- How does PowerBar® Beta Alanine Dietary Supplement work?
It works by increasing muscle carnosine levels. Carnosine in muscle buffers lactic acid that builds up during high-intensity exercise. And buffering muscle acid can help reduce muscle burn and fatigue during high-intensity workouts.
- Who can use PowerBar® Beta Alanine Dietary Supplement?
It is intended for adult athletes who are looking to push the limits of their training and performance. This includes men and women involved in endurance, team, and strength sports or activities (this product is not exclusive to just women).
PowerBar® Beta Alanine Dietary Supplement is not appropriate for children under 18 years old, pregnant/nursing mothers, or those taking medication; consult with a doctor before use.
- How can I supplement most effectively with PowerBar® Beta Alanine Dietary Supplement?
Take two tablets of PowerBar® Beta Alanine Dietary Supplement twice daily for the first 4 weeks. When taking the tablets, space your doses at least 3 hours apart.
After 4 weeks, take two tablets once daily. Consider cycling your beta-alanine tablets in conjunction with a periodized training program. For example, supplement daily for at least 4–6 weeks, and preferably 10–12 weeks before key competitions, events, or heavy periods of high-intensity training. Then, discontinue supplementing during the off-season.
- How long will the effects of the beta-alanine tablets last after I stop taking them?
Beta-alanine supplementation increases the carnosine level in muscle tissue. Research studies indicate that muscle carnosine remains elevated for up to about 9 weeks after beta-alanine supplementation is discontinued.
- How do I combine beta-alanine supplementation with my training to maximize high-intensity performance benefits?
The beneficial effects of beta-alanine supplementation appear to be optimal when lactic acid production is highest during training. So, for strength athletes, the greatest increases in workout volume and strength will likely occur with moderate high-intensity training sessions, such as 8–12 reps at 60–85% of rep maximum.
- Why does PowerBar® Beta Alanine Dietary Supplement feature a sustained-release?
Some research studies found that full doses of beta-alanine taken at one time can sometimes produce a flushing sensation. While this flushing effect is not considered harmful, it can feel uncomfortable. PowerBar® Beta Alanine Dietary Supplement features a sustained-release formulation that allows a slow and steady absorption of beta-alanine from the digestive tract. This sustained-release feature helps minimize discomfort.
- I see that PowerBar® Beta Alanine Dietary Su6pplement is “NSF® Certified for Sport™” What does this mean?
NSF® certification provides athletes and athlete organizations the reassurance that PowerBar® Beta Alanine Dietary Supplement has the ingredients they claim it has, and that it doesn’t contain harmful or banned substances.
NSF International is an independent not-for-profit organization that tests dietary supplements in their own accredited laboratories to ensure that the actual contents of the supplement match those printed on the label. In addition, they ensure that there are no ingredients present in the supplement that are not openly disclosed on the label, and that there are no unacceptable levels of contaminants present.
* NSF and CERTIFIED FOR SPORT are registered trademarks of NSF International
- I have food allergies. Can I take PowerBar® Beta Alanine Dietary Supplement?
PowerBar® Beta Alanine Dietary Supplement does not contain any of the top 8 allergens; peanuts, tree nuts, milk, soy, wheat or eggs. For other food sensitivities, check our ingredient listing. If you have food allergies and sensitivities, consult your physician for more information.
- How do I store PowerBar® Beta Alanine Dietary Supplement?
PowerBar® Beta Alanine Dietary Supplement does not have to be refrigerated.We recommend storing the container in a cool, dry place. In general, it is best to store the product between 40–80°.
- How long will my PowerBar® Beta Alanine Dietary Supplement last?
Each PowerBar® Beta Alanine Dietary Supplement is stamped with a “best by” date. We recommend that you use it by the “best by” date to ensure you're getting the freshest product and receiving the full performance benefits of the product.