Episode 152 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition‘s We Do Science podcast. In this episode, Laurent Bannock discusses Beta Alanine supplementation and exercise capacity & performance with Professor Craig Sale (Nottingham Trent University, UK) and Dr Bryan Saunders (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil).


Discussion topics include:

  • How and why carnosine plays an important role in protecting against pH changes in skeletal muscle
  • How and why high-intensity exercise leads to a reduction in muscle pH (or increased acidity) due to hydrogen ion accumulation and impact on exercise capacity and performance
  • The evidence behind and role of Beta-alanine supplementation on increasing skeletal muscle carnosine content, and its impact on the buffering capacity of the muscle
  • Practical applications and considerations of Beta Alanine supplementation


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