Autism Coach is pleased to be able to offer Carn-Aware™, a
nutritional supplement containing L-Carnosine, a
naturally occurring dipeptide that consists of alanine and histadine.
Use of L-Carnosine was been pioneered by Dr. Michael Chez, a
neurologist from Chicago, the developer of Carn-Aware. Dr. Chez
theorized that L-Carnosine stimulates the front areas of the brain,
providing increased activity in this critical area, leading to overall
improvements in level of functioning. More
and more research shows that the frontal lobes and the temporal lobes in
the brain control emotion, epileptic activity, cognitive, expressive
speech, and abstract thinking.
In a double-blind study conducted by Dr. Chez, L-Carnosine was found to be beneficial to children with
disorders and/or epilepsy. Participants in the
clinical trial who were given L-Carnosine experienced significant
improvements compared to those taking a placebo in the following
areas: language, auditory processing socialization,
surroundings, fine motor planning and expressive language.
Improvements were observed between 1-8
weeks into treatment. Over 1000 patients of Dr. Chez have
now used Carn-Aware, with a 90 percent success rate.
Participants taking L-Carnosine
showed improved behavior and communication by 16 percent and
social interaction improved by 27 percent. In just four
weeks, parents reported an overall improvement that more than doubled
through the length of the study. To view a summary of the
clinical trial, please click here.
Based upon his findings, Dr. Chez
proceeded to develop Carn-Aware to provide a standardized, optimal
formulation of L-Carnosine. In addition to L-Carnosine, Carn-Aware
includes Zinc to augment
intracellular L-Carnosine activation and Vitamin E to enhance the antioxidant neuro-protective properties of L-Carnosine.
If your child doesn't swallow
capsules, Carn-Aware capsules can be opened up and mixed into any room
temperature or cool foods. Carn-Aware is a white, tasteless powder
and can, for example, be mixed into scrambled eggs once they have
L-Carnosine - 200 Mg.
Zinc - 2.5 mg (17% DV)
Vitamin E - 25 I.U. (83% DV)
This product is free of gluten, casein and other common allergens.
A dosage that a parent can safely give
their child is as follows:
Ages 3 yrs - 5 yrs or under 48
lbs - one capsule (200mg) per day.
Ages 5 - Adult or over
48 lbs ~ two - four capsules (400 mg - 800 mgs) per day
using a dosage higher than those recommended above, parents
should consult with the child's physician or neurologist.
Dosage is relative to age, weight,
autistic or epileptic issues and is also relative to EEG
activity and particular learning disabilities and or dietary issues.
Children with other
disorders such as epilepsy, central processing disorder, or brain injury
have received dosages that have ranged from 200 to 3000 mg per day based upon
by Dr. Chez.
Side Effects: In some children, too high
of a dose
increased irritability, hyperactivity or insomnia which was observed
already in hyperactive autistic children. There are no other reported side effects.
If your child is hyperactive, it is recommended that you first consult
with your child's pediatrician and/or neurologist before using Carn-Aware.
It is recommended that hyperactive children take Vitamin B6 (100 - 200 mg per day) with Carn-Aware, though again this should be determined by the child's
Potential Drug Interactions:
There have been no adverse effects reported
when used with stimulants, anti-psychotic or SSRI medications,
acetaminophen, ibuprofen or antibiotics. Acetyl-choline esterase
inhibitors may over-stimulate in combination with Carn-Aware, but no
physically adverse reactions have been noted.
Note: This product is not intended to treat, cure, or
prevent any disease. Please note that supplements are
non-refundable, once opened.