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Can Carnosine Fight Aging?

By February 18, 2013

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Often marketed as anti-aging aids, supplements containing carnosine are said to fight wrinkles and protect against aging-related health problems like heart disease and Alzheimer's disease. Classified as a dipeptide (a compound made up of two linked amino acid molecules), carnosine is found naturally in your body's muscle tissue and in your brain.

While research on the health effects of carnosine supplements is very limited, there's some evidence that carnosine can act as antioxidant and combat oxidative stress (a destructive biological process closely linked to the development of many aging-related conditions). What's more, some preliminary studies suggest that carnosine can curb inflammation (also associated with aging-related diseases).

For more help in slowing up the aging process, make sure to follow a diet high in antioxidant-rich foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and black and green tea. Read the full article: Carnosine - What You Need to Know.

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