APS Beta Alanine
Beta Alanine is an anabolic fuel that increases both aerobic and anaerobic fatigue allowing you to push through every workout by providing the fuel to go hard. Beta Alanine is a non-essential amino acid that muscle cells utilize to synthesize carnosine. Carnosine is a dipeptide (Beta Alanine plus Histidine) that functions as a buffer for the hydrogen ions (acid) produced during strenuous exercise, thus helping to maintain optimum muscular pH. APS uses CarnoSyn, a patented form of Beta Alanine. In clinical research, Beta Alanine allows muscles to work harder and longer during intense exercise.Beta Alanine becomes the rate limiting substrate in carnosine synthesis upon entry into the muscle cells. No Beta Alanine=No Carnosine!!
Discovered in Russia in 1900, but it wasn’t until over the 1950’s that the first research on carnosine and its effects on muscle buffering were actually were published. In 2003, a renewed interest by researchers into studying Beta Alanine and its effect on exercise performance and muscle mass. Carnosine stabilizes muscle pH by binding hydrogen ions (H+) that are byproducts of exercise. Our bodies buffer pH in balance by using various systems. As mentioned above, our muscles function best in a specific pH range. Altered pH will cause a decrease in muscle function. By stabilizing the pH range, muscles can work longer. Carnosine is made up of is a powerful intracellular buffer.
Carnosine is found primarily in Type 2 fibers(explosive), but also in Type 1(endurance) fibers as well. To function properly, muscle cells need buffers to fight off acidity. When cellular pH drops below the optimal levels, you have less strength and fatigue more rapidly. Feel the burn? Likely pH drop and increase in lactic acid. This is the result of H+ ions abundance due to the rapid breakdown of ATP during exercise. breakdown of ATP. Use Beta Alanine and help maximize your workout performance and intensity today!!