A dipeptide is a peptide that is composed of two amino acid molecules linked by a peptide bond. Anserine is a dipeptide containing β-alanine and 1-methylhistidine and is found in the skeletal muscle and brain of birds and mammals including humans. It is absorbed from the human diet in intact form at the intestinal epithelium.
Anserine acts as an antioxidant which helps fight fatigue. It has also been reported to lower the uric acid level, remove active oxygen and lower blood pressure. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect and can be of help to people who suffer from gout. Anserine may also lower lactic acid levels in the blood plasma which can be helpful for athletes and others who train hard.
Highest sources of anserine in alphabetical order