Thursday, September 21, 2023
Mitochondrial Health

Taurine, the NAD+ boosting, immune boosting, crucial amino acid your diet IS missing. A deep dive!

Taurine is an amino acid found in every cell of your body which is vital to the creation of all proteins in the body and for maintaining proper NAD+ levels. It is vital for fertility and proper development of every organ in the body, and taurine deficiency is a driver of the aging process. Sadly, the modern diet is low in taurine, which may have profound negative effects on the populace!

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  1. Transcript and fasting benefits list. Some benefits of doing occasional extended fasting: High blood pressure is lowered to normal levels very quickly while fasting.
    Fibrosis/scarring is reversed over time.
    Fasting increases nitric oxide release.
    Fasting restores NAD+ to healthy levels.

    Vitamin D plasma levels are increased as fasting improves metabolic health, and vitamin D in turn increases autophagy.

    Stomach acid is reduced over time while fasting and can allow for the healing of treatment resistant ulcers, but some patients may need continued acid reducation medication while fasting.

    Telomeres are lengthened and fasting also increases anti-aging Yamanaka factors.

    Blood clotting is reduced and blood clots and arterial plaque are reabsorbed into the body.

    Fasting stimulates phagocytosis, the ingestion of bacteria, plaques and viruses by the immune system. It will also remove any 'foreign material' that is not supposed to be there.

    Reflexes and short term memory are increased.

    Fasts from 36-96 h increase metabolic rate due to norepinephrine release!

    After 72 hours or more fasted, your body recycles up to 1/3 of all immune bodies, rejuvenating your entire immune system.

    Fasting can help with MS, Depression, BPD, Autism and seizures.

    Fasting reduces pain and anxiety by stimulating the endocannabinoid system in a similar way to CBD oil.

    Thymus is regenerated, which suppresses aging and renews the immune system. The thymus also plays a vital role in fighting cancer.

    Weight loss from daily caloric restriction has 1/4 to 1/3 of the weight lost as lean tissue while many studies show fat loss from 36 h fasts without losing any lean tissue! The hunger hormone ghrelin also lowers with extended fasting and rises from dieting.

    Blood sugar and insulin are lowered, allowing white blood cells to move more freely throughout the body and do their job. Some viruses activate glycolosis (the release of sugar in the body) and clinically it has been shown that decreasing glucose metabolism in the body weakens the influenza virus.

    When you move out of MTOR your body shuts down the building blocks of the cell which are used to produce organelles and proteins. This means the mechanisms needed by viruses to replicate are by and large unavailable when you are in a deeply fasted state.

    What breaks a fast? Anything with protein or carbohydrates in it will break a fast. Most teas and herbs are OK. Most supplements and meds will either break ketosis directly or contain a filler that will. Many meds are dangerous to take while fasting.

    Does fasting lower testosterone? No, it raises it when the fast is broken by increasing lutenizing hormone. Fasting also increases insulin sensitivity, which helps with muscle building.

    Fasts of 36-96 will not affect short term female fertility or affect menstrual cycle. They also may increase long term fertility, especially in women with PCOS.

    The hormone Leptin is an immunomodulator that keeps the body from attacking itself and obesity causes leptin resistance. Fasting very quickly reduces leptin resistance and leptin levels and one day of fasting can cut your leptin levels in half and gets your immune system working properly again!

    Does the body preferentially prefer glucose as a fuel? No, except for brief periods of very intense exercise, your body mainly burns fats in the form of free fatty acids. Your brain also prefers to burn ketones at a rate of around 2.5 to 1 when they are available in equal quantity to glucose.

    Fasting stimulates the AMPK complex and activates autophagy. Autophagy (literally self eating) will cause cells to recycle foreign matter such as viruses and kill cancerous and senescent cells

    Lowering insulin via fasting virtually eliminates chronic inflammation in the body.

    When not in ketosis, the brain can only burn carbohydrate, which produces a great deal of damaging ROS the brain has to deal with.

    It increases mitochondrial function and repairs mitichondrial DNA, leading to improved ATP production and oxygen efficiency and thereby making cells better able to fight off infection. Increased mitochondrial function also has the added benefit of increasing your metabolism and cancer prevention!

    Fasting also releases BDNF and NGF in the blood which stimulates new nerve and brain cell growth. This can help a great deal with diseases like MS, peripheral neuropathy and Alzheimers.

    In fact, the biochemical regulator of BDNF production is beta-hydroxybutyrate, which is the same ketone the body produces to nourish the brain while fasting.

    Fasting also increases telomere length, negating some of the effects of aging at a cellular level.

    When you fast, this stimulates apoptosis in senescent or genetically damaged cells, destroying them. Senescent cells are responsible for many of the effects of aging and are a root cause of the development of cancer.

    A fasting mimicking diet for 3-5 days in a row also provides many of the same benefits as water fasting. FMD usually has 200-800 calories, under 18 g of protein and extremely low carbs.

    Exogenous ketones can aid with fasting, making it easier in healthy people and allowing some people with specific issues to fast in spite of them without worrying as much about hypoglycemia.

    Children, pregnant or nursing women should not fast for periods longer than 16 hours. People with pancreatic tumors or certain forms of hypoglycemia generally cannot fast at all. Type 1 diabetics can also fast but it is more complicated and should be approached with caution as it could lead to ketoacidosis. If you experience extreme symptoms of some kind, especially dizziness or tremors, then simply break the fast and seek advice.


    This list compiled over years of research by the user known as Pottenger's Human on youtube but feel free to copy and paste this anywhere you like, no accreditation needed!

    My channel will always contain an updated version of this list of fasting benefits on the community tab. I also have playlists on fasting and health topics.

  2. I started taking 3g before bed. I’m sleeping better with more vivid dreams. I have been in a happier mood with more energy. When I wake up in the morning I feel energetic instead of groggy. And this is just after one week and I don’t think it’s placebo. I’m gonna continue taking it and see if I notice anything else. I found if I take it in the morning it makes me sleepy, so I’ll continue taking at night.

  3. Great video as always!

    What is the difference to eating pure taurin and eating magnesium taurate?

    Is there other amino acids you think we are missing in our diet that needs supplementing? Been hearing some talk about nicotinic acid (B3) + n-acetyl l-glutamine against long covid lately. But if taurine works better than niacin then maybe taurine + l-glutamine could work better?🤔

  4. Energy drink makers are starting to warm to Taurine. Unfortunately, they also include horrendously toxic man-made chemicals in these energy drinks with the mere spritz of taurine that they might actually put in their drinks. Plus, like all naturally derived beneficial chemicals the body uses, there are qualities of each form of taurine. (as well as any other natural chemical the body uses) When chemical companies are hammering substances to extract the taurine, it might well destroy the benefit the taurine will give you. Yes, the taurine is there but it has been beat to death and may likely be ineffective. If at all possible, it is always better to find the taurine naturally in foods if possible. I do take krill oil supplements that have a noticeable beneficial effective on my health. I don't know if they contain taurine or not, but these krill oil pills are far more effective at helping health than fish oil ever was.
    The explosion in mental health issues may well be taurine deficiency but the tsunami wave of toxic chemicals poisons like Aspartame and Splenda / Sucralose do not help. These chemicals get inside the brain and interfere in every way the brain uses glucose, it's natural energy. Both chemicals absolutely destroy the mitochondria inside the gut as well. I urge everyone to read the ingredients lists of everything you buy and if it contains Aspartame or Splenda / Sucralose, simply do not buy it.
    I will be finding an organic form of taurine supplementation and starting on that, in low doses very soon. Thanks for the information.

  5. I am trying to find the answers to these question: are humans meant to eat plants, or are they deleterious? If we should eat them, which ones? What did paleo humans really eat, and is it possible to recreate their diet? If we can, should we? How much range, or tolerance, beyond the paleo in our diet is permissible without ill effects? What is the limit on injury or disease reversal? Thank you for your valuable presentations.

  6. Hi, i want to order taurine from Amazon but I don't know which one? Is vegan taurine ok? Cause most are vegan as far I can tell.

  7. Hello Brother, i like your work,
    I would like to know if it is safe to do a 3+ day water fasts every week, but i am unsure that i will gain weight beacuse on my eating days, i am eating large amount like 4000+ calories, which by the end of the week it would still be below maintainace.

  8. Would it be viable to consume gelatin to get a sufficient amount of glycine and leucine? It is much cheaper than the supplements and is broken down to Pro-Hyp, Ala-Hyp, Ala-Hyp-Gly, Pro-Hyp-Gly, Leu-Hyp, Ile-Hyp, and Phe-Hyp. Two of these peptides contain Glycine and one of them contains leucine

  9. Is there a particular supplement / form that works best? I eat a can of sardines per day, plus loads of dark meat chicken and properly cooked beef, plus other seafoods/shellfish regularly. So I'm likely getting quite a bit more than folks on the SAD. However, a bit of supplementation wouldn't go astray!

  10. I have wondered about taurine, after learning how essential it is for cats. Not a scientific conclusion, but I figured that we are both 'obligate carnivores', so hmmm, maybe we need more? Amazingly, a good guess. Getting some off-the-dock seafood this week – it was already in my plan, as we can get fresh halibut (I KNOW, expensive but what a treat~!) Also, ox tails are not too pricey (lack of popularity), so more soup for me. Thanks again. 🙂

  11. Great info, i lost my English Bull Terrier to congestive heart failure a few weeks ago aged 6 1/2 and we are looking get another bull terrier soon, do you have a recommended daily dosage for a 35kg adult dog

  12. Nice video.I noticed that if i take Taurine in the evening i have trouble falling a sleep,did you hear about anyone having sleeping issues with Taurine at night?

  13. Our cat has been 'rusting' on and off over the years (she's black but been going rusty-coloured). We suspected the local rat catcher of leaving out poisoned bait, and as she's a ratter we thought she'd been inadvertently poisoned, thus stripping her gut. I tried to find all sorts of answers, and recently started giving her tuna. She won't eat any other fish except tuna. Her coat hasn't recovered completely but it's getting there. This video may answer a few things.

  14. I enjoy your videos and find them to be quite informative. I've always loved nutrition and read scientific literature regularly. Do you have a background in biology? Seems you've done a fair amount of reading/studying like myself. I'm strict carnivore with some fermented foods along with time restriction. Some berries/leafy greens/garlic/onions, but always prioritize animal protein.

  15. Amazing video man! Glad to see more people give taurine the appreciation it deserves!

    I've had very positive experiences over the long term supplementing taurine daily on top of a carnivorous diet

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