Ultimate Nutrition - Platinum Series Beta Alanine - 100 Capsules
The use of beta-alanine to produce muscle carnosine offers a way to increase anaerobic exercise potential and is likely to add to the effects of creatine in some exercise settings. First discovered in the early 1900s, beta-alanine and histidine are the two components of carnosine. Histidine is already present in large quantity within skeletal muscles, so it is beta-alanine that acts as the rate-limiting factor in carnosine conversion.
A buildup of metabolic waste limits muscle contraction, with hydrogen ions being the worst. This is primarily true of our fast fibers, which are most sensitive to hydrogen ions and extremely susceptible to fatigue. If the hydrogen ions can be buffered, muscle strength can be maintained for a longer time before fatigue sets in. Anyone, including bodybuilders, involved in exercise where lactic acid buildup is the limiting factor stands to benefit from beta-alanine. In the gym, this benefit may translate into more reps with a given weight.
Carnosine is very effective at buffering the hydrogen ions responsible for producing the lactic acid burn. Studies have shown that increasing muscle carnosine by supplementing beta-alanine may delay fatigue and improve the muscular aspects of athletic performance.
Research also indicates that beta-alanine increases lactate threshold, improves the ability to maintain maximal power output during high-intensity exercise, and decreases neuromuscular fatigue. By elevating carnosine level, nerves fire at a faster rate. For example, instead of one’s body operating at 80% the day after exercise, carnosine may help it perform closer to the highest possible levels. Beta-alanine is mainly useful for athletes who are constantly using the same muscles,without the ability to take a break and recover for a few days.
About Ultimate Nutrition
Ultimate Nutrition was founded in 1979 by Victor H. Rubino. At the time Victor was one of the top amateur power lifters in the United States. Driven by a goal to become the best, Victor knew that supplements were the key to improving his performance through increased strength and faster recovery. Not satisfied with the current supplements that were available to him the 1970's and being a biochemist himself, Victor decided to launch his own company Ultimate Nutrition. Victor's goal was to create high quality, thoroughly researched products at an affordable price for everyone.
In the late 1970's and early 1980's Ultimate Nutrition was among the first companies to have Amino Acid tablets, protein powders, carbohydrate powders, and various types of Fat Burners. By the late 1980's and early 1990's Ultimate Nutrition launched several legendary products such as Sports Energizer, an electrolyte fueled ready to drink beverage that came in 10 flavors and in a glass bottle.
By the mid 1990's Ultimate Nutrition again was on the cutting edge as Ultimate Nutrition was one of the first companies to come out with Whey Protein powder in a bottle. Today, Ultimate Nutrition continues to excel with a wide range of products including Iso Mass Xtreme Gainer, ProStar Whey, Muscle Juice 2544, GlutaPure, Protein Isolate, Iso Sensation 93, Amino 2000, Ultra Ripped, Horse Power, and now Hyper Start. Hyper Start is a revolutionary condensed pre-workout supplement designed to increase energy, endurance, and stamina, resulting in increased strength and muscle building gains.
Sadly, Victor Rubino passed away in March 2003 at 48 years young. However, Ultimate Nutrition is still owned and operated by the Rubino family to this day. Ultimate Nutrition's commitment to Victor's vision remains the same, to create high quality, highly researched products at an affordable price for everyone.