Carnosine Complex is a synergistic combination of two powerful naturally occurring anti-glycating and anti-aging agents, carnosine and benfothiamine. Carnosine Complex is often recommended by doctors for diabetic patients who are most at risk for the health concerns related to accelerated aging. Carnosine (not to be confused with ‘carnitine’) is a combination of two amino acids (building blocks of proteins), alanine and histidine. It is naturally present in tissues like muscle and brain, but its concentration falls with advancing age. In laboratory studies, it has been demonstrated that carnosine has the ability to protect cells against oxidative stress as well as to increase their resistance toward functional exhaustion and accumulation of senile features. Benefits proven in studies with a dose of carnosine ranging from 800 mg/day to 25 mg/lb. body weight include:
- Universal and versatile antioxidant activity
- Increasing muscle strength and endurance
- Speeding up recovery after sprints
- Inhibiting cellular damage caused by alcohol
- Speeds up wound healing by stimulating collagen production
- Protective on eyesight, especially aging related impairment
Carnosine as a multifunctional dietary supplement is a relatively new discovery. It is an amazing physiological and 100 % natural super-antioxidant with numerous biological roles. Benfothiamine (S-benzoylthiamin-o-monophosphate) is a highly efficient fat soluble form of Thiamin (vitamin B1) and occurs naturally in small amounts in crushed garlic, shallots and leeks. Its use began in Japan in the late 1950’s to treat alcoholic neuropathy, sciatica and other painful nerve conditions. It was patented in the U.S. in 1962, and has been in widespread use in Japan since 1962 and in Europe since 1992 with encouraging results. It reduces glycation products caused by excessively high glucose/fructose levels, especially inside endothelial, retinal, kidney and nerve cells.