Taurine is the most abundant amino acid; it is found throughout the body, but especially in tissues containing excitable cells, like nerves and heart muscle. It is responsible for regulating the mineral salts in the body.

It is used with magnesium to regulate the pulse. It also protects against damage to the central nervous system. It’s a facilitator for the passage of sodium, potassium and possibly calcium and magnesium ions into and out of cells.

It is naturally found in all proteins. Taurine is often called the longevity nutrient. The Japanese population has the highest longevity and this is thought to be due to the amount of taurine rich-foods consumed such as meat and especially seafood.

Reverses  the Damage Caused by MSG (monosodium glutamate)

Did you know that there is an effective, all-natural antidote for M.S.G. poisoning called taurine?

Monosodium Glutamate, more commonly known as M.S.G., is in a special class of chemicals known as excitotoxins. These chemicals cross the blood brain barrier to over stimulate the neurons of the brain to the degree of permanently killing them. This means that M.S.G. poisoning will lower a person’s intelligence faster than lead, in addition to the better known mental and physical effects of M.S.G..

Reverses the Damage Caused by Smoking

The researchers found that taurine, an amino acid present in fish, restored normal vessel function in smokers, thus preventing arteries from hardening – a cause of heart disease and stroke.

Appearing in the Jan. 6 rapid access issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association [AHA] (www.circulationaha.org), the study indicated that taurine supplementation worked even better than vitamin C in improving impaired flow-mediated dilation (FMD), an effect that may be due to chronic cigarette smoking impairing the activity of endothelial-derived nitric oxide.

Lead author David Bouchier-Hayes, M.D., and colleagues from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland, noted nitric oxide activity is critical in many heart-health processes, including platelet aggregation, vascular smooth muscle proliferation and oxidative modification of LDL cholesterol. FMD, a nitric oxide-mediated response, has been shown to appear in the brachial arteries of young, otherwise healthy, cigarette smokers, according to the study’s researchers.

Heart Disease

Taurine can mitigate the damaging effects of fat, glucose, and excess insulin. Taurine strengthens and protects heart muscle cells and the system of blood vessels that supplies blood throughout the body, helping to protect against atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes.

Taurine has also been used for migraines, insomnia, agitation, restlessness, irritability, obsessions and depression.

Source: http://wisemindhealthybody.com/

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Taurine is the most abundant amino acid; it is found throughout the body, but especially in tissues containing excitable cells, like nerves and heart muscle. It is responsible for regulating the mineral salts in the body. It is used with magnesium to regulate the pulse. It also protects against damage to...