Reduce the Burn With PowerBar's High Intensity Supplement | STACK
X

Become a Better Athlete. Sign Up for our FREE Newsletter.

Reduce the Burn With PowerBar's High Intensity Supplement

September 27, 2010

Must See Nutrition Videos

PowerBar’s mission is based on a passion for sports, health and fitness, and a commitment to helping athletes reach their goals "by providing convenient nutritional products." That mission is exemplified in the company’s latest dietary supplement: PowerBar High Intensity Sustained Release Beta Alanine.

The product was recently promoted at Interbike’s Outdoor Demo in Boulder City, Nev., where STACK had the opportunity to catch up with PowerBar cyclist Craig Lewis, the U.S. National road and criterium champ and winner of the Tour de l'Avenir. Craig participated in lactate threshold testing and gave us his take on PowerBar High Intensity. (Be on the lookout for the video on STACK TV.)

If you’re unfamiliar with beta-alanine, scope out the 411 and research surrounding it (here’s a helpful breakdown); you’ll find it provides an interesting performance benefit. Beta-alanine is an amino acid found in your body in small amounts. It's not used to make proteins, so there isn't much of it. Research reveals that beta-alanine can buffer lactic acid buildup and reduce oxidative stress brought on by intense workouts. Ultimately, this means that the burning sensation in your muscles when you’re getting after it in the weight room or on the field is neutralized, so you can sustain intensity without feeling such fatigue.

PowerBar’s High Intensity Sustained Release Beta Alanine dietary supplement aims to deliver an even supply of the amino acid to your muscles. For use by endurance and strength athletes to support high-intensity training, the supplement takes between four to eight weeks to efficiently work into your system. You take two tablets twice a day for four weeks, then decrease to two tablets once a day. The label carries the NSF-certified seal, indicating that the product was thoroughly tested to ensure that substances such as steroids, narcotics, stimulants and diuretics are not included. (Read more about the NSF-certified seal.)

PowerBar’s High Intensity is available online for $40 per bottle.

Sources: powerbar.com, nsf.org
Photos: top, Sarah Gearhart; bottom, powerbar.com

Sarah Gearhart
Sarah Gearhart
Must See
Perfect Dwyane Wade's Signature Euro Step
Views: 1,307,152
How to Perform the Euro Step With Iman Shumpert
Views: 83,254
Michael Jordan: Mind of a Champion
Views: 545,280

Featured Videos

Path to the Pros Episode 6: The Combine Views: 1,007
James Harden Resisted Euro-Step Views: 11,715
Tim Tebow's NFL Off-Season Workout Views: 139,786
Load More

Resources

STACK Fitness

Everything you need to be fitter than ever

STACK Conditioning

Sport-specific conditioning programs

Coaches and Trainers

Tips and advice for coaches and trainers

Magazine

Latest issues of STACK Magazine

STACK 4W

Women's sports workout, nutrition and lifestyle advice

Gamer

Gaming, entertainment and tech news

Basic Training

Military-style training for athletes

News

Find the latest news relevant to athletes

Most Popular Videos

Dwyane Wade Jumps Onto a 42" Box
Views: 10,738,584
Dustin Pedroia on Training
Views: 10,919,135
Derrick Rose Explains How He Stays Positive
Views: 5,020,437
Dribbling Drills for Tighter Handles
Views: 4,328,909
STACK Fitness Weekly: How To Do a Muscle-Up
Views: 778,250

Load More
More Cool Stuff You'll Like

The Best Post-Workout Supplements and Nutrition

The 5 Essential Sports Supplements

Why You Can't Ignore Pre- and Post-Workout Nutrition

How to Select a Healthy Protein Bar

This Just In: Boost Your Workout With Peppermint

5 Rules You Must Know Before Taking a Fish Oil Supplement

Powder Hour: Is It Time to Add Protein Powder to Your Diet?

The Powerful Health Benefits of Turmeric

The One Thing You Need to Do to Build Muscle

Should I Take Creatine?

Creatine Supplements: Benefits, Concerns, Types and Dosage

HGH Use Among Teens on the Rise, According to Survey

The 6 Most Promising Weight-Loss Supplements

6 Supplements That Power Quality Workouts

Should You Be Taking BCAAs?

7 Fiber Supplements: More Than Just For Weight Loss

The Best Time to Consume Creatine

What's Missing From the Female Athlete's Diet, Part 2: Iron

The Positive Side Effects of Creatine (Besides Building Muscle)

ZMA: Is This Mysterious Supplement Right for You?

Do Athletes Need Zinc Supplements?

Iodine: An Overlooked Essential Mineral for Female Athletes

3 Tips on Choosing the Best Post-Workout Creatine

Why You Need Vitamin D in Your Diet

Blueberry Supplements: Better Than Actual Blueberries?

7 Sketchy Marketing Phrases Used By Supplement Companies

Why Creatine Is the Best Sports Supplement

3 Supplements to Boost On-Ice Performance

Soy vs. Whey Protein

7 Rules That Would End PED Use in Baseball Immediately

EXOS Launches New Line of Supplements

L.A. Galaxy's Safe Supplementation for Soccer Players

4 Muscle-Building Supplements That Don't Work

The Truth About Muscle-Enhancing Supplements

DHEA Supplements: Should You Take Them?

2 Safe Pre-Workout Supplements

3 Reasons Why You Should Take a Fish Oil Supplement

Workout Supplements: Do You Really Need Them?

Make Sure You're Getting Enough Calcium

Demystifying Popular Smoothie Boosters

Fuel for Thought: Gels, Bloks and Beans

Ask the Experts: Is Caffeine Safe for Athletes?

4 Best Supplements for Football Players

4 Creatine Myths Exposed

Can Baking Soda Improve Your Training Gains?

Use Sodium Bicarbonate to Get More Out of Creatine