As time progresses the body produces more and more harmful free radicals and fewer natural antioxidants to fight against them. Vast research has revealed that a di-peptide (which consists of two amino acids combined together) better known as carnosine has the ability to reverse the damage created by free radicals. Carnosine is available naturally from certain foods. It has the ability to act as a protector, over 1000 scientific reports on Carnosine and its antioxidant and anti-glycation actions exist
However with age carnosine levels tend to lower and a link has been proven between this and the start of particular aging disorders such as cataracts.
Carnosine is effective against cataracts because Carnosine acts as a powerful anti-oxidant which provides protection against free radical damage- also significantly associated with the formation of cataracts.
Cataracts are caused from lifelong cross-linking (glycosylation) causing hardening and discolorations of the lens. This continues in high concentrations into the aqueous humor which is a result of the low availability of natural anti-oxidant defences, which decline as we age.
Although there are many forms of carnosine it is in fact N-acetylcarnosine which has shown to be highly effective for the treatment of cataracts. N-acetylcarnosine is a blend of two amino acids (Histidine and Alanine). N-acetylcarnosine performs as a “carrier” of carnosine delivering it into the acqueous humor of the eye (this is the area where fluid surrounds the lens). Here it performs as a natural and comprehensive anti-oxidant and is able to protect the structural lens protein from the free-radical induced oxidation process. Once inside the eye, the N-acetylcarnosine in Can-C cataract eye drops converts into pure carnosine, creating a natural and potent anti-oxidant.
Can-C eyedrops are the only carnosine drops proven in clinical trials to be successful for the treatment of cataracts and safe for long-term use.