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Taurine IV therapy in Orange County
What is taurine?
Taurine is an amino acid found in the body, many foods, and of course energy drinks.
Taurine benefits include improved athletic performance & reduced anxiety.
Taurine is what’s known as a conditionally essential (or semi-essential) amino acid, meaning it can be made by the body… most of the time. Newborns need to get their taurine from breastmilk or a supplemented formula until they’ve developed enough to produce their own. At the other end of the spectrum, aging also reduces the body’s ability to produce enough taurine.
People lacking certain nutrients and/or enzymes may not be able to make their own taurine, and need a supplement to boost levels. Supplementing with taurine is also used to treat a range of health conditions including cardiovascular disease, migraines, insomnia, macular degeneration and many others.
Taurine gets is name from taurus (Latin) meaning bull, because a long time ago it was extracted from bulls (it’s also found in meat, fish, and dairy). Now taurine is typically made in labs and is fine for vegetarians/vegans.
But isn't taurine in energy drinks dangerous?
There’s been a lot of negative press surrounding energy drink ingredients, but don’t blame taurine: the dangers posed by energy drinks come from the high levels of caffeine and sugar mixed with other additives.
Taurine is a safe organic molecule with many health benefits, and an ingredient in many of our IV treatments and Boost Shots.
Taurine health benefits
Taurine has been found in several different organs and tissues in the body, and it has a direct effect on many important functions including:
- Preventing damage to cells in the retinas and inner ear
- Strengthening and protecting heart muscle cells
- Maintaining healthy electrolyte balance at the cellular level
- Central nervous system support by acting as a neuromodulator and neuroprotectant1
- Slowing the release of adrenaline to reduce post-stress anxiety
- Enhancing mental performance
- Enhancing exercise performance & recovery
- Antioxidant properties
Taurine has been used for many other situations and health outcomes as well, and it is still being studied. It has been called a ‘wonder molecule’ by some researchers.
Taurine for athletes
There have been many studies on taurine’s effects on athletic performance. Some of the most exciting findings include:
- Taurine may increase the amount of fat burned during exercise
- Taurine reduces fatigue and makes muscles work harder
- Taurine prevents muscle cell damage by protecting against oxidative stress
Taurine also helps clear lactic acid when exercising, which helps muscles endure longer and feel less sore.
Taurine for anxiety
Because taurine helps with production and regulation of GABA, it plays an important part in calming anxiety and stabilizing mood.2 Low GABA levels have been associated with chronic anxiety, mood disorders, and epilepsy.
Taurine as an antioxidant
Taurine works differently than other antioxidants, making it a valuable addition to IV therapies that help you detoxify. Rather than scavenging and cleaning up free radicals (like vitamin C), taurine helps prevent or limit oxidative stress in the first place. It also helps protect antioxidant enzymes.
IV treatments with taurine
We offer several IV infusions with taurine. We can also create a custom formula for you with taurine.
Pre-hydrate and give yourself a boost before a big event.
Banish brain fog fast and give your brain what it needs for optimal focus and memory.
Recover faster and reduce muscle soreness with taurine and other essential nutrients.
Detoxify and rehydrate quickly to relieve punishing hangover symptoms.
Support your immune system and replenish your system before or after a long flight.
Stay energized and prevent a hangover with extra hydration, taurine & vitamins.
Give your body what it needs to recover and heal after surgery.
Calm your nerves and relieve symptoms of anxiety with a relaxing IV hydration session.
Boost Shots with taurine
We offer two vitamin injections with taurine. To get the quick pick-me-up you’re after!
Taurine deficiency can contribute to depression and anxiety. Our mood-balancing blend of taurine and other nutrients helps you feel better.
Stress can deplete essential nutrients. Replenish with a quick Boost shot to keep on an even keel.
Taurine IV treatments & Boost shots in Orange County
Book an IV treatment online or call during business hours to schedule. We do accept same day walk-ins, though you may want to call ahead first for the next available opening. Our Costa Mesa hydration clinic serves people living and traveling throughout Orange County, including San Diego and Los Angeles.
Book IV therapy online or contact a member of our medical staff with any questions about taurine.
- Wu, Jang-Yen; Prentice, Howard. Role of taurine in the central nervous system. [Pub Med Central] 2010
- Jong, CJ; Azuma, J; Schaffer, S. Mechanism underlying the antioxidant activity of taurine [Pub Med] 2012