Beta-Alanine works to decrease muscle fatigue by buffering the buildup of lactic acid. Those times in the gym when you’re doing a burnout set or supersets, and your working muscle starts to burn so bad you can’t do another rep? That is acid buildup! With increased removal of acid from your muscle you’re able to do more sets with reduced rest in between each set.This increases the total volume and intensity your muscle can handle during a workout, which ultimately translates to increased results!
Beta-Alanine is the precursor to carnosine in your muscle cells, basically as Beta-Alanine increases so does our cells ability to create Carnosine. Carnosine is responsible for maintaining the cell’s pH balance and removing or neutralizing the buildup of hydrogen atoms. Why does that matter? As hydrogen atoms build up, it reduces the body’s ability to synthesize and utilize Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP.) ATP is the energy source for muscle contraction. This increase in the cell’s ability to produce ATP is what allows your muscle to keep contracting rep after rep. So having a surplus of Beta-Alanine allows for all of those steps to take place, resulting in the muscle’s ability to contract more forcefully for longer periods of time with less rest between sets. This all adds up to lifting more weight for more reps, with shorter rest, and increased workout capacity during each workout, allowing you to maximize your time spent in the gym