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Taurine the amino acid of tranquility

Taurine one of my favorite amino acids to offset the challenges of a stressful lifestyle. 

Here is an amino acid I love to use in the evening to assist in relaxing the mind as well as aiding sleep and reducing anxiety. All though technically taurine will not assist in sleep, its anxiety reducing capabilities will relax the brain enough to assist in sleep.

Taurine is one of the inhibitory amino acids in the body and can assist at reducing over excitation in the brain. Think, reduced anxiety and increase GABA, the neurotransmitter that regulates and keeps in check excitatory neurotransmitters. Basically, that means it will help you “come back down” from being too anxious or “up”.

Taurine has been associated with reducing blood pressure, increasing GABA, and reduce depression.

Depending on a patient’s level of anxiety and stress as well as the results from a neurotransmitter test I perform with patients called “The Braverman Profile” I will prescribe typically, dosages around the range of 2-6 grams per day.

Want to learn more about taurine and other supplements check out www.examine.com. 



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June 23, 2017
Dr. Myers

The objective at Myers Chiropractic & Functional Health is to treat the entire neuromusculoskeletal system including the spine, but also including joints, muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and nerves from the rest of the body. Dr. Myers focuses not only on the joints of the body, but most specifically the muscular system within the body and its dysfunction, resulting in your problem(s).