Tag: Beta Alanine

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Download the Full PDF article >> Guru Performance Position Stand #5 Supplement Use in Sport


  1. Introduction
  2. The for first approach
  3. Identifying the need to supplement
  4. Considering supplementation case-by-case
  5. Supplement safety
  6. Context statement
  7. References and research
  8. Authors





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The use of supplements in both elite and recreational level sport has grown tremendously in recent years (Knapik et al. 2016). Opinions are clearly split as to whether supplements are a necessary component of the athlete’s diet, and the reasons for using supplements are broad. Whilst there is a time and place for supplements, we believe in a simplistic yet discerning approach to advocating them. Moreover, the choice of which supplement brand to use has become more difficult than ever due to the demand of aesthetic focussed supplements containing banned substances or manufactured in third party labs where contaminants may spoil a ‘clean’ supplement. This position stand will address topical issues surrounding supplement use in sport and provide a clear outline of the practical considerations for utilising supplements in a safe and effective way.


Download the Full PDF article >> Guru Performance Position Stand #5 Supplement Use in Sport

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Episode 68 of the Guru Performance ‘We Do Science’ Podcast! In this episode I (Laurent Bannock) discuss ‘Beta Alanine Supplementation & Performance’ with Abbie Smith-Ryan PhD, University of North Carolina, USA – and Professor Craig Sale, Nottingham Trent University, UK. In this session we get into:

  • Mechanisms and Use of Beta Alanine Supplementation Overview
  • Carnosine & Buffering
  • Beta Alanine Supplementation Strategies
  • Safety of Beta Alanine
  • Effects of Beta Alanine on Exercise Performance

JISSN Review Paper:International society of sports nutrition position stand: Beta-Alanine‘, Eric Trexler et al, Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 2015, 12:30



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