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Taurine is an amino acid from protein, found in high levels in the retina, and is thought to protect against both ultraviolet light and toxic substances.
Taurine Spray nourishes and defends against damage from UV light (thereby protecting against macular degeneration). Taurine is depleted in diabetics, which raises the question of whether its deficiency contributes to the development of diabetic retinopathy as well as to other complications of diabetes. It is suspected, but not proved, that taurine deficiency may contribute to the development of age-related macular degeneration and that supplementing with taurine may protect against it.
Unlike the other amino acids, taurine is not incorporated into proteins, but exists independently in tissue, most abundantly in the retina, platelets, muscles, and the nervous system. It is not considered an essential amino acid because it can be metabolized in the body from cysteine. Taurine makes up 50% of the free amino acid in the heart and is thought to strengthen it, according to Robert Abel, Jr., M.D.
Dr. Able is a past regular guest on ThePowerHour with Joyce & Dave. Dr. Abel is an ophthalmologist trained at the Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York City) and a cornea transplant fellowship at the University of Florida, a past clinical professor of ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University, a graduate of Wesleyan University and Jefferson Medical College.
To learn more about PREVENTING and REVERSING common vision problems please read Dr. Abels book The Eye Care Revolution.