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L-Carnosine 500 mg (30 capsules) LCAR4

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L-Carnosine - Amino Acid Dietary Supplement*

L- Carnosine is a naturally-occurring dipeptide normally found in brain and muscle. Discovered more than a century ago, carnosine has been shown to suppress the aged phenotype in cultured human cells. Carnosine seems to possess a number of protective functions including anti-oxidant, free-radical scavenger. Importantly, Carnosine can serves as a copper and zinc chelator and can suppress zinc and copper-induced neurotoxicity in neuron cells (1).

L-Carnosine is already a well-established anti-aging nutritional supplement that is used to support people with liver disease, cataracts, Alzheimer's disease, and cancer. Antonini and colleagues (2) showed that oral administration of L-carnosine to adult humans led to a rise in serum total anti-oxidant capacity. Recent studies have shown a tremendous potential of L-carnosine for improving language and behavior in children diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). When autistic children were fed L-carnosine, their characteristic autistic behaviour was suppressed (3). Thus, the study indicates that L-carnosine supplementation can support healthy brain function.

L- Carnosine is considered an non-toxic and safe substance. As with other antioxidants, carnosine acts synergistically when taken with other antioxidants. (For example, when vitamin E was taken with carnosine, levels of both substances were higher in cardiac muscle than when either was taken alone.)

1. Alan R. Hipkiss (2005) Could carnosine suppress zinc-mediated proteasome inhibition and neurodegeneration? Therapeutic potential of a non-toxic but non-patentable dipeptide. Biogerontology 6:147149
2. Antonini FM, Petruzzi E, Pinzani P, Orlando C, Poggesi M, Serio M, Pazzagli M and Masotti G (2002) The meat in the diet of aged subjects and the antioxidant effects of carnosine. Arch Gerontol Geriatr Suppl 8: 714
3. Chez MG, Buchanan CP and Aimonovitch MC (2002) Double-blind, placebo-controlled study of L-carnosine supplementation in children with autistic spectrum disorders. J Child Neurol 17: 833837
Douglas Laboratories L-Carnosine 500 mg (30 capsules):
Suggested Usage: As a Dietary Supplement, take 1 capsule twice daily or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Ingredients: L-Carnosine
Count: 30 Vegetarian Capsules
Net Weight per Capsule: 500 mg.
Servings Per Bottle: Approx. 30 Servings

*These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. TCM is an acronym for Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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