Taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid) is a semi-essential amino acid found in mammalian tissues that is not involved in protein synthesis. The function of taurine is not completely understood. A randomized single-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial was conducted on 29 patients to evaluate the effect of taurine supplementation on exercise capacity of these patients. A total of 15 patients received taurine supplementation 500 mg three times a day while the remaining 14 patients received placebo for 2 weeks. Exercise time, metabolic equivalents (METS), and exercise distance increased significantly in patients who received taurine supplement for 2 weeks, but did not increase significantly in patients who received placebo. Taurine supplementation in patients who are taking standard medical treatment can increase their exercise capacity $(3). The aim of another study was to evaluate the effects of taurine (3 grams per day for 7 weeks) on serum lipids in overweight or obese young adults. Taurine supplementation decreased triacylglycerol (TG) and atherogenic index (AI) significantly. Body weight also reduced significantly in the taurine group. These results suggest that taurine produces a beneficial effect on lipid metabolism and may have an important role in cardiovascular health in overweight or obese subjects (4). A study evaluated the effect of taurine supplementation on plasma homocysteine (Hcy) levels, an independent risk factor of cardiovascular health. The subjects consisted of 22 healthy middle-aged women (33 to 54 years). Serum lipids, plasma taurine and plasma Hcy levels were measured before and after supplying 3 g taurine per day for 4 weeks. The concentration of plasma taurine was significantly increased after taurine supplementation and the concentration of plasma Hcy was significantly decreased after taurine supplementation. In conclusion, taurine is an effective nutrient that antagonizes Hcy levels. Therefore, this study suggests that sufficient taurine might promote cardiovascular health (5).
Taurine at 1.5-3 grams per day helps to support cardiovascular function (6).
L-Taurine in capsules
- Helps support cardiovascular health (1)
Taurine: 1200 mg
Take three capsules two times daily with meals, or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding; if you have cardiovascular diseases; if you are taking blood pressure medication or medication that affects blood coagulation, consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use.
Hypromellose, cellulose, stearic acid
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