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Taurine, L-Taurine


Taurine

Function
modulates the production and activity of cAMP
involved in heart contractility
involved in gallbladder function through synthesis of taurocholate
concentrated in the eyes, especially the retina

Physiology
found throughout the excitable tissues of the central nervous system,
where it is thought to have a regulating influence

Requirements
non-essential

Sources
cottage cheese, granola

Deficiency
depression, fatigue, insomnia, weight loss and visual disturbances

Therapeutics
cardiovascular disease, congestive heart disease
seizure disorders
macular degeneration, diabetes mellitus

Toxicity
may cause stomach ulcers in susceptible individuals



 

 

 

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