Taurine Is Causing Bile Acid Problems

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  1. dq139

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    So I am taking Now brand taurine powder, and I can't take more than 2 or 3 grams per day with food without getting brutally intense bile reflux..why is this happening? I know taurine increases bile but NOW is the only taurine brand that does this too me. What can i do to stop it from happening?
     
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    How do you respond to coffee?
     
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    What is bile reflux? Is it the same thing as acid reflux but instead of acid it is bile? How do you know it is bile being refluxed and not something else?
     
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    I usually respond ok if I have it with a meal
     
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    Yes. Bile is a digestive fluid that is different than acid. Taurine powder is said to increase it. It shoots up into my throat, mouth and sinuses I notice and it burns...I never had that happen before from taurine so its confusing me
     
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    There's a thread on reddit where someone found that only NOW taurine (which he originally bought for his cat) was effective for his own health issue. Maybe there's a lot of fake taurine out there. I've tried taurine from a bunch of places and I think purebulk was closest to NOW in taste (but that was a while ago). The other bulk powders I've tried don't taste the same.

    For the bile reflux, have you tried plain old lecithin granules on your food? I also saw someone say that vitamin E elminiated their bile reflux.
     
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    I usually take vitamin e daily, but maybe I'll up the dosages when I'm on taurine.
     
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    This makes sense with TUDCA being 'synthetic' ox bile!
     
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    Take less of it?
     
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    I'm taking taurine as an osmolyte for the purpose of decreasing albumin leakage in urine. I've worked my way up to 9g/day, putting it in my drinking water. I've not experienced bile reflux though. I'm using a brand called MyNutrition made in UK.
     
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