Today, learn how the powerful amino acid, Taurine, might be the key to strengthening your heart health for you AND your dog!
What Is Taurine?
Taurine is a powerful sulfur-containing amino acid and is one of the essential amino acids that your body needs in order to perform the way it’s designed to. It impacts your results when it comes to strengthening your heart (especially if you have an arrhythmia)
Taurine & Dogs
A lot of dogs end up with enlarged hearts and this is one nutrient that they oftentimes don’t get enough of. Humans can have the same type of electrical problems of the heart and Taurine is an absolute MUST to get in the system.
What Does It Do?
- Taurine strengthens the heart muscle and allows it to contract properly. An enlarged heart is due to the extra work it has to do to pump blood, causing arrhythmias that make the heart contract in an abnormal manner.
- It also balances the sodium-potassium ratio in your body which impacts fluid retention.
- Increases circulation
- Stabilizes blood pressure1
- Reduces stress response
- Minimizes heart spasms due to deficiency2
How To Take It
Meats and seafood (especially shellfish)are great sources of Taurine. Be sure to watch toxicity levels when it comes to clams, shrimp, and scallops because they’re bottom-feeders and basically feed off leftover “garbage” of the sea.
A clean, healthy powder form of Taurine should be taken based on your (or your dog’s) weight. 5-10mg is recommended per every 10lbs of body weight. Example: a 100 lb person would take 500-1000mg of Taurine per day.
Strongly consider supplementing Taurine (by eating clean meats or in powder form) if you’re an arrhythmia patient, bothered with heart issues or concerned about an enlarged heart – either of your own or your pet’s.