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Last updated 03/26/10

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Hmm. First post I have seen about Taurine in a long time. :think:

Interesting that you discovered it by drinking a energy drink. :naughty:

Thanks for the information, and congratulations on finding your cure!


Thanks for all the answers, I guess breathing is more important than acne............!

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Hmm. First post I have seen about Taurine in a long time. :think:

Interesting that you discovered it by drinking a energy drink. :naughty:

Thanks for the information, and congratulations on finding your cure!


Last updated 03/26/10

Supplements

- 50,000 IU Vitamin D once a week

- 250 - 500mgs calcium citrate per day

- 1,000mgs Vitamin C per day

General Dietary Principles

- Only consume manually pressed/organic oils and fats to avoid pesticides and hexane

- Avoid high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners

- Avoid hydrogenated oils

- Snack frequently (important!)

- Include high fiber foods like beans (chili yum!), trail mix (good for the frequent snacks), and raw veggies (also good as a snack with ranch dressing).

- Make sure I get enough sodium chloride (salt) throughout the day (good sources include ranch dressing (yummy with the raw veggies), chili, and pickles.


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Now I'm craving Red Bull.

Interesting read! I suspect that I'm not too good with fructose either. I'm glad you found something that works for you.

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Thanks for your post! I'm getting very excited about this link between refined sugars and acne. I am also finding that by eliminating HFCS and refined sugars from my diet, my acne is improving significantly. I've had a life-long sweet tooth (along with acne for the past 20 years) and thought I would never be able to cut out as many sweets from my diet as I have these last few weeks. The amazing thing is how easy it's been. I really don't miss that junk at all.

I think it's also very interesting about the Taurine. Years ago when I was in college, a derm prescribed a sulfa based antibiotic for my ance. It worked wonders! (Way better than any other antibiotic I've ever taken -- and believe me -- over the last 20 years I think I've taken them all!) It was splendid! My skin had never looked so good. Everything was fabulous until I developed a severe allergy to sulfa drugs and had to stop taking them. So based on how well the sulfa antibiotic handled my acne, I can see how Taurine would be effective. But I wonder if I can take Taurine with my sulfa allergy? I'll have to check with my pharmacist. Thanks again.

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But Taurine does the same thing! I got a bottle of 60 caps for like $13, so it's waaaay cheaper!

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Huh. Interesting. I'm surprised they make taurine supplements for humans as it's not essential for us. Our bodies make it. Cats need it, though.

You might try eating/supplementing with the other sulfur containing amino acids that are essential instead. Methionine/Cysteine also contain sulphur and are found in red peppers, garlic, onions, broccoli, brussel sprouts, oats, granola, wheat germ, spinach.


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Huh. Interesting. I'm surprised they make taurine supplements for humans as it's not essential for us. Our bodies make it. Cats need it, though.

You might try eating/supplementing with the other sulfur containing amino acids that are essential instead. Methionine/Cysteine also contain sulphur and are found in red peppers, garlic, onions, broccoli, brussel sprouts, oats, granola, wheat germ, spinach.


Last updated 03/26/10

Supplements

- 50,000 IU Vitamin D once a week

- 250 - 500mgs calcium citrate per day

- 1,000mgs Vitamin C per day

General Dietary Principles

- Only consume manually pressed/organic oils and fats to avoid pesticides and hexane

- Avoid high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners

- Avoid hydrogenated oils

- Snack frequently (important!)

- Include high fiber foods like beans (chili yum!), trail mix (good for the frequent snacks), and raw veggies (also good as a snack with ranch dressing).

- Make sure I get enough sodium chloride (salt) throughout the day (good sources include ranch dressing (yummy with the raw veggies), chili, and pickles.


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Thanks for your post! I'm getting very excited about this link between refined sugars and acne. I am also finding that by eliminating HFCS and refined sugars from my diet, my acne is improving significantly. I've had a life-long sweet tooth (along with acne for the past 20 years) and thought I would never be able to cut out as many sweets from my diet as I have these last few weeks. The amazing thing is how easy it's been. I really don't miss that junk at all.

I think it's also very interesting about the Taurine. Years ago when I was in college, a derm prescribed a sulfa based antibiotic for my ance. It worked wonders! (Way better than any other antibiotic I've ever taken -- and believe me -- over the last 20 years I think I've taken them all!) It was splendid! My skin had never looked so good. Everything was fabulous until I developed a severe allergy to sulfa drugs and had to stop taking them. So based on how well the sulfa antibiotic handled my acne, I can see how Taurine would be effective. But I wonder if I can take Taurine with my sulfa allergy? I'll have to check with my pharmacist. Thanks again.


Last updated 03/26/10

Supplements

- 50,000 IU Vitamin D once a week

- 250 - 500mgs calcium citrate per day

- 1,000mgs Vitamin C per day

General Dietary Principles

- Only consume manually pressed/organic oils and fats to avoid pesticides and hexane

- Avoid high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners

- Avoid hydrogenated oils

- Snack frequently (important!)

- Include high fiber foods like beans (chili yum!), trail mix (good for the frequent snacks), and raw veggies (also good as a snack with ranch dressing).

- Make sure I get enough sodium chloride (salt) throughout the day (good sources include ranch dressing (yummy with the raw veggies), chili, and pickles.


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Just to let you guys know, when I eliminated all possible fructose in my diet it really didn't change my acne at all.


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When I eliminate fructose, it helps a lot. When I was eating a lot of fruit in the summer - I don't eat sweets because regular sugar gives me headaches, I got random cystic acne on my ears- not a pretty or painless sight. It had no affect for Super Belly button, but I can now wear earrings again, so as everyone is well aware, we are all different.

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Is it a bad idea to eat 4 apples a day?

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Just to let you guys know, when I eliminated all possible fructose in my diet it really didn't change my acne at all.

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This is a long post, but please bear with me, it's worth it!

I think a lot of the factors that aggravate acne have to do with how the western diet is overloaded with fructose-heavy sugars. Table sugar is half glucose and half fructose. I noticed any time I ate anything with HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) in it, my skin would get worse. So I tried removing HFCS from my diet as much as I could, and saw an incredible difference! It went down significantly! But not completely. Then I noticed that being deficient in b vitamins would make me more likely to get acne along my jawline. I noticed that when I added nutritional yeast to my diet, and the jawline acne improved. So I started a general b vitamin supplement, and the jawline acne went away. But what did that have to do with sugar? So I looked it up. Sugar causes your body to lose b vitamins! But my acne wasn't 100% gone yet! For a long time I didn't know what the missing link was. Then at work a few weeks ago, a girl came by my work with Red Bull samples. I read the label, and all the sugars were fine, no fructose, no sucrose (which is made of half fructose), had some added b vitamins which was good, and some Taurine. I didn't know what Taurine was, but I took a risk. Within the next few days of drinking one red bull a day at work, my skin got amazingly clear! So I looked at the label again. The only thing in there that could be doing it was the Taurine because I was already taking a b-vitamin, and I really doubted the caffeine was helping...lol So I looked up Taurine, and found that in studies, Taurine was able to reverse fructose-induce diabetes in rats! I also found that Fructose is metabolized in the liver instead of with insulin like glucose, and HFCS heavy diets tend to overload the liver so it can't handle it all and so instead turns it into triglycerides which are highly inflammatory fats. For example, for every 1% increase in triglycerides in your diet, your risk of a heart attack goes up 150%. But knowing that fructose is handled by the liver, and that HFCS overloads the liver suddenly made me remember the liver flush threads and how they seemed to really help a lot of people! Suddenly the pieces were all fitting together! In the western diet, our main source of sweeteners are either table sugar (half fructose, have glucose), HFCS (80% fructose, 20% glucose), or Honey, which has the same sugar profile as HFCS (that was a big surprise for me!) No wonder our livers are overwhelmed, we're riddled with inflammation, and it tends to mostly happen with western diets! It's all about fructose! Fruit ordinarily has only small amounts of fructose compared to the levels of fructose our processed food diet provides. But with our overwhelmed livers, we can't even eat natural fruit anymore without breaking out!

Also, with more research on Taurine, I found that it is a sulfur containing amino acid. Sulfur is well known for it's anti-bacterial and healing properties, so that made even more sense. In addition to that, it is a key component of bile acids that helps your system digest lipids properly. A few months ago, I had been taking an enzyme by Enzymedica for digesting lipids (fats), and it really helped, but was way too expensive to keep up, so I had to stop taking it. But Taurine does the same thing! I got a bottle of 60 caps for like $13, so it's waaaay cheaper!

So here's what I'm doing that seems to be so far completely eliminating my acne:

- a low level General b-vitamin supplement (Taurine needs vitamin b-6 to work properly, and vitamin b-6 needs all the others b-vitamins to work properly. That's also why taking megadoses of single b-vitamins causes problems because it causes deficiencies in all the other b-vitamins, so make sure it has all the b vitamins in balanced amounts, but not too high levels. I actually split my b vitamin in half, and take half a capsule every day.)

- 1000mg/day supplement of Taurine

- Avoiding fructose as much as possible! Including HFCS, and sugars that contain fructose, like sucrose (cane sugar) and honey. Also HFCS is in a LOT of foods, so you'll need to become an avid label reader, but I'm sure many of you already are.

- Avoiding sweet fruits for now so my liver can recover.

- I'm also avoiding hydrogenated fats for good measure because they're inflammatory.

So there ya have it! My acne is gone, it's not expensive (it costs me about $25 for 2 months of supplements), and it's not complicated!

I'm sure if you added the liver flushes, that it would work even faster, but I just couldn't get myself to drink olive oil like that! lol But liver flushes aren't a required or necessarily recommended part of this regimen because I don't have any personal experience with them, and the regimen works fine without them.

If some people could try this and let me know if it works for them, it would be really appreciated!

Also, my daily face washing routine is just warm water and a wash cloth, nothing fancy.

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This is a long post, but please bear with me, it's worth it!

I think a lot of the factors that aggravate acne have to do with how the western diet is overloaded with fructose-heavy sugars. Table sugar is half glucose and half fructose. I noticed any time I ate anything with HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) in it, my skin would get worse. So I tried removing HFCS from my diet as much as I could, and saw an incredible difference! It went down significantly! But not completely. Then I noticed that being deficient in b vitamins would make me more likely to get acne along my jawline. I noticed that when I added nutritional yeast to my diet, and the jawline acne improved. So I started a general b vitamin supplement, and the jawline acne went away. But what did that have to do with sugar? So I looked it up. Sugar causes your body to lose b vitamins! But my acne wasn't 100% gone yet! For a long time I didn't know what the missing link was. Then at work a few weeks ago, a girl came by my work with Red Bull samples. I read the label, and all the sugars were fine, no fructose, no sucrose (which is made of half fructose), had some added b vitamins which was good, and some Taurine. I didn't know what Taurine was, but I took a risk. Within the next few days of drinking one red bull a day at work, my skin got amazingly clear! So I looked at the label again. The only thing in there that could be doing it was the Taurine because I was already taking a b-vitamin, and I really doubted the caffeine was helping...lol So I looked up Taurine, and found that in studies, Taurine was able to reverse fructose-induce diabetes in rats! I also found that Fructose is metabolized in the liver instead of with insulin like glucose, and HFCS heavy diets tend to overload the liver so it can't handle it all and so instead turns it into triglycerides which are highly inflammatory fats. For example, for every 1% increase in triglycerides in your diet, your risk of a heart attack goes up 150%. But knowing that fructose is handled by the liver, and that HFCS overloads the liver suddenly made me remember the liver flush threads and how they seemed to really help a lot of people! Suddenly the pieces were all fitting together! In the western diet, our main source of sweeteners are either table sugar (half fructose, have glucose), HFCS (80% fructose, 20% glucose), or Honey, which has the same sugar profile as HFCS (that was a big surprise for me!) No wonder our livers are overwhelmed, we're riddled with inflammation, and it tends to mostly happen with western diets! It's all about fructose! Fruit ordinarily has only small amounts of fructose compared to the levels of fructose our processed food diet provides. But with our overwhelmed livers, we can't even eat natural fruit anymore without breaking out!

Also, with more research on Taurine, I found that it is a sulfur containing amino acid. Sulfur is well known for it's anti-bacterial and healing properties, so that made even more sense. In addition to that, it is a key component of bile acids that helps your system digest lipids properly. A few months ago, I had been taking an enzyme by Enzymedica for digesting lipids (fats), and it really helped, but was way too expensive to keep up, so I had to stop taking it. But Taurine does the same thing! I got a bottle of 60 caps for like $13, so it's waaaay cheaper!

So here's what I'm doing that seems to be so far completely eliminating my acne:

- a low level General b-vitamin supplement (Taurine needs vitamin b-6 to work properly, and vitamin b-6 needs all the others b-vitamins to work properly. That's also why taking megadoses of single b-vitamins causes problems because it causes deficiencies in all the other b-vitamins, so make sure it has all the b vitamins in balanced amounts, but not too high levels. I actually split my b vitamin in half, and take half a capsule every day.)

- 1000mg/day supplement of Taurine

- Avoiding fructose as much as possible! Including HFCS, and sugars that contain fructose, like sucrose (cane sugar) and honey. Also HFCS is in a LOT of foods, so you'll need to become an avid label reader, but I'm sure many of you already are.

- Avoiding sweet fruits for now so my liver can recover.

- I'm also avoiding hydrogenated fats for good measure because they're inflammatory.

So there ya have it! My acne is gone, it's not expensive (it costs me about $25 for 2 months of supplements), and it's not complicated!

I'm sure if you added the liver flushes, that it would work even faster, but I just couldn't get myself to drink olive oil like that! lol But liver flushes aren't a required or necessarily recommended part of this regimen because I don't have any personal experience with them, and the regimen works fine without them.

If some people could try this and let me know if it works for them, it would be really appreciated!

Also, my daily face washing routine is just warm water and a wash cloth, nothing fancy.

This is great indeed, I thought the sugar was affecting me because of candida, but maybe it is a fructose intolerance after all. What type of acne did you have and how did it improve? Did you try eliminating dairy and gluten before?


Last updated 03/26/10

Supplements

- 50,000 IU Vitamin D once a week

- 250 - 500mgs calcium citrate per day

- 1,000mgs Vitamin C per day

General Dietary Principles

- Only consume manually pressed/organic oils and fats to avoid pesticides and hexane

- Avoid high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners

- Avoid hydrogenated oils

- Snack frequently (important!)

- Include high fiber foods like beans (chili yum!), trail mix (good for the frequent snacks), and raw veggies (also good as a snack with ranch dressing).

- Make sure I get enough sodium chloride (salt) throughout the day (good sources include ranch dressing (yummy with the raw veggies), chili, and pickles.


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Just to let you guys know, when I eliminated all possible fructose in my diet it really didn't change my acne at all.

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- 50,000 IU Vitamin D once a week

- 250 - 500mgs calcium citrate per day

- 1,000mgs Vitamin C per day

General Dietary Principles

- Only consume manually pressed/organic oils and fats to avoid pesticides and hexane

- Avoid high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners

- Avoid hydrogenated oils

- Snack frequently (important!)

- Include high fiber foods like beans (chili yum!), trail mix (good for the frequent snacks), and raw veggies (also good as a snack with ranch dressing).

- Make sure I get enough sodium chloride (salt) throughout the day (good sources include ranch dressing (yummy with the raw veggies), chili, and pickles.


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Just to let you guys know, when I eliminated all possible fructose in my diet it really didn't change my acne at all.

It would be illogical for me to suggest that ALL acne has only one cause. But I think my theory might answer why acne is much more common in westernized diets than in natural pre-industrialized cultures.


?tnarelotni esotcurF uoy erA

After all, man is not what he eats, but what he can digest and assimilate. And i can't assimilate much fructose at all!


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This is very interesting. Fructose probably has to be the one thing that I have never tried to eliminate. But I can see how it might cause problems.

Personally I know that fructose doesn't cause breakouts for me directly, because I eat it all the time and I'm clear. But could it be taxing my liver, causing other things to break me out? Who knows.

I have thought a lot about how fruits actually weren't that common in the hunter-gatherer diet and even more-so in a traditional agricultural diet. Although it would depend a lot on where your ancestors came from, because warmer climates would have much more fruit available.

Perhaps some people aren't well-adapted to eating fruit/fructose? I don't really know. But thanks for this great post. It made me think a lot.


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This is very interesting. Fructose probably has to be the one thing that I have never tried to eliminate. But I can see how it might cause problems.

Personally I know that fructose doesn't cause breakouts for me directly, because I eat it all the time and I'm clear. But could it be taxing my liver, causing other things to break me out? Who knows.

I have thought a lot about how fruits actually weren't that common in the hunter-gatherer diet and even more-so in a traditional agricultural diet. Although it would depend a lot on where your ancestors came from, because warmer climates would have much more fruit available.

Perhaps some people aren't well-adapted to eating fruit/fructose? I don't really know. But thanks for this great post. It made me think a lot.


Last updated 03/26/10

Supplements

- 50,000 IU Vitamin D once a week

- 250 - 500mgs calcium citrate per day

- 1,000mgs Vitamin C per day

General Dietary Principles

- Only consume manually pressed/organic oils and fats to avoid pesticides and hexane

- Avoid high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners

- Avoid hydrogenated oils

- Snack frequently (important!)

- Include high fiber foods like beans (chili yum!), trail mix (good for the frequent snacks), and raw veggies (also good as a snack with ranch dressing).

- Make sure I get enough sodium chloride (salt) throughout the day (good sources include ranch dressing (yummy with the raw veggies), chili, and pickles.


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Hi there,

I have found that when I eat refined food and sugars that it definitely has an effect on my skin. Where can you buy the Taurine supplement, do you have any suggestions......Can you take Taurine while on accutane. Also I find that when I cut out so many sugars and have made changes to my diet, I have lost a lot of weight that I don't want to lose. Any suggestions?

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Wow... it all makes sense!

So for those of us who are avoiding wheat, it sounds like wheat may not be the problem but instead the HFCS contained in basically all wheat products. If that were the case, I could just bake my own bread using xylitol instead of sugar.

Look what wikipedia has to say about it:

A recent report suggests that consumption of xylitol may help control oral infections of Candida yeast; in contrast, galactose, glucose and sucrose may increase proliferation.[17]

Amazing. It even ties in candida. I love it.

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interesting info in here.... Im gonna have to give taurine a go

I eat a lot of apples daily too, guess thats gonna have to change while i experiment

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Hi there,

I have found that when I eat refined food and sugars that it definitely has an effect on my skin. Where can you buy the Taurine supplement, do you have any suggestions......Can you take Taurine while on accutane. Also I find that when I cut out so many sugars and have made changes to my diet, I have lost a lot of weight that I don't want to lose. Any suggestions?


Last updated 03/26/10

Supplements

- 50,000 IU Vitamin D once a week

- 250 - 500mgs calcium citrate per day

- 1,000mgs Vitamin C per day

General Dietary Principles

- Only consume manually pressed/organic oils and fats to avoid pesticides and hexane

- Avoid high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners

- Avoid hydrogenated oils

- Snack frequently (important!)

- Include high fiber foods like beans (chili yum!), trail mix (good for the frequent snacks), and raw veggies (also good as a snack with ranch dressing).

- Make sure I get enough sodium chloride (salt) throughout the day (good sources include ranch dressing (yummy with the raw veggies), chili, and pickles.


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Wow... it all makes sense!

So for those of us who are avoiding wheat, it sounds like wheat may not be the problem but instead the HFCS contained in basically all wheat products. If that were the case, I could just bake my own bread using xylitol instead of sugar.

Look what wikipedia has to say about it:

A recent report suggests that consumption of xylitol may help control oral infections of Candida yeast; in contrast, galactose, glucose and sucrose may increase proliferation.[17]

Amazing. It even ties in candida. I love it.


Last updated 03/26/10

Supplements

- 50,000 IU Vitamin D once a week

- 250 - 500mgs calcium citrate per day

- 1,000mgs Vitamin C per day

General Dietary Principles

- Only consume manually pressed/organic oils and fats to avoid pesticides and hexane

- Avoid high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners

- Avoid hydrogenated oils

- Snack frequently (important!)

- Include high fiber foods like beans (chili yum!), trail mix (good for the frequent snacks), and raw veggies (also good as a snack with ranch dressing).

- Make sure I get enough sodium chloride (salt) throughout the day (good sources include ranch dressing (yummy with the raw veggies), chili, and pickles.


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I found this. This is an article about taurine derivatives being used topically to treat acne. Not exactly the same as taking it internally, but maybe there is some sort of connection.

Arch Immunol Ther Exp (Warsz). ;54 (1):61-8 16642259

Susceptibility of Propionibacterium acnes and Staphylococcus epidermidis to killing by MPO-halide system products. Implication for taurine bromamine as a new candidate for topical therapy in treating acne vulgaris.

[My paper] Janusz Marcinkiewicz , Rafał Biedroń , Anna Białecka , Andrzej Kasprowicz , Monika Mak , Marta Targosz

Introduction: Taurine chloramine (TauCl) and taurine bromamine (TauBr) are the main haloamines produced by activated neutrophils. TauCl exerts both anti-inflammatory and microbicidal activities. Clinical studies showed that TauCl may be useful as an antimicrobial agent in the local treatment of infections. Much less is known about TauBr. Circumstantial evidence suggests that Propionibacterium acnes (PA) has a role in the inflammation of acne. Available topical therapies include antimicrobial agents which reduce total PA numbers and anti-inflammatory agents which suppress activity of the cells present in acne inflammatory lesions. In this study the bactericidal activities of TauBr and TauCl against PA and Staphylococcus epidermidis (SE), as a control strain, were investigated. Moreover, the influence of these haloamines on the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by activated neutrophils was also tested.Materials and Methods: TauBr and TauCl were prepared by reaction of taurine with HOBr and HOCl, respectively. The reaction was monitored by UV absorption spectra. The bactericidal activities of TauBr and TauCl were determined by the pourplate method. The generation of ROS by neutrophils was determined by luminol chemiluminescence assay.Results: In our experimental set-up, TauBr showed stronger antibacterial activity than TauCl. Interestingly, PA was significantly more susceptible to TauBr than SE was. Moreover, TauBr at non-cytotoxic concentrations significantly reduced ROS generation by neutrophils.Conclusions: Since PA is considered to be an etiological agent in acne and ROS are closely correlated with the pathogenesis of inflammatory skin diseases, the reported data suggest that TauBr may be a good candidate for the topical therapy for acne vulgaris.

My theory is as follows. You know how some people do very well on high protein diets for acne? Perhaps people are able to synthesize or utilize dietary taurine much more efficiently than others. For those not so lucky, those who might have ancestors who adapted to eating high meat protein diets, they might require substantially more taurine in their diet to support a healthy immune system. This is only a theory, but could potentially be a missing link for those who have tried fish oil, multivitamins and cutting out grains and dairy, etc etc. Unless they are eating tons of meat, they could still be missing out on a key piece of nutrition. Anyway, gnc sells taurine for like 5 bucks, big deal.

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