Benefits of Life Extension Taurine
- Improves cardiovascular health
- Improves insulin sensitivity
- Boosts the immune system
- Supports healthy liver function
- Supports eye health
- Supports healthy hearing
Taurine is a free amino acid that is found throughout the body. The largest concentrations are in the heart and muscle. It’s been described by scientists as “one of the most essential substances in the body.”1 Clinical studies have shown it may be beneficial to patients with congestive heart failure and liver disease and support the central nervous system. But as we age, taurine levels decline and with them their benefits become less and less apparent in aging bodies. To promote longevity taurine levels must be maintained at their youthful levels throughout one’s life.
Taurine is an amino acid made by L-cysteine. Amino acids are biologically important organic compounds. This plentiful intracellular amino acid is located in our central nervous system. It is believed to play a role in regulating influence,2 and facilitating with blood flow to nervous tissue. It seems to assist in various physiological processes which aids the functions and activities of living organisms that support life in a single or multi-cell organism. Research indicates taurine could possibly have neuro- and cardio protective properties and may assist in fighting oxidative stress.3-6 With people who are getting older it may also contribute to cardiac health. It has shown potential in facilitating liver function as well.7
The benefits of taurine on brain cell growth are especially evident in those with a taurine deficiency, which includes aging individuals.
Promising research has found that taurine can promote new brain cell formation in the area of the brain associated with learning and memory. It does so by activating hibernating stem cells that are capable of growing into several different kinds of cells.9
Taurine also enhances the tiny projections that help brain cells communicate with each other called neurites.
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2. Physiological roles of taurine in heart and muscle.
3. Effect of taurine on alcoholic liver disease in rats.
4. Taurine and its trophic effects in the retina.
5. Therapy of congestive heart failure with orally administered taurine.
6. The potential health benefits of taurine in cardiovascular disease
7. Taurine and inflammatory diseases.
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