Taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid) is an organic acid and is a major constituent of bile. It can be found in the large intestine and accounts for approximately 0.1% of total human body weight.
Taurine has many fundamental biological roles such as conjugation of bile acids, antioxidation, osmoregulation, membrane stabilization and modulation of calcium signaling. It is essential for cardiovascular function, and development and function of skeletal muscle, the retina and the central nervous system.
Potential side effects:
- Mild nausea
- Gastrointestinal discomfort
- Induction of psoriasis
Potential drug interactions:
- Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
- Chronic anticoagulation therapy
- Active psoriasis
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The daily maintenance dose of taurine varies between 1000 mg to 3000 mg. The amount of taurine used for therapeutic purposes ranges from 1000 to 10,000 mg a day, with 10,000 mg a day being used to treat epilepsy and severe hypertension. Those exceeding the maintenance doses must do so under the supervision of their physician due to the increased risk of potential side effects.
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