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  • Taurine

    Promotes a healthy heart

  • Brand:
    AjiPure®
    Source:
    India
    Manufacturer:
    Ajinomoto

What is it?

Taurine is an amino acid commonly found in eggs, shellfish and meat.

What does it do?

Taurine has an antioxidant effect in protecting against cellular damage and has both neuro and cardiac protective properties.

Why we chose it

There is a growing body of research suggesting that taurine deficiency may increase the risk of cardiac disease in dogs.

Why not a generic Taurine?

Produced through a patented fermentation process, our Taurine is the purest, non-animal derived amino acid on the planet.

Evidence

Key Findings

Taurine is not an essential nutrient, but does have several important roles across the body

Taurine: the appeal of a safe amino acid for skeletal muscle disorders
De Luca, A.et al (2015). J Transl Med,

Further Research

Diet-associated dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs: what do we know?
Freeman, L. M. et al (2018). JAVMA, 253(11), pp. 1390–1394.
Metabolic variations in canine overweight. Aspects of lipid metabolism in spontaneously overweight Labrador Retriever dogs.
Söder, J. et al (2018). Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae, 62. Doctoral thesis Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Uppsala.,
Metabonomic Investigations of Aging and Caloric Restriction in a Life-Long Dog Study
Wang, Y. et al (2007). J. Proteome Res., 6(5), pp. 1846–1854.
Taurine and Carnitine in Canine Cardiomyopathy.
Sanderson, S. L. et al (2006). Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, 36(6), pp. 1325–1343.
Taurine deficiency in dogs with dilated cardiomyopathy: 12 cases (1997-2001)
Fascetti, A. J. et al (2003). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 223(8), pp. 1137–1141.