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Eggs, meat, fish, and milk are all good sources of the amino acid taurine. Taurine is an amino acid (2-aminoethyl sulphonic acid). It can be used topically as well as as an oral supplement. In studies on hair loss, the supplement dosage used was 75-150 mg. 10

Dietary Sources of Taurine

Physiological Effects and Benefits of Taurine

  • An amino acid, taurine is also a building block for all other amino acids37
  • Studies suggest it can improve hair density and reduce hair loss. In one clinical study a supplement with taurine as the prevalent singular ingredient (75 mg) significantly reduced hair loss and improved hair quality when compared to placebo. Other ingredients included fatty acids, vitamin C, vitamin E, lycopene, plant polyphenols, and zinc10


Note: vegetarians should be sure to maintain vitamin B6 levels since taurine is also synthesized in the body from cysteine and methionine as long as vitamin B6 is present. 37

Do not take amino acid or amino acid-like supplements if you have kidney or liver disease before consulting with your health care provider. 222

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An amino acid.
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A powerful antioxidant found in tomatoes and tomato products.
Linked pair of sulfur atoms.