Antioxidant. Neutralizes free radicals and protects cell walls and essential fatty acids from oxidation and wastage. Contributes to detoxification of the body by retaining drugs and poisons in the liver.
Cardiovascular system. Taurine has powerful effects on the heart and blood vessels – lowers blood pressure and levels of dangerous lipids, reduces the arterial stiffness, strengthens heart muscle cells and protects them from damage.
Muscles. Taurine increases muscle contractility (the force with which muscle cells pull together) in skeletal muscles. It also helps to eliminate the lactic acid (that causes soreness) from the muscle tissues.
Food with Taurine
mg / 100g
Taurine deficiency symptoms
- high blood pressure
- digestive tract disorders
- chronic fatigue
- vision disturbance
Recommended Dietary Allowances:
Infants (0 to 12 Months): 160 mg/kg of body weight
Children (1 to 13 Years): 73-42 mg/kg body weight
Adolescents (14 to 18 Years): 14 mg/kg of body weight
Adults (19 and older): 14 mg/kg of body weight