Taurine
Taurine

Taurine

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DESCRIPTION

Taurine is a sulfur-containing amino acid that plays a myriad of roles in promoting health. Because taurine is essential for heart function, immune function, glucose metabolism, and nervous system health, low levels of taurine should be avoided and corrected with dietary changes and/or supplementation.

Available: 120 Capsules

CLINICAL APPLICATIONS

  • Boosts antioxidant defense
  • Supports immune wellness
  • Strengthens the heart muscle
  • Stabilizes heart rhythm
  • Prevents blood clots
  • Aids in glucose metabolism
  • Works as a natural diuretic
  • Supports fat digestion

OVERVIEW

Heart Health:

Taurine is one of the most important nutrients for promoting heart health. It strengthens the heart muscle and plays a major role in regulating the heart’s ability to contract.

Taurine also acts as a natural diuretic by keeping potassium and magnesium inside cells and keeping excess sodium out. Additionally, taurine increases circulation and stabilizes blood pressure by dampening the sympathetic nervous system, which, when overactive, constricts blood vessels.

Immune System Health:

Taurine is the most abundant amino acid in our white blood cells. It is the shield these infection fighters use to protect themselves in their battle against viruses, bacteria, and other invaders. When taurine is lacking, white blood cells often will not fire, greatly weakening the body’s ability to protect itself. Therefore, for optimal protection against colds, flus, and other immune problems, optimal taurine intake is recommended.

Stabilizing Blood Sugar:

Taurine helps stabilize blood sugar in both type I and type II diabetes. Taurine appears to do this by potentiating the activity of the insulin receptor. For those with type I diabetes, a daily dose 1.5 grams has been shown to keep blood sugar lower over the long term and reduce abnormal platelet activity. For those with type II diabetes, taurine has been shown to improve cellular sensitivity to insulin. Diabetics should use taurine under medical supervision, as taurine may reduce the need for blood sugar lowering medication.

Aiding Fat Metabolism:

Bile, which is necessary to break down fats, is made in the liver with the help of glycine or taurine. With optimal taurine intake, bile remains in a liquid state and is less likely to form gallstones. Additionally, people with cystic fibrosis can digest fats more successfully when taking taurine supplements.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Suggested Use: Take one capsule daily on an empty stomach or as directed by your health care provider.

Does Not Contain: GMO ingredients, dairy, or gluten.

Caution: 

Few adverse reactions are associated with taurine supplementation. Most people tolerate between 1 and 4 grams per day well. However, people with ulcers should use taurine carefully as it may increase the secretion of stomach acid. Patients with medical conditions should take taurine with the guidance of a health care practitioner, as taurine may change or reduce the need for certain medications.
If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product.
Medical supervision is recommended – please consult with your healthcare practitioner for possible interactions with other medications.


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