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Taurine is a non-essential amino acid and is found in high concentrations in the white blood cells, skeletal muscles, central nervous system as well as the heart muscles. In adults, but not children, this nutrient can be manufactured from methionine in the body and from cysteine in the liver, but vitamin B6 must be present.
Taurine is a key ingredient of bile, which in turn is needed for fat digestion, absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. (It is incorporated in the bile acid chenodeoxychloic acid, which emulsify the dietary fats) This nutrient is also used in the proper use of potassium, calcium as well as sodium in the body, and for maintaining cell membrane integrity. Taurine, together with zinc is also required for proper eye health and vision.
Vegans who consume no eggs or dairy products ingest virtually no taurine through their diets, but normally have enough since the body can manufacture the requirements.
|Serving Size:||1/4 tsp (1g)|
|Ingredients (Amount Per Serving)||1g (1000 mg) Taurine|
|Directions||As a dietary supplement, take 1/4 level teaspoon one or more times daily as needed, preferably on an empty stomach or use as directed by a health care professional.|
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