Frequently Asked Questions

What is beta-alanine?

Beta-alanine, or 3-aminopropionic acid, is a naturally occurring beta amino acid and is a component of the histidine-containing dipeptide carnosine.

What is the primary benefit of supplementing with beta-alanine?

Beta-alanine is the rate-limiting amino acid in carnosine synthesis within our bodies. Carnosine is vital for everyday health. Supplementing with beta-alanine has been proven to increase our carnosine levels to provide a variety of health benefits.

What are the health benefits of increased carnosine levels?

There is rigorous clinical research supporting carnosine’s impact on many of the body’s systems. It has been shown to support brain, muscle, heart, bone, and systemic health. It is a powerful antioxidant, protecting the body from damage due to oxidative stress and the glycation process.

Who can benefit from supplementing with Perfect Synergy®?

Everyone can benefit from increased levels of carnosine in their bodies. Vegans and vegetarians in particular can benefit as their diets don’t contain the animal proteins found in meat, fish, and poultry, which are the main food sources of beta-alanine and carnosine.

Why is ingesting carnosine directly ineffective?

Ingested carnosine breaks down in the body into beta-alanine and histidine when absorbed from the digestive system into the bloodstream, and only trace amounts of beta-alanine and carnosine are delivered to the cells. Research has shown that enough histidine is naturally present in the body to meet the demands for synthesis of carnosine, and that the limiting factor is beta-alanine. Beta-alanine supplementation augments the small amounts available from (1) synthesis in the liver, and (2) from the ingestion of meat and fish. Supplemental beta-alanine combines with the naturally occurring histidine to increase the levels of carnosine.

How does natural aging impact carnosine levels?

As muscle mass and systemic functions decrease with age, so do carnosine levels. Perfect Synergy® beta-alanine supports increased carnosine, which can help maintain higher levels of brain, bone, heart, muscle, and systemic function in aging populations.

How does Perfect Synergy® carnosine booster work?

Perfect Synergy® combines with the amino acid histidine to form the dipeptide carnosine. Supplementation with Perfect Synergy® has been proven to boost carnosine levels by peer reviewed scientific research. Carnosine, shown by thousands of independent scientific studies, has been proven to support brain, heart, muscle, bone, and systemic health.

How does the sustained release technology work in Perfect Synergy®?

Perfect Synergy® is powered by SR CarnoSyn®, a sustained release formulation of beta-alanine which is essential to the body’s production of carnosine. This uniquely formulated sustained release formula enables larger servings of beta-alanine to be taken without reaching the paresthesia-sensation threshold typically associated with beta-alanine supplementation.

What is paresthesia?

Paresthesia is a harmless tingling sensation that many people feel after ingesting instant release beta-alanine. As the paresthesia threshold varies from person to person the level of tingling experienced may vary.

Does Perfect Synergy® eliminate paresthesia?

Perfect Synergy® features a sustained release profile designed to buffer paresthesia associated with instant release beta-alanine. Sensitivity may vary depending upon the individual, the dosage amount, and the variety of food intake prior to supplementing with Perfect Synergy®.

Is Perfect Synergy® suitable for vegans and vegetarians?

Perfect Synergy® beta-alanine is suitable for both vegans and vegetarians. Since beta-alanine is most often found in meat sources, it is critical for vegans and vegetarians to supplement beta-alanine to ensure healthy levels of carnosine. For vegans specifically, the only other source of beta-alanine is synthesis in the liver, however the level of beta-alanine synthesized in the liver is very low in humans and can only maintain low levels of carnosine production.

Is Perfect Synergy® Non-GMO?

Perfect Synergy® is 100% Non-GMO.

Does Perfect Synergy® contain any allergens?

Perfect Synergy® is completely free of major allergens. It is gluten free, suitable for vegans and vegetarians, and also kosher and halal.

What is NDI status and what does it mean?

Perfect Synergy® contains the only beta-alanine established as a New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) by the FDA. Utilizing an NDI ingredient reaffirms our commitment to deliver the highest-quality supplements, and further distinguishes Perfect Synergy® from generic forms of beta-alanine and carnosine with questionable quality and effectiveness.

What is GRAS and what does it mean?

GRAS is an acronym for the phrase Generally Recognized As Safe. An ingredient that is self-affirmed GRAS means it is as safe as food, which is recognized and evaluated by experts with scientific training and experience. Perfect Synergy® is considered one of the cleanest and safest carnosine boosters as it contains the only beta-alanine with self-affirmed GRAS status.

Where is Perfect Synergy® manufactured?

Perfect Synergy® is manufactured at FDA registered facilities, under a stringent quality control process which complies with current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations enforced by the FDA, and various other national and international agencies—to be both safe and effective—containing zero banned substances, allergens, or gluten.

What is the shelf life for Perfect Synergy®?

Tablets have a 2 year shelf life when stored tightly sealed in its original container in a cool, dry location.

What is the effective dose for Perfect Synergy®?

For general wellness and healthy aging the serving size is 2.4 active grams of Perfect Synergy® per day. This equates to 2 Perfect Synergy® tablets taken twice a day.

Where do I buy Perfect Synergy®?

Perfect Synergy® is easily purchased on our website here.

How is Perfect Synergy® shipped?

Perfect Synergy® is shipped via our reliable shipping and delivery logistics service and shipped order confirmation emails with tracking links are sent once orders leave their facility.

What is Sustained RX®’s return policy?

If you are dissatisfied for any reason, please contact Customer Service for assistance via email at [email protected] or via phone at 1-800-848-2636.

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