Taurine is an aminosulfonic acid which occurs naturally in high quality proteins. It is most abundant in heart muscle and retina. It helps regulate nerve impulses by assisting the flow of calcium and magnesium in and out of cells. Taurine deficiency is very common for two reasons: 1. Taurine is not found in animal protein, and 2. The precursors of Taurine (Cysteine and Methionine) are found in very low concentrations in most proteins and as stated in Orthomolecular Review, "the problems encountered with the liquid protein diets may have been due to a Taurine deficiency." Please note that B-6 is required for formation of Taurine from its precursors. Supplementation is highly recommended.
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