What is Beta-alanine and why do YOU need it? What is Beta-alanine and why do YOU need it?

What is Beta-alanine and why do YOU need it?

May 29, 2024

By Truett Hanes

Beta-alanine is an amino acid that helps reduce lactic acid buildup, giving you enhanced muscle endurance during high-intensity exercise, short bursts of energy, and other physical activities. Beta-alanine supports carnosine production and storage in your system, so you can have the stamina and strength to push for those extra reps in the gym and keep going in the outdoors. It can be taken daily before workouts and pairs well with other energy products we offer!

For a deeper dive into what you can expect with consistent use of beta-alanine, keep reading below:

Improved Athletic Performance

Enhanced Endurance

Beta-alanine increases muscle carnosine levels, which helps buffer the accumulation of hydrogen ions that occur during high-intensity exercise. This buffering action can delay muscle fatigue and enhance endurance. In simpler terms: it fights off fatigue in your muscles during exercise so you can work harder for longer. This alone is a good enough reason to take beta-alanine consistently.

Increased Strength

By improving muscle endurance, beta-alanine can contribute to increased strength over time, particularly during resistance training. The more reps you can complete and the more your body can withstand, the stronger you'll become. Instead of the 6 reps you normally do, imagine getting 2 more on each set. How much stronger will you become if this carries over into all workouts? There's only one way to find out—give beta-alanine a try.

Delayed Muscle Fatigue

Reduced Lactic Acid Build-up

Carnosine acts as a buffer for lactic acid, which is produced during intense exercise. This buffering helps delay the onset of muscle fatigue, allowing for longer periods of high-intensity activity. Feel burnt out after a few sets at the gym? Introduce beta-alanine in your everyday gym stack and see/feel the difference. Your muscles won't gas out as quickly, which means more intense and productive workouts. No need to wait several minutes between each set to allow lactic acid to dissipate; beta-alanine will get you back to action quickly.

Enhanced Muscle Mass

Improved Training Volume

Because beta-alanine allows athletes to train harder and longer, it can contribute to increased muscle mass over time due to the higher training volume. Beta-alanine does nothing to directly boost muscle gain or burn fat; rather, it buffers against acid build-up, which then allows the individual to work out harder and longer. The net result of this is, of course, greater muscle gain and fat loss. Beta-alanine alone will not give you increased muscle mass, but the exertion you'll be able to put your body through on a daily basis because of supplementing this product will lead to increased muscle mass.

How to Take Beta-Alanine


The common dosage is 3-6 grams per day. You may notice a tingling sensation after taking a scoop; this is completely normal. "The itch," as it's known in the pre-workout community, is harmless but can be uncomfortable if you're not used to it.

Other Supplements to Take Beta-Alanine with:

Enduro, creatine, and beta-alanine when used together make a PERFECT non-caffeinated pre-workout. This can be extremely beneficial if you're someone who works out late in the day and don't want the lingering effects of caffeine once you finish your workout and attempt to sleep. Enduro is a non-caffeinated energy booster designed with two special ingredients, L-Arginine and L-Citrulline, which help support normal blood flow and oxygen to the muscles and cells of the body. Creatine is a widely studied and well-known exercise and weight-lifting product that helps customers perform at a high level by building muscle strength, improving power output, and increasing muscle mass. Lastly, beta-alanine will give you prolonged endurance and fight off lactic acid build-up so you can go harder for longer. When used together, it's everything you could want for a pre-workout. This combination of supplements can be found in our store.



Get more out of your workouts with MTN OPS® BETA-ALANINE. It can be taken daily before workouts and pairs well with other MTN OPS® ENERGY, STRENGTH, and HYDRATION products. BETA-ALANINE comes in 100-serving tubs. Mix easily into other pre-workouts or your drink of choice and consume for performance benefits.



Combining BETA-ALANINE, CREATINE, and ENDURO creates an effective Caffeine-Free Pre-Workout formula to help you build muscle endurance, muscle strength, and crush your fitness goals.

Together, these products enhance your endurance, strength, and cardio, creating an excellent pre-workout option.