Taurine (Micronized)

The end product of L-cysteine metabolism, taurine is classified as a nonprotein, conditionally essential amino acid. With the assistance of pyridoxine, humans may produce sulfur-containing taurine from the amino acid cysteine. Its dietary essentiality, nevertheless, is witnessed in newborn diets, as it is critical for normal retinal and brain development; and in adults whom are either cysteine or vitamin B6 deficient.


Taurine is not a prime component of muscular proteins. It exists as the principal free intracellular amino acid which stabilizes cell membranes in electrically active tissues such as the brain and heart. The highest concentrations of taurine in the human body are found in the central nervous system, heart tissues (myocardium), retina, platelets, neutrophils, and skeletal and smooth muscles. Taurine is important in numerous metabolic processes. Processes with reference to certain visual pathways, heart, brain and nervous system functioning, and the conjugation of bile acids, all require sufficient amounts of bodily taurine.


Taurine remains unique among all biological amino acids. First, taurine is a sulfonic acid rather than a carboxylic acid. Secondly, it is a beta-amino rather than an alpha-amino acid. And lastly, unlike many other protein amino acids which contain large number of chiral centers, taurine does not have one. This uniqueness provides the body with certain antioxidant and detoxifying properties, fat absorption and solubilization, and a medium in which the facilitation of sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium may take place.



Products Containing Taurine (Micronized)
Name Price Rating Serving Price # of Servings Manufacturer Health Condition
Energized Xpand $34.99
 
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$0.87 40 Dymatize
Horse Power $29.95
 
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$0.60 50 Ultimate Nutrition

 

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