What is Matador?

Matador is a premium Brand of Spey Medical; a UK based pharmaceutical company headquartered in London and operating in more than 18 countries globally.

What does Matador contains?

Matador contains “Taurine” (a sulphur containing amino acid found in the Heart, Retina, Brain, Kidneys, Blood Vessels, Intestines and Skeletal Muscles) as a principal ingredient whose supplementation is very beneficial in various etiologies.


What is the Source of Taurine in Matador?

Originally Taurine was found in the bile of a bull and can be found in cattle pee, but you’ll be glad to know that the Taurine that you take in Matador Soft gel capsule is made synthetically, so not from bullpee.


How Taurine is synthesized in the body?

Taurine is synthesized in the pancreas via the cysteine sulfonic acid pathway, known as biosynthesis of Taurine. It involves the oxidation of the -thiol group of the cysteine, followed by a decarboxylation reaction and a final spontaneous reaction to form Taurine. Taurine is also produced in the testicles of adult males.

The metabolic pathway for sulfur amino acids leading to Taurine biosynthesis in mammalian liver, kidney and brain, The “CSAD route”, represented as a bold black arrow, is the major route of Taurine biosynthesis in the CNS, liver and kidney. The “cysteate route”, represented as thin blue arrows, constitutes a minor route of Taurine biosynthesis in the CNS while the “cysteamine route”, represented as a blue hatched arrow, is not active in the CNS.


What are main biological roles of Taurine?

Matador (Taurine 1gm) performs various biological roles like:


What Taurine does for our body?

Here are some of the key benefits of Taurine in relation to your health. Taurine is:


Is Taurine an Essential Amino Acid?

Taurine is not an essential amino acid; it is a conditional amino acid which means that it is originally produced by the body in amounts sufficient to meet its physiological requirements. However, in disorders, such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), and in other physiologically stressful conditions, their biosynthesis may be inadequate and supplementation is beneficial.


Why we need to supplement Taurine?

Although it’s possible for our body to produce Taurine on its own but certain diets, particularly vegetarian or vegan diets, lack adequate amounts of Taurine. Disease states—including liver, kidney, or heart failure, diabetes, and cancer—can all cause a deficiency in Taurine. And aging bodies often cannot internally produce an optimal amount of Taurine, making supplementation vital. That’s why those interested in longevity should consider this vital nutrient.

A study released in November 2012 made the bold statement that Taurine is one of the most essential substances in the body. The authors wrote: Considering its broad distribution, its many cytoprotective attributes, and its functional significance in cell development, nutrition, and survival, Taurine is undoubtedly one of the most essential substances in the body.”

Because of Taurine’ s essential role in the body, supplementing with Taurine can provide numerous health benefits, including restoring insulin sensitivity, mitigating diabetic complications, reversing cardiovascular disease factors, preventing and treating fatty liver disease, alleviating seizures, reversing tinnitus, and more. Boosting Taurine levels can contribute to better cardiovascular, metabolic, and neurologic health.


Why Taurine is termed as “A Wonder Molecule”?

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. 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.”

Taurine promotes cardiovascular health, insulin sensitivity, electrolyte balance, hearing function, and immune modulation. In research, Taurine protected against heart failure, reducing mortality by nearly 80%. So considering its broad and extensive benefits, scientists have described Taurine as “A Wonder Molecule.”


In which Indications, supplementation of Matador (Taurine 1gm) is beneficial?

Matador (Taurine 1gm) supplementation is beneficial for:


What is the recommended dose of Matador (Taurine 1gm)?

What is the potential mechanism of action involved in the beneficial action of Taurine?

Taurine in Tinnitus:

Taurine Role in Seizures & Epilepsy:

Taurine works by increasing the levels of glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD), the enzyme responsible for the production of the neurotransmitter GABA, as well as by binding to so-called GABA receptors in brain cells, calming them and reducing their likelihood of participating in the random, uncoordinated electrical firing that produces an epileptic seizure.


Is Matador supplementation, safe for pregnant women?

Since Taurine is an essential amino acid for the fetus and newborn (they cannot make Taurine on their own), the mother’s supply of Taurine is essential for her developing baby. If a mother’s Taurine is low during or after her baby’s birth (newborns get Taurine from breast milk), Taurine from her diet or supplementation is important although there are no reliable studies indicating that Taurine is safe (or unsafe), as Taurine supplementation has not been adequately studied in any pregnant women. It might seem logical that the supplements would be perfectly safe for pregnant women, as Taurine is just an amino acid that is found in many foods (and produced naturally by the human body).

It is probably wise to wait until after pregnancy to try Taurine supplements or consult your physician before taking Taurine supplements.


What are the possible side effects of Taurine Supplementation?

Side effects of Taurine supplementation are rare and include symptoms like diarrhea and peptic ulcers. The potential for ulcers arises from the fact that Taurine stimulates gastric acid production. For many people who are low in stomach acid, including the elderly and autistic children, gastric acid production could be a benefit. However, if you have plenty of stomach acid or are taking hydrochloric acid (HCl) to aid your digestion, you may want to discuss this with your doctor or discontinue your HCl supplements when supplementing with Taurine.

What kind of supplements enhances Taurine production inside the body?

Note: Please consult your physician before taking Taurine supplements if you are already taking any of the above supplements.



What are the benefits of Taurine for an expecting mother?

Matador contains Taurine, an amino acid found throughout the body and particularly in muscle and nervetissue. During pregnancy, Taurine deficiency in the mother can negatively impact her baby’s growth, impairing the central nervous system, and pancreas. These babies often grow up to experience impaired glucose tolerance as well as neurological and vascular dysfunction. They can also develop gestational diabetes and transmit these defects to the next generation.

Since Taurine is an essential amino acid for the fetus and newborn (they cannot make Taurine on their own), the mother’s supply of Taurine is essential for her developing baby. If a mother’s Taurine is low during or after her baby’s birth (newborns get Taurine from breast milk), Taurine from her diet or supplementation is important.


What are the possible causes of Taurine deficiency?