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NOW FOODS

Taurine Powder - 8 oz.

 


Taurine Powder - 8 oz.

 

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  • NERVOUS SYSTEM HEALTH
  • 100% Pure Powder
  • Healthy Visual Function*
  • Vegetarian/Vegan
  • A Dietary Supplement

 

Taurine is a conditionally essential amino acid which is not utilized for protein synthesis, but is mainly found free in most tissues, especially throughout the nervous system. It functions in tissues by stabilizing cell membranes, aiding the transport of potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium in and out of cells. Taurine helps to generate and regulate nerve impulses and aids in the maintenance of fluid balance; it is also used by the body in visual pathways, as well as in the brain and nervous system, where it works together with glycine and GABA as a neurotransmitter.*
 

Suggested Usage

 

As a dietary supplement, take 1/4 level teaspoon 1 to 2 times daily with juice or water, preferably between meals.


 
 



Serving Size:

1/4 Level Teaspoon (1 g)

Servings Per Container:
227
 
 
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Taurine (Free-Form) 1.0 g (1,000 mg) *

Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.

 

This product is sold by weight not volume.

 

Caution: Do Not Eat Freshness Packet Enclosed.

 

Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.

 

Store in a cool, dry place after opening. Please Recycle.

 

Disclaimer:

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Taurine & Glycine FAQs

 

What is the difference between L-Taurine and Taurine, or between L-Glycine and Glycine?
 
NOW® only sells the natural forms of amino acids. These are typically the “L form”, as in L-arginine, L-cysteine, etc. Synthetic forms are denoted as “D forms”, such as D-Methionine and D-Carnitine. But there are 2 aminos that have only one form without these variations: Glycine and Taurine. These two aminos are sometimes called L-Taurine or L-Glycine, but are more properly called just “Taurine” and “Glycine”. Regardless of the name used, they are always natural amino acids.
 
 
Technical explanation:
 
 
Most aminos have a property that, when the molecule is put into a solution, it will polarize and rotate light either to the left or right. The Greek words denoting left and right are Levo for left and Dextro for right, so the letters L and D are used to distinguish these forms. This polarization and rotation of light is called “optical rotation”. The differing L and D forms are called stereoisomers. For amino acids that polarize light, the L form is the natural form.
 
 

However, Taurine is an amino acid that does not polarize light. It thus is properly called just “Taurine”, without L or D configurations. While some label Taurine as “L-Taurine”, that name is not technically correct. “Taurine” is the same exact molecule and form as what is commonly mislabeled as “L-Taurine”.

 

 
There is another amino acid that lacks a potential optical rotation.  Glycine is a very simple molecule that comes only as “Glycine”, also lacking different L or D stereoisomer forms.
 
 
The D forms of amino acids sold commercially are considered to be synthetic. However, D forms of amino acids are not always synthetic.  There are several D forms that exist in nature.  In addition, amino acids can be racemized by the body and go back and forth between the D form and the L form quite easily.  However, only L forms can be incorporated into proteins. For the purposes of dietary supplements, the L forms are natural and the D forms are synthetic. DLPA and DL-methionine are actually racemic mixtures of both L and D forms.
 
 
But there is no such thing as D-Taurine or D-Glycine; in other words, no synthetic forms exist of these two aminos since each only comes as one isomer that doesn’t polarize and rotate light to the right. Nor are there really L forms of these, since they do not polarize and rotate light to the left, either. There are simply single, natural isomers of just plain Glycine and Taurine.
 
 
Don’t assume that all D or L forms of molecules are good or bad, since it really depends on the individual substance concerned. For example, the D isomers of vitamin E are the natural forms and the L isomers are synthetic; just the opposite of amino acids. Thus the terminology and forms of what is natural or synthetic will vary by substance. Some natural molecules exist as L form, some as D form and some have only one form, whether in food or if synthesized.
 
 
NOW® prides itself as being science-based. We only sell natural form amino acids and Vitamin E and we use the correct scientific names for substances and compounds on our labels.
 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

 

  

 

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