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October 21, 2020 2 min read

What is Beta Alanine? 

This simple, but Important Pre Workout Ingredient, is a non-essential beta-amino acid. 

Why is Beta Alanine Important Pre Workout?

Beta Alanine is one of the Most Popular Pre Workout Ingredients because it has been shown to Increase Carnosine Levels.[1]   

Intense exercise causes a build-up of hydrogen resulting in an acidic environment that reduces your muscles' abilities to function.  The Increased Carnosine Levels caused by Pre Workout Beta Alanine Supplementation help reduce or remove hydrogen and acid and; therefore...

Delay Fatigue, Improve Work Capacity, and Increase Reps [2,3,4]

What's that "Tingling" Sensation?  

Many athletes report a "Tingling" sensation following Pre Workout Beta Alanine Supplementation.  This tingling is formally known as parasthesia and is completely normal.  Some like it, some don't, but many say that the sensation has an energetic component that helps them train. 

Consistency Wins the Day!

Beta Alanine is an Amazing Pre Workout Ingredient, but it's been shown to work best when taken regularly, so don't skip the workouts or the Pre Workout Beta Alanine if you want to get the most out of this Pre Workout Superstar! 

Action Nutrition's Amazing Tasting Pre Workout, BOLT Extreme Energy, contains a Full Clinically Studied 3.2 grams of Beta Alanine in each serving. 

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  2. Harris RC, Stellingwerff T. Effect of beta-alanine supplementation on high-intensity exercise performance. Nestle Nutrition Institute Workshop Series, 76, 61-71.
  3. Smith, A. E., Walter, A. A., Graef, J. L., Kendall, K. L., Moon, J. R., Lockwood, C. M., ... & Stout, J. R. (2009). Effects of beta-alanine supplementation and high-intensity interval training on endurance performance and body composition in men; a double-blind trial. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 6(1), 1-9.
  4. Hoffman, J. R., Ratamess, N. A., Faigenbaum, A. D., Ross, R., Kang, J., Stout, J. R., & Wise, J. A. (2008). Short-duration beta-alanine supplementation increases training volume and reduces subjective feelings of fatigue in college football players. Nutrition Research, 28(1), 31-35.