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Carnosine Liposomal (Anti-Ageing/Amino Acids) 250ml

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Carnosine Liposomal (Anti-Ageing/Amino Acids) 250ml

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Carnosine is an amino acid compound found primarily in red meat. A typical red meat meal may provide 250 mg of carnosine, but this is quickly degraded in the body by the carnosinase enzyme. What this means is that even if a person relied on red meat for their carnosine, it would not last long enough in the body to provide sustained protective effects. Liposomal allows a high dose fully absorbed straight away, giving you the full spectrum of Carnosine's benefits.

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Carnosine (aka L-carnosine) (beta-alanyl-L-histidine) is a dipeptide of the amino acids beta-alanine and histidine. Your body manufactures carnosine, found in high concentrations in skeletal muscle, the lenses of the eyes, the brain and the nervous system. Carnosine acts as an anti-oxidant, a substance that neutralizes free radicals, which damage cells. There’s no set dose for carnosine supplementation since the benefits have not yet been established through clinical trials, although some studies have noted benefits in certain areas. Carnosine has no significant side effects.

Liposomal Carnosine

  • Carnosine lowers blood glucose, enhances insulin sensitivity, and may help prevent type 2 diabetes from emerging. 
  • Breakthrough research has shown that carnosine can dramatically extend the lifetimes of laboratory animals. 
  • Carnosine also extends the lifetime of human cells in culture. 
  • Carnosine is a natural antioxidant and anti-glycation substance found in normal human tissues, predominantly in the brain and heart. 
  • By fighting oxidant and glucose-induced damage, carnosine blocks the central changes to cells and tissues that result in aging and age-related diseases. 
  • May help guard against cardiovascular damage, brain injury through a host of mechanisms closely related to the interplay of glycation, oxidation, and inflammation. 
  • Carnosine could form a part of a comprehensive anti-ageing supplement program.

A Groundbreaking Discovery
Dr. Sergey Stvolinsky, a highly-regarded anti-aging scientist at the Russian Academy, has studied Carnosine for years. In 2010 he published some surprising results in the journal Rejuvenation Research about carnosine’s effect on fruit flies. 

Fruit flies are incredibly useful experimental animals, particularly for genetic and aging research, because of their very short life spans and rapid reproductive rates. Stvolinsky and his research team found that adding a tiny amount of carnosine to the flies’ food supply produced an immediate 20% increase in the average lifespan of male flies.5 Alone, carnosine had little effect on female flies’ lifespan, but when combined with a water-soluble form of vitamin E, female flies experienced a 36% increase in longevity as well.

Stvolinsky’s work is indeed groundbreaking, but one is left with the question of why carnosine produces such dramatic effects and whether these results in insects have relevance for human lifespan. Let’s look at carnosine’s broad spectrum longevity benefits for some answers.

Cardiovascular Health Benefits
Oxidant stress eventually shortens our lifespan by contributing to the risk of atherosclerosis and its consequences such as heart attack and stroke. Carnosine’s powerful antioxidant effects, coupled with its ability to scavenge both free radicals and damaged protein products, give it unique protective characteristics that have the potential to lengthen lifespan.

Carnosine can inhibit sympathetic nervous system activity that otherwise promotes hypertension, thus diminishing obesity-associated blood pressure elevations.8 Its antioxidant properties protect heart muscle directly against toxins, even powerful chemotherapy agents that would otherwise pose serious risks to heart tissue.9 Its anti-glycation properties help prevent harmful modifications of LDL cholesterol molecules that contribute to early stages of arterial plaque formation, a benefit especially important in protecting blood vessels from diabetic damage.

But even after substantial damage has been done, and arteries are clogged, carnosine offers potentially lifesaving benefits. When blood flow is obstructed, the tissue is starved of oxygen and nutrients by the resulting ischemia. Even though the restriction of blood flow produces immediate damage, still more damage occurs when blood flow is restored and oxygen-rich blood floods the area. This double-hit is called ischemia/reperfusion injury and accounts for much of the disability that follows a heart attack, stroke, or traumatic injury.

Carnosine protects against ischemia/reperfusion injury in a number of remarkable ways. It protects brain cells after a stroke by reducing toxicity of the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate. Interestingly, treatment with carnosine significantly reduced the amount of brain tissue involved in experimentally-produced strokes in mice. Perhaps more impressively, carnosine supplements protect animals’ brains against localized ischemia in the first place. This discovery has been credited with increasing survival of experimental animals following a stroke.

Carnosine also prevents or reverses ischemia/reperfusion injury in the liver and kidney tissue following injury or surgical procedures, helping to reduce complications. The more we learn about ischemia/reperfusion injury the more we find it contributes to long-term disability and reduces lifespan. Carnosine certainly deserves a place in a cardiovascular prevention program.

Combating the Dangers of Elevated Glucose
The destructive changes in vital enzymes and other proteins by glucose (the glycation process) is one of the major causes of aging and age-related tissue dysfunction.22 While this process is accelerated in diabetes due to constantly elevated glucose levels, it occurs in all of us, and the effects accumulate over time.23 A substance that can prevent glycation in the first place, or one that can reverse existing protein glycation, would, therefore, be a powerful anti-aging compound.22


Carnosine acts on multiple targets within cells and tissues to quench the chemical reactions that prevent proteins from functioning properly.22,24,25 One benefit discovered early from this process is a suppression of elevated blood pressure in diabetic animals.22 An animal study showed that carnosine decreases blood glucose levels indirectly through beneficial effects on the autonomic nervous system. This modulation of blood glucose levels makes damaging glycation reactions less likely to occur.26

These benefits have immediate payoff in living organisms. Carnosine stabilizes red blood cell membranes against the damaging effects of glycation products in diabetes.27 Additionally, it protects human LDL cholesterol from both oxidation and glycation, early events in the production of atherosclerosis.10,28 Astonishingly, carnosine supplementation in animals delays onset of diabetes and increases the mass of insulin-secreting pancreatic cells.29

Brain Health
Brain tissue naturally contains high levels of carnosine, which is capable of reducing the oxidative, nitrosative, and glycemic stress to which the brain is especially vulnerable.7,35,36 Oxidation and glycation produce inflammation, and also contribute to cross-linking of proteins, including the Alzheimer’s disease protein called amyloid-beta.37 Carnosine can prevent that cross-linking, preserving normal neuronal function, and also helps minimize toxicity created by the high levels of metal ions that are present in certain areas of the brain.4,38-40

Carnosine levels are significantly lower in patients with Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative disorders, suggesting either that carnosine deficiency contributes to the disease, or, more likely, that the disease processes are using up protective carnosine.41,42 In either case, supplementation with carnosine could be expected to alleviate much of the cellular toxicity that contributes to these diseases, which is why animal and human studies now suggest an important role for carnosine supplementation in prevention of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

Why it's best to buy a quality Liposomal over making your own
We really encourage people taking control of their own health and being self-sufficient. However there are many articles and websites that give recipes for making homemade 'liposomal' products using ultrasonic jewelry cleaners and lecithin, it is unfortunately not that simple...

To make liposomes one requires very high-quality phosphatidylcholine (PC) (a molecule from lecithin). Homebrews are made with pure lecithin that contain very low amounts of phosphatidylcholine. Lipolife liposomals have a minimum of 400mg PC per 5ml.
   
In order to produce liposomes a machine is required that is powerful enough to obtain small enough nano-sized particles to be effective. Homemade liposomals will not produce liposomes that are small enough to be effective with very little of the nutrient actually being encapsulated. Lipolife liposomal products have a particle (liposome) size distribution of 100-500nm.
   
Liposomes are unstable, this is one of the biggest challenges in the process. We use stabilised liposomes.
Liposomes, Vitamin C, Glutathione, etc are extremely unstable in the presence of oxygen. We go to great lengths to produce our products in the absence of oxygen.

Our liposomals are produced in a European laboratory under HACCP conditions using all European non GMO ingredients.

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Per 5 ml serving
L-Carnosine                  250 mg 
Phosphatidylcholine     400 mg (minimum)  

  • Other ingredients - Water, Glycerol, Potassium sorbate (preservative), Vitamin E (Anti-oxidant), Citric acid.
  • This product contains Phosphatidylcholine derived from non GMO soy lecithin. 
  • Made in a Oxygen-free environment.

No sugar or sweeteners
No flavourings
No colourants
Suitable for vegetarians

This product has been developed and manufactured in a HACCP registered European laboratory using only European sourced components. Special techniques have been used to ensure the stability and efficacy of the product.

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Shake before use. Take one teaspoon (5ml) or as recommended by your health care professional. Can be mixed with water or juice to dilute.
Keep refrigerated after opening.
Do not exceed the recommended daily intake.  

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  • Size: 250ml
  • Container: Darkened plastic bottle (BPA free)
  • Storage: Refridgerate once opened. keep out of reach of children.
  • Estimated shelf life from purchase: 1 year (Unopened) 

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Q - Does the liposomal delivery method allow the carnosine to "bypass" the carnosinase enzyme in the body?
A - Yes. Whether the carnosinase enzyme is present in the gut and/or the blood, the liposomal delivery method protects the carnosine "payload" from being broken down (in fact it protects it from being broken down by any enzyme).

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