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Doctor insights on: Taurine Vs Guarana

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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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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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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?

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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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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What're the effects of guarana on the liver?

What're the effects of guarana on the liver?

Probably none: Guarana is a brazilian plant that is rich in caffeine and marketed for this. You want to be sure you know who's producing it. "holistic" medicines are often not what's on the label, and the weird politics allows this; quack "herbal medicines" are in some areas the leading cause of liver necrosis. ...Read more

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Are guarana 800mg tablets safe?

Are guarana 800mg tablets safe?

Guarana: Has potential side effects like nervousness, insomnia, irritability and GI upset. ...Read more

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Why might guarana be prohibited?

Why might guarana be prohibited?

News to me: This is generally recognized as being as safe as coffee. Politics drives what is banned and not banned in the usa; totally safe stuff like saccharin are illegal, while obviously dangerous plant products comfrey and graviola remain in the shelves. If a celebrity dies while taking a supplement (as happened with guarana) there's usually a foolish media circus. ...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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Guarana 800mg tablets are they okay to take?

Guarana 800mg tablets are they okay to take?

Alternative medicine: This medication is used, but safety and efficacy has not been established. I prefer not to promote or advise against use of this product as I am not familiar with it. The largest dose I see in my reference is 3 grams daily for weight loss purposes (or 3, 000mg daily). Hope this helps. Try speaking with your doctor for his/her opinion. Best of luck. ...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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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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How effective is guarana for increased energy?

How effective is guarana for increased energy?

Guarana is: A ubiquitously served beverage in brazil, a sweet pleasant gingerale like beverage. It is in the maple family, produces caffeine in its berries, a natural repllant/toxin to predators, but like other caffeines, can cause nervousness, difficulty sleeping, fast heart rates. It is now a darling in "energy drinks". ...Read more

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What are the risks? Of using? Guarana for energy?

What are the risks? Of using? Guarana for energy?

Guarana is: A ubiquitously served beverage in brazil, a sweet pleasant gingerale like beverage. It is in the maple family, produces caffeine in its berries, a natural repllant/toxin to predators, but like other caffeines, can cause nervousness, difficulty sleeping, fast heart rates. It is now a darling in "energy drinks". ...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 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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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

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Does taurine slow mania/racing thoughts?

Does taurine slow mania/racing thoughts?

Results not out yet: Taurine has putative anti-bipolar properties. The studies have been carried out at harvard and to my knowledge of not been published yet. Tests are being done involving adolescents and adults to see the effect that this chemical may have. We will simply have to wait for the information published. If any of my colleagues has seen that this information has been published I would certainly like to know as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What effects do guarana and taruine from energy drink have on the human body?

What effects do guarana and taruine from energy drink have on the human body?

Caffeine ; calming: Guarana is a main source of caffeine in energy drinks, which is a natural stimulant. I am really not sure why energy drinks have taurine, which is an Amino Acid that has a calming effect on the nervous system ; does not make people feel energetic. My best guess is that because the first energy drinks had taurine all the others have it because people now expect energy drinks to have it! See comment:. ...Read more

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Would it be safe to exchange xyreem (narcolepsy, catiplesy)with phosphativylserine, rhodiola, taurine, and glutamate?

Would it be safe to exchange xyreem (narcolepsy, catiplesy)with phosphativylserine, rhodiola, taurine, and glutamate?

Why?: I presume you have a well documented sleep disorder, and the xyrem is present to control your cataplexy. You do not say if it is effective, and I know it is a pain to use this stuff. But who recommended all these otc approaches for your problems? There is absolutely no evidence that this melange of supplements will control your narcolepsy. Please talk to your physician. Get a plan in place, . ...Read more