is a molecule
bonded to orotic acid
, a precursor of the nucleic acids
that are used for DNA
construction that increases the amount of carnosine in muscle cells. By increasing the level of carnosine found in the muscle, this buffers the acidity levels produced in the muscle cells during strenuous activity. Orotic acid also enhances the formation of creatine phosphate, a source of energy converted to adenosine triphosphate (ATP) while the muscle is resting, as well as supporting muscle-protein synthesis.
Muscle and Fitness Magazine September 2006