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Taurine

Taurine is a naturally occurring sulfur-containing amino acid. Brain, eyes, heart, and muscles are most affected.

Although amino acids are often referred to as the building blocks of protein, taurine isn’t used to build proteins in your body. It’s a conditionally necessary amino acid, meaning it’s needed during disease and stress.

Rest assured that, despite the common belief, taurine is not extracted from bull semen or urine. First isolated from ox bile in 1827. The amino acid’s name comes from Bos taurus, Latin for ox.

Taurine occurs in various foods and produced by the body. Healthy adults rarely lack taurine.

Because newborns and infants can’t manufacture taurine, they rely on breast milk or taurine-enriched formula.

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