Taurine 500mg 90c is available by Progressive Labs.
Taurine is an aminosulfonic acid which occurs naturally in high quality proteins. It is most abundant in heart muscle and retina. It helps regulate nerve impulses by assisting the flow of calcium and magnesium in and out of cells. Taurine deficiency is very common for two reasons: 1. Taurine is not found in animal protein, and 2. The precursors of Taurine (Cysteine and Methionine) are found in very low concentrations in most proteins and as stated in Orthomolecular Review, ""the problems encountered with the liquid protein diets may have been due to a Taurine deficiency."" Please note that B-6 is required for formation of Taurine from its precursors. Supplementation is highly recommended. Taurine supplementation has been shown to be of therapeutic benefits in the following conditions:
CHOLESTEROL GALL STONES: To quote Orthomolecular Review, ""90% of Taurine is eventually conjugated to bile ... and this prevents cholesterol gall stones.""
EPILEPSY: Taurine is a neuro-inhibitory neurotransmitter. In Orthomolecular Review it is pointed out ""an insufficiency of neuro-inhibitory transmitters (i.e. Taurine) may cause over-excitation in certain portion of the brain resulting in convulsant and epileptic type seizures.""
HEART MUSCLES: Why did people on the liquid protein diet develop irregularities associated with potassium depletion when most were on potent potassium supplements? Recent evidence suggests Taurine is the most critical substance in the osmotic regulation of calcium and potassium in heart muscle. As a matter of fact, Taurine comprises 50% of the free amino acid content of the heart, Liquid protein had no Taurine and very low amounts of its precursors, Cysteine and Methionine. Therefore the heart muscles were unable to contract without calcium or pot