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Taurine with Supplements: Top 6 Health Stacks Explained

Taurine is a powerful supplement to help boost cognition and improve your health. Taurine is an essential nutrient and plays a number of important roles in regulating functions in your body. You can take Taurine with various other supplements and substances to boost your Taurine experience!

In this article, we’ll look into how to take Taurine with other supplements – also known as taking Taurine stacks. If you’ve ever had an energy drink, you’ve already tried a Taurine with caffeine stack. Here, we’ll explain the top 6 supplement combinations with Taurine that people use to promote good health!

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1.    Taurine with Vitamin C

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a vitamin often touted as one of the most potent supplements for supporting a healthy immune system. Both Taurine and vitamin C have powerful antioxidant effects.[1]

Taurine goes really well with vitamin C. Several animal studies have shown that taking Taurine with vitamin C may increase the efficiency of both these substances. In one study, scientists found that taking Taurine with vitamin C increased the levels of vitamin C in the liver and kidneys – making vitamin C more accessible.[2]

 

2.    Taurine with L-Tyrosine

L-Tyrosine is an important stimulating amino acid that your body uses to produce epinephrine and norepinephrine. L-Tyrosine is a great amino acid supplement for improving cognition and boosting energy levels. Taking Taurine with L-Tyrosine may increase your energy levels and potentially add to the benefits of taking a Taurine supplement.[3]

 

3.    Taurine with Caffeine

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Energy drinks combine Taurine with caffeine for a powerful energy boost and increase in cognition. Several studies have indicated that Taurine and caffeine have a strong synergistic relationship, helping to boost energy levels and cognitive performance. At least one study has indicated that the combination of Taurine, caffeine, and sugar helps to boost mood and cognition.[4]

You can also combine caffeine with L-Theanine. Caffeine and L-Theanine have a great relationship, where L-Theanine – a type of amino acid - helps to reduce the negative effects of caffeine (like jitteriness and headaches).[5] Combining Taurine with caffeine may also have some extra health benefits.

 

4.    Taurine with Magnesium

Taking Taurine with magnesium is a great way to boost your health supplement regime. Magnesium is very important in your body, especially for maintaining health calcium ion (Ca2+) levels. Magnesium helps to stabilize and reduce calcium ion levels in your blood, which is very important.

People with magnesium deficiency often experience high blood pressure, heart arrhythmia, and thrombosis. Scientists have since discovered that Taurine has similar effects to Magnesium in helping to maintain healthy calcium levels in your blood. Taurine and magnesium have a powerful health-promoting effect when taken together.[6]

 

5.    Taurine with GABA

woman on hammock, with taurine Taurine helps to promote a state of relaxation and calm

GABA is your body’s relaxation neurotransmitter. It helps you to stay calm and helps to promote healthy sleep. Unfortunately, GABA supplements are not very effective at crossing blood-brain barrier. However, we have a great list of calming supplements with similar effects to GABA.

Scientists have found that Taurine stimulates the same receptors in your brain that GABA does (the GABA-A receptors). This means that Taurine works in a similar way to GABA supplements in the way that it helps to promote a calm, relaxed mood. You can take Taurine with GABA to help improve your mood and promote a feeling of calm.[7]

 

6.    Taurine with L-Theanine

L-Theanine is a powerful calming substance found in tea and mushrooms. L-Theanine has some great relaxing and anti-stress properties when taken in medium to high doses (like in an extracted supplement form). Our product description has some interesting information about how you can use L-Theanine to help promote relaxation.[8]

Taurine, like L-Theanine, is great for promoting a feeling of well-being and has powerful anti-stress effects.[9] Taking Taurine with L-Theanine is a great way to boost the benefits of these two great supplements. Taurine and L-Theanine have a number of health benefits, combining the two supplements may have extra beneficial effects.

 

Conclusion

girl with sunflower, happy Taurine is a great health-promoting supplement that you can use in a stack

Taurine has been studied in-depth by scientists and has been found to be a very safe supplement. Many people use Taurine with caffeine to boost energy and cognitive performance. Many more people use Taurine with L-Theanine and GABA to help promote feelings of calm and relaxation.

Taurine may not be safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Please speak to your physician before taking Taurine if you have any underlying medical conditions.[10]

 

References:

 

[1] E Rodríguez-Martínez et al., “Antioxidant effects of taurine, vitamin C, and vitamin E on oxidative damage in hippocampus caused by the administration of 3-nitropropionic acid in rats”, Int J Neurosci. 2004 Sep;114(9):1133-45.

[2] B Kaplan et al., “The effect of taurine administration on vitamin C levels of several tissues in mice”, Amino Acids. 2004 Oct;27(2):225-8. Epub 2003 Nov 7.

[3]L-Tyrosine”, Examine.com, retrieved on January 9, 2017

[4] R Seidl et al., “A taurine and caffeine-containing drink stimulates cognitive performance and well-being”, Amino Acids. 2000;19(3-4):635-42.

[5] FL Dodd et al., “A double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluating the effects of caffeine and L-theanine both alone and in combination on cerebral blood flow, cognition and mood”, Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2015 Jul;232(14):2563-76.

[6] MF McCarty, “Complementary vascular-protective actions of magnesium and taurine: a rationale for magnesium taurate”, Med Hypotheses. 1996 Feb;46(2):89-100.

[7] F Jia et al., “Taurine is a potent activator of extrasynaptic GABA(A) receptors in the thalamus,” J Neurosci. 2008 Jan 2;28(1):106-15.

[8]L-Theanine”, Examine.com, retrieved on January 9, 2017

[9] H Ripps, W Shen, “Review: Taurine: A “very essential” amino acid”, Mol Vis. 2012; 18: 2673–2686.

[10]Taurine”, WebMD.com, retrieved on January 9, 2017