• Normal cell growth
• Healthy cellular function
• Sports nutrition
Serving Size: 1 Capsule... %DV
L-Carnosine... 500 mg... †
† Daily Value not established
What Is It?
Carnosine is an amino acid found in human tissues and has many benefits in the body. In humans, Carnosine concentrations decline by 63% from the age of 10 to age 70. Primarily obtained from red meat, a normal red meat meal will provide 250 mg of carnosine.
What Does It Do?Primary Uses: Carnosine is primarily known as an anti-aging nutrient. In vitro studies have found impressive results in carnosine's ability to reverse cellular aging. Carnosine is both a powerful antioxidant and inhibits protein glycation - two of the most important determinants behind the aging process. It protects cells and helps maintain healthy cellular function, getting rid of damaged proteins (advanced glycation end-products, or AGEs) that make cells old and dysfunctional.Secondary Uses: Human studies have found carnosine to enhance exercise performance and tissue repair due to its effects on cellular rejuvenation and protein maintenance. A study on autistic children also found that autistic behaviour improved with carnosine supplementation.
Who Should Take It?
Anti-aging enthusiasts, athletes and possibly those with autism can benefit from carnosine supplementation. Certain populations may be at risk of having lower carnosine levels such as vegetarians or people with compromised digestion.
Take 1 capsule daily without food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
CAUTION: Consult a health care practitioner if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or for use beyond 8 weeks.
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