WHAT IS BETA-ALANINE?
Beta-alanine is a naturally occurring amino acid.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
Beta-alanine works by increasing levels of carnosine in your muscles which buffers the effects of lactic acid which is released after sprinting in Football. Lactic acid reduces your ability to repeat sprint at top speed.
HOW EFFECTIVE IS IT?
Beta-alanine supplementation has shown to improve the lactic acid buffering by 10%2 and studies have shown significant improvements in the repeat sprint performance.
Sprint times have been shown to improve over both 12 and 30 meters through the use of beta-alanine.
A common but harmless side-effect of taking beta-alanine is called paraesthesia which is a tingling on the skin. This is likely to be felt the first time you use Beta-Alanine but it will reduce over time.
BETA-ALANINE + FOCUS90®
Focus90® contains 3g of Beta-Alanine and if you use it twice per week (once at training and once on a match day):
- Carnosine levels in your muscles will increase by up to 60% after a month
- This will improve your repeat sprint over both 12 and 30 meters
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