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Now Foods, Taurine, 500 mg, 100 Capsules

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  • Product Code: NOW-00140
  • UPC Code: 733739001405
  • Package Quantity: 100 Capsules
  • Dimensions: 4.3 x 2 x 2 in, 0.25 lbs (0.11 kg)
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Product Overview

  • Nervous System Health
  • Healthy Visual Function
  • GMP Quality Assured
  • A Dietary Supplement

Taurine is a conditionally essential amino acid which is not utilized in protein synthesis, but is mainly found free in most tissues, especially throughout the nervous system. It functions in tissues by stabilizing cell membranes, aiding the transport of potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium in and out of cells. Taurine helps to generate and regulate nerve impulses and aids in the maintenance of fluid balance; it is also used by the body in visual pathways, as well as in the brain and nervous system, where it works together with glycine and GABA as a neurotransmitter.

Suggested Use

As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule 1 to 4 times daily with juice or water, preferably between meals.

Other Ingredients

Rice flour and gelatin (capsule).

Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, soy milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.


Do not eat freshness packet. Keep in bottle.

Store in a cool, dry place. Please recycle.

Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.

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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Taurine (Free-Form) 500 mg *
* Daily Value not established.

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Nu vad efect

Posted by 5046048536542314776 on May 12, 2016

Dupa ce termin cantitatea de capsule o sa vedem

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Posted by 5050346635671525835 on Apr 22, 2016

Too soon to do proper evaluation.

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Taurine capsules for dog with seizures

Posted by 5238107701856778164 on Apr 06, 2016

It was suggested that I give Maddie Taurine for her infrequent but disturbing seizure activity. No known cause for the seizures and they only occurred every 6-10 weeks but were heartbreaking to watch. The time it took her to completely come out of the seizure (post-ictal phase) was at least 10 long minutes. I searched for Taurine 500 mg in a capsule form that had no 'extra stuff' in them and was made of few ingredients. NOW Foods has 'free form' Taurine and the capsules are made of rice flour and gelatin -- and that's all. NOW Foods Taurine was the only Taurine that met all my criteria! I chose the 500 mg strength and give it three times a day so that the level of taurine remands steady in her blood. Her 'witnessed' seizures are still the same frequency, but the length of the seizure and post-ictal phase has drastically decreased, Maddie seems to know her whereabouts so much sooner than before. This is how the NOW brand of Taurine has helped Maddie, and I'm sure there are other testimonials on dogs with seizure activity and Taurine. Please consult your veterinarian before starting any medication or supplement to find out if something specific is causing the seizures! This is critical to get done before starting the Taurine or any other over the counter medication or supplement. Dosages will vary by weight of dog -- Maddie is around 50 lbs so she could have a total of 2000 mg of Taurine per day. Ask you vet the starting dose and what would be the maximum dose for your dog. I have no experience with the use of taurine with cats.

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Effective and reasonable! Good to try!

Posted by falcon on Feb 22, 2016

effective and reasonable! Good to try!

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helps to sleep

Posted by 5124808064062644794 on Jan 28, 2016

I've had insomnia for almost 15 years now and this is the only effective supplement which really helps to get enough sleep without any side-effects. I take one capsule before night and I'm able to fall asleep and wake up fresh. Recommend!

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