Has anyone used l-carnosine for speech?

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Saritha
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Has anyone used l-carnosine for speech?

Postby Saritha » Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:17 pm

I want to know if anyone has given their kid l- carnosine for speech. Did you have success? We're there any side effects. What would be the dosage for a 5 year old?

FatherOf2
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Re: Has anyone used l-carnosine for speech?

Postby FatherOf2 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:29 pm

My son has been taking L-Carnosine, 250mg/day, for the past 2 years. We saw no improvements, but we continue giving it to him for its seizure reduction properties (also don't know if it is effective).

alch84
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Re: Has anyone used l-carnosine for speech?

Postby alch84 » Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:09 pm

Hi my son is 4 year old and his doctor prescribe him Pure encapsulations l-carnosine 500mg a day. She said we can go up to 1000mg. We saw only positive effects. We give it with zinc. He starts to put two words together.

toodlepop
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Re: Has anyone used l-carnosine for speech?

Postby toodlepop » Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:10 am

how much zinc do you give with it?

crzxn
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Re: Has anyone used l-carnosine for speech?

Postby crzxn » Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:56 am

alch84 wrote:Hi my son is 4 year old and his doctor prescribe him Pure encapsulations l-carnosine 500mg a day. She said we can go up to 1000mg. We saw only positive effects. We give it with zinc. He starts to put two words together.


1) What is the biological reasoning why l-carnosine would be helpful?

2) If they are taking it with Zinc how can you say it was the l-carnosine and not the zinc that was helpful?

In my opinion zinc, being an NMDA (Glutamate) antagonist and a cofactor in the methionine cycle, would be more likely to show some results.

noelm
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Re: Has anyone used l-carnosine for speech?

Postby noelm » Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:36 pm

We gave for almost 6 months, but didn't notice any benefit with verbal ability. That being said, DS is verbal enough, just not at par with the peers. We were hoping Carnosine would help but didn't notice any. Consider SPEAK-like formulation (with less of Vit E) instead.
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alch84
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Re: Has anyone used l-carnosine for speech?

Postby alch84 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:05 am

I give it with Pharmax Zinc C CWX 13 drops.

sonwithautism
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Re: Has anyone used l-carnosine for speech?

Postby sonwithautism » Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:07 pm

We started with L-carnosine 500 mg once a day today. Maybe in a week or 2 increase it to 800 mg a day and hope it makes a difference in speech.

HIs speech is so delayed, hope it makes a difference.


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