Taurine

Taurine, L-Taurine

Taurine is classified as a non-essential amino acid produced in the liver from the intake of other amino acids, such as methionine, cysteine, and vitamin B6. It is one of the most abundant amino acids in the human body, mainly in the central nervous system, in skeletal muscles, in the heart and brain, as well as in the intestines. It acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter in conjunction with glycine and gamma-aminobutyric acid and also works as an emulsifier of lipids in the small intestine, promoting their intestinal absorption.

Nutraceutic

  • Origin Animal Product, Synthetic, Nonessential
  • Source Meat, Fish, Beans, Beetroot, Walnuts, Nonessential, Synthetic
  • Type Amino Acid, Neuro Precursor

Cardiovascular Health

The cardiovascular system is responsible for blood circulation, which has the function of transporting nutrients and oxygen throughout the body. It consists of the heart and blood vessels. Cardiovascular diseases are caused by changes in the blood lipid profile, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart failure, genetic predisposition, overweight, stress, and others. The compounds that help cardiovascular health are those that normalize risk factors, such as cholesterol.
  • Blood Pressure

    Blood pressure is the pressure of circulating blood against the walls of blood vessels which results from the heart pumping blood through the circulatory system. Like most aspects of the organism, this too needs to stay at a healthy range, for the circulation of oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.

Muscle Health

The muscles are responsible for body movement, stabilization, regulation of organs, substance transportation and production of heat in addition to being strongly associated with the circulatory and nervous systems. Muscle quality is essential for well being. Supplements that help keep muscles healthy are related to different factors, such as glucose and insulin regulation, protein synthesis, energy metabolism, and others.
  • Blood Pressure

    More muscle means better regulation of blood pressure. The other way around is also true, as you need a proper blood pressure to build and recover muscles. The bloos vessels are responsible for the circulation of oxygen and nutrients throughout the body, which are exactly the aspects the muscles need continously.
  • Age Range Teenagers (13-19), Adults (20-59)
  • Toxicity Not toxic
  • Side effects No adverse side effects reported untill now
  • Warnings Pregnancy

Why be Careful

There is no evidence on the consumption of taurine during pregnancy, so it is recommended to avoid supplementation.

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