What is Taurine Spray?
Taurine is a sulphur-containing amino acid found naturally in egg whites, meat, fish and milk. High concentrations are found in the heart muscle, white blood cells, skeletal muscle and central nervous system.
In the retina there are two binding proteins specific to Taurine; and intracellular concentrations are higher in the retina than in any other region derived from the central nervous system.
Taurine plays a role in the process of rhodopsin regeneration necessary for night vision. It is essential to the retinal pigment epithelium and the photoreceptors (cells that we see with) where it is found at levels ten times higher than other free amino acids. Taurine helps protect cell membranes from oxidative attack. It helps transport nutrients across cell membranes, acts as a catalyst to retinal cells that remove cellular debris and assists in the elimination of potentially toxic substances.
Taurine is essential for Diabetics;
Glucose rapidly and specifically decreases Taurine content in retinal pigment epithelial cells. Uptake of Taurine is Increased in the retina and retinal pigment epithelium with higher levels of Insulin and glucose concentrations. Taurine also appears to protect the lens against the development of ‘sugar cataracts’ by an antioxidant effect.