More facts about Super Carnosine
Muscle cells naturally contain high levels of carnosine. But as we age, carnosine levels decline - making supplementation essential for aging individuals, especially those who are athletes. Life Extension's Super Carnosine formula contains 500 mg of this potent antioxidant, as well as carnosine's antioxidant and glycation-inhibiting benefits.
Carnosine and muscle health
Since carnosine acts as a pH buffer, it can help protect muscle cells from the acidic conditions of exercise. Muscle cells naturally contain high levels of carnosine. While those levels decline with age, they can be replenished with carnosine supplementation. Carnosine also helps heart muscle cells contract more efficiently by supporting their cellular response to calcium.
Powerful glycation-inhibiting agent
Carnosine helps inhibit glycation, a process in which non-enzyme-controlled cross-linking of proteins or lipids with sugars can form nonfunctioning molecules. Because glycation affects your body's essential proteins, it can contribute to a variety of age-related factors, such as wrinkled skin. And carnosine is one of the most-potent glycation-inhibiting nutrients there is.
Luteolin, thiamine, and benfotiamine
Life Extension's Super Carnosine formula also contains thiamine (vitamin B1) and benfotiamine (a derivative of thiamine) to help inhibit glycation reactions and complement the health benefits of carnosine.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.