Carnosine is important for many normal body functions. There's interest in using it to prevent aging because it seems to block certain chemicals that might play a role in the aging process. Carnosine levels in the body might also go down with age.
People use carnosine for aging, diabetes, autism, heart failure, depression, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Carnosine is also called L-carnosine. Don't confuse this with L-Carnitine. These are not the same.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for CARNOSINE Uses.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Surgery: Carnosine might affect blood sugar levels and might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop taking carnosine at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with CARNOSINE
Carnosine might lower blood sugar levels. Taking carnosine along with diabetes medications might cause blood sugar to drop too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely.
Be cautious with this combination
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