Carnosine supplements like this 500 mg capsule from Jarrow are relatively new to the supplement market. You'll usually find carnosine in the amino acid section, but carnosine is a technically a peptide consisting of two paired amino acids. Carnosine has several unique benefits and its used as an ingredient in many different types of formulas from blood sugar formulas to preworkout blends. But as standalone supplement, carnosine is establishing its niche in the anti-aging category. With its high quality and reasonable cost, Jarrow L-Carnosine is a great addition to your anti-aging nutritional protocol, too.
What's so special about L-carnosine? L-carnosine inhibits the formation of a type of metabolic waste (ironically abbreviated AGEs) that irreversibly damages body tissue and greatly contributes to the functional and cosmetic changes we associate with aging. AGEs form when blood borne proteins combine with sugars, resulting in a non-functional compound not easily eliminated by the body. Take at least 1000 mg of Jarrow L-carnosine at each dose, though, lower doses are likely to be enzymatically degraded in the bloodstream.
L-Carnosine is a dipeptide composed of the covalently bonded amino acids alanine and histidine and is found in the brain, heart, skin, muscles, kidneys and stomach. L-Carnosine is naturally produced in the body by the enzyme carnosine synthetase. L-Carnosine supports healthy aging and cellular rejuvenation by its effects on two mechanisms: glycosylation and FREE RADICAL DAMAGE. Glycosylation is the oxidation of protiens by glucose resulting in cross-linking of proteins and which is implicated in loss of cell function, genome integrity and accelerated aging. L-Carnosine also protects the aging process of the brain by retarding lipid peroxidation and stabalizing cell membranes.
|Serving Size: 1 capsule|
Servings per Container: 90
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|** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
† Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Rice powder, magnesium sterate and silicon dioxide. Capsule consists of gelatin.
Take 1 to 3 capsules per day, with juice or water on an empty stomach, or as directed by your qualified health consultant.