How is it useful?
Taurine has important functions in the heart and brain. It helps support nerve growth. It may also benefit patients with heart failure by lowering blood pressure and calming the nervous system. This may help prevent heart failure from getting worse.
Proved to be effective
- Heart failure and fluid accumulation in the body (congestive heart failure or CHF). Taurine seems to improve heart function, symptoms and exercise capacity in patients with CHF.
- Swelling (inflammation) of the liver (hepatitis). Early studies have shown that taking taurine can improve liver function in patients with hepatitis.
Highly relevant to the utility
- Athletic performance. Early research suggests that taurine may improve exercise endurance in small amounts. But it is unclear which athletes are most likely to benefit.
- Nausea and vomiting caused by cancer medication. Early studies have shown that taurine can improve the symptoms of nausea and vomiting in patients receiving anticancer drug treatment.
- Kidney damage caused by anticancer drugs. Early research suggests that taurine may help prevent kidney and liver damage caused by anticancer drugs.
- Scarring of the liver (cirrhosis). Early research suggests that taurine may improve muscle cramps in patients with liver cirrhosis.
- Cystic fibrosis. Taurine supplements may be used with conventional treatments to reduce fat in the stool of children with cystic fibrosis. But taking taurine does not seem to improve growth, lung function, or other symptoms of cystic fibrosis.
- diabetes. Some early studies have shown that taurine can improve blood sugar and blood lipids in diabetic patients. But not all studies agree.
- Muscle soreness caused by exercise. Early studies have shown that taking taurine can reduce exercise-related muscle soreness in healthy people who do not exercise regularly.
- fatigue. Early studies have shown that drinking energy drinks containing taurine before driving can reduce driver fatigue.
- An infection of the digestive tract (Helicobacter pylori or Helicobacter pylori) that can cause ulcers. Early studies have shown that taking taurine through conventional treatment can reduce Helicobacter pylori infection and improve ulcer healing.
- hypertension. Early studies have shown that taurine can lower blood pressure in patients with hypertension.
- Baby development. Studies have shown that feeding infants with taurine-containing formula for up to 12 weeks will not affect their growth or behavior.
- Low levels of healthy red blood cells due to iron deficiency (anemia). Early research shows that taking iron-containing taurine can improve red blood cell counts and iron levels in women who have anemia due to iron deficiency.
- A group of genetic diseases that cause muscle weakness and muscle loss (muscular dystrophy). Early studies have shown that taurine can improve muscle relaxation in patients with muscular dystrophy.
- Recovery after surgery. Early studies have shown that taurine cannot increase the recovery rate or prevent death in elderly people who recover from surgery after hip fractures.
- A mental disorder characterized by hallucinations and delusions (psychopathy). Early studies have shown that taking taurine and prescription medications for psychosis can relieve some of the symptoms of young people suffering from psychosis for the first time.
- Tourette's syndrome. Early studies on children aged 6-16 with this disease showed that taking taurine with the drug tiapride can reduce the severity of convulsions compared to taking tiapride alone.
- An eye disease (age-related macular degeneration or AMD) that causes vision loss in the elderly.
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
- Insufficient sleep (sleep deprivation).
- Memory and thinking ability (cognitive function).
- Epilepsy (epilepsy).
- High levels of cholesterol or other fats (lipids) in the blood (hyperlipidemia).
When taken orally: When used in food amounts, taurine is safe for adults. When used as a medicine for up to 3 months, taurine may be safe for adults.
Special precautions and warnings
Pregnancy and lactation: Taurine is cute and safe when used in food content. There is not enough reliable information to know whether taurine can be used safely as a medicine during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Stay safe and avoid use.
Children: Taurine is safe for children when used in the amount in food. When used as a medicine for up to 4 months, taurine may be safe for children.
Lithium interacts with taurine
Taurine may act like a water pill or "diuretic". Taking taurine may reduce the body's ability to excrete lithium. This may increase the amount of lithium in the body and cause serious side effects. If you are taking lithium, please consult your healthcare provider before using this product. Your lithium dose may need to be changed.
The following dosages have been studied, scientifically researched:
The dosage required to achieve health benefits-Oral:
- For congestive heart failure (CHF): Take 1.5-6 grams of taurine a day, divided into two to three doses.
- For hepatitis: Take 1.5-4 grams of taurine a day for up to 3 months.