The connection between an amino acid called taurine and a long life is so strong that researchers have dubbed it, "The nutritional factor for the longevity of the Japanese."1 While there are myriad factors that contribute to longevity in various populations, studies show a strong common denominator: high dietary intake of taurine!2
Notably, taurine supports cardiac and ocular (eye) function.* It helps regulate many physiological processes including heart rhythm, blood pressure, platelet function, visual cell function and cholesterol degradation.* Its ability to help modulate calcium levels in cells, stabilize membranes, and restore antioxidant enzymes accounts for many of these actions.*
Who should consider a taurine supplement?
Taurine is found abundantly in healthy bodies. However, certain diets, particularly vegetarian or vegan, lack adequate amounts.
Disease states — including liver, kidney, or heart failure, diabetes and cancer — can cause a deficiency in taurine.*3
And aging bodies often cannot internally produce an optimal amount of taurine, making supplementation important.*
Overall, anyone interested in longevity should consider this vital and low-cost nutrient.
1 Yamori Y, Liu L, Mori M, et al. Taurine as the nutritional factor for the longevity of the Japanese revealed by a world-wide epidemiological survey. Adv Exp Med Biol.2009;643:13-25.
2 Yamori Y. Food factors for atherosclerosis prevention: Asian perspective derived from analyses of worldwide dietary biomarkers. Exp Clin Cardiol. 2006 Summer;11(2):94-8.
3 Birdsall TC. Therapeutic applications of taurine. Altern Med Rev. 1998 Apr;3(2):128-36.
1 Capsule contains: 500 milligrams of pure, crystalline supplemental Taurine
Other ingredients: Vegiterian Capsule (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, water), cellulose, and L-leucine
Free of the following common allergens: milk/casein, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat/gluten, corn, yeast and soybeans.
Contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
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