Taurine has Many Important Benefits for the Body

Tuesday, December 23, 2008 by: Jo Hartley
Tags: taurine, health news, Natural News

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
Biologist explains how marijuana causes tumor cells to commit suicide
Companies begin planting microchips under employees' skin
NJ cops bust teenagers shoveling snow without a permit
Chemotherapy kills cancer patients faster than no treatment at all
U2's Bono partners with Monsanto to destroy African agriculture with GMOs
FDA targets Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps for sharing health benefits of coconut oil
Italian court rules mercury and aluminum in vaccines cause autism: US media continues total blackout of medical truth
Orthorexia Nervosa - New mental disorder aimed at people who insist on eating a clean diet
Whooping cough outbreak at Massachusetts high school affected only vaccinated students
Inuit Elders tell NASA Earth Axis Shifted
Vaccine flu shots still contain 25 micrograms mercury - 100 times the concentration of 'mercury-loaded' fish
Measles outbreak likely caused by vaccinated children, science shows
Baby formula is loaded with GMOs - Avoid these brands
Extreme trauma from male circumcision causes damage to areas of brain
Terminal stage IV lung cancer patient miraculously cured by cannabis oil
Costco stops selling antibiotic laden chicken in response to consumer demand
FDA cracks down Walmart, GNC, other companies selling supplements that do not contain the herbs on the label
McDonald's french fries found to contain Silly Putty ingredient and petroleum chemical

(NaturalNews) Taurine, while not an actual part of the human body's structural proteins, is one of the highest numbering amino-acids. Taurine is found in the heart, the skeletal muscles, white blood cells, and the nervous system. When the body engages in extreme physical activity, it no longer will be able to produce the necessary amounts of Taurine. This may lead to a Taurine deficiency under certain conditions.

In adults, Taurine can be manufactured from methionine in the body and from cysteine in the liver; however, vitamin B6 must be present to enable this. Children cannot manufacture Taurine.

Taurine is a metabolic transmitter and is also beneficial for its detoxifying abilities in the body.

Taurine also is important for brain function. There is even research that points to Taurine being effective for helping people who suffer from bipolar disorder. Taurine is also effective for improving anxiety, hyperactivity, poor brain function and epilepsy. Taurine, along with zinc, is necessary for good eye health and good vision.

In Japan, Taurine is utilized in the treatment of ischemic heart disease and also some kinds of heart arrhythmias. Taurine therapy has also been used effectively to treat people who suffer from congestive heart failure and also may help improve both hypertension and high cholesterol.

Taurine has also been shown to be a strong antioxidant and has dramatically improved type 1 diabetes in laboratory rats. Taurine is able to combat the damage that oxygen free radicals have upon the pancreas. Taurine is also able to improve insulin resistance by increasing the excretion of cholesterol by conversion to bile acid.

To counteract the horrible destruction that type 1 diabetes can have upon the body, the recommended dosage of Taurine is 500 mg one to three times per day.

Incredibly, there have been studies that have revealed that even infants can have a Taurine deficiency that may result in reduced bile acid secretion, reduced fat absorption, and reduced function of the liver. All of these situations can be improved by supplementing with Taurine. Taurine has now been added to most infant formulas.

Children with Down's syndrome may also benefit from Taurine.

When given to acute hepatitis patients, Taurine decreased bilirubin and total bile acid levels.
Even people with alcohol dependency can benefit from Taurine. When going through alcohol withdrawal, taking 1 gram of Taurine 3 times per day for one week can significantly improve the incidence of psychotic episodes that one may experience.

In addition, in a study that involved over 3,000 people with alcohol dependence, those who were given Taurine had fewer alcohol relapses than those who received placebos.

Taurine has demonstrated itself to be a safe and beneficial supplement and is mostly found in meat and fish. Vegans may consider supplementing, but unless there are health issues that necessitate high levels of Taurine, the adult body should manufacture sufficient amounts (as long as vitamin B6 is present).

Source: http://healingdaily.com/detoxification-diet/...

About the author

Jo Hartley
Wife, Mother of 8, and Grandmother of 2
Jo is a 41 year old home educator who has always gravitated toward a natural approach to life. She enjoys learning as much as possible about just about anything!
http://loftymatters.com - Current Events
http://winemaiden.com - Simply Abundant Living

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...


Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.