Poliquin - Taurine
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Poliquin - Taurine
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Taurine is the most abundant amino acid in the brain, heart, and nervous systems. It plays a key role in your ability to manage anxiety and bounce back from stress. Taurine is necessary for cellular hydration, affecting sodium and potassium ions involved in muscle contraction. It has cardiometabolic effects, regulating insulin sensitivity, blood pressure, and heart function. Taurine is also a “performance” nutrient affecting brain and physical performance in sports and other high-stress situations such as when performing surgery in a state of fatigue.
Who Is At Risk Of Low Taurine?
Certain circumstances may increase the body’s demand for taurine, such as intense exercise and chronic stress. Taurine synthesis also declines during the natural aging process, and it is critical for maintaining a healthy heart in older adults.
Taurine is virtually absent from plant foods. It is supplied in the diet from meat and animal products such as seafood, meat, milk, and eggs. Vegetarians and vegans tend to be chronically deficient in taurine. One of the more harmful things about nutrient deficiencies associated with the vegan diet is that the lack of taurine leads to chronic anxiety.
Clinical research shows the following benefits of taurine:
Lowers Stress: If you have low taurine, your nervous system will be over-responsive to stress. A chronically excited nervous system means persistently high cortisol, and the negative side effects that go with it: trouble sleeping, low mood, increased body fat.*
Eases Anxiety: Taurine facilitates production of the neurotransmitter GABA that has a calming effect on the brain. Taurine can allow you to better manage anxiety so that your thoughts don’t go spiraling out of control.*
Supports Metabolism: Taurine makes cells more sensitive to insulin binding and glucose uptake. It also has antioxidant action, lowering inflammation that is associated with high insulin levels.*
Helps Minimize Hunger: Taurine works on the brain, minimizing feelings of hunger and helping you eat less. It also increases fat burning and may be useful for optimizing body composition.*
Supports Hydration: Taurine helps maintain equilibrium of water in the body by encouraging normal flow of potassium and sodium electrolytes in and out of cells. This makes it useful for alleviating water retention and maintaining healthy blood pressure.*
Boosts Athletic Performance: Taurine improves energy delivery to working muscles and eases muscle fatigue. It also supports peak force output by improving the muscles’ ability to contract and relax.*
Reduces DOMS Muscle Soreness: Taurine protects muscle fibers from damage due to intense training. It directly accelerates recovery from DOMS soreness by activating satellite cells that are responsible for the growth of new muscle fibers.*
Supports Cardiovascular Health: Taurine protects the heart and lowers blood pressure by improving calcium homeostasis.*
Enhances Brain Function: Taurine is an important brain nutrient that improves learning and memory in both older adults and children. It can be especially useful in times of stress, such as for doctors performing surgery when tired.*
|Serving Size: 1 level scoop (2.4 g)|
|Servings Per Container: About 125|
|Amount Per Serving|
|L-Taurine (Free Form)||2400 mg*|
|* Daily Value not established|
Other Ingredients: None