Taurine is one of the lessor known sulphur amino acids, and can be synthesised
by the body from cysteine as long as vitamin B6 is present. It plays a variety
of roles in the normal functioning of the brain, heart, gallbladder, eyes
and vascular system.
Taurine has many diverse biological functions, serving as a neurotransmitter
in the brain, a stabiliser of cell membranes and a facilitator in the transport
of ions such as sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium. Taurine, after
GABA, is the second most important inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain.
The gallbladder utilises taurine for the formation of taurocholic acid,
one of the two primary bile acids necessary for the breakdown of fats in
the small intestine. Taurine is also involved with bilirubin and cholesterol
excretion in bile.
Lamberts® Taurine is a pure, free-form amino acid that is ready to be
absorbed by the body without needing to be broken down by digestive enzymes.
Each capsule provides a full 500mg of Taurine.
One capsule will more than double the daily intake of taurine from food.