The Buffering Capacity of Beta-Alanine

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  • The buffering capacity of beta-alanine

  • Anaerobic Exercise Requires Rapid Sources of Energy

  • L-histidine -alanine

    So what does beta-alanine do?

    Carnosine H+ H+H+

  • research has shown that..

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    1.6 g

    3.4 g

    6.2 gbeta

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    Muscle carnosine (mmol/kg)

  • Greatbut does -alanine enhance performance?

    van Thienen et al 2009. MSSE

    Better sprint performance in endurance cycling

    Baguette et al 2010. J Appl Phys

    Faster 2 km time trial in elite rowers

    Hoffman et al 2006. IJSNEM

    Increased strength in collegiate football players

    Derave et al 2007. J Appl Phys

    Attenuated fatigue in trained sprinters

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