Can You Create New Brain Cells?
Did you know that taurine has been shown to stimulate the creation of new brain cells?
This happens in the hippocampus area of the brain, which is considered the memory center, and is most susceptible to damage from inflammation due to excessive stress hormone.
One of the main reasons the amino acid taurine is in our TianChi formula, not only to nourish your brain, but because it also calms nervous system tension - which in turn reduces inflammation.
There has recently been a lot of research on taurine and it just adds to what we already know...it truly is a brain essential.
Fueling Your Brain
Taurine isn’t essential to making protein, but it is essential to many other important brain functions. Taurine protects against excitotoxicity - the over stimulation of brain cells with glutamate. Abnormalities in glutamate function can actually disrupt nerve health and communication and even lead to the death of nerve cells.
So while excitotoxicity causes cell death after high doses of glutamate, taurine has been shown to block this effect! With the amount of exposure Americans have to MSG (Monosodium glutamate), anything that helps protect your brain from this neurotoxic form of glutamate is something to consider using on a daily basis.
Taurine has also been shown to help maintain healthy mitochondria, keeping them operating in peak condition.