How much taurine

by Susan
(Perth, Australia)

Hi again Wray

I've just done a google search on your website on taurine but can't seem to find proper dosages. I've just bought some taurine from health food shop - 300g in pure powder form (pharmaceutical grade). Directions for use: 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon per day. Do you think this is enough because sometimes the suggested amount is not enough e.g the vit D which we're told to take 1-2 per day but I take 3-4 (depending on how many left in bottle as kids take them as well lol)
I am still struggling with weight and have lost nearly another kg but then put it back on next day or so. I thought that perhaps I may be deficient in this area.
FYI - have bounced back beautifully with your cream again after 'trialing' the dr's script cream that didn't work. So thanks again for your dedication. Blessings to you.

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Mar 30, 2012
How much taurine
by: Wray

Hi Susan 1/4 tsp will give you 1000mg/day, I use about 2000mg/day or the 1/2 tsp they also suggest. I'm surprised they've put this much, as you say, all too often it's far too low to have any affect. Have I ever given you the page we have on Insulin Resistance? If you have this you will struggle with weight loss. A lack of vitamin D has a huge bearing too, best to get levels up to 100ng/ml or 250nmol/L. See these papers on weight and vitamin D, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. A lack of vitamin D causes insulin resistance, excess oestrogen also causes it too, so does excess testosterone. This is notorious at increasing visceral fat. In fact excess testosterone makes sure a middle aged woman will get middle age spread! See here and here. Sadly it's been found that many adult problems actually occur while a foetus. It's called the 'foetal origin of adult disease', Type 1 diabetes, insulin resistance, heart disease, some cancers, many more. All these are a direct result of a lack of vitamin D while a foetus. All to do with epigenetic changes. The causes are many, ie lack of nutrients while developing, particularly vitamin D, processed foods in the mother's diet, pollutants, the skin care she might use, toxins in the air and water she breathes. All unavoidable now, which makes the whole thing very worrying. I have ten papers on this if interested. Continued below.

Mar 30, 2012
How much taurine Part 2
by: Wray

Hi Susan They've now found what they label obesogens, see here and here. These are chemical pollutants which affect the way our hormones work, and slow weight loss, hasten weight gain. The last paper above is verrrrry long, so put obesogens into 'find' when you open it. Unfortunately epigenetic changes are inherited, which many believe accounts for the rapid rise in the diseases/syndromes which have occurred in recent years. Interestingly a lack of vitamin D follows the same time line. Dr Cannell is currently running a study on autism, which he's convinced is caused by a lack of vitamin D while a foetus. Autism has increased exponentially too. I follow the Paleo Diet, Dr Cordain developed it after studying hunter/gather tribes, plus Paleolithic bones and teeth. Some find it restrictive, I find it so easy and delicious too. There's link to his site on our Nutrition page. Hope this helps! So delighted our cream has caused the bounce back. Take care Wray


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