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International society of sports nutrition position stand: Beta-Alanine

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, July 2015
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Title
International society of sports nutrition position stand: Beta-Alanine
Published in
Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, July 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12970-015-0090-y
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Authors

Eric T. Trexler, Abbie E. Smith-Ryan, Jeffrey R. Stout, Jay R. Hoffman, Colin D. Wilborn, Craig Sale, Richard B. Kreider, Ralf Jäger, Conrad P. Earnest, Laurent Bannock, Bill Campbell, Douglas Kalman, Tim N. Ziegenfuss, Jose Antonio

Abstract

The International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) provides an objective and critical review of the mechanisms and use of beta-alanine supplementation. Based on the current available literature, the conclusions of the ISSN are as follows: 1) Four weeks of beta-alanine supplementation (4-6 g daily) significantly augments muscle carnosine concentrations, thereby acting as an intracellular pH buffer; 2) Beta-alanine supplementation currently appears to be safe in healthy populations at recommended doses; 3) The only reported side effect is paraesthesia (tingling), but studies indicate this can be attenuated by using divided lower doses (1.6 g) or using a sustained-release formula; 4) Daily supplementation with 4 to 6 g of beta-alanine for at least 2 to 4 weeks has been shown to improve exercise performance, with more pronounced effects in open end-point tasks/time trials lasting 1 to 4 min in duration; 5) Beta-alanine attenuates neuromuscular fatigue, particularly in older subjects, and preliminary evidence indicates that beta-alanine may improve tactical performance; 6) Combining beta-alanine with other single or multi-ingredient supplements may be advantageous when supplementation of beta-alanine is high enough (4-6 g daily) and long enough (minimum 4 weeks); 7) More research is needed to determine the effects of beta-alanine on strength, endurance performance beyond 25 min in duration, and other health-related benefits associated with carnosine.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 680 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 173 25%
Student > Master 144 21%
Other 56 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 47 7%
Researcher 46 7%
Other 117 17%
Unknown 104 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 192 28%
Nursing and Health Professions 115 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 81 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 66 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 38 6%
Other 69 10%
Unknown 126 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 288. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 May 2021.
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#67,491
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Outputs from Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
#33
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#928
of 238,137 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
#1
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