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Zinc-Carnosine
Zinc-Carnosine
Zinc-Carnosine

Zinc-Carnosine

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What is Zinc Carnosine?

Zinc carnosine is a synthesized form of carnosine originally discovered in Japan and formed by chelating zinc to carnosine in a one-to-one ratio giving it a polymeric structure.1 It is thought that combining zinc with carnosine could possibly provide additional benefits beyond what supplementing zinc might offer. This may stem from the fact that carnosine (a dipeptide comprised of β-alanine and L-histidine) acts in long-living cells found in muscles and nerves.1It is also thought to support intercellular tight junctions and cell mediation.2 Zinc carnosine is also known as polaprezinc, zinc L-carnosine, and N-β-aminopropionyl-L-histidinato zinc(II). 

Zinc carnosine is thought to stimulate gut mucosal integrity. A 2007 study found an additional zinc carnosine benefit was that it reduced small intestinal injury showing a 50% reduction in villus shortening at 40 mg/mml (p<0.01).1 This appears to be particularly helpful in the support of intestinal permeability.