L-Taurine

There are many conditions that use taurine for treatment, including congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, hepatitis, high cholesterol, and cystic fibrosis.

 

Dosage Strength & Concentration

  • Dosage: 1 – 3ml’s
  • Concentration: 50mg/ml

 

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Overview

L-taurine, otherwise known as taurine, is a conditionally essential amino acid. Unlike most amino acids, taurine doesn’t play a role in building proteins. Rather, it helps to maintain proper hydration and electrolyte and mineral balance in your cells, supporting the functions of the digestive, nervous and immune systems. It is often added to energy drinks alongside caffeine, as some studies suggest it may improve mental and athletic performance. There are many conditions that may use taurine for treatment, including congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, hepatitis, high cholesterol, and cystic fibrosis. Some evidence has shown that taurine can help to lower blood pressure and calm the sympathetic nervous system in individuals with congestive heart failure. Taurine is also frequently used for its antioxidant properties to prevent cell-damaging side effects of chemotherapy.

What Is Taurine Prescribed For?

There are many conditions that may use taurine for treatment, including congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, hepatitis, high cholesterol, and cystic fibrosis.

Other Uses

Taurine may be helpful for fatigue, reducing oxidative stress, mental performance, exercise performance, insomnia, psychosis, and anemia. Taurine helps support nerve growth as well as proliferation or neural progenitor cells and synapse formation in brain regions required for long-term memory. (Shivaraj et al., 2012)

Dosage, Concentration, Route of Administration

Dosage: Seek advice from an appropriately qualified and licensed physician, medical director or other healthcare provider

Concentration: 50mg/ml

Route of Administration: IV, IM

Precautions/Side Effects

When taken in reasonable doses, taurine causes no side effects. 

There are several medications that may interact with taurine. Please be aware of the following:

– Lithium: Because taurine may have a diuretic effect, it may decrease how well lithium is excreted. This can leave serious side effects as lithium levels may be increased in the body. 

– Antiplatelets: Therapy modification should be considered due to chance of increased adverse effects of antiplatelet medication. Bleeding may occur.

– Anticoagulants: Therapy modification should be considered due to chance of increased adverse effects of anticoagulant medication. Bleeding may occur. 

– NSAIDs: Therapy modification should be considered due to chance of increased adverse effects of NSAIDs. Bleeding may occur.

– Salicylates: Therapy modification should be considered due to chance of increased adverse effects of salicylates. Bleeding may occur.

– Thrombolytic agents: Therapy modification should be considered due to chance of increased adverse effects of thrombolytics. Bleeding may occur.

Storage

Store at controlled room temperature. Protect from light.

 

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