Take taurine for your mitochondria

This 2021 review summarized taurine’s beneficial effects on mitochondrial function: “Taurine supplementation protects against pathologies associated with mitochondrial defects, such as aging, mitochondrial diseases, metabolic syndrome, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and neurological disorders. Potential mechanisms by which taurine exerts its antioxidant activity in maintaining mitochondria health include: Conjugates with uridine on mitochondrial tRNA to form a … Continue reading Take taurine for your mitochondria

Go for the win-win with taurine

This 2021 rodent study investigated taurine effects on colitis: “Taurine plays an important role in various essential biological processes. Health beneficial effects of taurine have been generally attributable to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Taurine chloramine (TauCl) is an endogenous anti-inflammatory substance derived from taurine. In fighting exogenous pathogens, neutrophils utilize one powerful weapon in … Continue reading Go for the win-win with taurine

Train your gut microbiota with taurine

This 2021 rodent study found: “We show that gut microbiota from previously infected hosts display enhanced resistance to infection. This long-term functional remodeling is associated with altered bile acid metabolism leading to expansion of taxa that utilize taurine. Supplying exogenous taurine alone is sufficient to induce this alteration in microbiota function and enhance resistance. Taurine … Continue reading Train your gut microbiota with taurine

Gut and brain health

This 2021 human review subject was interactions of gut health and disease with brain health and disease: “Actions of microbial metabolites are key for appropriate gut-brain communication in humans. Among these metabolites, short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), tryptophan, and bile acid metabolites / pathways show strong preclinical evidence for involvement in various aspects of brain function … Continue reading Gut and brain health

Eat broccoli sprouts instead of antibiotics

This 2020 cell study investigated antibiotic effects of broccoli sprout compounds: “In this work, we asked whether isothiocyanates (ITCs) could act synergistically with each other to increase antibacterial effect. A set of aliphatic ITCs, such as iberin, iberverin, alyssin, erucin, sulforaphen, erysolin, and cheirolin was tested in combination with sulforaphane against E. coli. All tested … Continue reading Eat broccoli sprouts instead of antibiotics

Treating psychopathological symptoms will somehow resolve causes?

This 2020 Swiss review subject was potential glutathione therapies for stress: “We examine available data supporting a role for GSH levels and antioxidant function in the brain in relation to anxiety and stress-related psychopathologies. Several promising compounds could raise GSH levels in the brain by either increasing availability of its precursors or expression of GSH-regulating … Continue reading Treating psychopathological symptoms will somehow resolve causes?

What’s an appropriate exercise recovery time?

This 2017 New Zealand human research studied the effect of one supplement on recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage: “Eccentric exercise is known to bring about microstructural damage to muscle, initiating an inflammatory cascade involving various reactive oxygen species. This, in turn, can significantly impair physical performance over subsequent days. Taurine, a powerful endogenous antioxidant, has … Continue reading What’s an appropriate exercise recovery time?