Alanine

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:

BY MOUTH:
  • For improving physical performance: 3.2-6.4 grams daily of a specific beta-alanine product (CarnoSyn, Natural Alternatives International).

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Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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