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Brand: Life Extension     Categories: Amino Acids / Antioxidants / L Carnosine / Skin


 

Super Carnosine 500mg

 

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Brand

Name

Size

Form

Retail

Price

 

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Life Extension

Super Carnosine 500mg

90

Capsule

$66.00

$49.50

 

 



Super Carnosine 500mg

Super Carnosine 500mg  90  Capsule


Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Capsule

Amount per
serving
% Daily*
Value

Thiamine (vitamin B1)
(as thiamine HCI)

50

mg

3,333%

Carnosine

500

mg

**

Benfotiamine

50

mg

**

Luteolin (from Perilla leaf extract) (Perilla frutescens)

4

mg

**

*Percent Daily Values are based on the 2000 Calorie Diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Daily value not established.


Other Ingredients:
gelatin, magnesium stearate.


Contains no: milk, egg, fish, peanuts, crustacean shellfish (lobster, crab, shrimp), soybeans, tree nuts, wheat, yeast, gluten, corn, or rice. Contains NO sugar, artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives.


Directions:
Take one capsule two to three times daily with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.

 


Carnosine is a multifunctional dipeptide made up of a chemical combination of the amino acids beta-alanine and L-histidine. It is found both in food and in the human body. Long-lived cells such as nerve cells (neurons) and muscle cells (myocytes) contain high levels of carnosine.28 Muscle levels of carnosine correlate with the maximum life spans of animals. Carnosine is a naturally occurring antioxidant that has been shown to be an anti-glycating agent.29-35


This nutrient also has the ability to suppress advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and inhibit the formation of reactive oxygen species, a culprit in oxidative stress that can lead to age-related conditions.25 Carnosine levels decline with age. Muscle levels decline 63% from age 10 to age 70, which may account for the normal age-related decline in muscle mass and function.36


Since carnosine acts as a pH buffer, it can keep on protecting muscle cell membranes from oxidation under the acidic conditions of muscular exertion. Carnosine enables the heart muscle to contract more efficiently through enhancement of calcium response in heart myocytes.37


Aging causes irreversible damage to the body’s proteins. The underlying mechanism behind this damage is glycation. A simple definition of glycation is the cross-linking of proteins and sugars to form non-functioning structures in the body. The process of glycation can be superficially seen as unsightly wrinkled skin. Glycation is also an underlying cause of age-related neurologic, vascular, and eye problems.38-49 Carnosine is a unique dipeptide that interferes with the glycation process.29-35


Benfotiamine provides additional protection against glycation reactions while guarding cells against the toxic effects of chronic glucose exposure. Even people with normal glucose levels encounter damaging sugar reactions over a lifetime. Benfotiamine protects against glucose-induced cell damage via several mechanisms.50-53


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