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Taurine capsules, provided by Douglas Laboratories®, each contain 500 mg of pure crystalline taurine.


Taurine is one of the most abundant free amino acids in the body. It is not incorporated into proteins, yet

taurine is very important in metabolism and is present in particularly high levels in the brain, skeletal muscle,

heart, and retina of the eye. Taurine is regarded as a conditionally-essential amino acid, because it can be

synthesized by the body from the other sulfur-containing amino acids cysteine and methionine. Taurine

synthesis is vitamin B6 dependent. Taurine is essential for infants where it plays important roles in the

development of the nervous system, retina, and muscle tissue. Taurine is well known for its role in bile salt

synthesis and has crucial functions in the liver’s detoxification pathways. Taurine also appears to have a

stabilizing effect on cell membranes and is important in maintaining normal extra- and intracellular distribution

of calcium. This in turn has implications on neuronal excitability and the regulation of osmotic pressure. In the

retina, taurine helps maintain the structure and function of the visual cells. In the diet, taurine is found in meat

and fish, but not in plant foods. Strict vegetarians, especially those with low cysteine


Taurine capsules may be a useful dietary supplement for individuals who wish to enhance

the body’s taurine levels.


Each capsule contains:

Taurine........................................................500 mg


The suggested use is one to three capsules daily or as directed by a physician.


No adverse side effects have been reported.


Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.

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