Intra-workout supplements not only help with sustaining a high level of training, they also help encourage mental focus, aid in glycogen replacement and help kick start muscle recovery while you are training. During intense workouts muscles are torn down and fatigue can be a big challenge. Because resistance exercise increases changes in the rate of muscle protein turnover, the net muscle protein balance is actually negative in the early stages of workout recovery. + Read more >
Another major factor that can negatively affect your performance during your workout is the declining presence of glycogen, electrolytes, as well as essential and non-essential amino acids in your system during intense training. By using intra-workout supplements that provide a steady supply of branch chain amino acids, glutamine, beta-alanine, and electrolytes you are giving your body everything necessary to maximize your workouts. Body Energy Club’s online supplement store provides the largest selection of intra-workout supplements in Canada. From the hard core beta-alanine driven likes of Magnum Opus to milder natural alternatives like Vega Recovery, intra-workout supplements are an essential way to take both your workout and your recovery to the next level. Before starting any new supplements it is important to check with your doctor to make sure they are right for you, especially if you have a medical condition or are taking prescription medications.
Beta-Alanine is a non-essential amino acid that has been shown in research to increase muscular Carnosine concentrations. Carnosine is contained in both slow and fast twitch muscles fibers and is responsible for buffering the pH levels in your body. By promoting high intra-muscular Carnosine concentrations, Beta-Alanine acts as a precursor to Nitric Oxide (NO) production and works to reduce intra-muscular acidification created by intense exercise and heavy training. In simple terms this means that Beta-Alanine helps to buffer the pH levels in your muscles, preventing the acidity that occurs during exercise. A decrease in the pH balance or increase in muscular acidity leads to that muscle burn you'll experience which often prevents gains. Beta-Alanine provides the stimulus to push through this.$19.99
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