Beta-alanine is classed as non-essential, because it occurs naturally in the body. However, supplementation of such may prove useful; it is widely used by athletes owing to its numerous, proposed benefits to exercise performance, and often taken in conjunction with l-histidine – a semi-essential amino acid that is produced by the body in only small amounts. L-histidine is involved in processes such as tissue repair, protein synthesis, and the production of haemoglobin (amongst other functions). Increased physical stress can cause levels to decrease, and active individuals fall prone to this.
- Formulated with beta-alanine and l-histidine at the ideal 11:1 ratio.
- Has been shown to help increase carnosine concentration in the skeletal muscle – an amino acid that contributes to muscle protein synthesis, as well as being present in many organs of the body.
- Available in a convenient capsule format.