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What is taurine?

Hi All

This time we are going to be looking at taurine.

Taurine is a non-essential amino acid produced naturally within the body. It is often found in various energy drinks, but it’s also found in fish, meat, eggs, and milk, as well as many creatine and protein products.

This supplement is normally used as an energy aid (due to its effect on nervous and brain function), with producers claiming it helps to improve energy levels.  When this is looked at in terms of energy drinks, the greatest part of the drink that aids performance is he caffeine rather than the taurine.

It is also used as part of protein based products to help to reduce the breakdown of muscle tissue and to aid recovery.  This has had limited research to support its claims.

TOM

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