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Taurine is an amino acid also known as 2-Aminoethylsulfonic Acid, and L-Taurine.

Taurine is found in large amounts in the brain, retina, heart, and blood cells.

Some people take taurine supplements as medicine to treat various conditions including congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, liver disease, high cholesterol, and cystic fibrosis.

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