What is Taurine?
Taurine is a conditional amino acid found in a variety of foods, most commonly in meats.
It is known for improving blood flow throughout the body which may boost athletic performance and endurance.
As a lipid/membrane stabilizer, taurine aids in various antioxidant defense systems around the body, while also aiding with insulin resistance and providing support for various organ systems.
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What Does Taurine Do?
After ingestion, taurine quickly get absorbed into the blood stream where it provides your body with many health benefits.
Studies have shown a correlation between the use of taurine and a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. This is due to taurine’s ability to help lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation across the body.
In boosting the cardiovascular system, taurine has shown an ability to help boost athletic performance by increasing blood flow and reducing the stress placed upon the central nervous system when undergoing intensive physical training.
In addition to being a potent anti-oxidant, taurine has been shown to help reduce the levels of triglycerides in the liver, improving insulin resistance and lowering cholesterol as well.
What are the Benefits of Taurine?
- Improves cardiovascular function
- Reduces blood pressure
- Reduces inflammation throughout the body
- Boosts athletic performance
- Reduces stress on central nervous system
- Potent anti-oxidant
- Improves insulin resistance
- Lowers triglycerides in the liver
How to use Taurine
When taken as a supplement, dosage ranges of 500 mg – 3,000 mg per day seem to provide the most amount of benefits.
Side Effects of Taurine
In healthy adults there have been no signs of negative side effects from taurine supplementation. It is generally regarded that up to 3,000 mg (3 g) of taurine per day is a perfectly healthy amount to consume in fully grown adults.