The endogenous substance carnosine is composed of two amino acids (alanine and histidine) and is thus a dipeptide.
It is an amino acid with antioxidant properties, that supports many diseases related to aging. Specific uses of l-carnosine include supporting the skin (elasticity), joints, digestive system and memory. It is a small molecule that can overcome the skin barrier and achieve considerable effects even in small concentrations. Its cell rejuvenating, protective and antioxidant properties have led to it also being referred to as an “anti-aging peptide”.
It acts as an antioxidant against oxidative stress, which occurs naturally in the course of physiological metabolic reactions. In this way, carnosine protects cells from permanent damage. With aging, carnosine concentrations decrease drastically. Therefore, under certain circumstances, targeted enrichment through the skin. E.g. in the form of carnosine-containing treatment products – may be desirable.