Taurine

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Taurine

  • Taurine is a conditionally-essential[1] organic acid derived from the amino acid cysteine. if sufficient cysteine is available, it can be synthesised in the pancreas[2].
  • Taurine calms the nervous system - behaving more like a neurotransmitter[2].
  • Vegetarians and Vegans can be deficient in Taurine[2].
  • Lack of Taurine leads to to chronic anxiety[2].
  • Taurine is highly effective antioxidant. Use in conjunction with Omega-3 seems recommended [2].
  • Improves mood and sleep. Taurine raises GABA[2].

Taurine: Heart Health

  • May be able to reduce/eliminate atrial fibrillation[3].
  • Combine with Magnesium and Fish[2].
  • Lowers blood pressure [2].

Questions

  • It is known that athletes/resistance trainees will deplete this nutrient[2]. Would excessive sweating cause the same?
  • Derived from Cysteine. What is the interaction/effect of combination with N-Acetyl L-Cysteine (NAC)?
  • Some people may have issues producing Taurine[2]? "...this assumes an error in inborn metabolism impairing one's ability to synthesis taurine. The average human would not need to worry about outright taurine deficiency and its clinical manifestations." [1]

To Research

  • Carnitine: essential for fat burning and works synergistic ally with Taurine. Taurine is required in the initial phase of fat metabolism, and carnitine takes fat into the cell [for use?].[2].

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Taurine,Examine.com,https://examine.com/supplements/taurine/
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Ten Benefits of Taurine,Poliquin GroupTM Editorial Staff,http://main.poliquingroup.com/ArticlesMultimedia/Articles/Article/782/Ten_Benefits_of_Taurine.aspx
  3. Episode Reduction/Elimination Protocols,Afibbers.org,http://www.afibbers.org/resources/eliminationprotocols.pdf