Like the neurotransmitter, GABA, taurine has a calming effect on the
brain, inhibiting the excitation of nerve cells. GABA deficiencies
are commonly found in children diagnosed with autism, migraines and/or
ADD. Taurine has been shown inhibit the firing of nerve cells and
rectifies abnormal concentrations of glutamate. Magnesium
also blocks the excito-toxic effects of glutamate. Magnesium plays
an important role in the metabolic regulation of taurine and taurine can
substitute for magnesium in the presence of magnesium deficiencies.
Both glutamate (found in monosodium glutamate - MSG) and aspartate
(found in diet-pop sweetened with aspartame) are excito-toxins that can
over-stimulate the firing of nerve cells in children whose brains do not
produce enough of the calming neurotransmitter, GABA. It is
theorized by some autism researchers that the presence of mercury in the
brain can inhibit the production of GABA. When not enough GABA is
present, these excito-toxins over-stimulate the nerves, resulting in
stunting and/or killing off of nerve cells.
A typical physical reaction to excito-toxins could be a child
becoming extremely hyperactive upon ingesting the excito-toxin for
several hours, followed by one or more days of lethargy an/or
regression. Using the magnesium-taurine complex may
help normalize this hyperexcitiability, protecting the brain's nerve
Needless to say, children within the autism spectrum should avoid
products that contain excito-toxins, such as (MSG (labelled on foods as
MSG, monosodium Glutamate, Modified Food Starch, and can be hidden
within the catch-all ingredient, "Natural Flavorings").
Also any foods containing aspartame, such as diet pop should
A related supplement that is effective in protecting the GABA
producing area of the brain and promotes the production of GABA is Carn-Aware.
Ingredients: 1 capsule provides the following percentages of
the Daily Value:
% DAILY VALUE
* No Daily Value has been established for this ingredient
Dosage: 1 to 2 more capsules daily or as suggest by your health
Other ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Silicon Dioxide.
This supplement does not contain: wheat, rye, oats, corn,
barley, gluten, sugar, wax, soy, egg, yeast, salicylates, preservatives,
casein (or any other milk derivative).
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diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.