Originally posted by humy
I find what it says about carnosine quite interesting and I am now doing some research into this. I may even start to buy some carnosine tablets but NOT over the net if I can help it because many tablets sold over the net are fake and often dangerous ( http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm048396.htm ) and not sure how to guarantee I don't get conned
Yes, how do you prove you have actual carnosine tabs? You certainly can't do a test of your own, or can you? Wonder if there is someone out there, some back yard genius who has made one?
I sent this article to my daughter Heather, who lives in Brazil and teaches music at university there, also a vegetarian as is her husband Gandhi. And their two kids too.
I found carnosine online at Amazon.com and other sites. I called our local GNC health store and they have something called L-carnotine, notice the T, not SINE.
The onliners have L-carnosine however, if you can, like you say, trust it is carnosine. I wonder what the L stands for?
I found this site:
They have an 800 # and I called and they said they are participants in something called the purity and potency standard and became part of that group, an independent testing outfit, before it was required by the US government so I guess they are on the up and up.
Their prices are a LOT better than I saw at Amazon it looks like. about 17 bucks US for 60 each 500 mg pills.
Have no idea what that means, how much you should take, since the study says it is gone from your blood in less than 6 hours so I would assume to get the best use you would need to take it at least twice a day. I don't think the doses have been worked out yet.
So far the prices I saw were from about 28 cents US per pill to over 50 cents per pill, 28 cents being the company I mentioned, Swanson.
The next question is what is the shelf life and would we be able to get volume discounts? For instance, if this one company advertises the stuff for 28 cents a pill, what volume would we have to be to get the price down to say, 10 cents a pill? I would think that would be a lot more affordable since even at 28 cents a pill and if you need 2 a day, over 50 cents a day or about 180 dollars US per year per person, would you spend that much? At 10 cents a pill, or 20 cents a day or something like 60 dollars a year, I could take that.
At the others where it is 50 cents or so per 500 mg pill, 2 a day, 1 dollar a day or over 350 dollars a year. Lot of bread for a pill you maybe need for the rest of your life.
Also found a site that explains the difference between L-carotine and L-carnosine. Not even close, totally different effects in the body:
I found out about the L, it is the natural version and there is a more artificial version called D-carnotine and sine which apparently does not digest as well. I see I keep mis-spelling the T version, it is carnitine not carnotine,