Taurine-induced Diuresis And Natriuresis In Cirrhotic Patients With Ascites

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  1. Drareg

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    Taurine-induced diuresis and natriuresis in cirrhotic patients with ascites. - PubMed - NCBI

    Taurine is a non-protein sulfur amino acid widely distributed in mammalian tissues, with poorly understood functions. Taurine administration has a variety of hemodynamic effects, including improvement of cardiac function and suppression of sympathetic activity. Increased urinary volume and sodium excretion have been reported in taurine-fed hamsters. Since patients with ascitic liver cirrhosis have severe hemodynamic and renal abnormalities potentially sensitive to taurine feeding, we evaluated the effects of the i.v. infusion of taurine on urinary flow and sodium excretion and on the hormones involved in the control of hydrosaline homeostasis. Eight cirrhotic patients with tense ascites were given an i.v. bolus of taurine (16 mumoles in 40 ml of saline). The next day patients were given saline only, as a control. Diuresis, urinary sodium and plasma renin activity, aldosterone, atrial natriuretic peptide and arginine vasopressin were measured for the following 6 hrs. Plasma taurine increased ten fold after infusion, then decreased exponentially. No side effects were recorded. After taurine, but not after saline, there was a prompt and significant increase in both urinary volume and sodium excretion. Diuresis increased from 340 +/- 43 to 817 +/- 116 microliters/min (p < 0.01); urinary sodium from 13.8 +/- 3 to 26.3 +/- 4 mumoles/min (p < 0.05). Both values returned to normal after 2-3 hrs. Taurine infusion caused a concomitant significant decrease in plasma renin activity (from 7.7 +/- 2.2 to 4.3 +/- 1.9 ng/ml/hr, p < 0.05) and aldosterone (from 588 +/- 47 to 348 +/- 89 pg/ml, p < 0.05), but no changes in atrial natriuretic peptide and arginine vasopressin. We conclude that i.v. taurine infusion in ascitic cirrhosis promotes a transient diuresis and natriuresis, apparently through the inhibition of the renin-aldosterone axis.
     
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    Hi Drareg,

    Can someone pleeeeese explain this study in layman terms. Is taurine good or bad.

    Thank you
     
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    @beachbum Essentially taurine can be helpful in reducing hypertension through mainly reducing stress induced pressure balancing hormones. The bit of salt lost through the urine is transient but I suggest keeping intake up. I've used taurine to help some older folks with hypertension. Their sleep subsequently improved as a side effect (benefit).
     
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    The study says if you have fluid build up in your abdominal cavity (ascites) as a result of liver cirrhosis, taurine will make you pee more, reducing the build up and blood sodium as well.
     
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    Oh okay. . Coooool. I do take taurine 500mg to 1000 a day. What if I have low blood pressure but water retention. I seem okay on it but from what you both wrote looks like I should keep sodium up?. I do pee alot. I wonder now if sodium is lost then not upping it would keep me in a water retention cycle. .huh that may explain the extra water retention today. So I took some salt and put sodium bicarbonate in my oj help some. I weighed myself this morning I was 145 then after taking the salt I weighed myself 5 hours later 142 and I went for a short walk to circulate the body.
     
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    Actually, i take about 10 000 to 15 000 mg a day, and i cant say ive ever noticed anything.
    Which has been the story of my life with just about every single supplement...from gelatin to aspirin, B vitamins, you name it. Absolute zero feedback.
     
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    Really!!! I don't know if that is good or bad..hmm interesting. I usually have feedback but it is usually the opposite of what it should do. Goes to show you how different everyone receives things.
     
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    Hey Beachbum,
    Interesting your asking about taurine because I wanted to ask Haidut about an idealabs version of this interesting substance,I really don't know enough on it to be honest but it's worth looking at as it can increase conversion of T4to T3.
    Tauroursodeoxycholic Acid - Scientific Review on Usage, Dosage, Side Effects | Examine.com

    I posted elsewhere on this forum about taurine increasing prolactin,It wasn't a great study and I've found nothing since,it may have been before we found the correct dosage of under 2 g.
    It seems taurine is systemic and Peat mentions it in an article on glycine I think,it's similar to glycine was his point.
     
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    A guy over at Phoenix Rising credits TUDCA with helping cure his PFS and chronic energy/metabolic problems. I use it in small amounts daily. I think it's helping with general liver function as well as bile production (gelatin + taurine) in addition to the exogenous bile (UDCA) component.

    I use a small amount of T3 in the morning but in general my temps are better and more stable than they used to be. The TUDCA could be helping with that via boosting liver function and therefore T4>T3 conversion. I plan to keep up with it for a while.

    Thanks for the tip about optimal taurine dosage, didn't know that!
     
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    Drareg

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    This is great to hear,where do you get it?
    I'm fascinated with dio 1,2,3 ,it seems they are dangerous to mess with but D2 seems relatively harmless with a cautious approach.
    Your spot on with liver function but an interesting study in vitro shows it increasing D2 in muscle tissue I believe.
     
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    I started using Taurine and glycine and some other aminos, but as I keep investigating and researching I personally believe it starts with liver health and Taurine was a main amino as well as being the most needed but we are supposedly low in it. I also started using this eye supplement that most if not ingredients are for liver health:
    Twinlab
    Ocuguard Plus (144 Capsules) Supplement Facts
    SUPPLEMENT FACTS
    Serving Size:
    2 CAPSULES

    Serving Per Container:
    72

    • Amount Per Serving
    • % Daily Value
    • Vitamin A -(From Beta Carotene)
    • 2,500 IU
    • 50%
    • Vitamin C - (As Ascorbic Acid)
    • 750 Mg
    • 1250%
    • Vitamin D - (As Cholecaciferol)
    • 200 IU
    • 50%
    • Vitamin E -(From D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acid Succinate)
    • 200 IU
    • 667%
    • Riboflavin
    • 25 Mg
    • 1471%
    • Zinc - (From Zinc Picolinate)
    • 12 Mg
    • 83%
    • Selenium -(From Selenomethionine)
    • 50 Mcg
    • 71%
    • Chromium -(From Chromium Chloride)
    • 100 Mcg
    • 83%
    • Citrus Bioflavonoids Complex -(Containing 50% Total Bioflavonoids Consisting Of Flavanones (Hesperidin, Eriocitrin, Naringin And Naringenin), Flavonols And Flavones)
    • 125 Mg
    • N/A*
    • N-Acetyl L-Cysteine (Nac)
    • 100 Mg
    • N/A*
    • Taurine
    • 100 Mg
    • N/A*
    • Quercetin Dihydrate
    • 50 Mg
    • N/A*
    • Rutin
    • 50 Mg
    • N/A*
    • LUTEIN - (AS FLORAGLO MARIGOLD FLOWER EXTRACT)
    • 10 Mg
    • N/A*
    • Bilberry Berry Extract -(Standardized For 25% Anthocyanins)
    • 5 Mg
    • N/A*
    • L-Glutathione
    • 5 Mg
    • N/A*
    • ZEAXANTHIN (AS FLORAGLO MARIGOLD FLOWER EXTRACT)
    • 400 Mcg
    • N/A*
    What I notice with Taurine it helps my achy joints some.
     
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    l-taurine is converted to l-bulline in the body as long as it has enough l-georginine around. It can't be too much, otherwise it encourages the formation of nitric pboyxide, known to cause erections. If you happen to have in excess, you can take d-avefosterine, draregic or paymanzic acid, all of them will take care of the excess directing it towards the formation of l-allanine. Carbonara bolognese is an enzyme that's involved in the formation of beauty pigment, known as liposuchin. Provided that it's working, the pigment will form mainly in the brain to counteract the systemic hypoxia induced after cells sense their surroundings too perfect to be true. If the person dreams that instead of snow, what's actually falling is grated parmigiano reggiano, then that is happening. It can also give the person daily hallucinations with falling grated pregnenolone.
     
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    So we should all eat pasta with cream & meat & parmesan sauce made by DaveFoster, paymanz, haidut, pboy, and Drareg and l-alllllanine our problems will be solved...?

    I get it on Amazon. Braun seems a good brand.

    I have only the vaguest notion of the ramification of D1, D2, D3 and deoidination. However, if I waited to understand the effects of everything before I tried I would still be sitting on my hands waiting for my health to turn around via research. LOL I'd be interested in your thoughts about D2. I go low with the TUDCA just to be on the safer side of any effects. For example, for whatever reason, drinking alcohol *after* taking TUDCA has been shown to harm the liver in some situations. But taking TUDCA during or after drinking helps it.
     
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    Great point,experience being the true method as always.
    I'm still looking for more research on them as they come up so will keep posting as they come.
     
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    Possibly a touch of a Freudian slip with pboxyide and erections comment........:hearteyes::hearteyes::hearteyes:
     
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    I think so, but there's a key ingredient being missed. And not just parmesan: provolone or pregnenolone are also fine flavorings.
    Dissect this one then: burtlancaustic soda mixed with sodium Solfite converts neatric to neatrous pboyxide.

    Jokes aside, taurine seems indeed helpful for liver problems:
    Taurine and liver diseases: a focus on the heterogeneous protective properties of taurine
    Effect of taurine on chronic and acute liver injury: Focus on blood and brain ammonia
    Elsevier: Article Locator
    @Sol

    Taurine Doubles Liver Glycogen
    TAURINE The Key To Restoring Metabolic Function?
    Vladimir Heiskanen's amino acid article
     
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    Thank you for pointing that, Amazoniac.

    Taurine is indeed very interesting. I have some, but I hesitate to take it because it increases bile acid and I'm afraid it could trigger cholestasis.
     
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    Burtlancaustic soda has been propositioning "sodium solfite"causing a reaction in the environment called neatrous pboyxide.
    :emoji_couple_mm:+:emoji_man_dancing:*:emoji_speaking_head:[:emoji_kiss_mm:]=:emoji_wrestlers:
     
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    http://www.nutricionhospitalaria.com/pdf/3337.pdf
    Conclusions:
    @Sol - perhaps you find something relevant for you.
     

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