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Doctor insights on: N Acetyl Carnosine

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Is l-carnosine ok to take while breastfeeding?

Is l-carnosine ok to take while breastfeeding?

Not known for sure: Because l-carnosine products are not medications approved by the fda, l-carnosine products are probably not tested for interactions and side effects like real medicines are. So, that means nobody really knows what side effects there are. If an l-carnosine user hears of some interaction or thinks she is getting a side effect, she can call or visit her primary care doctor. ...Read more

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How does carnosine promote health?

How does carnosine promote health?

See below: Carnosine can inhibit sympathetic nervous system activity that otherwise promotes hypertension, thus diminishing obesity-associated blood pressure elevations. Its antioxidant properties protect heart muscle directly against toxins, even powerful chemotherapy agents that would otherwise pose serious risks to heart tissue ...Read more

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Does taking zinc carnosine helps heal gastritis?

Does taking zinc carnosine helps heal gastritis?

Possibly: Studies for Zinc Carnosine are between. 75 and 150 mg dose with the latter one being more effective. The main issue from a strict scientific standpoint is that the numbers in the studies were not that many people. Proton pump inhibitors have best studies behind them-Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid (lansoprazole). ...Read more

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Can i treat sympathetic ophthalmia with carnosine?

Can i treat sympathetic ophthalmia with carnosine?

No: Sympathetic ophthalmia must be treated with potent inflammatory drugs and can result in blindness. ...Read more

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Would Pepsin GI (8MG Zinc with 29.5MG L-Carnosine) be a helpful supplement to take if I currently have gastritis?

Would Pepsin GI (8MG Zinc with 29.5MG L-Carnosine) be a helpful supplement to take if I currently have gastritis?

Possibly, but: PepZin is a compound of L-carnitine and Zinc marketed in Japan for treatment of stomach distress and peptic ulcer disease. Studies support it's healing effect in a number of gastric conditions. If you've self diagnosed your condition as gastritis you should check with a physician to be sure you don't have an ulcer or H.pylori related gastritis. Most U.S. physicians are not familiar with PepZin. ...Read more

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Have any doctors on here used Zinc, or Zinc Carnosine in the management of diarrhoea and reducing gut inflammation? My serum zinc is at 10umol/L

Have any doctors on here used Zinc, or Zinc Carnosine in the management of diarrhoea and reducing gut inflammation? My serum zinc is at 10umol/L

Sure, but caution!: Here's a link to a World Health Organization pros/cons discussion of the topic: http://www.who.int/elena/titles/bbc/zinc_diarrhoea/en/ ...Read more

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Some health advisors (e.G., dr. Oz) recommend l-carnosine supplements at doses up to 1000 mg/day. At such doses, any risk to heart rhythm or a-fib?

Some health advisors (e.G., dr. Oz)  recommend l-carnosine supplements at doses up to 1000 mg/day.  At such doses, any risk to heart rhythm or a-fib?

Not likely.: Not likely to give you problems, but not likely to do you much benefit. Claims for these substances are based on small and inadequately controlled studies. Note the very vague and exaggerated claims in the advertising. Save your money for the things that make you feel better and live longer. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take neuro life from intenergy wich contains vitamins B12 6 and calcium and other ingredients as l carnosine ginkgo biloba. With zoloft (sertraline).

Is it ok to take neuro life from intenergy wich contains vitamins B12 6 and calcium and other ingredients as l carnosine ginkgo biloba. With zoloft (sertraline).

No: Ginko can interact with zoloft (sertraline) to cause a condition known as serotonin syndrome. This syndrome can cause rigidity, elevated pulse, hot flashes, and restlessness. This doesn't happen to everyone, but generally speaking the two substances should not be taken together. ...Read more

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Is zinc carnosine an effective natural treatment for gastritis?

Is zinc carnosine an effective natural treatment for gastritis?

Helpful adjunct: The medical literature shows that zinc carnosine can reduce inflammation, hasten the healing of stomach lining injury, and speed the eradication of H pylori. However, use as a sole treatment (particularly with H. pylori) would generally be seen as suboptimal. ...Read more

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Do Deglycyrrhized licorice (DGL) and zinc carnosine (Polaprezinc in Japan) work for treating acid reflux and GERD?

Do Deglycyrrhized licorice (DGL) and zinc carnosine (Polaprezinc in Japan) work for treating acid reflux and GERD?

Unknown.: There are not good human studies for either one of them to be able to assess their effect on G.I. diseases. There do not seem to be bad side effects for zinc carnosine. It is less clear for DGL. It can have bad interactions with other medications and other supplements. If you want to take either of these, discuss it with your doctor first. Good luck. ...Read more