Thorne Research Taurine 500 mg. - 90 Vegetarian Capsules Taurine is a conditionally essential, sulfur-containing amino acid found in the tissues of most animal species. It is not incorporated into proteins, but is found free in many tissues. Taurine is involved in a number of physiological processes, including bile acid formation for fat digestion, fluid regulation, detoxification of environmental toxins, regulation of cellular calcium, and regulation of nerve excitability. The liver combines bile acids with taurine, which results in increased cholesterol solubility and excretion. Individuals who are taurine deficient may be more susceptible to tissue damage from environmental pollutants such as aldehydes, chlorine, and amines. Taurine is the most abundant amino acid in the heart. Taurine has been shown to improve nitric oxide production in the vascular endothelium, which is essential to optimal blood flow, maintaining already normal blood pressure, and overall cardiovascular functioning. Taurine acts as an antioxidant as well, inhibiting LDL cholesterol oxidation. helps maintain already normal cardiac rhythm essential for heart muscle function supports optimal liver and gallbladder function promotes healthy vision Dr. Michael Lebowitz D.C. Recommends: Taurine is an amino acid needed by many individuals. It is the second-most important inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. It has both anti-anxiety and anti-convulsive properties. It is useful in treating chemical sensitivities and should also be checked on patients when AK findings indicate involvement of chlorine. It can be helpful in depression, hypertension, gout, and obesity. Thorne Research''s MissionAt Thorne Research, their mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people by providing superior dietary supplements that have the highest level of quality and purity - thereby creating the most respected and valued company in the dietary supplement industry. The Thorne Difference.