Taurine is one of the lesser known sulphur amino acids, and can be synthesised by the body from cysteine as long as vitamin B6 is present. It plays a variety of roles in the normal functioning of the brain, heart, gallbladder, eyes and vascular system.
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, is the second most important inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. The amino acids alanine, glutamic acid and pantothenic acid inhibit taurine metabolism, while vitamins A and B6, zinc and manganese 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 acid, 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.
Lamberts® Taurine is a pure, free-form amino acid that is ready to be absorbed by the body without needing to be broken down by digestive enzymes. Each capsule provides a full 500mg of Taurine.
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The following list of allergens are excluded: Wheat, Barley, Soya, Eggs, Milk (and milk products), Lactose, Nuts, Sulphites, Celery, Fish, Shellfish, Yeast and Gluten containing ingredients.
This product is not recommended for children or pregnant or lactating women.
To be stored in a cool dry place and protected from light.
A white powder in a clear hard shell.
Each capsule delivers:
Encapsulated With :
Capsule Shell (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose) Cellulose Magnesium Stearate Silicon Dioxide.
Less than 30 minutes.
Suitable for vegetarians
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 1/2 hour before any meal or at bedtime.