- High potency
- Easily absorbed
- Most abundant amino acid in the retina
- Essential for cardiovascular function
- Small easy to take capsules
Taurine is a sulphur-containing amino acid. Amino acids are compounds used by the body for a number of functions including the formation of proteins, thus they are often referred to as the building blocks of proteins. However, taurine is a free amino acid which is not incorporated into proteins, it is abundant in many tissues including the heart, eyes, nerve cells and skeletal muscle.
- Taurine is used in the production of bile acids which are important for fat digestion and absorption
- Taurine is the most abundant amino acid in the retina (the back of the eye)
- Important dietary sources of taurine are fish and seafood, meat also contains a modest amount. In addition taurine can be synthesised in the body, from other sulphur containing amino acids - methionine and cysteine. The rate of biosynthesis is low and requires pyridoxal-5-phosphate (the active coenzyme form of vitamin B6) as a cofactor. A vitamin B6 deficiency has been shown to impair taurine synthesis. Thus taurine is classed as a conditionally essential nutrient.
+NRV = Nutritional Reference Value
* Indicates no NRV
L-Taurine, HPMC (vegetable cellulose, capsule shell)
1 to 3 capsules daily away from food as a food supplement or as directed by a practitioner
Vegetarians and vegans
This product is not suitable for children or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you are taking any medication please check with your doctor before taking this product.
HPMC (vegetable cellulose, capsule shell)
Non GM & Free From: wheat, gluten; soy, dairy, added sugars, colourings, flavourings & preservatives
Keep cool, dry & out of direct sunlight.