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How can I take carnosine?

Carnosine worth knowing

Carno- how? Do experts in chemistry and pharmacy always have to come up with such funny terms? In this case, however, it is worth memorizing the three syllables. Carnosine is considered an anti-aging agent, a longevity agent and a performance-enhancing vital substance in the sports scene. But that's not all. Because of its antioxidant, protective, chelating, and antiglycating activity, carnosine finds use as a dietary supplement for the prevention of diseases such as diabetes or neurodegenerative disorders. Hard to imagine that just one small molecule can do it all. Sounds almost as if science is telling you the blue of the sky. But it's actually the other way around. This tiny substance is trying to reach for the stars in the sky - for our health.

In the following we summarise the different possibilities of taking carnosine. Should new findings emerge here, we will of course keep the article up to date. If you still don't know what carnosine is and how it works in the body, just stop here for a moment and find the answer in the 'What is carnosine?' article.

Carnosine intake

The biggest hurdle in the absorption of molecules through food is the liver - our detoxification organ. A large part of all substances is already broken down by the liver before the substances reach the rest of the body. This effect is called the first-pass effect. If you want to know more about the different absorption pathways, you can find a more detailed explanation in this article.

Carnosine is a dipeptide, i.e. a small protein consisting of two amino acids. The name of the molecule is derived from the Latin "carne", meaning "meat", and refers to the predominantly animal origin of carnosine. Accordingly, the molecule can be absorbed and used by the body particularly easily.

Water-soluble or fat-soluble?

Like our betaine (TMG), carnosine is water soluble. This means that you do not necessarily have to take it with a meal. The excess carnosine is easily excreted by the kidneys. The most sensible and effective variant is therefore to add the powder to a glass of water or to your sports/morning shake and then drink it. Let's now briefly go into this way of using carnosine.

The Glass Method

This is the classic among the intake variants of food supplements. We need a small glass of water containing about 150 ml. To this we add the appropriate amount of carnosine and wait until it has dissolved. With a little stirring you can speed up the process a bit. Then put it in your mouth and swallow. The taste is slightly sweet, but not at all unpleasant - rather tasteless. Carnosine will do the rest for you!

How much carnosine to take?

Almost the most important and most frequently asked question is the right dose. Studies have found that an amount of 1 gram per day is safe. But before we ask "how much", we should first clarify "what of".

Most carnosine sold today is in powder form. At MoleQlar, we offer carnosine of the highest quality. MoleQlar® Carnosine is safe because the molecule is naturally derived and not of animal origin. This makes the product vegan and vegetarian friendly.

At the end, the most important things are summarised again:

  • MoleQlar® Carnosine
  • 1 gram
  • In the morning or before sport
  • Stir in a glass of water (approx. 150 ml)

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