TAURINE 120 capsules Designs for Health

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Taurine capsules deliver effective doses of this sulfur-containing amino acid found mainly in meat and seafood. Therefore, vegetarians and non-meat/fish eaters may require supplementation to maintain healthy Taurine levels.


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Taurine is a sulfur-containing amino acid that plays many roles in promoting health. Dietary
sources of taurine are meat and seafood, especially shellfish such as mussels, clams and
oysters. Those who do not eat these foods regularly, especially vegetarians, may be at risk
for taurine deficiency. The scientific community is still in disagreement as to whether
humans make enough taurine in their own metabolism to meet their needs. Also, elevated
levels of homocysteine are a sign that the body may be having diculty making taurine.
Because taurine is essential for heart function, immune function, glucose metabolism, and
nervous system health, low levels of taurine should be addressed with dietary changes
and/or supplementation.
Taurine is one of the most important nutrients for promoting heart health. It may strengthen
the heart muscle and plays a major role in regulating the heart’s contractility.1
Taurine also
acts as a natural diuretic by keeping potassium and magnesium inside cells and keeping
excess sodium out. Such mineral balance is crucial for heart vitality and overall wellness. By
encouraging the excretion of excess fluid, taurine may help to alleviate pressure on the
blood vessels. Additionally, taurine may increase circulation and could help support normal
blood pressure by dampening the sympathetic nervous system, which, when overactive,
constricts blood vessels.
Taurine helps promote a stable heart rhythm. This amino acid should be thought of whenever cardiac arrhythmias are present, because a potential cause may be a lack of taurine. Magnesium and potassium are also excellent heart-supporting nutrients that should be considered for patients with arrhythmias.
Taurine’s calming eects on cell membranes make it a useful tool in the management of epilepsy. Research in animal studies has shown that taurine may have anticonvulsant action in
seizures.2 A study showed people with epilepsy have less taurine than controls, and that
some anticonvulsant medication may actually aect the transport of taurine in the body.3
Some practitioners have reported that those with seizure activity could remain free of
seizures when taking taurine.4
The retinas contain the highest concentration of polyunsaturated fats of any cells in the
body. These delicate fats need antioxidant protection provided by many nutrients, including taurine. A deficiency of taurine may increase damage to the retinas of both animals and
humans.5 Taurine may oer benefit for those with macular degeneration, though clearly
more research is needed.6
Taurine is the most abundant amino acid in our white blood cells. It is the shield these infection fighters use to protect themselves in their battle against viruses, bacteria, and other
invaders. When taurine is lacking, white blood cells often will not fire, greatly weakening the
body’s ability to protect itself.
Taurine may help stabilize blood sugar. Taurine appears to do this by potentiating the activity of the insulin receptor. A daily dose 1.5 grams may keep blood sugar lower over the long
term and reduce abnormal platelet activity.7 Taurine may improve cellular sensitivity to
insulin. People with diabetes should use taurine under medical supervision, as taurine may
alter the need for blood sugar lowering medication.
Bile, which is necessary to break down fats, is made in the liver with the help of glycine or
taurine. With optimal taurine intake, bile remains in a liquid state and may be less likely to
form gallstones. Additionally, people with cystic fibrosis may be able to digest fats more
successfully when taking taurine supplements.8
Medicinal Ingredients (per capsule):
Taurine (2-Aminoethanesulfonic acid)…………………………………………………………………………….1000 mg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Hypromellose, magnesium stearate (vegetable source).
Recommended Dose: Adults: Take 2-3 capsules once per day, or as directed by your
health care practitioner.

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About Designs for Health

Our Company Since 1989, Designs for Health has been the health care professional's trusted source for research-backed nutritional products of superior quality. By providing comprehensive support through our extensive product line, ongoing clinical education, and practice development programs, we are able to maximize the potential for successful health outcomes. Our wide array of added-value services not only set us apart, but indicate the depth of our commitment to you. Jonathan and Linda Lizotte, RD, CDN, founded Designs for Health in 1989 with a local team of nutritionists. Managing 22 Northeastern offices, the company's initial focus was to provide nutrition counseling services for the treatment of a variety of health conditions. The success of this endeavor grew, as did the demand for nutritional products to satisfy the specific treatment needs of the company's clinical nutritionists. Realizing that a genuine need existed for a line of nutritional supplements designed by health care professionals, for health care professionals, Designs for Health focused its efforts in this direction. Of utmost importance to the health professionals served by Designs for Health was ?? and still is ?? quality ingredients, efficacious doses, and company integrity. The formation of a Designs for Health branded supplement line led to mass requests from clinicians for further education and support. Advanced training courses were offered, dealing with nutritional approaches to chronic disease. To better serve its customers, Designs for Health responded in 1996 by directing its resources toward the establishment of 3 primary divisions: Professional Products, Research and Education, and Practice Development. With its roots in education, Designs for Health remains committed to providing the latest scientific nutrition research via innovative seminars and conferences. To this day, nutritionally-minded clinicians with ongoing clinical experiences shape the direction of the company. By holding itself to extremely high standards and delivering results, Designs for Health has established itself as one of the fastest growing manufacturers and distributors of nutritional supplements, selling exclusively to the health professionals market. Led by a talented and committed team of professionals whose ultimate goal is to help people lead healthier lives, Designs for Health delivers on its promise to provide the highest quality nutritional products available ?? and the dedicated relevant support needed to ensure optimal results.