Taurine

100 CAPS | 500 MG Product No. 00158

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Because it can cross the blood-brain barrier, Taurine acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter, calming over-excited neurons and neurological symptoms, protecting against glutamate toxicity, and aiding in magnesium intracellular transport. It helps with the absorption of calcium. Taurine is also essential in helping the body form the bile salts sodium taurocholate and sodium taurochenode-oxycholate, which are important for the digestion of fats. Taurine is part of normal adipose tissue regulation in the body.*

  • Provides key component of bile*
  • Protects heart and brain*
  • Promotes a calm relaxed mood*

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Taurine

 

Product Code: 00158           Capsules per Bottle: 100

 

Each size 1 vegetarian cellulose capsule contains:

 

 Taurine

500 mg

 

 

Description: Because it can cross the blood-brain barrier, taurine acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter, calming over-excited neurons and neurological symptoms, protecting against glutamate toxicity, and aiding in magnesium intracellular transport. It helps with the absorption of calcium. Taurine is also essential in helping the body form the bile salts sodium taurocholate and sodium taurochenode-oxycholate, which are important for the digestion of fats. Taurine is part of normal adipose tissue regulation in the body.

 

Uses:

Taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid) is a greatly abundant free sulfur-containing β-amino acid acting as an osmoregulator and neuromodulator in the central nervous system (CNS) [1]. Taurine is also a known neuroprotectant against excitotoxic agents and oxidative stress [1]. In ischemic conditions, interstitial brain fluid has been shown to contain elevated taurine levels, indicating that the brain may control taurine availability in response to cell damage for the protection of neurons [1].

 

Taurine is not broken down, nor incorporated into any cellular proteins; however, taurine is known to exert a combination of effects on ion channels, transporters, and enzymes, leading to modulation of intracellular calcium levels [2]. Clinical studies have shown taurine to have potent antioxidant properties under various pathophysiological conditions, not only in the brain, but also the heart. The fact that taurine accounts for 25% to 50% of the free amino acids in the myocardium is likely related to these effects [2]. Taurine is also involved in the coordination of nerve function, stabilisation of cell membranes, detoxification, anti-oxidant reactions and modulation of osmotic pressure [3]. Taurine deficiency has been correlated with abnormalities such as retinal degeneration, growth retardation and cardiac dysfunction [3].

 

The best understood biological function of taurine is its conjugation with bile acids, therefore aiding in healthy digestion and metabolism [3]. On a related note, taurine is highly concentrated in pancreatic islets and has been shown to stimulate insulin release from beta cells [3].

 

 

Source Materials: Taurine is made by chemical synthesis. Cellulose for capsules is derived from softwood tree pulp. All ingredients are vegan and non-GMO.

 

Allergens:  According to information provided by our suppliers, these capsules are free of the eight major allergens as identified by the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA): Wheat (gluten), eggs, milk, soybeans, shellfish, fish, peanuts, tree nuts.


Recommendations: Use as directed by a healthcare professional.

 

Precautions: Pregnant or lactating women and individuals taking prescription medications should consult with a healthcare professional before taking any supplement.

 

References:

  1. Kang, Young‐Sook, et al. "Regulation of taurine transport at the blood–brain barrier by tumor necrosis factor‐α, taurine and hypertonicity." Journal of neurochemistry 83.5 (2002): 1188-1195.
  2. Oudit, Gavin Y., et al. "Taurine supplementation reduces oxidative stress and improves cardiovascular function in an iron-overload murine model." Circulation 109.15 (2004): 1877-1885.
  3. Boujendar, S., et al. "Taurine supplementation to a low protein diet during foetal and early postnatal life restores a normal proliferation and apoptosis of rat pancreatic islets."Diabetologia 45.6 (2002): 856-866.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Taurine
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