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Taurine improves physical and mental performance.

  • Helps to boost certain types of metabolism
  • Associated with reduced muscle soreness and cramps
  • Frequently studied in sports nutrition
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Taurine Supplement - Taurine to Boost Physical Performance

This taurine supplement is particularly valued by those seeking to improve their physical and mental performance. Let's discuss what taurine is and look at the benefits of taking taurine 1000 mg.

What is Taurine?

As indicated by its chemical denomination, 2-aminoethanesulfonic acid, taurine is an amino acid derivative. Its name comes from the word taurus, as in “bull,” as it was first discovered in its bile.

So, what is taurine? It is found in many other animal species, including humans where it can be synthesized from two sulfur-containing amino acids called methionine and cysteine.

In the human body, taurine plays a part in numerous metabolic processes and has now been made available as a dietary supplement precisely to support this important activity.

Taurine Supplement Benefits

Taurine is present at significant levels in the brain and muscles where it plays an important role in a number of biological processes, including:

  • In cardiac muscle, it is primarily involved in cardiac contractility.
  • It is also involved in growth processes and is essential for the maturation of the nervous system.
  • In general terms, it helps protect vital functions and, as such, may be involved in the antioxidant activity of white blood cells, fighting cell damage.
  • In addition to these protective effects, it may also be involved in processes such as the digestion of fat and sperm motility.

Suffice to say then that taurine's potential in the body is considerable. Given taurine's many effects and its role in helping the body function properly, it has attracted the interest of the scientific community.

Research has shown that supplementing with taurine may help boost certain types of metabolism and combat certain health problems. It has also been widely studied in sports nutrition for:

  • Reducing muscle soreness and cramps.
  • Increasing glucose storage in the form of glycogen.
  • Improving physical and mental performance.

What do studies say about taking taurine?

Before you start taking a taurine supplement, you need to know what research shows. For starters, studies show that the best taurine supplement might improve blood sugar and control diabetes.

Diabetic rats were given taurine and it reduced fasting blood sugar levels without modifying exercise or diet. In fact, people with diabetes tend to have lower taurine levels, according to some sources.

Taurine may also reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. This study shows a link between higher taurine levels and a lower death rate from heart disease.

Research also shows that taurine can lower blood pressure by decreasing blood flow resistance in the vessel walls. It also minimizes nerve impulses to the brain that otherwise increase blood pressure.

But, can a taurine dietary supplement improve your exercise performance? Studies suggest it's possible. Among the health benefits of taurine supplements, animal studies show that the muscles can work harder and longer. Additionally, it might reduce fatigue and minimize muscle damage.

In human studies, taurine pills removed waste products that would otherwise cause fatigue and muscle burn. It could also protect muscles from oxidative stress and cell damage. Furthermore, a taurine supplement of 1000 mg could help burn more fat during exercise, according to this study.

Studies also indicate other benefits of taking taurine 1000 mg. Here are a few benefits it may offer:

More research is needed to determine further taurine supplement benefits.

Are there any taurine side effects?

It is determined that taking taurine 1000 mg capsules is safe for most adults. And, for most people, there are no taurine side effects to worry about. However, if you have kidney issues, it might be best to speak with a healthcare professional before you buy taurine. Additionally, it’s not confirmed by studies that it's safe to take a taurine supplement during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

Daily serving: 2 tablets
Number of servings per bottle: 50
Quantity per serving
Taurine 2,000 mg
Other ingredients: Acacia gum, fructo-oligosaccharide.

Each tablet contains 1,000 mg of taurine.
Directions for use

Taurine Supplement Dosage

Do you know how to take taurine supplements and when to take a taurine supplement? We recommend taking one or two taurine 1000 mg tablets a day. The upper toxicity limit is much higher than this dose, with supplementation over 2,000 mg tolerated well by most consumers.

Some research suggests that taking 3,000 mg a day over the course of a lifetime is considered safe.

By taking a higher dose for a short time you may be able to maximize the benefits immediately while still remaining in the safe range. However, it's always best to speak with a healthcare professional before taking any new supplement, especially if you have pre-existing health issues.

You can also get taurine directly from food. It is found in meat, fish and dairy products. However, it is difficult to get enough taurine solely through your diet. Thankfully, taurine supplements are affordable.

When is the best time to take a taurine supplement? If you are hoping to use it as a way to promote healthy sleep patterns, you may want to take it right before bed. Otherwise, it can be taken anytime.

It is possible to benefit from taurine's powerful activity as this amino acid derivative is now available as a supplement from the Supersmart catalog. If you're looking for additional performance-enhancing substances, there are others that have been linked to increased physical and mental performance.

Creatine is another popular sports supplement that athletes take to improve their physical performance and gain muscle mass. To promote the synthesis of natural creatine in the body, arginine supplements, such as our Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate, and the precursor L-Citrulline.

Note: Given taurine’s powerful effects on the body, those with heart problems should not take taurine supplements. If you’re unsure of whether or not you should, please seek medical advice.

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