How does Beta-alanine work?
Beta-alanine is an amino acid. In the body it is converted to other chemicals that can affect muscle.
Are there safety concerns?
Beta-alanine seems to be safe when used appropriately, for a short time. Side effects have not been reported with moderate doses of beta-alanine. High doses can cause flushing and tingling.
Do not use beta-alanine if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Dosing considerations for Beta-alanine.
The following doses have been studied in scientific research:
- For improving physical performance: 3.2-6.4 grams daily of a specific beta-alanine product (CarnoSyn, Natural Alternatives International).