Whether you're a powerlifter, Crossfit athlete, bodybuilder, or any other type of athlete, the only way to get real results is by putting in the work. Spending hour after hour, day after day in the gym pushing yourself to your limits when nobody else wants to is what will keep you above your competition. Beta-Alanine is one supplement that helps to reduce fatigue and increase your endurance. Knowing that Beta-Alanine is going to increase the amount of time you can spend in the gym before reaching fatigue, let's talk about how and why.*
Beta-Alanine works to decrease muscle fatigue by buffering the buildup of lactic acid. Those times in the gym when you're doing a burnout set or supersets, and your working muscle starts to burn so bad you can't do another rep? That is acid buildup! With increased removal of acid from your muscle you're able to do more sets with reduced rest in between each set.This increases the total volume and intensity your muscle can handle during a workout, which ultimately translates to increased results!*
How did we decide how much to use in HERS and AdreNOlyn? The answer is simple: SCIENCE! We have found that taking 3.2 grams of Beta-Alanine is the minimum dosage to produce the best results in athletic performance. BlackMarket prides itself on delivering premium quality products with potent ingredients making 1 scoop all you need to see the best results. Studies tell us that you can take up to 6.4 grams, but for your safety we do not recommend taking in any more than 6.4 grams in any given day.*
How Beta-Alanine actually does this in the body is pretty technical, but for those of you that want to know exactly what you're taking and what it is doing in your body, here it is: Beta-Alanine is the precursor to carnosine in your muscle cells, basically as Beta-Alanine increases so does our cells ability to create Carnosine. Carnosine is responsible for maintaining the cell's pH balance and removing or neutralizing the buildup of hydrogen atoms. Why does that matter? As hydrogen atoms build up, it reduces the body's ability to synthesize and utilize Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP.) ATP is the energy source for muscle contraction. This increase in the cell's ability to produce ATP is what allows your muscle to keep contracting rep after rep. So having a surplus of Beta-Alanine allows for all of those steps to take place, resulting in the muscle's ability to contract more forcefully for longer periods of time with less rest between sets. This all adds up to lifting more weight for more reps, with shorter rest, and increased workout capacity during each workout, allowing you to maximize your time spent in the gym.*
So why not just take Carnosine and just cut out a step of that process? It's actually less effective. Carnosine is made in the body by adding Beta-Alanine and Histidine together. When the body digests, Carnosine breaks itself down into Beta-Alanine and Histidine before it is transported into the blood. This means you're actually adding a step in the process and decreasing the overall amount of Beta-Alanine absorbed in the blood as compared to taking Beta-Alanine by itself. In summary: Supplementing Beta-Alanine combines with naturally occurring histidine helping to effectively create more Carnosine at the cellular level.*
Is there any proof that taking this stuff actually works? Yes. There have been numerous studies using multiple training modalities to test the effectiveness of Beta-Alanine on performance.*
In a study conducted to test the effectiveness of Beta-Alanine, supplementation on athletic performance proved to be very effective. The subjects tested in this study went through 3 weeks of High Interval Intensity Training using the before and after of their VO2 max to compare progress. Two groups were tested. One group supplementing Beta-Alanine and one placebo group doing the same workouts without supplementation. After 28 days of testing the supplementation group showed significant increase in VO2 max as compared to the placebo group and an increase by 60% of Carnosine concentration in muscle tissue. The study goes in-depth about some of the things we hit on earlier about ATP, Carnosine, hydrogen build up and why Beta-Alanine is so effective on the body. For more information, here is the link to the study.*
This is just one of many studies reviewing the effects of Beta-Alanine supplementation on exercise performance and results. If you are not yet convinced, here is a list of more studies proving the effects of Beta-Alanine. These studies range in testing different athletes from sprinters, football players, and even endurance athletes, so no matter what type of results you are looking for, Beta-Alanine might be your answer.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
*This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.