OPTIMAL ATHLETIC ENDURANCE
BETA-ALANINE AND L-HISTIDINE
If you’re hoping to improve your athletic endurance and strength, look no further than the unparalleled support from amino acids Beta-alanine and L-histidine.
Amino acids are the building blocks of life, and we mean that quite literally. These compounds are found in all humans, and are the result of digesting proteins. Amino acids are then used by our bodies to do important things like rebuilding muscle tissue and breaking down our food.
There are two types of amino acids: essential and nonessential. Nonessential amino acids are produced in part by our bodies but can be ingested for enhanced benefits, but essential amino acids have to be ingested regularly from outside sources. Beta-alanine is an essential amino acid, while L-histidine is nonessential (technically it’s semi-essential, but we will get to that later!). Let’s take a look at each amino acid and why the positive benefits are optimal when combined.
Effects of Beta-Alanine
As mentioned above, Beta-alanine is a nonessential amino acid that is produced in limited amounts by our bodies. Beta-alanine could be referred to as Rocky’s bff, due to the fact that, in combination with L-histidine, it provides powerful muscle and endurance support, particularly during high-intensity or HIIT workouts. In conjunction with L-histidine, researchers have found that the benefits to physical performance and stamina can be greatly enhanced.
Beta-alanine is important if you want to perform better, longer, and stronger! In fact, when taken regularly, Beta-alanine is the gift that keeps on giving—in one study, scientists found that 4 weeks of supplementation increased cyclists’ performance by 13%, and 3.2% after an additional 10 weeks. Therefore, it definitely pays off to take it routinely long-term.
So, how much should you take? Doctors recommend 2-5 grams daily. Taking it alongside L-histidine, or better yet, in a product such as Gotama’s AWAKE where the two ingredients are combined with 14 other science-backed ingredients, can supercharge any exercise or general daily routines.
Effects of L-Histidine
Better tissue repair and joint function? Check. Support for your immune system? Check. Anti-aging benefits? Another check!
L-histidine is referred to as "semiessential” due to it being a necessary amino acid for infants while not technically “essential” in adults, but it is not produced by our bodies either way. Regardless, L-histidine is a powerful amino acid for all ages and is most commonly ingested through supplements for joint support. However, L-histidine also has beneficial immunity, athletic endurance, and anti-aging properties.
Once digested, L-histidine works by making certain hormones and metabolites that support nerve functions, the kidneys, and immune system. It also helps the body repair tissue faster and protects blood cells, which are both crucial in muscle recovery after working out. In trials, it is also being experimented with in helping conditions like eczema and arthritis, among many others, hence having the popular “fountain of youth” reference. L-histidine even can come to the rescue during allergy season! As its name suggests, it is a precursor compound to histamine, which is a substance that provides immune support, helping to combat allergens more efficiently.
You can consume L-histidine from certain foods, but the easiest way is through a regulated supplement or beverage.
Scientists have discovered that Beta-alanine and L-histidine are the two major components of L-carnosine: a naturally occurring compound that can support increased time to exhaustion (enhanced athletic endurance) and potentially protect nerves from damage. When ingesting both amino acids together, the body is able to synthesize L-carnosine, which is stored in skeletal muscle for better workout performance and enhanced tissue regeneration.
Gotama’s AWAKE combines 16 specific science-backed ingredients for a reason; many interact synergistically with one another, including Beta-alanine and L-histidine.
As you can see, it’s possible to achieve clean, sustained energy and increased endurance without the crash, jitters, or negative side effects. Gotama’s AWAKE uses only 16, science-backed ingredients, like Beta-alanine and L-histidine to work in perfect harmony. The ingredients found in AWAKE also supports lower stress levels for everyday productivity and optimal endurance.
AWAKE comes in a sweet, refreshing watermelon flavor that is easily palatable, so you’ll look forward to drinking it every day. Just mix one serving with water, sip, and get on with your day!