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.