Originally Posted by joe waguespack
I have been taking Beta Alanine for a while now and it is definitely a great supplement for improving endurance during training, that I can attest to. I just read an article that says it can be converted to glucose in the liver and released to maintain blood sugar levels. Will this effect my fast? I usually take it in the morning and pre workout while I am fasting. Any thoughts or answers?
Me thinks the whole purpose of a fast is to lower blood sugar levels, deplete muscle/liver glycogen and force the body to burn fat with no insulin.....kind of like having a gatorade before a workout....defeats the purpose of the fasted state workout (if that is your goal) and the resulting other health effects like increased autophagy post workout...but i have not researched the Beta Alanine enough to know how it really works....just more a guess on my part...