- chemically similar to taurine;
- may help slow down decline in brain and cognitive functions;
- anticonvulsant and sedative properties.
Homotaurine, or 3-amino-1-propanesulfonic acid, is a natural-source organic compound found in certain seaweeds. Though chemically similar to taurine, with only one additional carbon atom in its chain, it offers cognitive protection that taurine does not provide. Structurally similar to the neurotransmitter GABA, it also has gabaergic effects and may be useful as an anti-convulsant.
Everyday manifestations of age-related physiological decline in brain neurons include:
However, recent studies on homotaurine have highlighted its neuro-protective effects in a specific area of the brain, the hippocampus, which is the site of memorization and learning. Memory problems, which increase with advancing age, can develop as a result of aggregation of the protein beta-amyloid - responsible for the loss of neurons in the hippocampus and a cause of Alzheimer's disease.
Homotaurine thus represents a major, natural supplement for combating this disease. It interacts with soluble beta-amyloid protein, inhibiting formation of the neuro-toxic aggregates that result in beta-amyloid plaque deposits in the brain, which in turn produce dysfunction - and ultimately death - of brain cells. Taking homotaurine stems the increase in these plaques and reduces their toxic effects on the brain, thus protecting memory and learning function. According to clinical studies conducted in Europe and North America, homotaurine:
Homotaurine is thus a key neuro-nutrition supplement for slowing down age-related decline in brain capacity. For optimal efficacy, the recommended dose is 50g in the morning and 50g in the evening, to be taken with meals. No side-effects are associated with these doses.
Other products may also be of interest for preventing cerebral degeneration and maintaining cognitive ability. Neurex™, for example, is a powerful neuroprotective supplement, while our new formulation, Neuro-Nutrition Formula, helps protect the brain against the effects of ageing.
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