Origin: Naturally occurs in the body but can be sourced from supplements and food such as shellfish, especially scallops, mussels, and clams and in the dark meat of turkey and chicken.
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Overview: Taurine is an amino sulfonic acid but is often recognized as an amino acid which is a chemical that is a required building block of protein. Taurine is typically found In large amounts in the brain, retina, heart, and blood cells.
Taurine supplementation is used to assist with congestive heart failure, lower high blood pressure, liver disease, high cholesterol, improves mental performance, and as an antioxidant protects cells of the body from damage that results from certain chemical reactions involving oxidation.
- Reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases
- Decreasing the effects of Parkinson’s disease
- Potentially managing metabolic syndrome
- Fighting free radicals
- Aiding in the healing process of periodontitis patients through its antioxidant content
- Improving athletic performance
Common Dosage: The recommended dosage is 2 grams to 6 grams per day divided in dosages.