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.
Specifications of Taurine:
|Appearance||Colorless or white crystals, or a white crystalline powder||White crystalline powder|
|Identification||PH Value: Between 4.1 and 5.6||4.99|
|(1)Clarity and color of the solution||Clear and colorless||Meet the requirement|
|(2)Chloride||no more than 0.011%||<0.01%|
|(3)Sulfate||no more than 0.010%||<0.01%|
|(4)Ammonium||no more than 0.02%||<0.02%|
|(5)Heavy Metals||no more than 10ppm||<5ppm|
|(6)Iron||no more than 10ppm||<5ppm|
|(7)Related Substances||no more than 0.2%||<0.2%|
|Loss On Dry||no more than 0.2%||0.03%|
|Residue On Ignition||no more than 0.1%||0.06%|
|Total Aerobic Microbial Count||no more than 100cfu/g||<10cfu/g|
|Total Number of Yeasts and Molds||no more than 10cfu/g||<10cfu/g|
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 fortification||Food category No.||Food category||Dosage|
|01.02.02||Flavored Fermented Milk||0.1g/kg-0.5g/kg|
|01.03.02||Prepared milk powder||0.3g/kg-0.5g/kg|
|01.06||Cheese and reconstituted cheese||0.3g/kg-0.5g/kg|
|01.08||Other dairy products||0.3g/kg-0.5g/kg|
|04.04.01.07||Soybean flour, Soybean milk powder||0.3g/kg-0.5g/kg|
|14.04.02.01||Special purpose beverages||0.1g/kg-0.5g/kg|
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
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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