All About Amino Acids

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Why carnosine is good for you

Carnosine is a non-essential amino acid and is a combination of two other amino acids - alanine and histidine. It is found naturally in tissues like the muscles and brain, but its concentration in the body lowers with advancing age.


Important carnosine facts


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Groups at risk of carnosine deficiency




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Symptoms of carnosine deficiency

None reported.


Carnosine and health

Talk to a medical professional about carnosine supplements BEFORE taking them


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Carnosine in food

Carnosine is abundant in all protein foods, but best food sources are:



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Carnosine recommended daily intake (RDI)

RDA No information available
TOXIC LEVELS Essentially non-toxic


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Carnosine works best with


Overdosage, toxicity and cautions for carnosine

Carnosine is essentially non-toxic. There are no known major side effects or incompatibility with other drugs., although there have been some reports of muscle twitching with doses over 1g, so take higher amounts with caution.

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Last reviewed: 26 September 2007 || Last updated: 3 August 2018


NOTE: Mega doses of vitamins, minerals or other nutrients cannot cure illnesses and in fact can be very dangerous and produce toxic side effects and interfere with medicine you are taking. Always ensure you consult your doctor before taking any type of amino acid supplement.
Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.

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