Guaranteed purity of over 99 %
Revitalizes the body and mind
Stress, overwork, magnesium deficiency, sport
500 mg / 120 capsules
Ref. BB02 | In Stock
Made in France
Taurine, while preserving the integrity of the membranes which surround our cells, also reduces the risk of stress and protects from its outcomes.
It is particularly renowned for retaining magnesium and having a calming effect.
It is an optional supplement for vegetarian diets which are taurine deficient.
Taurine is the most concentrated amino-acid in the retina. It is therefore essential for healthy eyes.
Our taurine is synthetic, which guarantees its purity and that no animal substances have been used.
Taurine: Detailed information
Taurine is a derivative of cysteine C, a sulphurated amino-acid which helps to protect the cells from stress attacks.
Generally speaking, taurine stabilizes the membrane surrounding the cells: it reduces hyperexcitability and keeps magnesium inside. This property makes it the ideal option for stress, when magnesium requirements become increased.
In fact, in the case of stress, the adrenaline level increases, which leads to a massive shift of magnesium from the cells, with a significant loss of taurine. The taurine now prevents magnesium from going out of the cells!
Furthermore, taurine is reputed to reduce the quantity of adrenaline secreted by the adrenal glands and the quantity of noradrenaline secreted by the central nervous system in the case of stress, meaning it is also a neuromodulator with similar activity to that of a central nervous system inhibitor.
It inhibits the central dopaminergical system, therefore contributing to regulations such as food intake, sleep or memory. Moreover, it is very popular with Asian businessmen who mix it with coffee to make cocktails, allowing them to get through their long working days without sleeping, but without being agitated by the overuse of coffee!
Taurine supplementation is especially justified since it can be totally deficient among vegetarians! This is because it occurs naturally in meat and animal products (fish, dairy products) as well as in oysters.
Studies have shown that taurine acts like a powerful antioxidant. It has been tested as a supplement in a certain number of pathologies. For example, it improves Type 1 diabetes in laboratory rats by combating the destructive effects that free radicals have on the pancreas and by increasing the excretion of cholesterol, which improves insulin resistance (1).
Other studies (2) have shown that, even among children, taurine deficiency led to a reduced secretion of biliary acids and therefore a reduced absorption in fat and a reduced hepatic function… This study shows that taurine is essential for development and growth. In addition, it is added to the majority of infant formula milk commercially available! Taurine particularly helps infants to absorb fats. It is involved in the maturation of the retina.
In a double blind randomized test (3), patients affected by acute hepatitis were given 4 grams of taurine 3 times per day after meals. The participants testing this taurine supplementation experienced a decrease in their bilirubin levels and total biliary acids.
Finally, taurine has also been proven to be particularly useful for treating people showing alcohol dependence. Among patients undergoing treatment for alcoholism, 1 gram of taurine 3 times per day during 7 days led to significantly fewer psychotic episodes compared to people taking a placebo (4).
Finally, another study carried out this time among 3000 alcohol dependent people, showed a lower relapse rate among people taking taurine supplements than among others.
Studies carried out on humans and animals have shown that taurine is a safe and beneficial supplement (6).
(1) American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 71, No. 1, 54-58, January 2000
(2) Hayes KC, Stephan ZF, Sturman JA. Growth depression in taurine-depleted infant monkeys. J Nutr1980;110:2058-2064.
(3) Matsuyama Y, Morita T, Higuchi M, Tsujii T. The effect of taurine administration on patients with acute hepatitis.
(4) Ikeda H. Effects of taurine on alcohol withdrawal. Lancet 1977;2:509.
(5) Wilde MI, Wagstaff AJ. Acamprosate. A review of its pharmacology and clinical potential in the management of alcohol dependence after detoxification. Drugs 1997;53:1038-1053.
(6) Van Gelder NM, Sherwin AL, Sacks C, Andermann F. Biochemical observations following administration of taurine to patients with epilepsy. Brain Res 1975;94:297-306.
For 1 capsule: 500 mg of taurine (guaranteed purity of over 99%)
Anti-caking agent (E572): magnesium stearate, vegetable-based capsule: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.
This product does not contain allergens (in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011) nor genetically modified organisms.
FABRICATION AND GUARANTEE:
This food supplement is manufactured in a laboratory in accordance with GMP standards (GMPs are Good Manufacturing Practices in force in the European pharmaceutical industry).
The active principles content is guaranteed by regular analyses that are available for consultation on-line.
1 capsule a day, with half a glass of water at mealtime.
Not recommended if pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.
Does not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. If you are undergoing medical treatment, seek your therapist's advice. For adult use only. Keep out of reach of young children.
Store in a cool dry place away from sunlight.