L-Carnosine is an endogenous (naturally occurring) di-peptide that is composed of one molecule each of Histidine and Alanine. This product is said to be a potent antioxidant; it accelerates wound healing and promotes the chelation of heavy metals. Since it also functions as a buffer of lactic acid in muscle tissue, L-Carnosine is said to increase physical performance during strenuous activities (e.g. weight lifting, sprinting, etc).
According to a study done by the American Physiological Society, L-Carnosine helps the heart muscle to contract more efficiently by regulating intracellular calcium. L-Carnosine is also known as an anti-aging agent. It can prevent protein oxidation and the cross-linking of collagen and other proteins (which cause skin wrinkling). L-Carnosine concentrates in the lens of the eye where it is reported to work to prevent cataracts. Existing gastric ulcer formations are said to be reduced and the creation of new ulcers are said to be prevented with the use of L-Carnosine.
Jo Mar's L-Carnosine is 100% pure U.S.P. grade crystalline free form. The powder has a slightly bitter taste and weighs about 1.6 grams per level measuring teaspoon. Capsules may contain less than 1% magnesium stearate, an inert ingredient used in the encapsulation process.
The information stated here is not complete and should not be considered a recommendation. Please consult a qualified physician or nutritionist before beginning amino acid supplementation.
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