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All About Taurine

All About Taurine

At Be Whole Wellness Center, we have an IV add-on ingredient that benefits your mind and body, and it is an essential amino acid that plays a unique role in maintaining various physiological functions within the body called Taurine! This amino acid plays a critical role as an antioxidant in protecting cells and mitochondria from oxidative stress. Everything in health should have a major focus on the mitochondria because the healthier your mitochondria are, the more they can help you power through your day by and the healthier you are! When there is mitochondrial dysfunction in the cells, that is when disease and cancer occurs.

What makes taurine unique is that it does not directly participate in protein synthesis, but it is one of the most abundant amino acids in the brain, retina, muscle tissue, and organs. It is necessary in the management of intracellular water balance and distribution of minerals and electrolytes such as calcium, potassium, and sodium which is essential for the optimal function of the many systems in the body. Additionally, it has been found useful in the management of various health conditions such as congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, hepatitis, and high cholesterol.

Taurine as so many benefits for the body:

  • Improve cardiovascular health
  • Lower blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Boost energy and fights fatigue
  • Enhances mental function
  • Aids in muscle repair
  • Increases endurance
  • Decreases stress
  • Boosts immunity
  • Support healthy vision
  • Helps prevent hearing loss

Anxiety Support: Sometimes when there are low levels of Gamma-aminobutyric acid known as GABA (a neurotransmitter) in the body people can experience anxiety. Taurine has been shown to aid in the creation and moderation GABA in the brain which getting adequate amounts of the amino acid can help with supporting the body with anxiety.

Athletic and energy effect: Taurine is preferred by some athletes because it is helpful in effectively burning fat during activity (it is also why it’s but in many energy drinks). Having healthy levels of taurine in the body is critical to decrease fatigue, increase stamina, and help your muscles work optimally.  Taurine has been found to be helpful in removing lactic acid from muscles because lactic acid is produced in your muscles during when you work out. Lactic acid is why you may experience cramps and pain when you’re active.

Antioxidant: Antioxidants like taurine can decrease oxidative stress in cells which can help defend organs and cells against damage. Taurine operates as an antioxidant because it reduces oxidative stress and can be used by the body for reducing the harmful side effects the cells that is correlated with chemotherapy. The power of Taurine extends to immune system health and antioxidant function, defending the body from potential external threats.

Body support: Taurine is found in large amounts in the brain, heart, and platelets (clotting of the blood). Healthful levels of taurine can support the body’s essential electrolyte balance and can protect cells in the central nervous system (nerves), heart, inner ear, and retinas (eyes). Having sufficient taurine is essential for strong mental performance. It is fundamental to digestion due to its contribution in the development of bile salts that break down dietary fats.

Who Can Benefit from Taurine?

Taurine may benefit just about anybody looking to upgrade their overall health but specifically athletes and people looking for mood support. Additionally, because this amino acid is found mostly in animal products, vegetarians and vegans would benefit from taurine support. You can include taurine in your drip at Be Whole Wellness Center plus all of our great other additives.

How Long Until Taurine Works?

When you ingest taurine as a pre-workout supplement in a capsule or powder form, it can take an hour before you feel the benefits of it. But taurine given via IV gets to work instantly compared to a supplement. When you take a supplement by mouth, it takes longer to absorb in the digestive system, whereas an IV goes straight to the bloodstream, allowing it to almost work immediately.

Taurine is in the Bee Energized IV with a mix of Vitamin C, B complex, Vitamin B12, mineral and amino blend. Additionally, this IV also has a NAD+ added to it! This IV is specially made to help with hydration, energy, performance, and cognitive function.