Researchers link Taurine to healthy ageing
K.-W. Pfannenschmidt GmbH
2023-06-14 14:24:00

Taurine levels in the blood decrease with age – according to a new study in mice, monkeys and humans. The scientists consider Taurine deficiency to be one of the driving forces behind ageing in humans and animals.

According to the study

  • Taurine supplementation extended the lifespan of mice; monkeys remained healthy longer

  • Taurine levels in blood samples from people over 60 were more than 80 % lower than in samples from children and adolescents

  • Lower taurine levels were associated with an increased risk of typical diseases of old age - including diabetes, high blood pressure and inflammation

  • another study with almost 12,000 subjects showed that the less Taurine circulated in the blood, the more often people suffered from age-related diseases or were overweight

We offer Taurine in a USP 29/JP 8 compliant quality with a content of 98.5-101.5%, which is soluble in water.

So far, Taurine is best known as a component of energy drinks and as a supplement for athletes. The semi-essential micronutrient plays a crucial role as an antioxidant and in various metabolic processes - including energy production and fat metabolism through the formation of bile salts. Taurine is formed by the human liver from the sulphur-containing amino acids cysteine and methionine. Taurine can also be obtained from food, especially meat.