Everyone Seems To Respond To Beta – alanine : A Highly Effective Supplement

It has been relatively well documented that Creatine responds in the vast majority of people who take it…but not all. In contrast to Creatine, studies looking into the effects of Beta – alanine have found that far fewer people show no response to its effects. The Nestle Nutrition Institute found that in their laboratory alone, dozens of people have been tested with Beta – alanine consuming 4-5mg/day for 4-6 weeks, with only one person not responding. One of the main causes of muscle fatigue is the build up of hydrogen ions and lactate in the muscle. So it seems that Beta – alanines ability to buffer and minimise this fatiguing process can be minimised by the supplementation of Beta – alanine…in pretty much everybody!


 Tipton, K, D. & Luc van Loon, J, C. (2013). Nutritional coaching strategy to modulate training efficiency. Beta – alanine. Basel: Karger.

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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