Taurine also regulates Glucose metabolism and enhances muscle glucose uptake. Furthermore, Taurine has been well studied for its cell protection, protein synthesis (protein formation) and anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, Taurine supplementation has been shown to reduce markers of muscle damage and oxidative stress, improve recovery and increase muscle strength and function. The result is a reduction in muscle catabolism (muscle break-down) and improved muscle anabolism (muscle construction). Taurine is also a natural stimulant and nootropic associated with improved cognitive function.