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Taurine is a sulfur-containing amino acid with numerous essential biological roles. Several examples of these roles are the conjugation of bile acids, antioxidation, osmoregulation, membrane stabilization, and modulation of calcium signaling. It is essential for cardiovascular function, and development and function of skeletal muscle, the retina, and the central nervous system. Taurine is a common additive to energy drinks, providing a calming effect that helps balance the stimulation derived from caffeine.
Recommended amount per dose is 500-2000 mg, or 1-4 size '00' capsules.
Taurine crosses the blood–brain barrier and has been linked to many physiological effects including inhibiting excess neurotransmission, long-term potentiation in the striatum/hippocampus, membrane stabilization, feedback inhibition of neutrophil/macrophage respiratory burst, adipose tissue regulation and possible prevention of obesity, calcium homeostasis, recovery from osmotic shock, protection against glutamate excitotoxicity and prevention of epileptic seizures.
Taurine has been shown to reduce the build up of arterial plaque, support weight loss, reduce cholesterol, and support the heart. It also helps balance electrolyte levels by decreasing excessive sodium, while increasing potassium and magnesium levels inside cells, leading to a calming anxiolytic effect.
Do not consume without knowing an accurate dosage. A milligram scale is highly recommended.
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