NOW Foods 100% Pure Taurine Powder
Description & Features
Taurine is important in
several metabolic processes of the body, including stabilizing cell
membranes in electrically active tissues, such as the brain and heart.
It functions in tissues by stabilizing cell membranes and aiding the
transport of potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium in and out of
cells. Taurine is a conditionally essential amino acid that is not utilized for
protein synthesis, but is mainly found free in most tissues, especially
throughout the heart and nervous system. Taurine helps to generate and regulate nerve impulses and
supports the maintenance of normal fluid balance; it is also used by the
body in visual pathways, as well as in the brain and nervous system,
where it works together with glycine and GABA as a neurotransmitter.
Unfortunately, physical activity depletes our Taurine reserves faster than most people can produce it. Taurine is also an amino acid that is only naturally present in animal products such as eggs and meat, but not in vegetable protein. As a result, athletes and individuals lacking meat in their diets are at the greatest risk for deficiency. Supplemental taurine is often recommended for vegetarians and vegans. This pure powder allows for controlled dosing and can be added to health shakes.
- Helps to support cardiovascular function
- 100% Pure Powder
- Vegetarian / Vegan