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What's Taurine?

Its Important Health Benefits for Your Body
what is taurine

Taurine is an organic acid, one of the few understood naturally occurring sulfonic acids that is
generated from the amino acid cysteine. It's a vital part of bile and can be found abundantly in the
low intestines and, in small amounts in the tissues of both individuals and animals.
what is taurine

Inside the cells, taurine keeps magnesium and potassium in, out making taurine act like a diuretic
while keeping excessive sodium. Taurine continues to be used as a nutritional supplement by people
affected by epilepsy together with by those who experience uncontrollable facial twitches. This can
be attributed in the transport of potassium, sodium, and calcium in and out of the cell to the
efficiencly of taurine.

Taurine is one of the chemical substances that has the ability to cross the blood brain barrier, the
separation of the blood that circulates in our body in the cerebro spinal fluid in the central nervous
system that circulates in the brain.

It is also known to play a significant part in several physiological processes in the body such as in
neurotransmission particularly in the coordination of smooth, skeletal and cardiac muscle activities;
weight loss and control of obesity by controlling the storage of fats in the adipose tissues and in
keeping a secure, constant state of calcium in the body.

It prevents nerve cell damage due to the presence of a higher level of glutamate, osmotic shock, and
epileptic seizures. It is also an antioxidant, known to prevent oxidative stress caused by exercise. This
attribute of taurine makes it a perfect dietary supplement for individuals who engage in body
building, sports and other strenuous physical activities to be able to immediately recover from
anxiety caused by physical exertion.

In a very recent study, taurine revealed signs to demonstrate its power to reduce the secretion of
apolipoprotein B100, the vital component of VLDL (very low-density lipoproteins) and LDL (lowdensity lipoproteins). This material is known to be an important risk factor for atherosclerosis and
coronary heart disease. Consequently, taurine supplementation could be advantageous in the
prevention of those two major ailments. It has additionally been proven to help people experiencing
congestive heart failure by strengthening heart muscles for a vigorous and more active heart muscle

Taurine is produced naturally and can be found in abundance in seafoods and meat. It is regulary
used as an ingredient in energy drinks but there is not enough evidence to show that it is, indeed, an
energy-providing ingredient.

Taurine has recently been used as an ingredient in making cosmetic because of its antifibrotic
properties, or the excessive creation of fibrous connective tissues in the entire body. This prevents
cosmetic products from caking or thickening hence keeping its smooth and simple -to-handle

Taurine is additionally utilized as an ingredient in infant formula and especially fed to prematurelyborn babies. It's thought that premature infants cannot synthesize cysteine that is a derivative of
taurine. Thus baby milk producers have added taurine within their formulas since the 1980s but this
claim needs to be carefully studied and more research conducted to establish its necessity and
advantages to premature infants.