That is very great news
I will put this message to your own topic, you have made a new one and its easier to have all the messages together
There is no alternative for the Taurine, and it would be the best if Shane try the taurine again.
This is a very important amino acid to help his heart recover.
Like CoQ10, the levels of L-carnitine and taurine in the heart muscle have been shown to decline among patients with CHF. By raising blood levels of both amino acids, patients with CHF have responded with fewer symptoms and improved cardiac function.
L-carnitine is essential for the transport of fatty acids into the heart muscle and mitochondria for energy production and is sensitive to the level of oxygen in the heart muscle. Studies have shown that patients with CHF who take L-carnitine have improved ejection fraction (Goa KL et al 1987; Mancini M et al 1992; Pucciarelli G et al 1992). There is evidence that L-carnitine helps the heart by preventing the enlargement of the left ventricle, which is a critical step in the progression of CHF. Studies have shown that L-carnitine can help prevent left ventricular enlargement after bypass surgery in patients who have had a heart attack (Taggart DP et al 1996). The same results were found among patients who have had an acute heart attack (Colonna P et al 2000). By improving ejection fraction and preventing enlargement of the left ventricle, L-carnitine addresses two of the most serious problems associated with CHF.
Taurine acts by a different mechanism. Patients with CHF often have swelling caused by excessive fluid buildup in the tissues, which puts additional pressure on the heart and accelerates CHF. Diuretics, one of the standard pharmaceutical therapies in CHF, are basically designed to flush excess fluid from the body. Taurine, through well-documented pathways, has a similar effect and has been shown to help reduce fluid levels, reducing the workload on the heart (Schaffer SW et al 2000).
Taurine has a number of other positive influences as well, including minimizing the effect of the protein angiotensin II (Schaffer SW et al 2000). Angiotensin II causes blood vessels to constrict. This is the same protein targeted by ACE inhibitors, which are a mainstay of conventional CHF treatment. By minimizing the effect of angiotensin II, taurine may reduce cardiac remodeling (Schaffer SW et al 2000).
Yes the holiday was fine, we went to Tsjechie but there was to little snow, so we couldn`t ski as much as we wanted, thanks for asking.
Een stap vooruit hoeft geen grote stap te zijn,
zolang het er maar een is in de juiste richting.