Taurine, 250 Grams Unflavored
Taurine is suggested to:
- Help support cardiovascular function.*
- Help temporarily support mental alertness.*
- Assist in periods of increased mental and physical exertion.*
If amino acids were the Brady Bunch, taurine would be screaming, Leucine, leucine, leucine! After all, leucine very well does appear as the sexiest, most worthwhile amino acid to include in supplement formulas, and for good reason. As we detailed in our discussion of BCAAs, leucine has a deep pool of data behind it, and most of it is very encouraging.
But taurine is no joke, either. While the focus of the bodybuilding community has been on its cousins, the BCAAs, the scientific community has known for some time that taurine is arguably the more critical compound to the human body. Taurine plays a role in some very key physiological processes, many of them related to exercise.*
Despite that fact, a decently priced and decently large serving taurine product has been difficult to find. Well, look no more. Core Nutritionals’ taurine is large enough for a full month of servings at the all-important clinically-studied serving!
Through traditionally referred to as an amino acid due to its chemical structure, taurine is not an amino acid in the sense that leucine, alanine, or glutamine are. Its chemical status aside, taurine is considered one of the body’s most essential chemical compounds, as cardiovascular function, muscle development and function, along with optical and nervous systems in the body depend on its abundance. While data on taurine typically occurs with taurine in supplement combinations (with caffeine and other amino acids), these data nevertheless suggest that dietary supplementation with taurine may have beneficial effects on mental focus and alertness and may assist during times of increased physical exertion.*
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Directions For Taurine: Take 1 scoop (2500 mg) 1 to 3 times per day. Best when taken before meals and prior to exercise.
Warnings: This product is only intended to be consumed by healthy individuals 18 years of age or older. This product is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women. Before using this product, consult with your physician, especially if you are using any prescription or over the counter medication or if you have any pre-existing medical condition including but not limited to: high or low blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmia, stroke, heart, liver, kidney or thyroid disease, seizure disorder, psychiatric disease, diabetes, difficulty urinating due to prostate enlargement or if you are taking a MAOI (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor) or any other medication. Discontinue use and consult your health care professional if you experience any adverse reaction to this product. Discontinue use 2 weeks prior to surgery. Do not exceed recommended serving. Do not use if safety seal is broken or missing. Keep out of the reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place.