Serving size: 2g
Servings per container: 500
Taurine is one of those amino acids that have extremely useful benefits which not many people know about. Large amounts of taurine are found in the muscle cells and heart cells where it has important functions. Experiments have shown that taurine boosts endurance capacity, the functioning of the heart muscle and testosterone production1. Taurine is a supplement that is beneficial in both sports environments and general health.
Extra information for the curious mind:
|Taurine and physical performance||Taurine acts very similarly to Creatine in the muscles of the human body. It acts as a cell volumiser which means that it helps draw water from around the muscle into the muscle. This helps the muscles look and feel fuller. Since Taurine is a cell volumiser it is stored inside the muscle so it may also benefit those who suffer with muscle cramps2.|
|Taurine and the heart||Angiogenesis is the process where the body forms new blood vessels. This is important to both cardiovascular health and cancer metabolism. Taurine has the ability to activate angiogenesis and accelerate endothelial cell proliferation3. Cell proliferation is the increase in number of cells due to cell growth and division4. This means that taurine has the ability to accelerate the increase in the epithelium cells that line the inner blood vessels. Therefore taurine has the ability to heal damaged blood vessels in the heart and in other places of the body.|
|Taurine and mental function||Taurine is an amino acid that also occurs in the brain in high concentrations. Taurine is able to protect the brain from sudden damage quite effectively. It can protect the brain from Brain ischemia which is a condition where there is insufficient blood flow to the brain5. Taurine can also protect the brain by improving mitochondrial function and by reducing damage from excessive calcium overloads and cadmium-induced oxidative impairment.|