Taurine is an amino acid belonging to the family of conditionally essential amino acids.
The body's reserves of taurine are mainly found in the muscles (skeletal muscles and cardiac muscles), and an external supply of taurine is necessary to cover the needs of athletes.
Taurine is an amino acid belonging to the family of conditionally essential amino acids.
One of the main targeted actions of taurine is to protect muscle cells from damage and trauma.
For high-level athletes, taking one gram of taurine immediately increases endurance by 1.7%. It also increases strength and reduces muscle aches.
Fat loss effects
A lack of taurine promotes the build-up of fat in the body; a regular dose can significantly enhance fat loss.
Improved sleep quality
Taurine acts on the GABA receptors, which inhibit nerve activity, providing a relaxing effect and allowing better sleep.
Heart and brain protection
Sulphur amino acids such as taurine are effective in reducing blood pressure and the risk of heart problems. Taurine also fights the oxidative stress and inflammation that damage brain cells.
For more details on the benefits of taurine, see the Find out more section.
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6 scoops contain 6 g of taurine
7 capsules contain 5.95 g of taurine
- Beef gelatin capsule
Nutrimuscle's taurine does not contain any soy, corn or rapeseed residue. Nutrimuscle taurine is not produced from GMOs.
It is manufactured without involving any GMO substance.
Nutrimuscle's Taurine is a vegetable taurine. Its powder version is suitable for vegetarian diets.
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- 1 g (gram) = 1000 mg (milligram)
- 1 capsule contains 0.85 g of Taurine.
- 7 capsules contain 5.95 g of Taurine.
Nutrimuscle taurine is for:
- Athletes, to increase their performance; Less active people, for its beneficial effects on the heart or brain or to promote fat loss.
6 g or 7 capsules during the day. Simply take 6 g of taurine per day to multiply its level in your blood by 4 (2).
There are several different ways to optimise the benefits of Nutrimuscle taurine. Your strategy should be based on 2 criteria:
- The way taurine affects you: do you feel a boost or does it relax you?
- Your goals.
During the day
Divide your Nutrimuscle taurine intake into three equal parts (500 mg to 2 g per dose) to be taken at each of your three main meals. If you space out your doses by about 4 hours, you can increase your taurine levels throughout the day (3).
Before a workout
If taurine gives you strength, it is best to take your full dosage before your workout. Take 1.5 g to 6 g of Nutrimuscle taurine 30 minutes before exercise with your protein and BCAAs. The Natural Bio Booster can reinforce this pre-effort supplementation.
In the evening
If taurine relaxes you and helps you to unwind, it's obviously best to avoid it before a training session. In this case, take 1.5 g to 6 g of Nutrimuscle taurine in the evening.
Combining different strategies
You can combine several strategies; for example, by taking three doses of Nutrimuscle taurine per day, but reserving the largest dose before training or in the evening (4). This dose-splitting approach is perfect to start with, because at high doses, taurine can induce bowel issues. Therefore, start with a moderate dose (500 mg) and build up gradually.
We recommended taking Nutrimuscle taurine with meals or protein snacks.
Synergies between supplements
For optimal recovery, taurine can be combined with ZMB Pidolates and crystallised glycine. The Natural Bio Burner can also be used to reinforce nocturnal recovery reserves. To fight against weight gain, you can use Nutrimuscle taurine with Fat Burner and Natural Bio Booster.
Adverse reactions between supplements
Nutrimuscle taurine should not be taken at the same time as potassium bicarbonate.
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Find out more
It's rare for consumers to have access to the names of the suppliers of the raw materials that go into the supplements they consume. However, this is essential to ensuring product traceability.
At Nutrimuscle, we use only the highest quality taurine, the quality of which is guaranteed by Qianjiang Yongan Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd. What matters most to us is the quality of the raw materials, your health, and the results you achieve using our nutritional supplements. This quality is essential for amino acids such as Nutrimuscle taurine, which is intended for frequent consumption (every day or even several times a day) in large quantities.
One of the first actions of taurine is to protect muscle cells from damage and trauma. One of these protections is offered by the strong antioxidant effects of taurine (1).
Concretely, the use of 1.5 g of taurine per day makes it possible to reduce muscle catabolism by 19% (2). Taurine also plays a direct role in muscle growth, particularly by helping stem cells (satellite cells) to become muscle cells (3).
Taurine is also involved in ensuring optimal muscle contraction (4-5). During muscle contraction, taurine is expelled from the muscle which promotes the elimination of this amino acid either through the urinary tract or by its transformation into glucose (6-7-8). Thus, after 5 weeks of intense weight training, the blood levels of taurine drop by almost 20% (9).
Strength training therefore increases the need for taurine, and endurance training produces even greater decreases in taurine levels (9). Its elimination of muscle during exercise clearly promotes the onset of fatigue.
In good level athletes, taking one gram of taurine immediately increases endurance by 1.7% (10-11). Taking 1.6 g of taurine before a 90-minute exercise increases the combustion of fatty acids from adipose tissue by 16% (12). Adding 2 g of taurine to a caffeinated Energy Drink can improve the completion of an endurance course by one minute (13).
A 14-day taurine supplementation increases strength and reduces muscle soreness that results from weight training (14). Against muscle soreness, 6g of taurine can be combined with 10g of BCAAs for a more accentuated effect (15). Indeed, there is a synergy between taurine and BCAAs, their combination being more effective than taking either of the two in isolation (16).
Studies show that the more overweight a person is, the lower their taurine level. The excess fat seems to cause a decrease in the activity of the enzyme responsible for the production of taurine. A vicious circle sets in, because when the concentration of taurine is reduced, fat gain is facilitated.
Daily supplementation of 3 g of taurine for 7 weeks in overweight people induces a loss of 1.3 kg more than a placebo without requiring a diet (17).
Improved sleep and recovery
The role of taurine for good sleep is scientifically recognized because of its anti-hypertensive action (18-19). Taurine acts on GABA receptors, which inhibit nerve activity, which provides a relaxing effect (20-21-22). It is also by this means that taurine protects against brain aging (23).
Taurine also reduces the secretion of norepinephrine (a stress hormone similar to adrenaline), which contributes to the de-stressing action of this amino acid (24). A beneficial interaction between taurine and glycine makes it possible to sleep better, and therefore to recover better (21-25).
Sulfur amino acids like taurine are effective in lowering blood pressure and lowering the risk of heart problems (26-22). Taurine seems particularly suitable for people with excessive cholesterol levels (27).
Doses of 6 g per day have been scientifically shown to be effective against cholesterol (26).
When the heart loses its taurine, it becomes more and more difficult to contract, which favors the onset of a heart attack. If Energy Drinks combine caffeine with taurine, it is because the latter minimizes the harmful cardiovascular effects of pure caffeine on the heart, while increasing its benefits (28-29-30). On the cardiovascular level, there is a synergy between taurine, magnesium and potassium (26).
Protection of the brain against the ravages of time
Besides its protective effects on the muscles, kidneys and heart, taurine also acts as a brain protector. Its various mechanisms of action make it possible to fight against oxidative stress and inflammations that damage brain cells. However, it is these two pathological phenomena that combine to cause the neurodegeneration that affects us with age (36-37).
Animal research has made it possible to concretely measure these beneficial effects of taurine on the brain. Taurine supplementation helps, among other things, to fight the worsening of Alzheimer's disease and to slow down brain aging (38-39).
Other benefits of taurine
Since taurine helps insulin work properly, this amino acid lowers the risk of diabetes (31). In the nervous system, taurine is both a neurotransmitter and a neuroprotector (32-33). Taurine protects the retina; a taurine deficiency being quite harmful to the eyes (34). Taurine promotes the efficiency of the immune system (35).
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- (17) Zhang M. Beneficial effects of taurine on serum lipids in overweight or obese non-diabetic subjects. Amino Acids. 2004 Jun;26(3):267-71.
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Certificates and studies
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- Taurine to improve endurance performance?
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- What is the protective effect of taurine on the eyes?
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