Beta-alanine is a non-essential amino acid. Non-essential amino acids can be made by the body, so they don't have to be provided by food. Most amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. However, some like beta-alanine are used to make other chemicals in the body.
Beta-alanine is commonly used by mouth for improving athletic performance and building lean muscle mass in younger adults, and improving physical performance in elderly adults. It is also used for symptoms of menopause, but there is limited scientific research to support this use.
Beta-alanine is an amino acid. In the body it is converted to other chemicals that can affect muscle.
When taken by mouth: Beta-alanine is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth appropriately for a short time. Side effects have not been reported with moderate doses of beta-alanine. High doses can cause flushing and tingling. Taking a tablet instead of drinking a solution made from beta-alanine powder might reduce these side effects.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if beta-alanine is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
There are no known interactions with medications. Before taking this product, talk with your health professional if you take any medications.
There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.
There are no known interactions with foods.
The following doses have been studied in scientific research:
- For athletic performance: 2.4-6.4 grams of beta-alanine daily has been used for up to 10 weeks.
- For physical performance in elderly adults: 800 mg three times daily has been used for up to 28 days. 800-1600 mg twice daily has been used for up to 12 weeks.
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