The life expectancy of the Japanese people is among the highest in the world. In Japan, Okinawa, often called “Island of Longevity,” because it has the world’s highest percentage of people over 100 years old.
The interesting fact is that among many possible reasons for these longest-living populations there is a common fact: They have a high dietary intake of an amino acid called TAURINE.
There is a strong relationship between TAURINE and long life span. TAURINE is the amino acid that aids in anxiety control and stress management. It is does this by lowering cortisol and helps people sleep better.
The connection between TAURINE and a long life is so strong that researchers have dubbed taurine, “The nutritional factor for the longevity of the Japanese.”
It was also called “THE WONDER MOLECULE” TAURINE supplementation strengthens and protects heart muscle cells and the blood vessels, helping to protect against atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes.
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