is a dipeptide that protects protein integrity. Carnosine, also known as L-Carnosine,
may be the essential peptide nutrient for anti-aging. Carnosine very significantly
protects proteins and has an impact on visible anti-aging, increases stamina for
athletes,and increases fast twitch muscles (reaction time), reduces tissue cross-linking
and glycation, helps heal ulcers and speeds wound healing, reduces the possibility
of cataracts and improves eye health, improves brain health by chelating out dangerous
copper, zinc and plaque accumulations, and powerful unique anti-oxidant.
Although, Carnosine has been known about for over a hundred years, it is the research
that has been conducted over the last ten years that has pointed to its outstanding
anti-aging properties. We know that cells that contain significant amounts to sufficient
amounts of carnosine are healthy cells and also the longest-lived cells. The highest
concentrations are found in the brain, cardiac muscles and skeletal muscles. The
more Carnosine in skeletal muscles, the longer a person lives. This may prove to
be an effective bio-marker for aging. Protein degradation either from oxidation
or glycation is a primary cause of aging (AGEs – advanced glycation end products).
Carnosine in the body declines approximately 63% from the age of 10 years to 70
years of age. Carnosine is significantly depleted following stress and trauma. This
may help explain the higher complications and mortality of individuals as we age
after stressful and traumatic events.
Carnosine has so many youthful benefits it almost seems difficult to see how one
simple dipeptide can have such a tremendous effect on rejuvenating the body. Carnosine
has an outstanding ability to rejuvenate old cells (senescence cells) into healthy
cells. It has always been thought that old cells could not be rejuvenated until
Carnosine was studied. It currently appears that most cells can only divide so many
times, but the higher the Carnosine levels the more times cells can divide. Therefore,
the healthier we can keep the cells by keeping older cells from aging as fast, the
longer the time between cell divisions, the longer life can be.