Cardiac, Neurological & Musculo-Skeletal Support
Taurine acts by regulating the sodium & potassium concentration in the cells & the magnesium level between the cells
90 Veggie Capsules
Ingredients (per 3 Veggie capsules):
- Buffered Magnesium Glycinate Chelate (elemental) 300 mg
- L-Taurine 500 mg
Magnesium bisglycinate shows absorption levels over 200% higher than other forms of magnesium.
- Autism / ADD / ADHD
- Low Energy / Fibromyalgia / CFS
- Blood pressure / Cardiovascular
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Gall Bladder
- Depression / Bi-Polar
- Muscle cramping
- Osteoporosis / Skeletal
- Bio-Omega 3 / Omega GOLD
- Phyto Cal-Mag w/Boron
- Inflamma Life Force / Tox
- BioCell Salts
- GSH Glutathione Liposome
- Adrenal Life Force
- Hawthorn / Convallaria Intrinsic
Dosage: 3 capsules daily
All muscles including the heart use calcium to tense up and magnesium to relax. Without a proper balance of magnesium the heart may suffer from an irregular beat or even go into a spasm called a heart attack. Magnesium lowers blood pressure, stabilizes irregular heart beat, enables the heart to pump a larger volume, relaxes constricted blood vessels, decreases the frequency of angina pains, keeps blood platelets from clumping together, and increases beneficial HDL cholesterol.
Other general symptoms include a salt craving, both carbohydrate craving and carbohydrate intolerance, especially of chocolate, and breast tenderness. These open the door to yet another consideration—the adrenal, thyroid, hypothalamus, anterior pituitary connection.
In a 1992 study, researchers at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Parma, found that magnesium administration was a reliable therapy for primary dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps). In a 1990 study, researchers in Germany found that magnesium “had a therapeutic effect on both back pain and lower abdominal pain on the second and the third day of the cycle.” In another study from Germany, 50 women suffering from primary dysmenorrhea were treated with magnesium. After a six-month period, 21 out of 25 women showed a decline of symptoms.
A link between panic disorders, mitral valve prolapse and seizures has been noted. All three conditions are closely linked to magnesium deficits. All of these conditions have also been linked to connective tissue and many other chronic disorders.
Links have also been noted between migraines and epilepsy. Migraines (hormonal and otherwise) are closely linked to magnesium deficiencies. L-Taurine is a crystalline, sulphur rich, free-form amino acid. It is a soothing, inhibitory neurotransmitter and plays a major role in stabilizing the heartbeat and electrical activity of the nerves. It is also necessary for the proper functioning of the “sodium/potassium ATP-ase pump”, which regulates the ion balance between the cells and the extra cellular fluid that surrounds them.
It is the main component in bile which is necessary for the body to digest fats, absorb fat soluble vitamins and stabilize cholesterol levels. It helps balance potassium, calcium and sodium levels.
Taurine deficiencies have been found in children with ADHD. It acts as a neurotransmitter along with serotonin and has been successfully used to treat the symptoms of ADHD in some children. Similar to ADHD, studies have shown those suffering from epilepsy have significantly lower levels of taurine in their blood platelets. Studies have shown daily oral doses of taurine to be effective in decreasing seizures in over 30 percent of epilepsy cases. Taurine has been successfully used to treat high blood pressure by stabilizing excessive fluids, which in turn, brings blood pressure back to normal levels. Taurine also depresses the sympathetic nervous system which helps relieve arterial spasms. Blood pressure lowers when the blood vessels are relaxed. In Japan, taurine is used to treat ischemic heart disease as well as certain heart arrhythmias. People who suffer from congestive heart failure are reported to have benefited from taurine therapy. Taurine conserves potassium and calcium in the heart muscle thereby supporting its function.
Taurine protects the cellular membranes from being damaged by toxic compounds, such as oxidants, bile acids, and xenobiotics.
Taurine acts as a direct antioxidant. It protects tissues from oxidative stress because of its ability to scavenge free radicals. It also acts as an indirect antioxidant by preventing the disruption of ion transport and membrane permeability that results from oxidative damage. It protects the heart against free radical damage by its ability to stabilize the membranes.
Taurine also plays an important role in the brain. Some researchers believe that taurine can be a beneficial dietary supplement for people who suffer from bipolar disorder (manic depression).
Studies have demonstrated that taurine acting as a potent antioxidant improves Type 1 diabetes mellitus, by combating the destructive effect oxygen free radicals have on the pancreas. Moreover, the second mechanism by which taurine improves insulin resistance is through an increase in the excretion of cholesterol via the conversion to bile acid. Studies have shown that even in infants, taurine insufficiency results in reduced bile acid secretion, reduced fat absorption and reduced liver function, all of which can be reversed by supplementing the diet with taurine.
We have barely scratched the surface with respect to the multi-dimensional level, causal chain, applications of these two vital substances. Putting them together in a synergistically sound remedy substantially amplifies their effectiveness.
Taurine and Magnesium are perfect complements
Studies have revealed magnesium and the amino acid taurine have many interchangeable & potentiating roles.
Magnesium plays an important role in the metabolic regulation of taurine and taurine can substitute for magnesium in the presence of magnesium deficiencies. Like the neurotransmitter, GABA, taurine has a calming effect on the brain, inhibiting the excitation of nerve cells. GABA deficiencies are commonly found in children diagnosed with autism, migraines and/or ADD.
Taurine has been shown to inhibit the excito-firing of nerve cells and rectifies abnormal concentrations of glutamate as in MSG for example. Magnesium also blocks the excito-toxic effects of glutamate.
Both taurine and magnesium stabilize cell membranes, both exert sedative effects & inhibit the excitability of nerve cells throughout the central nervous system.
Both taurine and magnesium enhance the actions of insulin without stimulating the release of insulin itself from the pancreas. They instead enhance insulin sensitivity via the stimulation of glycogenesis, glycolysis and oxygen utilization.
Amino acids taurine and glycine are chelated to magnesium to ensure that the magnesium is absorbed as a protein rather than an ionic metal as ionic forms may compete with other factors like calcium for absorption.
Compounding magnesium and taurine as individual ingredients rather than in a magnesium taurate form allows for a higher concentration of both ingredients and greater assimilation.
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