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The very essential amino acid: Taurine

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 Posted 11/19/2012 8:17:31 PM
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In this report, the authors; Ripps, et al, present a broad overview of the functional properties of taurine, some of the consequences of taurine deficiency, and the results of studies in animal models suggesting that taurine may play a therapeutic role in the management of epilepsy and diabetes.

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 Posted 11/20/2012 5:48:18 AM
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Great read...  Thanks Tom!  
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 Posted 10/19/2013 11:46:24 AM
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Good read Tom.

I went into this studying taurine for epilepsy as the daughter of a friend just had a crisis at 15 and she is undertaking a set of analysis (MRI, ..) I am checking natural protocols too. In the link I found interesting:

"... Similar issues have clouded the relationship between taurine and epilepsy, although there is little doubt that taurine has antiepileptic activity in experimental animals. The efficacy of taurine has been demonstrated in both naturally occurring and drug-induced epilepsy in cats [55], mice [56], rats [57], and dogs [58], and evidence that taurine blocks dentato-hippocampal synapses, a locus of importance in epileptogenesis, indicates a specific action in epilepsy. Indeed, preliminary experiments in human epileptic subjects confirm the anticonvulsive effect of taurine, but the effects are not robust, nor are they consistent [59]. This may be because taurine does not readily cross the blood-brain barrier, and several taurine analogs that do are currently under investigation for their therapeutic potential [60]."

Also reading the LEF protocol in:
http://www.lef.org/protocols/neurological/epilepsy_01.htm?source=search&key=epilepsy

Planning to test taurine for eye health:
http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2003/feb2003_cover_vision_01.htm


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I eat a lot of protein, but taurine is scarce outside of red meat, so many of us probably need to supplement.

Useful article. Thanks.
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 Posted 12/26/2013 5:13:21 PM
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Taurine is even more abundant in many types of fish.  

Supposedly, it is quite abundantly in goji berries too, a rarity among plant foods; numerous website sources and even scientific studies refer to the high taurine content of these berries, but I've never been able to find the specific taurine content of goji berries to be able to compare this claim.  
Anyone else know?



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The USDA's Content of Foods database doesn't list goji berries, wolf berries, or Lyceum barbarum, and the articles on medline concerning the topic only show micromole per liter ranges of extracts.  The latter do, however, affirm the berries' high taurine content.  Will post when and if more information becomes readily available.

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