very own production facility. It is supplied in a re-sealable foil pouch to ensure freshness and a scoop is included free of charge in every product.
What Other Amino Acid Powders Do You Stock?
We have an extensive Amino Acid Powder range all with their own unique benefits. Our range includes the following:
07 September 2018
11 March 2018
Get a good buzz and tingle as others have said. Gets you fired up and ready to hit those extra reps.
DOMS seem to be much better when using this too.
02 December 2015
21 September 2015
I take 1,500mg with my breakfast and my dinner, along with 2,000mg preworkout!
(Pocket Scales accurate to 10mg are very handy)
It is what it said on the tin, raises carnosine levels in the muscles and gives that godly tingle!
FREE PROTEIN: on your first order over £10, just use the code: JB82889.
09 July 2015
Great product, love it
Disclaimer: Customer reviews are independent and reflect customer's personal experiences. Individual results may vary. Products designed to be taken in conjunction with a balanced diet and training plan.
Serving Size: 5g (one medium BLACK scoop)
Add 1 scoop (5g) to your desired amount of water or juice and shake well in your TPW™ Master Blender.
On workout days:
Take 4g-5g daily, divided between 1-2 servings. Take 2g-2.5g approximately 20 minutes before exercise and 2g-2.5g immediately after exercise.
On non-workout days:
Take 4g-5g ideally with food.
IMPORTANT: Before use, please check the included scoop is BLACK. If not, please contact us on 0845-4672411.>
Q. When should I take Beta Alanine?
A. It depends on your lifestyle and your goals, we recommend reading TPW™ usage guidelines before consuming.
Q. What are the main reasons for using Beta Alanine?
A. To help increase muscle mass, delay the onset of muscular fatigue and increase exercise capacity to improve performance. If you have also hit a training plateau, then Beta Alanine could be a way to boost your training onto the next level.
Q. What does Beta Alanine taste like?
A. It has a bitter aftertaste, so we recommend mixing with juice to make it more palatable.
Q. Is all Beta Alanine powder the same no matter what brand you use?
A. The quality of ingredients can vary significantly and therefore the potency will do too. Just because a product may be called pure it doesn't mean that it necessarily is. We recommend you read the ingredients and nutritionals on the label to better understand exactly what you are buying.
Q. How can I tell if the Beta Alanine powder I buy is good quality?
A. Look for the Certificate of Analysis which will give you the assurance that what you are buying is what it says it is.
Q. Is Beta Alanine suitable for vegans and vegetarians?
A. Yes, it is suitable for both vegans and vegetarians.
Q. Can I use Beta Alanine powder with other supplements?
A. Of course. We recommend you always check serving instructions on each product if you plan on taking a combination of supplements. Beta Alanine and creatine work in synergy with each other along with a form of carbohydrate such as TPW™ Waxy Maize Starch or Dextrose. Beta Alanine also depletes taurine levels, so if you are supplementing with Beta Alanine then it is suggested you supplement with additional taurine also.
Q. Can I get Beta Alanine from natural whole foods?
A. Beta Alanine is mainly found in a dipeptide called carnosine, it is also found in the dipeptides anserine and balenine which are found in protein rich foods such as beef, pork, chicken and fish.
Q. What if any side effects will I get from taking Beta Alanine?
A. Beta Alanine can cause a tingling and flushing sensation on the skin once ingested. However, this is a perfectly normal reaction and not harmful in any way.
Q. What is Beta Alanine?
A. Beta Alanine is a non-essential amino acid.
Q. Who should take / benefit from using Beta Alanine?
A. Bodybuilders and strength athletes. Endurance athletes. Those new to weight training. People involved in team sports. Those who participate in regular intense training and exercise.