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beta alanine (HMDB v2.5)
Even before intervention muscle carnosine levels and exercise performance were correlated, so that the scientists conclude:
the positive correlation between baseline muscle carnosine levels and rowing performance and the positive correlation between changes in muscle carnosine and performance improvement suggest that muscle carnosine is a new determinant of rowing performance.In view of the recently reported antagonism of beta-alanine and taurine and the importance of the latter for cardiovascular and metabolic health, over-consumption of beta-alanine is yet to be avoided. Unfortunately, a study investigating the optimal ratio of beta-alanine vs. taurine supplementation in athletes are yet lacking.