The Benefits of Taurine
Taurine is an amino sulfonic acid that’s highly beneficial for your body and mind, which is why we offer it as an IV bag add-on. Taurine is naturally found in fish, meat, and dairy. It’s also available in supplements and in IV therapies. This amino acid is important for metabolism and is considered an antioxidant. It helps prevent cardiovascular disease by lowering cholesterol and reducing blood pressure, helps prevent hearing loss, and supports healthy vision, while also improving mental function and calming the nervous system.
Athletic and energy effect: Taurine is chosen by some athletes and is used in energy drinks because it may affect fat burned during activity. Having healthy levels of taurine is also important to reduce fatigue and to ensure muscles work optimally. When lactic acid is produced in your muscles during a workout or run, you may experience cramps and pain. Taurine has been found to remove lactic acid from muscles.
Antioxidant: Antioxidants like taurine may reduce oxidative stress in cells and thus can help protect organs and cells. Antioxidants are found naturally in foods and many people seek them out for improved health.
Anxiety impact: Taurine has been shown to help create and moderate Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA acts as a neurotransmitter, and when there are low levels of GABA in a person’s body, this has been associated with anxiety.
Body support: Healthy levels of taurine may help promote a healthy electrolyte balance and can protect cells in the heart, inner ear, central nervous system, and retinas. Having adequate taurine is also important for strong mental performance.