Taurine is an amino acid with cytoprotective properties, but unlike most of the other amino acids in the body it is not used as a building block of proteins. Taurine is found in all tissues and is critical to healthy cellular function, particularly in highly active tissues like the brain. It is also the most plentiful amino acid in the retina of the eye and helps protect against retinal degeneration. Taurine functions to accurrately read alternate codons in mitochondrial genome, allowing mitochondria to run efficiently. Taurine protects against neurotoxins in ways that can slow age-related neurological decline, and as an antioxidant can reduce damages caused to cell membraines caused by lipid peroxidation.

       Taurine is considered a non-essential amino acid since the body naturally creates it, but production decreases with age. Taurine deficiency is associated with cardiomyopathy, renal dysfunction, developmental abnormalities, and severe damage to retinal neurons, and the amount of taurine in the brain decreases with age. Supplementing with taurine can improve symptoms of congestive heart failure, slow inflammation and atherosclerosis, or the build up of fatty plaques in blood vessel walls.

       Taurine also protects against toxicity, oxidative stress, and inflammation. As a result, taurine may help prevent age-related cognitive decline, dementia, and injury from stroke and head trauma. In various studies, Taurine appears capable of boosting the creation of new brain cells at any age.

       Taurine is commonly found in meat, seafood, and eggs.

Primary Benefits:Source:
Promotes heart health by reducing heart disease[1] [2] [3] [6] [8]
Reduces blood pressure[1] [2] [4]
Increases mitochondrial health and efficiency[1] [2]
Boosts NAD+ levels[1]
Powerful antioxidant[1]
Reduces cholesterol[1]
AMPK activator[7]
Increases athletic performance[1] [5] [8]
Neuroprotective[1] [2] [8]
Protects against diabetes[1] [2] [7] [8]
Protects eye function[7]

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