What Is It?
- Taurine is a semi-essential amino acid. It is produced naturally in adults. It plays an important role in metabolism, and is essential for new-borns, since they cannot synthesize it.
- Taurine is a component of bile and aids in digestion of fats and control of serum cholesterol levels. Some studies have found it to lower blood pressure. Taurine helps to control the movement of potassium, magnesium and sodium, helping to maintain the cell membranes.
It is a antioxidant and reinforces the immune system. It helps strengthen the heart muscle, stabilize heart rhythm, and also prevents blood clots. Taurine also helps to guard against diabetes. Dosages of 2g taken 3x daily have helped people with congestive heart failure to improve cardiac and respiratory function.