Taurine

Taurine is one of the building blocks of protein, known as an amino acid. It is classified as a nonessential amino acid, meaning that the body can produce taurine on its own; it does not have to be eaten. Taurine is regarded as the master electrolyte due to its influence on cell membrane activity. Taurine adds or removes channels on cells to change the movement of ions. This causes different effects such as variations in hydration status and electrolyte balance.

Regularly used for:

 

  • H. Pylori
  • ADHD/autism with mental attention
  • Eye diseases
  • Anxiety
  • Promoting cardiovascular health by decreasing blood pressure
  • Improving mental function
  • Fighting fatigue
  • Repairing muscles/Increasing endurance
  • Reducing stress
  • Boosting immunity

Side effects:

Lowering of blood pressure and diuretic effects. Use with caution if on blood pressure medications.