I still have the box of taurine. I hope it'll be of help once I can decrease my need for stress hormones enough. I'm slowly getting there .
Not thinking......that was NOT so good of an experiment for you! The depression it caused and low energy, lack of even energy to talk or interact...not thinking. Maybe, pass that one on. (My friends love me, they have gotten to try so many of my discards and failed experiments, for free.)
There will be another way to tweak, when one thing fails. Keep looking......... and it may be the combination. I couldn't use beta alanine, but could L-Carnosine and it is what makes it up along with histidine.
L-Carnosine also takes down aldehydes and ups histamine. Histamine also helps take down acetaldehyde. This is a whole new approach for me with MCAS. Increasing histamine to tweak the histamine receptors to moderate histamine and make it work correctly. There is a thread on this too. I'm NO LONGER using antihistamines, but adding histamine to correct an over response to histamine. Complex and a bit complicated. But I've about got that one figured out.
Here's article on L-Carnosine and aldehydes.
Detoxification of aldehydes by histidine-containing dipeptides: from chemistry to clinical implications
Aldehydes are generated by oxidized lipids and carbohydrates at increased levels under conditions of metabolic imbalance and oxidative stress during atherosclerosis, myocardial and cerebral ischemia, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases and trauma. In ...