Taurine is a great supplement to take to improve the health of your eyes. Impaired vision and retinal degeneration is associated with reduce concentrations of taurine in the eye, which can result from a taurine deficiency. Additionally, taurine may help protect the eyes from stressors such as elevated glucose concentrations in retinal tissues.
This amino acid also plays a role in maintaining a healthy body composition.One study shows that oral taurine supplementation leads to a significant decrease in Triacylglycerol, which is a primary component of body fat in humans.Lipid-soluble components may be better able to be absorbed when supplementing with taurine.
Taurine is ideal for anyone looking to increase their dietary intake of Taurine. For best results consume 1 (1-3g) serving of Taurine 30 minutes before your workout or prior to bed.
Usage vitamin B1, enzyme cofactor
Usage Taurine is an organic acid found in animal tissues and is a major constituent of bile. Taurine has many biological roles such as conjugation of bile acids, antioxidation, osmoregulation, membrane stab ilization and modulation of calcium signaling.
General Description Large white crystals or white powder.
Air & Water Reactions Water soluble.
Reactivity Profile Taurine is an amino acid found in combination with bile acids [Hawley].
Health Hazard ACUTE/CHRONIC HAZARDS: Taurine evolves highly toxic fumes when heated to decomposition, and may cause irritation on contact.
Fire Hazard Flash point data are not available for Taurine, but Taurine is probably combustible.
Biological Activity One of the most abundant free amino acids in the brain. A partial agonist at the inhibitory glycine receptor.