- Natural component of muscles, the brain, and other innervated tissues.
- Involved in the contraction of muscles, including heart tissue.
- Generating interest for slowing aging
Carnosine, or l-carnosine, is a peptide formed naturally by the body during digestion of protein-rich foods. Abundantly present in muscle and brain tissue, it is primarily involved in the contraction of various muscles and tissues including that of the heart.
A number of scientific studies have shown that carnosine has antioxidant benefits, and also acts against glycation, one of the two primary mechanisms behind the ageing process. Glycation is a reaction between a sugar and a protein which leads to the breakdown of certain proteins essential to health. This reaction thus contributes to ageing of tissues such as the skin, arteries and muscles.
As a result of its antioxidant potency and anti-glycation effect, carnosine is sometimes considered as an anti-ageing treatment. It continues to be the subject of numerous studies on its benefits for slowing down the body’s ageing process. Scientists are focusing on its potential for delaying ageing of the muscles which can manifest in muscle weakness and loss of muscle mass, also known as sarcopenia.
You may also be interested in other dietary supplements for boosting the protective effect of carnosine, such as the synergistic formulation AntiOxidant Synergy, which provides the antioxidant activity of a number of compounds. These include curcumin, an antioxidant star from Ayurvedic medicine, alpha-lipoic acid, a molecule referred to as the ‘hyper-antioxidant’, and glutathione, one of the body’s major antioxidants.
|Daily serving: 3 capsules
Number of servings per bottle: 30
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|Other ingredients: Acacia gum, rice bran.|