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Magnesium Taurate 125 mg 180 capsules - Ecological Formulas, Cardiovascular Research.
Studies have revealed magnesium & the amino acid taurine have some interchangeable & potentiating roles. Magnesium helps to regulate taurine & taurine can substitute for magnesium when magnesium is deficient. Both taurine & magnesium stabilize cell membranes, both exert sedative effects & inhibit the excitability of nerve cells throughout the central nervous system.
Taurine is a non-essential amino acid which can be derived from your diet or synthesized from the amino acid cysteine, if there is enough cysteine & pyridoxal-5-phosphate (co-enzyme B6.) Taurine is highly concentrated in animal & fish protein.
Taurine is essential to fetal & new born central nervous system development. The infant cannot initially manufacture taurine & must obtain taurine from its mother's milk.
Taurine plays a variety of roles in the normal functioning of the brain, heart, gallbladder, eyes, & vascular system.
It is the most important & abundant free amino acid in your heart & contributes to your heart muscles' contractility & regulation of its rhythm.
Taurine acts as a neurotransmitter in your brain where it is the second most abundant amino acid. It also protects & stabilizes the brain cells' fragile membranes. It is an inhibitory calming neurotransmitter.
Taurine is found in high concentrations in your eyes & is the most abundant amino acid in your retina.
Taurine is known to re-invigorate the natural killer cells of your immune system & to stimulate the release of the immune substance, Interleukin-1.
Additional benefits & uses are:
• Plays a role in decreasing the development of cataracts.
• Useful in the management of chemical sensitivities as a powerful sulfur donor which removes foreign material & oxidized chlorine.
• Useful with malabsorption of fats.
• Important for proper bile production & fat metabolism, thus the ability to reduce body cholesterol.
• For anxiety, agitation, hyperactivity.
• For insomnia.
• High blood pressure.
• Certain heart iregularities.
• Congestive heart failure.
• Diabetes, potentiates & improves the action of insulin.
• Gallbladder disease.
• Macular degeneration/retinitis pigmentosa.
• Immune problems.
DIRECTIONS: • For Sleep: 1-2 with dinner plus 1-2 at bedtime.
• For Anxiety: 1-2 two to four times daily as needed. May open capsule under tongue for quicker benefit.
• For other benefits: 1 capsule one to two times daily as needed.
Q. I recently bought a magnesium supplement in the form "magnesium taurate." Does this mean it includes taurine, and if so, is it any better than other magnesium supplements? A. Magnesium taurate is a molecular complex containing both magnesium and taurine. Once inside the body, it will combine with water and separate into magnesium ions and taurine. Magnesium taurate may be a "match made in heaven" because taurine is used by the body to transport magnesium ions into and out of cells through the cell membranes. Balancing with the free calcium outside cells, magnesium works almost exclusively inside cells. By reducing the level of free calcium in our body, magnesium exerts tremendous influence on blood pressure and heart function, acting as a natural "calcium channel blocker." Magnesium taurate has considerable potential as a nutritional supplement, since both magnesium and taurine supplements improve a number of health conditions.
The importance of magnesium to health is well recognized (see "To Your Health," June 13, 2003). In adults the role of taurine appears to be determined by cell type, functioning differently in nerve cells, heart cells, liver cells, immune cells, pancreatic cells, kidney cells, or skin cells. The taurine content of the various tissues declines with age, though this decline can be halted with taurine supplements. Along with several other substances, taurine also has antioxidant properties. Congestive heart failure depletes the heart muscle of a number of important nutrients, including taurine. A supplement combining several nutrients, taurine, magnesium, coenzyme Q-10, and carnitine, improves heart function and increases survival. The heart concentrates taurine and maintains taurine levels so that taurine alone makes up more than 50% of the heart's free amino acid pool.
As important as taurine is to adults, it is even more critical to the health of infants. Taurine was discovered in 1827, but its importance in infant nutrition was not appreciated for nearly 150 years. It was 1975 before it was found that babies fed a formula with added taurine maintained their urinary taurine levels as well as breast-fed infants. Taurine is especially important for infants because it plays an essential role in both eye and brain development, and although adults are able to make taurine, infants lack that ability. It is now considered an essential nutrient for premature babies and is beneficial through the first three months of life.
Taurine is unique among the amino acids in many ways. It is derived from two "normal" amino acids, methionine and cysteine, but it is not made into protein, as these and most other amino acids are. Rather it serves to regulate the function of many body systems, maintaining fluid balance and blood sugar level among its many tasks. It is chemically different in that it contains a "sulfonic acid" group in place of the "carboxylic acid" group found in most amino acids. Also, most amino acids are "alpha amino acids" while taurine is a "beta amino acid." Even though taurine is a maverick, toxicity is not a concern. No signs of toxicity have been indicated in animal studies, and as much as six grams daily is commonly used in clinical trials for treatment of the conditions that are helped by taurine supplements, although large taurine supplements can cause nausea if not taken with food.
Magnesium (taurate) 125 mg elemental yield.
This is an amino acid mineral complex which ensures maximal bioavailability of the essential macromineral magnesium.
Other Ingredients:Cellulose, Magnesium Stereate, Silicon Dioxide.
1 to 2 caps daily or as directed by a physician.
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