Meal and beta-alanine coingestion enhances muscle carnosine loading.

@article{Stegen2013MealAB,
  title={Meal and beta-alanine coingestion enhances muscle carnosine loading.},
  author={Sanne M Stegen and Laura Blancquaert and Inge Everaert and Tine Bex and Youri E. C. Taes and Patrick Calders and Eric Achten and Wim Derave},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2013},
  volume={45 8},
  pages={1478-85}
}
INTRODUCTION Beta-alanine (BA) is a popular ergogenic supplement because it can induce muscle carnosine loading. We hypothesize that, by analogy with creatine supplementation, 1) an inverse relationship between urinary excretion and muscle loading is present, and 2) the latter is stimulated by carbohydrate- and protein-induced insulin action. METHODS In study A, the effect of a 5-wk slow-release BA (SRBA) supplementation (4.8 g · d(-1)) on whole body BA retention was determined in seven men… CONTINUE READING
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