Carnosine is a dipeptide composed of the amino acids alanine and histidine. It shows antioxidant activity especially on the brain.
Normally, carnosine is mainly found in the skeletal muscles, brain, and heart. Beef and chicken are good sources of carnosine.
Benefits of Carnosine:
Carnosine may be beneficial in the following conditions:
- Diabetic nephropathy.
- Peptic ulcer (zinc – carnosine complex).
- H. Pylori infection (zinc - carnosine complex).
- Chronic hepatitis C (zinc – carnosine complex).
- Wound healing.
- Severe gingivitis caused by chemotherapy (zinc – carnosine complex).
As an antioxidant, carnosine can be used 1000 – 1500 mg a day.