Suggested Use: 1-3 capsules per day, in divided doses, between meals.
l-Carnosine provides unique protective mechanisms in the body to maintain healthy protein and cellular function in various tissues. Supplementation may support optimal levels of l-carnosine, which can naturally decline with age.
What Is It?
l-Carnosine (beta-alanyl-L-histidine) occurs naturally in
the body's muscle and nervous tissues and is formed by
the amino acids alanine and histidine. Levels of this
dipeptide can decline with age. The primary context
of support for l-carnosine involves cellular longevity
Uses For l-Carnosine
Antioxidant Support: l-Carnosine is a water-soluble
antioxidant with well-documented free-radical scavenging
activity and is believed to promote cell health and cell
longevity. In vitro experiments show carnosine to be a
potent scavenger of peroxyl and hydroxyl radicals.
Carnosine may also help to maintain superoxide
dismutase (SOD) activity. SOD is an important antioxidant
Cellular Support: In vitro, it helps to protect proteins from
the formation of advanced glycosylation end-products.
These end-products are formed when aldehydes (such
as aldose and ketose sugars) and lipid peroxidation
by-products bind to vital proteins and compromise their
function. l-Carnosine also plays a role in protecting DNA
from the effects of acetaldehyde and formaldehyde.*
Nervous System Support: l-Carnosine may help to
maintain healthy peptide metabolism in the brain,
supporting neuronal cell health.*
Cardiovascular Support: Its membrane-stabilizing
properties maintain healthy lactate dehydrogenase activity
of cardiovascular cells, providing a protective effect.*
Muscular Support: The concentration of l-carnosine in
muscle may prove to be an important factor in
high-intensity exercise performance based on a recent
Liver Support: A preliminary animal study shows carnosine
has the potential to support healthy liver function.*
What Is The Source?
l-Carnosine is synthetically produced.
Pure Encapsulations recommends between 500-1500 mg
daily (1-3 capsules), in divided doses, between meals.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or
Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. At this
time, there are no known side effects or precautions.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
In animal studies, carnosine has been shown to inhibit
intestinal uptake of several antibiotics. This has not been
shown in humans, but it might be wise for those taking
antibiotics to make sure they don't take carnosine at the
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
For educational purposes only. Consult your physician for any health problems.