Carnosine is a dipeptide (a combination of two amino acids) found in human tissues that has a wide range of health benefits. It is primarily known as an anti-aging nutrient and is found naturally in small amounts in animal meats. Pre-clinical studies have found impressive results in carnosine’s ability to reverse cellular aging. It is a powerful antioxidant and inhibits protein glycation; therefore addressing two of the most important drivers behind the aging process. Carnosine protects cells and helps maintain healthy cellular function by getting rid of damaged proteins that make cells old and dysfunctional. Studies in human subjects have also found carnosine to enhance exercise performance and tissue repair due to its effects on cellular rejuvenation and protein maintenance. A unique mechanism of carnosine is that it regulates acidity and alkalinity inside the cell, optimizing the cellular environment.
Brain health is another promising application for carnosine. A study on autistic children found that autistic behaviour improved with carnosine supplementation. There is exciting new research being conducted using carnosine in areas such as brain health, stroke recovery, anti-aging, cataract treatment, immune stimulation, athletic performance and many others. Anti-aging enthusiasts, vegetarians, and athletes are those who will benefit most from carnosine. AOR’s Carnosine-500 is one of the only stand-alone formulations available on the market that contain an evidence-based dose of this powerful antioxidant.