Tips for Making the Most of Carnosyn

The patented ingredient boosts strength, mental focus and helps you break through plateaus in your training. It’s the leading choice in many pre-workouts and ergogenic supplements, and it’s clinically proven to extend endurance and improve performance.

Look for CarnoSyn in a pre-workout that carries the Informed Sport certification, meaning it’s guaranteed to be free from banned substances. Then, follow these tips to get the most out of it:

1. Take it before your workout

Taking Carnosyn before your workout will help improve your ability to perform at the highest levels of intensity. This is because it helps to increase your body’s carnosine level, allowing you to reduce the build-up of lactic acid which causes muscle fatigue. This means that when you hit those last few reps of deadlifts or bent rows, you’ll be able to go that little bit further.

Carnosine is a non-essential amino acid, produced in the body and also found in foods such as certain meats and fish. It combines with the amino acid histidine to form the dipeptide carnosine, which helps combat fatigue by buffering hydrogen ions that accumulate when lactic acid builds up during intense exercise.

Carnosine is clinically studied and globally patented. It is also used by athletes, including Team USA judo athletes and the Carolina Panthers tight end, to maximize their physical performance. Find it in Black Powder, stacked with Creatine MagnaPower and BCAAs/EAAs to create the best pre-workout for strength, power, and endurance.

2. Take it on non-training days

Carnosyn is a non-essential beta-amino acid that helps your body buffer hydrogen ions that form when lactic acid builds up during high-intensity training. This allows you to delay fatigue and keep working out longer for greater strength and endurance.

In over 55 clinical studies, athletes who consumed 3.2-6.4 grams of Carnosyn per day for 28 days saw improved performance in the gym. This was in the form of increased time to exhaustion, as well as greater bench press and squat strength.

Stacking Carnosyn with creatine and BCAAs/EAAs is a powerful combo for increasing strength, power, and endurance. To ensure you’re taking a safe and effective dose of Carnosyn, look for it in a product that is endorsed by a carnoSyn-verified brand partner. This shows the brand is using patented and pure Carnosyn, which has been proven in scientific studies to improve performance. It’s also guaranteed to be banned substance-free.

3. Take it with a meal

Taking Carnosyn with a carb-rich meal is the best way to maximize its effects. In addition to improving performance, this combination also helps you reach the therapeutic 4.2g per day recommended dose more easily and effectively.

This is especially important for athletes who are vegetarians as a diet low in histidine will prevent optimal carnosine levels. Supplementing with histidine and a high-quality beta-alanine product will ensure you get the benefits of Carnosyn without missing out on the gains made by those who consume meat.

Many leading sports nutrition brands include Carnosyn in their products. However, it’s important to be cautious of the serving size as not all products contain a clinical dose. Look for a product that features the CarnoSyn logo and has been independently analyzed by NSF. NSF certified products are guaranteed to be safe, effective and free of banned substances. Look for patented SR CarnoSyn in these products to ensure you’re getting the clinically studied ingredient that helps you get more out of every workout.

4. Take it with a drink

CarnoSyn has patented, verified dosing and is the only beta-alanine with New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) status from the FDA and Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) self-affirmation. It also contains ZERO banned substances.

Carnosyn boosts endurance by increasing your ability to sustain anaerobic exercise like deadlifts or bent rows. This means you can knock out more reps or more sets before you start to fatigue.

SR CarnoSyn is available in instant and sustained release formulations, offering two ways to dose. Athletes prefer the instant-release formula for a pre-workout booster or to experience the tingling sensation, while others choose SR CarnoSyn for its longer-lasting performance.


Scivation XTEND is one of the most popular products on the market and it includes many great ingredients, including beta-alanine. Unfortunately, they only chose to include 1.6 grams which is not even close to a clinical dose.

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