taurine - steal it from your cat
I just decided to add to our own food some of the taurine we bought for the cats
it curbs appetite and makes you feel calm
got it? if you have been feeling famished no matter what you eat and tending to overeat as a result try taurine - and it helps turn fat into muscle
here are some web sites which also mention it helps with fatty liver disease and cholesterol and helps turn fats into muscle [why body builders love it]
from the above web site
One study examined the effects of providing either three grams a day of taurine or a placebo to 30 overweight college students for seven weeks. Those in the taurine group had lower triglyceride levels in the blood, along with a reduced atherogenic index, a measure of the ratio of HDL cholesterol (the good kind) to triglycerides in the blood. Taurine increases HDL production by boosting the activity of the protein carrier of HDL, apolipoprotein.
A beneficial side effect also occurred in the students who took the taurine supplements: They all lost bodyfat. Studies done with diabetic rats show that taurine prevents buildup of abdominal fat, which is considered the most dangerous to health, being linked to insulin resistance, heart disease and diabetes.
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so it is not only good for your cat it is also good for what ails a lot of us
worth checking it out
Re: taurine - steal it from your cat
i had a cat with eye infection and no medication was helping so vet said her eye has to be taken out. all weekend all medication was stopped but I increased her taurine.by monday the vet refused to take her eye out as it had improved so much.
also we have a 21 year old cat who had milky looking eyes and we started giving her taurine and within a couple of days her eyes are so clear with well defined pupils
for me - it cuts appetite so you can look at tim tams and watch other people eat them and not be tempted to even have one.
add to that the fact that it helps turn fat into muscle and I suspect that as we get older we dont make it efficiently and need supplement