Most people with cardiovascular disease (CVD) take supplements when they have no risk of death but still feel they would benefit from them for health. However, there is a lack of evidence that is holding it back because such supplements tend to be consumed as part of an overall diet and not as part of an individual lifestyle. Supplement companies offer a range of vitamins and minerals that people need to be regularly aware of and help one with a certain physical condition. A common vitamin and mineral supplement such as taurine or pectin does not increase your risk of chronic diseases like heart disease or diabetes. It only lowers one’s risk of cardiovascular disease or diabetes… and not the other way around. There is some evidence, but the most recent one is by study looking at the association between taking creatine and a number of mortality risks (see also Rethinking Health): “ The health benefits and benefits of creatine supplementation depend on the combination that is given, it being creatine fortified. For example, creatine has been shown to decrease blood flow in the body, decrease heart rate, improve blood clotting, improve blood flow in the arteries and contribute to vasodilation. The effects of creatine supplementation are known to be related to the effects of vitamin D2,” and while the studies may have mixed results, the effects of creatine supplementation seem to have consistent results. In addition to Vitamin D2, several studies have found that taurine improves health. According to the US Food and Drug Administration, the average daily intake of taurine was about 28 mg and is thought to be about 2% of that daily intake recommended by the US Food and Drug Administration for treating high blood pressure and other heart problems, diabetes and other conditions. With taurine itself, that would mean that almost half this amount could be added to a 400mg or greater dosage per day if one takes the amount recommended as Vitamin D2. I’m sure you will find studies out there which suggest that this level of taurine is an effective way of reducing high blood pressure. The same can be said about taurine. For those of you who are unaware of taurine, some supplements which increase the amount of taurine are known as vitamins A, E, F, or M. Vitamin C is one of the earliest fenugreek supplements to become popular, and an important type of vitamin that is a known source of cobalamin. The other vitamin C supplements in existence were Cobalamin and Cobalamin-C10, and these are now called Taurine. Taurine in vitamin C is also added as vitamin B6 (H2, B12).
In fact, one study showed that taurine helped to preserve the vitamin B6 content of the diet, and it made a big difference. A portion of the subjects that were given Taurine were able to see a significant improvement in their blood chemistry over time.
Taurine seems to reduce many symptoms of chronic disease such as heart disease, osteoporosis, low sperm count, and some mood disorders like mood-altering hallucinations. Taurine helps people to lose weight, to become healthier, and to retain the ability to speak properly. It probably can and may reduce some of these symptoms, but it really comes across as taking it as a supplement or as part of an individual’s total diet. The amount of creatine used in taurine also seems to be an interesting one. Some people tend to consume taurine almost religiously, and it just seems appropriate to give it to them when they need some.
This study suggests that taurine could provide a way to decrease vitamin B6 levels, possibly a good one, for those who are at risk for cardiovascular disease, or people who take vitamin C directly. I am hoping that when we get these studies out there over the next few weeks we can gain more information about vitamin A supplementation, and whether this may possibly lead to reductions in LDL cholesterol levels.