Carnosine is a protein building block that is naturally produced in the body. It is concentrated in muscles when they are working, and it is also found in the heart, brain, and many other parts of the body.



  • Autism. Early research suggests that taking L-carnosine by mouth for 8 weeks may improve symptoms in children with autistic spectrum disorders
  • Exercise performance. Early research suggests that taking a single dose of a specific chicken breast extract (CBEX) containing carnosine and anserine by mouth does not improve cycling power in healthy active men
  • Complications of diabetes
  • Aging


  • L-Carnosine provides major, powerful antioxidant properties against one of the most damaging radicals, the hydroxyl radical.
  • It protects one of the body’s most powerful antioxidant systems, SOD, from damage and peroxidation.
  • It also provides highly favorable acid buffering activity and aids in electron transport activity within the muscle tissue. This means that carnosine buffers lactic acid and improves muscle contraction. This has enormous potential for athletes and others who want to improve their recovery and performance.


  • There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking carnosine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
  • Low blood pressure: Carnosine might lower blood pressure. In theory, taking carnosine might make blood pressure become too low in people with low blood pressure.


We currently have no information for carnosine Interactions. Please talk to your doctor.

Other Names

B-Alanyl-L-Histidine, B-Alanyl Histidine, Beta-alanyl-L-histidine, Beta-Alanyl-L-Histidine, Carnosina, L-Carnosine, N-Acetyl-Carnosine, N-Acetyl-Carnosine, N-Acetyl-L-Carnosine, N-Acetyl-L-Carnosine


Source: WebMD,




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