detoxification of xenobiotics, cell membrane stabilization, modulation of cellular calcium flux, and regulation of neuronal excitability. Conjugation of bile acids by taurine results in increased cholesterol solubility and excretion. Low levels of taurine have been associated with retinal degeneration, growth retardation, and cardiomyopathy. Individuals who are taurine deficient may be more susceptible to tissue damage by xenobiotics including aldehydes, chlorine, and amines. Taurine has been used clinically in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, hypercholesterolemia, seizure disorders, ocular disorders, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, hepatic disease, cystic fibrosis, and alcoholism.
Taurine is the most abundant amino acid in the heart. Taken supplementally, taurine helps stabilize heart rhythm, improves cardiac function and blood lipid levels, and may help normalize blood pressure. In a seven-week study of obese, non-diabetic patients, taurine (3 grams daily) significantly improved serum triglycerides, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and body weight. Taurine has also been shown to improve nitric oxide production in the vascular endothelium, which is essential to blood flow, blood pressure regulation, and overall cardiovascular functioning. This improvement in vascular endothelial function is significant, as endothelial dysfunction is one of the earliest events in the formation of atherosclerotic lesions. Taurine acts as an antioxidant as well, inhibiting LDL cholesterol oxidation. Taurine significantly improved cardiac function in patients with congestive
heart failure. In one study, in which patients were given 3 grams daily for six weeks, taurine dosing significantly improved left ventricular function. Other clinical studies echo these results, showing significant improvement in congestive heart failure.
|Supplement Facts||Dosage:1 to 2 capsules bid
A woman who is pregnant or nursing, or who might become pregnant, should consult a health-care practitioner before using this product.
|Name||Thorne Research, Taurine 90 capsules|
|Product Type||Corn Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Hypoallergenic, Wheat Free, Yeast Free|
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