Taurine is a sulphur containing amino acid that, in adults, can be synthesised from cysteine when vitamin B6 and the mineral zinc are present. It is one of the most abundant amino acids in the body, and participates in the normal functioning of the heart, brain, eyes, gallbladder and vascular system.
- A white powder in a clear hard shell capsule.
- 60 capsules.
- Taurine is the second most important inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain.
- A stabiliser of cell membranes.
- Aids normal functioning of the heart, brain, eyes, gallbladder and vascular system.
- High alcohol intake increases losses.
- Often low levels in vegans and vegetarians.
- Presented in its free-form for maximum absorption.
Taurine has many diverse biological functions, serving as a neurotransmitter in the brain, a stabiliser of cell membranes and a facilitator in the transport of ions such as sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium. Taurine, after GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), is the second most inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain.
The amino acids alanine, glutamic acid and panthothenic acid inhibit taurine metabolism, while vitamins A and B6
help to synthesise taurine. Cysteine
and vitamin B6
are the nutrients most directly involved in taurine synthesis. the gallbladder utilises taurine for the formation of taurocholic acd, one of the two primary bile acids necessary for the breakdown of fats in the small intestine. Taurine is also involved with bilirubin and cholesterol excretion in bile.
As with all Lamberts amino acids, Lamberts taurine is presented in its free-form for maximum absorption. Each capsule provides a full 500mg of Taurine.
1 to 3 capsules daily. It is preferable to take amino acids with fruit juice or water, rather than milk. An amino acid is best taken ½ hour before any meal or at bedtime.
Less than 30 minutes.
Suitable for vegetarians.
This product is not recommended for children or pregnant or lactating women.
Ingredients per capsule:
Taurine 500mg. Encapsulated with: Capsule Shell (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide.