Supplement with 500 mg taurine
Healthwell Taurine 500 is a supplement with 500 mg of taurine per capsule. Taurine is a semi-essential amino acid, which means that it is to some extent formed in the body. From the diet, we get taurine through foods from the animal kingdom. It is the most common amino acid in the heart and it helps to regulate the heart rhythm, among other things. The amino acid is also essential for the build-up of bile salts, which in turn is important for normal fat absorption and the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. The supplement is completely vegan.
- 500 mg taurine per capsule
- Semi-essential amino acid
- Most common amino acid in the heart
- Important for the build-up of bile salts
- Vegan with plant-based capsules
What is taurine good for?
Taurine is a so-called semi-essential amino acid. This means that it is to some extent formed in the body. The substance is otherwise mainly found in animal foods and mother's milk. Infants cannot form enough taurine themselves during their first months of life and therefore get the amino acid from breast milk, alternatively breast milk substitute. In addition, taurine is often added to energy drinks.
Taurine is the most common amino acid in the heart and, among other things, helps to regulate the heart rhythm, especially in case of potassium deficiency. In addition, taurine is important for the build-up of bile salts. The bile salts are essential for normal fat absorption and a functioning absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. Taurine also contributes to the functioning of the salt and water balance in the body's cells. Please take taurine together with zinc, as zinc levels can affect taurine levels.
Does taurine have any side effects?
Today, according to the Swedish Food Agency (1), there is no research that indicates that the amounts of taurine found in food, such as energy drinks or meat, can harm health. To avoid possible side effects, follow the dosage recommendation. Take 1 capsule of Healthwell Taurine 500 a day on an empty stomach or as prescribed. Do not take more than 3 capsules daily.
- Swedish Food Agency. 2021. Taurine. (Retrieved 2022-07-18)