The Japanese have a life expectancy that is among the highest in the world. In fact, Okinawa, Japan’s famous “Island of Longevity,” likely has the world’s highest percentage of people over 100 years old.
Undoubtedly, there are many factors that play into the life spans of the longest-living populations, but evidence shows that they all have one thing in common: high dietary intake of an amino acid called taurine. (1)
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”. (2) Its benefits are so broad and extensive that scientists have described taurine as “a wonder molecule”. (3)
Taurine is found abundantly in healthy bodies. Disease states – including liver, kidney, or heart failure, diabetes, and cancer – can all cause a deficiency in taurine. (4,5,6) And ageing bodies often cannot internally produce an optimal amount of taurine, making supplementation vital. (7)
Taurine promotes cardiovascular health, insulin sensitivity, electrolyte balance, hearing function, and immune modulation. In animal research, taurine protected against heart failure, reducing mortality by nearly 80%. (8) Taurine also supports eye health. (9)
We use a vegan friendly, plant-based source of Taurine in our recipes to provide your dog with the significant health support and benefits Taurine offers them.