Why is taurine so important?

Why is taurine necessary to the people with cardio-vascular disorders, diabetes and problems with liver and eyes?

Taurine level rapidly reduces in the organism in case of unbalanced nutrition and with age and taurine deficiency leads to adverse consequences. Therefore, it is necessary to take drugs containing taurine in order to satisfy “taurine hunger” and to prevent a disease development. Moreover, replenishment of taurine in the organism is not only a preventive measure against a disease, but also an effective treatment method.

“If all representatives of health profession acknowledged and realized taurine importance, it would have been listed in the top three most popular drugs” – a famous American cardiologist Robert Atkins expressed his admiration of taurine. Today, taurine still continues to surprise by its numerous therapeutic features. Moreover, taurine efficiency in the treatment of many diseases has repeatedly been confirmed by clinical studies.

It does not matter if you take only taurine or add it to standard drugs as in any case you will feel its positive effect. However, addition of taurine to complex therapy will increase other drugs effect and will help reduce the dosage of those drugs which side effects may sufficiently deteriorate the life quality.

It should also be pointed out that the drugs on the basis of taurine cannot be overdosed as its excess is easily excreted from the organism. Taurine combines well with other medicinal drugs and is practically free of side effects, therefore taurine drugs are dispensed behind the counter.


Taurine is successfully used in complex therapy in a number of diseases


Cardio-vascular diseases

In case of heart diseases, taurine improves metabolic processes, reduces congestive phenomena in pulmonary and systemic blood circuits, increases myocardium tolerance to loads, increases cardiac muscle contractility (maximum speed of contraction and compliance) thus facilitating to stabilize the heart rhythm, reduces edema and facilitates heart pain disappearance. At arterial hypertension taurine moderately reduces arterial blood pressure, however it does not affect pressure in patients with cardio-vascular insufficiency or hypotension. Taurine is also recommended as an additional resource in treatment of cardiac glycoside to reduce their dosage and control intoxication symptoms: nausea, vomiting, excessive salivation, impairment of vision and arrhythmia.


Type 1 and 2 diabetes

At diabetes, glucose concentration in blood reduces 2 weeks after the beginning of taurine intake. Moreover, taurine sustains development of diabetic vascular complications. Taurine produces positive effect on general state: removes dryness in mouth, thirst, fatigue and pains in legs. At 2 type diabetes, taurine is applied in complex therapy with antidiabetic drugs, and at 1 type diabetes – with insulin therapy.


Eyes diseases

Taurine is necessary for eyes health: it is proved that taurine deficiency in the eye lens and cornea causes cataract. Blood microcirculation in eyes blood vessels is improved at long taurine intake (about 6 months) which facilitates vision improvement. Taurine is also administered at high visual workload and after eye surgery.


Liver diseases

Taurine is applied at liver disorders which develop at different diseases including diabetes and at alcohol abuse (hepatitis, liver cirrhosis). Taurine increases blood flow in liver and reduces cells disruption. It produces positive effect on lipoid metabolism of fats: reduces total cholesterol level and low density lipoprotein cholesterol and brings down triglyceride level. Moreover, it is detected that taurine reduces the negative impact of antifungal medicines on liver.