utilizes a compound of zinc and L-carnosine that soothes and protects the gastric mucosal lining.
Zinc L-carnosine also acts as an antioxidant that scavenges free radicals and assists the body's own system in restoring healthy gastric cellular integrity.*
More About Zinc L-carnosine
Zinc is a critical component to a number of physiological processes in our bodies. Some of these functions include:
- growth and metabolism of cells,
- healing of wounds,
- maintenance of carbohydrate
- and maintenace of lipid metabolism. (1)
When zinc is complexed to L-carnosine, it dissociates in the stomach at a much slower rate. This prolonged presence in the stomach allows it to maintain its gastric healing effect over a longer period of time.(1)
Zinc/L-carnosine may also help maintain the bacterial balance of the stomach and GI tract. Studies suggest that the zinc/L-carnosine compound may have effects on certain strains of harmful bacteria, such as h. pylori, and, therefore, is able to help maintain a GI environment that is favorable to health. By supporting the bacterial balance in the stomach, it can also help maintain a healthy mucosal lining.(1)
In an eight-week study, 28 patients with gastric discomfort were given a zinc/L-carnosine compound and monitored. Improvement was rated on a scale of subjective and objective symptoms. After four weeks, 68.4% were considered to be "significantly improved." After eight weeks, the "significantly improved" rating was 68.8%. Over 60% of these patients remained in the "significantly improved" category well after the treatment was discontinued, suggesting a lasting effect of the zinc/L-carnosine compound beyond the time it is taken.(1)
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.