Taurine is an amino acid and a potent antioxidant that supports:
- Detoxification in the liver and other tissues
- A healthy stress response
- The brain and nervous system from the negative effects of stress.
Support for a healthy stress response
Taurine is important for the support of proper nerve transmission and muscle function, thereby promoting calmness in horses. It assists in nerve impulse generation, and helps stabilize cell membranes by modifying neurotransmitter uptake.
This amino acid helps modulate the stress hormones cortisol and adrenalin to support the reduction of anxiety without depressive effects.
Taurine is found in high concentrations in electrically active tissue such as the brain, retina, heart and muscle. It supports the stability of membranes and assists in the movement of electrolytes in and out of cells, which are critical for proper nerve transmission and muscle contraction.