Energy Drinks Contains An Active Ingredient Extracted From…?
The secret is out…seriously taurine is used in various energy drinks.
Taurine or aminoethanesulfonic acid is an organic acid widely distributed in animal tissues.
It is a major constituent of bile and can be found in large intestine…
Taurine accounts for up to 0.1% of total human body weight.
A study by Longhorn Cattle Company, tested some of the top energy drink brands such as Red Bull, monster etc…
What they found might leave you feeling like your stomach is in knots.
They found energy drinks do, in fact contain bull urine and semen.
Taurine is the ingredient that has come under fire…
Taurine is named after the Latin Taurus which means bull.
It was first isolated from ox bile in 1827 by Australian scientists Friedrich Tiedemann and Leopold Gmelon.
Taurine is often called an amino acid…
Even in scientific literature, although it lacks carboxyl group, so technically it is not an amino acid.
Taurine is present in bulls livers, semen and urine.
Taurine is used in energy drinks such as Red Bull is taken from these sources.
Taurine is found in energy drinks as a byproduct of bull testicles and a byproduct of the sulphurous amino acids cysteine and methionine.
The ingredient taurine is a naturally occurring substance present in bull bile and breast milk.
Taurine is supports neurological development and helps regulate level of water and minerals in the blood.
High dietary intake of taurine is one of the factors responsible for remarkable longevity of Okinawans.
Taurine plays an important role in restoring insulin.
And Taurine is listed as an ingredient in many energy drinks.
Some studies suggest taurine supplementation may improve athletic performance, which may explain why taurine is used in many energy drinks.
Other studies suggest taurine combined with caffeine improves mental performance, it remains controversial.
And in one study, people with congestive heart failure who took taurine supplements three times a day for two weeks showed improvement in their exercise capacity.
Up to 3,000 milligrams a day of supplemental taurine is generally considered safe.
Moderation is important, however.
Little is known about the effects of heavy or long-term taurine use.
It’s also important to remember there may be high amounts of other ingredients in energy drinks, such as high amounts of caffeine or sugar.
Too much caffeine can increase heart rate, blood pressure, interrupt sleep, cause nervousness and irritability.
And added sugar from consuming energy drinks may provide unwanted added calories…