What is Taurine?

Also known as 2-aminoethanesulfonic acid, it was first isolated from oxalis. It is widely distributed in animal tissues and cells to maintain the normal functioning and balance of body functions and has a role in the maintenance and improvement of immune function. Taurine is not involved in protein synthesis in the body and is present in free form or in simple peptides.

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Taurine stabilizes cell membranes, aids in digestion, supports neurological function, acts as an antioxidant, and helps regulate heart and muscle function. Taurine is commonly found in energy drinks due to its potential to enhance physical and mental performance. It may improve exercise performance, support mental alertness, and aid in hydration by regulating electrolyte balance. Additionally, taurine's antioxidant properties may provide added benefits for overall health and well-being.

U.S. FDA (GRN No. 586): Taurine is GRAS certified for use as an ingredient in water-fortified beverages at a concentration of 0.0045%.

Japan (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) issued Food Safety Notice No. 0623002): Taurine is classified as a substance that does not affect human health

European Union (EU) Regulation 2015/722: Taurine is approved for use as a feed additive in canines, felines, ferrets, and carnivorous fish


Specifications of Taurine:

AppearanceColorless or white crystals, or a white crystalline powderWhite crystalline powder
IdentificationPH Value: Between 4.1 and 5.64.99
(1)Clarity and color of the solutionClear and colorlessMeet the requirement
(2)Chlorideno more than 0.011%<0.01%
(3)Sulfateno more than 0.010%<0.01%
(4)Ammoniumno more than 0.02%<0.02%
(5)Heavy Metalsno more than 10ppm<5ppm
(6)Ironno more than 10ppm<5ppm
(7)Related Substancesno more than 0.2%<0.2%
Loss On Dryno more than 0.2%0.03%
Residue On Ignitionno more than 0.1%0.06%
Total Aerobic Microbial Countno more than 100cfu/g<10cfu/g
Total Number of Yeasts and Moldsno more than 10cfu/g<10cfu/g
E.Coli/10gNegativeNot detected
when dried, contains not less than 99.0% and not more than 101.0% of C2H7NO3S
Conclusion: according to JP17& USP40  Complies With JP17&USP40

Application dosage of Taurine?

According to GB14880-2012 National Food Safety Standard for the Use of Food Nutrition Fortification: Taurine is a food nutrition fortification.

Nutrition fortificationFood category No.Food category
01.01.03Prepared milk0.1g/kg-0.5g/kg
01.02.02Flavored Fermented Milk0.1g/kg-0.5g/kg
01.03.02Prepared milk powder0.3g/kg-0.5g/kg
01.06Cheese and reconstituted cheese0.3g/kg-0.5g/kg
01.08Other dairy products0.3g/kg-0.5g/kg flour, Soybean milk powder0.3g/kg-0.5g/kg milk0.06g/kg-0.1g/kg
14.03.01Dairy beverages0.1g/kg-0.5g/kg purpose beverages0.1g/kg-0.5g/kg beverages0.4g/kg-0.6g/kg
14.06Solid Drinks1.1g/kg-1.4g/kg

What is the principle that taurine can relieve the physical fatigue brought by exercise?

1. Exercise can increase free radicals, enhance lipid peroxidation reaction, and damage tissue cell membranes, taurine can organize and inhibit such changes and improve exercise capacity

2. Taurine can regulate the dysregulation of Ca2+ homeostasis and can regulate the transmembrane transport of Ca2+ in both directions, which is a good regulator of endogenous Ca2+ homeostasis

3. Liver glycogen reserves contribute to endurance and work capacity, and taurine can increase liver glycogen reserves and reduce lactate production and accumulation

What does taurine do for cats?

1. Protect normal retinal function: Taurine is an essential amino acid in cats and cannot be synthesized on its own. Insufficient taurine intake will lead to abnormal retinal function.

2. Enhance immunity: Taurine deficiency may impair the ability of the gastrointestinal tract to recognize and initiate appropriate immune responses

3. Promote digestion and absorption of fats and lipids: Taurine combines with bile acids to form taurocholic acid, thereby promoting fat emulsification, increasing lipase activity, and assisting in the digestion and absorption of neutral fats, cholesterol, fat-soluble Vitamin, and other lipid-soluble biomass

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