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05.07.2022


Daily dose of 1500 mg of taurine slows aging

Part of the aging process is due to free oxygen radicals that damage cells and tissues. By increasing the production of protective enzymes, a daily dose of taurine blocks this process, Brazilian scientists discovered.


Daily dose of 1500 mg of taurine slows aging


Study
Researchers from the State University of Sao Paulo divided 24 women aged 55-70 into 2 groups.

For 16 weeks, the women in one group [GC] took a placebo daily, while the women in the experimental group [GTAU] took 1500 milligrams daily in the morning.

The researchers used a product from Ajinomoto.

Results
The concentration of the enzyme superoxide dismutase [SOD] increased in the blood of the women in the taurine group. Superoxide dismutase neutralizes off free oxygen radicals and prevents these aggressive molecules from damaging cells and tissues.

Biologists can estimate the activity of free radicals on the basis of the concentration of malondialdehyde [MDA]. The more damage free radicals cause, the higher the concentration of malondialdehyde.

Taurine supplementation reduced the concentration of malondialdehyde. The effect was not overwhelming, but it was statistically significant.


Daily dose of 1500 mg of taurine slows aging


Conclusion
Daily dose of 1500 mg of taurine slows aging
"We believe that taurine supplementation may enhance the antioxidant defense system and could be a viable nutritional strategy to prevent oxidative damage induced by the aging process," the Brazilians summarize.

"Further studies with doses > 1.5 g/d should be proposed to clarify the potential effects of taurine as an antioxidant agent in aging."

Source:
Nutrition. 2022 Sep;101:111706.

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