What is Taurine?

Category: Supplements

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Taurine is an organic acid. It is a major constituent of bile and can be found in the lower intestine and amounts in the tissues of many animals and in humans. In humans suffering essential hypertension, taurine supplementation resulted in measurable decreases in blood pressure.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 11 6
General health 7 3
Cluster headaches 3 2
Major depressive disorder 3 1
Fibromyalgia 2 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 15

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Taurine

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Taurine

Dosage Patients
500 mg daily 2
1 capsule(s) daily 1
1 g daily 1
1,000 mg daily 1
1,000 mg daily 1
1,000 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Taurine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 6
Other 5
Expense 3
Personal research 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
See all 13 patients who've stopped taking Taurine

Duration

Currently taking Taurine

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Taurine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 12
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 12
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 3
Not specified 11
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2 patient evaluations for Taurine

Mar 15, 2013 (Started Dec 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 1, 2012 (Started Feb 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 20, 2011 (Started Feb 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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