Taurine is an amino acid found in particularly high concentrations in the white blood cells, skeletal muscle, central nervous system, as well as the heart muscle. In adults, but not children, this nutrient can be manufactured from Methionine or Cysteine in the liver, but vitamin B6 must be present. In nature, Taurine is typically found in foods from many animal sources.
Taurine is a key ingredient of bile, which in turn is needed for fat digestion, absorption of fatsoluble nutrients, detoxification, and the metabolism of cholesterol. Taurine's role in the the production of cellular antioxidants such as glutathione is well recognized. It is also important for the modulation of cellular calcium levels and, through this and other mechanisms, is critical for heart health. In addition, Taurine functions as a neurotransmitter, supporting proper neurological and electrical activity in the brain and other tissues. Health Functions:
Sleep/Mood Support. Ingredients:
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings Per Container: 100
Amount Per Serving:
Taurine (Free-Form) 1.0 g (1,000 mg)
Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), Stearic Acid (vegetable source)
Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives. Servings:
As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule one or more times daily as recommended by your health care practitioner. Caution:
Taurine has no contraindications at the suggested level of intake. Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children. Disclaimer:
The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated statements contained herein. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional health care provider before changing any medication.