Definition of Taurine:

A nonessential amino acid but may be essential for individuals with certain diseases or nutritional concerns.  May be needed for the proper development and maintenance of the central nervous system.  Taurine's role in bile formation is important for fat metabolism and blood cholesterol control.

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...recommendation L-Taurine
Taurine has been found to be particularly concentrated in the heart with its levels exceeding the combined total of all other amino acids...”

Bleeding Tendency

...the condition
“...tocotrienols, fish oils, curcumin, gingko biloba, grapes and grape juice, testosterone, Coumadin, vitamin E over 300IU/day, vitamin B6 over 150-200mg per day, too many essential fatty acids, garlic, taurine and gugulipids...”
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...the condition
“...Veterinary studies have demonstrated benefits from supplementation with taurine in animals with cardiomyopathy...”

Gallbladder Disease

...recommendation L-Taurine
Taurine and beet concentrate are very effective at thinning the bile in the gallbladder...”
...recommendation Beetroot
“Consuming beets, or beet extracts, and taurine has been shown to thin bile and cause it to flow more freely...”

High Total Cholesterol

...recommendation L-Taurine
Taurine lowers serum cholesterol levels by combining with cholesterol to form bile...”

Liver Detoxification / Support Requirement

...the condition
“...becomes caffeic acid in stomach); Curcumin; Bile movement enhancement (cholagogues) Dandelion (enhances flow and improves bile duct inflammation, hepatitis, gallstones, jaundice); Beet juice and taurine (thins the bile); Coffee enemas; Liver/gallbladder flushing; Fatty Infiltration reduction Alcohol avoidance; Low fat diet; High water-insoluble fiber consumption; Carnitine supplementation...”

Liver Detoxification Phase II Support

...as a treatment
“...For efficient Phase Two detoxification, the liver cells require sulfur-containing amino acids such as taurine and cysteine...”
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...as a treatment
Taurine is a non-essential amino acid, synthesized in the body from methionine and cysteine...”


...related topic
“...Important for proper growth in infants, nitrogen balance in adults, healthy nails and skin and the synthesis of taurine, cysteine, phosphatidylcholine (lecithin), bile, carnitine and endorphins...”

Platelet Aggregation (Clotting)

...the condition
“...tocotrienols, shark liver oil, curcumin, gingko biloba, grape seed extract, grapes and grape juice, testosterone, Coumadin, fish oils, vitamin E at 300 IU or above, B6 at 150-200mg, EFAs, garlic, taurine and gugulipids...”


...recommendation L-Taurine
Taurine reduces platelet aggregation, which is how most natural products work in stroke prevention...”
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