Carnosine is found in high concentrations in skeletal muscle tissue, heart muscle, nerve tissue and the brain. L-Carnosine is an anti-oxidant properties, neurotransmitter and a regulator of zinc and copper concentrations in in nerve cells.
L-Carnosine is a dipeptide composed of the amino acids beta-alanine and L-histidine. It occurs naturally in muscle, brain and other tissues in high concentrations. In vitro studies, L-carnosine reduced glycation, a process in which DNA and protein are damaged by glucose.
The end products of glycation are highly reactive molecules called advanced glycation end products (AGEs) which can further damage proteins, lipids and nucleic acids.
The accumulation of AGEs is associated with aging.
L-Carnosine is a natural body product consisting of the amino acids beta-alanine and L-histidine chemically bound to each other. Nerve cells (neurons) and muscle cells (myocytes) contain high levels of Carnosine. Carnosine is NOT a drug, vitamin or mineral and it does not react with any drugs. You are born with high levels of Carnosine in your body but unfortunately it decreases with age.
L-Carnosine is the most effective anti-carbonylation agent yet discovered. (Carbonylation is a pathological step in the age-related degradation of the body's proteins.) Carnosine helps to prevent skin collagen cross-linking which leads to loss of elasticity and wrinkles.
L-Carnosine is a SuperAntiOxidant that quenches even the most destructive free radicals: the hydroxyl and peroxyl radicals, superoxide, and singlet oxygen. Carnosine helps to chelate ionic metals (flush toxins from the body).
L-Carnosine acts as a regulator of zinc and copper concentrations in nerve cells, helping to prevent overstimulation by these neuroactive minerals. What is known about the biological role of Carnosine in the body substantiates all of the above and other studies have indicated further benefits.
Carnosine protects against glycosylation and partly against oxidation, as well as having anti-inflammatory, immune boosting properties. It may also act as a hormonal receptor re-sensitizer by activating certain receptors in the brain and so it may help in improving hormonal deregulation.
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