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Pepzin GI: Top Health Benefits For A Healthy Lifestyle

What Is Pepzin GI?

When you talk about PepZin GI, you have to talk about two elements: zinc and carnosine. Let’s start with zinc. It is an essential trace element and a cofactor of over 300 enzymes (sometimes referred to as metalloproteins). Zinc plays a significant part in many bodily functions, like — 

  • Cell division
  • Immune system support
  • Protein synthesis
  • DNA synthesis1

Carnosine is what is known as an endogenous dipeptide, which is said to inhibit food intake. Furthermore, carnosine is relatively small and also water-soluble. It exists naturally in many organisms throughout the planet like fish, mammals, and humans. You can find carnosine in your skeletal muscles, your stomach, kidneys, heart, and brain.2

Zinc-L-carnosine is also called polaprezinc or PepZin GI. Basically, PepZin GI is a chelated compound that contains both L-carnosine and zinc and can be found in various supplements.

Zinc is an essential mineral found in various animal proteins, like meat, eggs, dairy, and shellfish. In terms of benefits to the human body, zinc is critical to help with cell proliferation and cell repair.4

History Of Pepzin GI

Though iron’s importance to human health has been recognized and studied since ancient times, zinc wasn’t recognized as biologically significant until centuries later. But in the 20th century, researchers began to identify and examine zinc deficiency in mammals.5 

Finally, in the 1950s, zinc was recognized as a necessary micronutrient for human biophysical function.6

As far as carnosine goes, it wasn’t discovered until the early years of the twentieth century by a Russian biochemist named V.S. Gulevich. He found there were unidentified nitrogen-containing compounds in muscle. When he finally isolated the compounds from muscle, he came up with carnosine.7


Sources:
1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5852723/
2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5852723/
3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7146259/
4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7146259/
5. https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/130/5/1344S/4686363
6. https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/130/5/1344S/4686363
7. https://www.google.com/books/edition/Carnosine_and_Oxidative_Stress_in_Cells/d82jKc66wGQC?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=history+of+Carnosine&pg=PP9&printsec=frontcover

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