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Now Foods, Taurine, 500 mg, 100 Capsules

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Amazing Natural Cure !

13 people found the following review helpful

Posted by vinetu28 on Aug 31, 2012

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I decided to try taurine capsules after doing a bit of research in preparation for writing a review for an energy drink that I received a sample of for review purposes. Taurine is an amino acid which is found in many if not most energy drinks and is where the energy drink Red Bull gets its name; the word "taurine" is from "taurus"(as in the astrological sign) which is Latin for ox or bull, and taurine was first isolated from ox bile in 1827. The taurine found in energy drinks and supplements today is not, however, from ox bile, but is produced in laboratories. What I learned when researching taurine is that contrary to what I expected, taurine, unlike caffeine, is not a central nervous system stimulant, but is instead said to have more of a calming, relaxing, or sedating effect. For example, referring to taurine, professor of pharmacology and anesthesiology at Columbia University Neil L. Harrison says, "Its inclusion in these supplements is a little puzzling, because our research would suggest ... (that) taurine actually would have more of a sedative effect on the brain." (Source: Cornell University Chronicle Online, "Scientists close in on taurine's activity in the brain" 2/13/08.) NOW Foods says that taurine "supports a calm mood," while acknowledging that this claim has not been evaluated by the FDA. I figured I'd buy some taurine caps and find out for myself how it might affect me in ways of which I can be subjectively aware. 1000 mg of taurine is what is found in 8 ounce servings of most of the energy drinks that contain taurine, so I figured that was the best amount to experiment with. In my experience, taking 1000 - 2000 mg of taurine on an empty stomach (NOW Foods recommends taking it between meals) has a subtle yet unmistakeable calming effect on me. I've taken taurine at different times of the day without any unwanted side effects.

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Preventing the coffee crash...

6 people found the following review helpful

Posted by Reviewer2859053 on Oct 14, 2010

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Since l-taurine is an essetial amino acid taking 500 additional milligrams of it may seem unneccessary. Caffeine (coffee) is non-essential and uses up you body's small resevoir of naturally created l-taurine so supplementing it prevents your body from suffering the deleterious effects of caffeine (the coffee crash, I sweat when I drink any amound of caffeine.) I'm not a doctor, but this is what my research has lead me to as what to do, and for me at least it works.

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So far so good!!!

6 people found the following review helpful

Posted by Reviewer1176225 on Jan 31, 2011

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I ordered this product to replace my diuretic heart medication. I have only been taking it for about 2 weeks. I have found that I am not as axious and my mood is a whole lot better. I have an appointment to see my doctor to find how much I should take. It is suppose to do the same thing, but keeps the other minerals in your kidneys unlike diurectics. Will find out after my appointment.

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Good Product

5 people found the following review helpful

Posted by Reviewer1958329 on Mar 12, 2008

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I began using Taurine several years ago to help with migraines when an advisor from Life Extension Foundation suggested it. I think it helps plus taurine is a very effective amino acid for a variety of reasons and conditions. NOW products are just the best value and quality.

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James Robertson

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Posted by Reviewer3024742 on Aug 20, 2008

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Taurine is an excellent product, it controls my heart rate really well. As I live in the UK, it actually costs me less to order and have it delivered from IHERB. It is quite difficult to find the NOW Brand here in the UK. I am very pleased with the service I receive from IHERB, and I will continue to order from you.

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