Taurine was first identified and isolated from the bile of the ox (Bos taurus), from which it derives its name. It is an important amino acid with many functions in the body including osmoregulation and calcium homeostasis. It provides substrate for bile salt synthesis and supports a number of bodily systems, particularly the nervous system1.
Exercise is an essential and integral part of a healthy and optimal lifestyle. The benefits of exercise are extremely well documented with overwhelming evidence that lifelong exercise is associated with an increased health span, delaying the onset of forty chronic conditions and diseases.1
Bev Alderson is a Mindfulness, Yoga and Stress Management Consultant. Bev works with individuals, groups and workplaces who want to take a more positive and proactive approach to enhancing wellbeing, and in turn achieve greater results.
In this week’s article, we provide a roundup of some of the most recent health and nutrition related articles in the news, five items comprising:
- Majority of parents don’t know how much exercise children need
- Long working hours ‘linked to stroke risk’
- Too much cleanliness not bad for health, report on hygiene says
- Calls for supplement uptake drive as vit D deficiency highest in adults aged 50+
- Night owls: Simple sleep tweaks boost wellbeing
There are some supplements which may be helpful for a specific ailment or condition and others which could provide benefit to many – hello probiotics and omega-3! While often considered less frequently than these, CoQ10 stands firmly in the ‘universal benefit’ category.
In a small study evaluating Cytoplan’s Brain Health Programme, participants reported a significant reduction in symptoms of stress, anxiety, and overall psychological distress, as well as an improvement in cognitive health.