A Calming Amino-Acid
You may have heard of Taurine from its being an ingredient in popular energy drinks. This has given this natural molecule somewhat of a bad rap, but try not associate it with the harmful effects of drinking too many sugary energy drinks. Taurine is actually fundamental for many important biological processes in the body. In fact, mammals have this amino acid present in almost every tissue, with the brain and heart containing particularly high amounts. Taurine plays a critical role in the development and protection of our cells. The health of our cells determines the health of our entire body.
Our bodies are able to naturally produce taurine but not in sufficient quantities, so adequate levels must be attained through diet and supplementation. Taurine deficiency is often present in conditions such as premature babies, and chronic liver, heart, and kidney disease patients. While adequate taurine levels are associated with a number of positive health effects, its exact mechanisms of action in the body are still widely unknown. But we do know it is critical for good health.
Taurine has been shown to positively interact with GABA receptor in the brain and produce calming ant-anxiety effects.
Therapeutic Benefits of Inositol
✓ Antimicrobial effects to fight infections
✓ Helps treat Alzheimer’s Disease
✓ Helps with alcohol withdrawal
✓ Promotes Longevity
✓ May protect against hyperthyroidism
✓ Important for reproduction
✓ Helps with tinnitus
✓ Reduces anxiety
✓ Antioxidative effects
✓ Reduces inflammation