Taurine is a naturally occurring amino acid that most every man and woman’s body uses to reduce inflammation, decrease blood pressure, and taurine protects arteries from fatty plaque build-up. These anti-aging benefits contribute to better health.
Dr Mercola recently wrote Taurine May Be Key for Longevity and Healthier Lifespan and his article wasso compelling that I immediately ordered this supplement. Why? Most likely, many diets are deficient in taurine because less and less meat is consumed. Personally, have been mostly vegan for quite some time.
Here is the first sentence from the article that Dr Mercola wrote, “It’s an elixir that unlocks a longer life, a true longevity breakthrough. Make sure you’re not deficient – or your risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and muscle wasting will soar.”
His use of the word elixir caused me to pause and consider his word choice, and this is what I found – Elixir: a substance held capable of prolonging life indefinitely.
The conditions he listed, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and muscle wasting are the very life-long challenges all of us face now and especially in the future. Think heart, brain, eyes and immune system.
The anti-aging aspects of Taurine appeal to me. Boosting muscle strength has my attention. Taurine may also protect the brain from age-related neurodegenerative challenges such as memory loss.
From DrAxe.com I learned that research from earlier this year, 2023, noted, “a decline in circulating taurine is a feature of aging in many species, including humans, with levels falling 80% over the human life span.”
There’s more – Taurine just might be just the ticket to increase fat burning during exercise. It may even prevent fat gain.
Most health professionals suggest that taurine be consumed through our food. Most meats contain taurine naturally – beef, chicken, seafood, dairy – so if you eat a well-balanced diet, you may want to begin with a lower dosage if you choose supplementation. Check with your health care provider first so there is minimal risk of side effects as Taurine may interfere with other medications you take or other health conditions.