What is it?

Taurine is a vitamin factor and a specific micronutrient. Taurine is supplied with food and is synthesized in the body, abundant in bile and detected in the intestine and other tissues, especially muscle tissue, heart, brain and retina.

Ways to supplement Taurine

Oral administration of taurine supplements significantly improves its blood level, and does not require special formulations.

Reference values

There are no established reference values for taurine intake or upper levels.

Foods with Taurine

Taurine is found mainly in seafood, meat and fish, dairy products contain it in small amounts, and eggs and vegetables practically do not contain it.

Taurine is most often obtained through foods rich in its precursor cysteine. Cysteine is synthesized from methionine, and its synthesis is very limited in people with liver disorders.

Information for professionals

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