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I have pvcs. Should i consider taurine supplements beneficial or a dangerous stimulant that I should avoid?

I have pvcs. Should i consider taurine supplements beneficial or a dangerous stimulant that I should avoid?

Avoid: Pvcs (if that is what they are) are more of a nuisance than dangerous in a healthy heart. Taurine and other supplements are not evaluated by fda and therefore little is known of effects, side effects and interaction with other medications. ...Read more

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How many Monster Energy Drinks (caffeine 166 mg) (taurine 2000 mg) (vitamin B12 590%) (vitamin B6 220%) in a 8 hour period is considered dangerous?

How many Monster Energy Drinks (caffeine 166 mg) (taurine 2000 mg) (vitamin B12 590%) (vitamin B6 220%) in a 8 hour period is considered dangerous?

Two would be tops: for the whole day. Up to 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine a day appears to be safe for most healthy adults. That's roughly the amount of caffeine in four cups of brewed coffee, 10 cans of cola or two "energy shot" drinks. Although caffeine use may be safe for adults, it's not a good idea for children. ...Read more

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Is taurine harmful?

Is taurine harmful?

Sugar Rush: Not by itself but is converted to glucose in the body, causing a sugar rush. When added to caffeine the "energy" rush is quickly burned and then you "crash" as in all these energy drinks you see. The harm comes in the way your body "deals" with sugar and long term effects of Insulin over production and consumption. Psychological addiction is another harmful side effect. Read up on Dopamine .More. ...Read more

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Is taurine beneficial?

Is taurine beneficial?

Athletes: Taurine is used by athletes as a performance enhancer. It can cause hypotension. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of taking taurine?

Non-essential: This is an essential amino acid for cats, but not for humans. Don't waste your money. ...Read more

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How safe is taurine in ckd?

How safe is taurine in  ckd?

Not clear.: It may depend on the severity of the ckd. A small study in 2002 [nephrol. Dial. Transplant. (2002) 17 (3): 528-529] looked at taurine supplementation in dialysis patients and found increased side effects (mostly dizziness and vertigo) that resolved with discontinuation of the taurine. Recommend using caution with any non-fda approved pharmaceuticals, particularly in ckd. Not enough is known. ...Read more

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Why is taurine in energy drinks?

Why is taurine in energy drinks?

Because expected?: Virtually all "energy drinks" have taurine but i know of no good evidence that taurine increases energy.Taurine is an Amino Acid that is important for heart health & muscles & acts as a inhibitory neurotransmitter, meaning it actually has a calming effect on the nervous system, the opposite of what you might want in an energy drink.But because it is widely used in these drinks people now expect it! ...Read more

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Can I take 2grams of taurine along with escitalopram 10mg?

Can I take 2grams of taurine along with escitalopram 10mg?

Danger: No human should be taking Taurine. This dangerous stimulant is not only addictive, it is causing heart rates to speed up, heart muscle to beat harder and over time will age the heart faster than the genetics would dictate. This is a good question and I hope you listen well to this answer. Taurine is dangerous and unhealthy. ...Read more

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Is there anything bad in small energy shot such as taurine..?

Is there anything bad in small energy shot such as taurine..?

Is there good: Is there any good in it? Do you mean an energy shot like a needle? There are risks of infection at the injection site. Or did you mean an energy drink>? ...Read more

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I need to know what is tournine/taurine that is an element used is red bull and other enerizer drinks?

Amino acid: Taurine is a non-essential amino acid. Your body makes whatever is needed. Cats, for instance, lack this production and taurine deficiency can occur in felines. There is not enough in red bull, etc. To cause any known problems. ...Read more

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Hello, I am wondering if anyone could tell me what foods are naturally rich in taurine and if eggs are considered one of them?

Hello, I am wondering if anyone could tell me what foods are naturally rich in taurine and if eggs are considered one of them?

MEAT: Taurine's a great nutrient for bodybuilding and maintenance, and it can be found in a variety of foods. I find it also is helpful to clear the mind and energize and even to treat migraine headaches. See http://suppversity.blogspot.ca/2010/08/taurine-from-foods-can-i-be-taurine.html Cats in particular can't survive without it! So no vegetarian cats, please. ...Read more

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Taurine has shown to be energizing for me bc when I took it at night I couldn't sleep the whole night. If I take in afternoon will I sleep at night?

Taurine has shown to be energizing for me bc when I took it at night I couldn't sleep the whole night. If I take in afternoon will I sleep at night?

Most likely: That is an unusual response. Taurine is calming to most, in fact it is included in many natural sleep aids. If you take it in the afternoon any stimulating effect will likely dissipate by bedtime, but the only way you will know for sure is to try it. To be extra safe try it in the early afternoon. See http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2015/9/grow-new-brain-cells/page-01 for more on taurine. ...Read more

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What is a taurine supplement?

What is a taurine supplement?

Taurine: Taurine is an amino acid, a building block of proteins. People can generally make taurine in their bodies, but some cannot -- for these, taurine is an "essential" Amino Acid and must be supplied from the outside. It can support cardiac and liver function, and more. http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1024-taurine.aspx?activeingredientid=1024&activeingredientname=taurine. ...Read more

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What are the effects and can you have to much l-taurine supplementation for energy.

The only: Effect will be to waste your money. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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How does taurine differ from amino acids?

Non-essential: Taurine is an amino acid that is essential for cats but optional for humans. So it only differs in its need but not its structure. ...Read more

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Taurine increases dopamine in neucleu; , does it make it addictive?

Taurine increases dopamine in neucleu; , does it make it addictive?

Not necessarily: Taurine is like an amino acid, not a protein. I don't know exact mechanism how it increases your Dopamine level, but my advice is, do not believe much in the marketing done by companies selling nutritional products.I believe in natural ways by healthy life style, diet and exercise. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: glycine/taurine conjugate ratio decreased?

What is the definition or description of: glycine/taurine conjugate ratio decreased?

Absorption : Several factors would potentially contribute to a decreased g/t ratio, the most likely being a lack of glycine absorption by the small intestine, possibly due to intrinsic disease or dysfunction. Extrahepatic cholestasis (such as gall stone blockage) will also result in a lower g/t ratio. ...Read more