What is carnosine and what does it do?
Carnosine is a substance that’s naturally produced by the body when alanine and histidine join together. It is a building block of protein and it is highly concentrated in the muscle and in the brain, but it also found in the heart and other parts of the body.
Carnosine can also be obtained from meats like chicken, pork, and beef.
Carnosine is important for a number of functions including muscle contraction and recovery, and the proper function of the heart, liver, kidneys, and other organs.
Some early research also shows carnosine to be effective at reducing signs of aging when taken as a supplement as it interferes with certain chemicals that play a role in the aging process.
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