Beta Alanine is one of two amino acids used to form Carnosine. The other amino acid is histidine. Studies suggest that supplementation of beta alanine over the course of a few weeks may delay neuromuscular fatigue and increase endurance.
Carnosine occurs naturally in several parts of the body including the brain, cardiac muscle, kidney, stomach, and is found in high concentrations in the skeletal muscle. Higher levels of Carnosine have been found in athletes whose performance demands a lot of anaerobic output. Carnosine also does a good job of reducing the negative effects of lactic acid.
Supplementing with Beta Alanine may increase energy, reduce recovery time, and increase muscle mass.