L-Carnosine is a newer supplement that's seeing a lot of use in various anti-aging regimens and workout formulas because of its unique functions within cells. NOW Foods is our best-selling carnosine supplement, most likely because of their reputation for potency and purity which is important when using a supplement that hasn't been on the market for very long. As an anti-aging supplement, carnosine can inhibit the formation of advanced glycated end products, or AGEs, which result when sugars and proteins irreversibly combine in the bloodstream. AGEs greatly contribute to the physical deterioration of the body and loss of function we associate with aging. Carnosine also helps cells to buffer the steep drop in pH that fatigues hardworking muscles and other types of cells. Finally, NOW Carnosine is an antioxidant and cell membrane stabilizer, improving cells' functional and structural integrity. Take at least 1000 mg per dose, or two of NOW's 500 mg capsules for best results.
L-Carnosine is classified as a dipeptide, which is a combination of two amino acids, in this case alanine and histidine. It naturally occurs in high concentrations in skeletal muscle tissue, and therefore may support muscle vitality. L-Carnosine is also an antioxidant that stabilizes cellular membranes, protecting them from damage by free radicals.* Because L-Carnosine is only found in vertebrates, it is especially important for persons who do not consume beef, pork or chicken.
|Serving Size: 1 vcap|
Servings per Container: 100
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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: cellulose (capsule), stearic acid (vegetable source) and magnesium stearate (vegetable source).
As a dietary supplement, take 1 Vcaps 1 to 2 times daily, preferably with meals.
Caution: Please discard the inedible freshness packet enclosed. Keep out of reach of children. Not recommended for pregnant or lactating women.