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Now quite a well-known amino acid, L-Taurine is a supplement that can be taken on it’s own and is also commonly added to certain products including pre-workout formula and energy drinks.

Now quite a well-known amino acid, L-Taurine is a supplement that can be taken on it’s own and is also commonly added to certain products including pre-workout formula and energy drinks.

L-Taurine is a conditionally essential amino acid, which means that ordinarily it is not essential however at certain times (such as when highly stressed, ill or when an infant) it can become essential.

Generally speaking L-Taurine is high in various foods, including:

– Beef
– Lamb
– Dairy products
– Seaweed & Algae

Muscle Protection & Endurance

Skeletal muscle is very high in L-Taurine and it seems that when we exercise these levels generally lower and can do significantly depending on the intensity and length of the exercise we do.

In an interesting animal based study (1), it was observed that following endurance based exercise L-Taurine levels within the muscle were depleted following prolonged activity, whilst levels of reatinine, creatine and 3-MH found within the urine (taken post exercise) which are associated with muscular damage was less than those who didn’t ingest the L-Taurine supplementation.

Furthermore, in those that had oral supplementation of L-Taurine the level of depletion was far less significant and those that had the supplementation could go on for longer before exhaustion set in. This indicates that L-Taurine could play a large role in increasing endurance and delaying fatigue, something very much appealing to the modern day fitness enthusiast!

Potential Benefits on Obesity & Diabetes
A benefit that has been highlighted by some includes the protective properties of L-Taurine on the reduction of some of the negative effects from body fat related diseases such as diabetes and obesity.
These include:
– Red blood cell protection from certain changes in enzymes causing oxidative stress and damage in type II diabetes (2)
– Lowering blood triglycerides and cholesterol, in addition to fat cell size (3)
– Improved body composition and waist-hip ratios in healthy individuals (4)

(1) Yatabe, Yoshihisa, et al. \u201cEffects of L-Taurine administration in rat skeletal muscles on exercise.\u201d Journal of orthopaedic science 8.3 (2003): 415-419.

\uf028\uf032\uf029\uf020Gossai, D., & Lau-Cam, C. A. (2009). The effects of L-Taurine, L-Taurine homologs and hypoL-Taurine on cell and membrane antioxidative system alterations caused by type 2 diabetes in rat erythrocytes. In L-Taurine 7 (pp. 359-368). Springer New York.

(3) Cheong, S. H., Cho, H., & Chang, K. J. (2009). Effect of PTP1B inhibitors and L-Taurine on blood lipid profiles in adolescent obesity. In L-Taurine 7 (pp. 381-388). Springer New York.

(4) Sung, M. J., & Chang, K. J. (2009). Dietary L-Taurine and nutrients intake and anthropometric and body composition data by abdominal obesity in Korean male college students. In L-Taurine 7 (pp. 429-435). Springer New York.



L-Taurine

Health Aid L-Taurine


60 x 550mg Tabs - 60 Servings
£7.67
£7.99 | Save: £0.32
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