Beta alanine .: D2-517/2016E-PDF

"B-alanine is a naturally occurring amino acid (a non-essential amino acid) not used by the body to make muscle tissue. Rather, research has shown that B-alanine works by increasing the muscle content of an important compound – carnosine. In fact, the production of carnosine is limited by the availability of B-alanine. Carnosine is highly concentrated in muscle tissue where its role is primarily to soak up hydrogen ions."--What is it?

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Department/Agency Canada. Department of National Defence.
Title Beta alanine .
Variant title Performance enhancers facts and bottom line
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note(s) Title from caption.
"Health promotion in the Canadian Forces, Strengthening the Forces."
Issued also in French under title: Bêta alanine.
Publishing information [Ottawa?] : National Defence, [2016].
Description [3] p.
Catalogue number
  • D2-517/2016E-PDF
Subject terms Vitamins, Athletes

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