Taurine

Taurine helps support nerve growth, helps us maintain proper hydration and produces bile salts, which help in digestion. Taurine also regulates minerals and supports the general function of your nervous system, vision and eyes. Taurine is a naturally occurring sulfur-containing amino acid. It’s particularly concentrated in your brain, eyes, heart, and muscles . Although amino acids are often referred to as the building blocks of protein, taurine isn’t used to build proteins in your body. Instead, it’s considered a conditionally essential amino acid, meaning it becomes essential only in times of illness and stress . Rest assured that, despite the common belief, taurine is not extracted from bull semen or urine. Rather, it was first isolated in 1827 from the bile of an ox. The Latin name for an ox is Bos taurus, which is where the amino acid’s name originated. However, because newborns and infants can’t make taurine as well as adults, they depend on taurine from breast milk or taurine-supplemented formula, consequently, people eating a vegan or vegetarian diet consume less taurine. They tend to have lower taurine levels than those who regularly eat animal proteins , maintaining proper hydration and electrolyte balance in your cells forming bile salts, which play an important role in digestion regulating minerals such as calcium within your cells supporting the general function of your central nervous system and eyes regulating immune system health & antioxidant function , However, your body may need larger amounts in times of illness or stress. This may be the case in people with heart or kidney failure and in premature infants who have been fed intravenously. These individuals may need to get taurine from food or supplements, in animal models, taurine deficiency has been shown to cause eye damage, chronic liver disease, muscle weakening, and an increased risk of developing diabetes, Because of its abundance in the body, its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and its role in energy production, taurine has been studied for its potential role in managing various clinical conditions and improving exercise performance. Taurine’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties may enhance insulin sensitivity, thereby reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes or improving blood sugar management in those with the condition Indeed, one study found that people with diabetes have a 25% lower concentration of taurine than those without diabetes. This suggests that taurine may have a role in diabetes management , a 2018 review suggests that the supplements could be a good therapeutic option for improving blood sugar management in people with diabetes the same review also suggests that taurine could have protective effects against diabetes-related complications such as nerve damage, kidney damage, & heart disease . Taurine supplements have been shown to regulate blood pressure and improve heart function and blood fat levels in people with heart conditions such as heart failure. At high levels, it may even protect against heart disease. Research suggests a link between higher taurine levels and reduced cholesterol, lower blood pressure levels, and significantly lower rates of death from heart disease In one study, people with heart failure took 500 mg of taurine three times daily for 2 weeks . They experienced significant reductions in levels of total cholesterol, triglycerides, and C-reactive protein (CRP) — an inflammatory biomarker — both before & after exercise, compared with those who took a placebo . In a 12-week study in people with high-normal blood pressure, taking 1.6 grams of taurine per day reduced systolic blood pressure (the top number) by 7.2 mmHg & diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number) by 4.7 mmHg compared with placebo . Taurine may help reduce high blood pressure by decreasing the resistance of blood flow in your blood vessel walls & by improving the efficiency of skeletal & heart muscle contractions . Because of its ability to enhance muscle contraction and delay muscle fatigue, taurine may benefit athletic performance .What’s more, taurine may increase fat burning during exercise to better fuel your performance . A review of 19 studies assessing the effects of taurine on athletic performance noted several benefits, including : increased oxygen uptake by the body , increased time to fatigue , reduced muscle damage , improved recovery times & improved strength & power . The review authors suggest that an effective dose to achieve these benefits is 1–3 grams taken 1–3 hours before your workout for at least 6–21 days . Other potential benefits of taking taurine supplements include eye health. Taurine’s antioxidant effects may help combat the oxidative stress associated with retinal degenerative diseases such as age-related macular degeneration. May benefit hearing. Taurine may prevent the hair cells within the ear from becoming damaged, which is a key contributor to hearing loss. May offer neuroprotective effects. The anti-inflammatory effects of taurine may reduce inflammation within the brain & combat neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. Supports liver health. Taurine has protective effects against chronic & acute liver injury. Although promising, these potential benefits are less studied or are primarily supported by animal & test-tube studies. Taurine improves autophagy & increases stem cells
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TMG & AAKG unboxing TMG also called betaine anhydrous has been studied for many potential health benefits, including the ability to enhance heart health, boost athletic performance, promote healthy insulin levels, and protect against depression. Betaine -- also called betaine anhydrous, or trimethylglycine (TMG) -- is a substance that's made in the body. It's involved in liver function, cellular reproduction, and helping make carnitine.The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved betaine to treat a genetic condition where too much homocysteine builds up in the body . TMG helps the body metabolize an amino acid called homocysteine high homocysteine increases your chances of dying. This is because higher levels of homocysteine are associated with heart disease and stroke. Studies suggest that betaine, along with vitamins B6, B12, and folic acid, helps reduce higher levels of homocysteine. Some studies show that high levels of homocysteine may encourage atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). TMG increases mitochondria biogenesis inhibits fat in the body increases muscle protein synthesis weight not water weight TMG is found in beets, shrimp, weat bran & spinach, recycles atp ,Studies in rats suggest that betaine may help protect against harmful fatty deposits in the liver. These deposits can be caused by alcohol abuse, obesity, diabetes, and other causes. One study found that higher betaine intake protects against lung cancer by minimizing the adverse effects of smoking. A second suggests that betaine intake may lower the risk of breast cancer. Alpha ketogletorate activates oct4 sox2 & klf4 genes which rejuvenate cells usually only turned on as embryos AKG increases lifespan by 18% in mice 8 years in humans AKG is crucial for the krebs cycle AKG as a precursor of glutamate & glutamine is a central metabolic fuel for cells of the gastrointestinal tract as well. AKG can decrease protein catabolism & increase protein synthesis to enhance bone tissue formation in the skeletal muscles & can be used in clinical applications. AkG is an endogenous metabolite acts as a fuel for mitochondria a substrate for 1000 different reaction in the body levels of AkG go down with age AKG reduces frailty by 50% improves adult stem cell function preserves melanocytes turns black grey hair AKG regulates cellular energy status through inhibiting adenosine triphosphate synthase and reducing oxygen consumption in mammalian and Caenorhabditis elegans cells [7]. AKG has also been reported to improve the energy status of the intestinal mucosa in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-challenged pigs increases lifespan by reducing the level of systemic inflammatory cytokines & inducing anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 . Particularly in the brain, ketones are a carbon source for glutamate (anaplerosis) and thus help to balance glutamate/glutamine homeostasis through stabilization of energy metabolism in astrocyte following recovery from a hypoxic/ischemic event. The fact that the brain can derive two-thirds of its energy from ketone bodies, synthesized mostly from fat, allows humans to survive total starvation for 60–90 days.
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TMG & AAKG unboxing