Carnosine is a major intra-muscular buffer and some early studies have demonstrated that sprint-trained athletes have increased levels of carnosine as a result of their training. More recently, studies have shown that by ingesting beta-alanine over a period of a few weeks (normally 4-6 weeks), the muscle carnosine content increases significantly.

A question that often arises (as it should) concerns the likely side effects of taking beta-alanine. The only reported side effects are that of paraesthesia i.e. a feeling of tingling in the hands or fingers, or even nape of neck. This is temporary and usually addressed by taking lower doses spread over a day rather than a 3 gram dose at a single time, or a lower dose taken over a longer period of time. 

If an athlete is engaged in any activities where lactic acid production is likely to occur and possibly hamper performance, then loading up with beta-alanine to enhance muscle buffer capacity and aid the performance should be seriously considered. 


  • Increases muscle carnosine levels
  • Improves muscle buffering capacity
  • Promotes sprint and power
  • Helps athletes who are 'lactic acid producers'


Directions: Mix 1.5 grams (1/3 of a scoop) of beta alanine with 150ml of cold water or fruit juice and consume immediately.

Usage: Take 1-2 servings per day (1.5 - 3g).

Servings Per Container: 266


Beta Alanine


Produced in an environment that processes milk, egg, gluten, peanuts, nuts and soy.


  • Not suitable for persons under 18 years of age
  • Please consult your doctor prior to use if you have a medical condition
  • If pregnant or lactating please consult your doctor prior to use
  • Keep out of the reach of children
  • Do not exceed the recommended daily dose
  • Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a balanced and varied diet
  • Store in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight
  • For best before end date see back
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
  • May cause paraesthesia, ie a tingling or numbness of the skin, this is normal and will pass in time

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Beta Alanine 1.5g

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