Taurine
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Taurine is one of the most popular amino acid supplements and for good reason. It aids in fat loss, boosts the immune system, increases muscle mass and size, enhances post-workout recovery rates, promotes heart health, reduces LDL cholesterol, strengthens and improves brain health and function and more. Read the full product description for more information.


Contents

What is Taurine?

Taurine is a non-essential amino acid, which, in simple terms means that the body can naturally synthesize it by itself, unlike essential amino acids, which it cannot. Despite this however, just because the body can produce it naturally, that does not mean that increased concentrations in the body won’t be beneficial, because they are. Not only is it produced by the body, it is also found naturally in sources including fish, meat, and dairy produce. Taurine plays a number of key roles in the healthy functioning of the human body, and what’s more, according to health experts, if the body fails to produce enough, or if not enough is obtained from dietary sources, taurine supplementation will be essential. The amino acid is rich in sulphur, and in reality, the word ‘taurine’ has Latin origins, as it is derived from the word ‘Taurus’ which means ‘Bull’. Forget those absurd rumours you’ve probably read on social media, about how taurine is ‘derived from Bull sperm’ because that is complete nonsense, as in reality, it comes from their bile. This ingredient is commonly found in energy drinks, pre-workout formulas, and weight loss supplements, so as you can expect, it provides a whole host of health and fitness benefits.

How does it work?

Taurine works on a number of levels within the body, and functions in a number of different ways. For example, taurine protects the heart and cardiovascular system, due to the fact that it functions as an antioxidant which can prevent the oxidation of harmful LDL cholesterol. It also helps to improve brain health and function and can help prevent conditions such as dementia. In terms of weight loss and athletic performance however, taurine functions as a vasodilator which widens the blood vessels and allows more oxygenated blood to be carried to the awaiting cells throughout the body. Because of this, it can function as a stimulant, without the extreme effects associated with other stimulants such as caffeine. In terms of bodybuilding however, taurine really comes into its own as it speeds up protein synthesis, all the while increasing insulin sensitivity in the process.

What are the main benefits of Taurine supplements?

Some of the main benefits of taurine include:

Increased muscle mass

As mentioned, many bodybuilders now include taurine as part of their supplement stacks, due to the fact that it enhances protein synthesis. This is the process in which the body produces new muscle proteins, so obviously the more that it produces, the more muscle tissue will be manufactured.

Heart health

Taurine also helps to protect the heart as it speeds up circulation and oxygen transportation, whilst helping to reduce and remove harmful LDL cholesterol which can block the arteries and cause a whole host of health issues.

Enhanced athletic performance

As taurine also works as a vasodilator, it widens the blood vessels and allows them to carry more blood around the body. The blood is rich in oxygen and nutrients required for energy, so obviously the more that is carried around, the more energy will be produced, and the more athletic an individual will be able to perform.

Other benefits include:

  • Fat loss
  • Antioxidant effects
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Increased muscle mass and strength
  • Enhanced post-workout recovery rates
  • Promotes heart health
  • Reduces LDL cholesterol
  • Strengthens and improves brain health and function
  • Promotes healthy vision
  • And more…

How and when should it be consumed?

Health Canada Recommended Dose (powder): Adults: 1 Scoop(s) 1 - 2 time(s) per day.

Taurine VS Caffeine

Taurine and caffeine are both often found together in the same products (energy drinks, pre-workout supplements etc) and although similar, taurine is still very different to caffeine. Taurine can have stimulating effects, but it is not actually a stimulant, evident in the fact that experts recommend consuming it in the evening. With stimulants, this would not be possible as they would keep you awake. The reason why taurine is thought to have stimulant-like effects, is down to the fact that it increases blood flow and oxygen transportation.

What can it be stacked with?

Many individuals will stack taurine with Caffeine, BCAAs, Whey Protein, Dextrose, L-Glutamine, and Casein Protein. As far as muscle-building stacks go, this is certainly one of the most effective.

Taurine Ingredients

Per Scoop

Medicinal Ingredients (per scoop): Taurine (2-Aminoethanesulfonic acid) .......................... 1.5 Grams
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: none.

Potential side effects

Always consult your doctor before using any new supplements, and discontinue usage if you experience any adverse side effects. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not use this supplement. Though extremely safe, some individuals have experienced the following side effects when using taurine supplements:

  • Diarrhea
  • Mild stomach cramps

Warnings

Caution: Not intended for children, pregnant, or breastfeeding women. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have health conditions. Store in a cool dry place away from children. Do not use if seal is broken.

Allergen warnings

Allergy Statement: This product is made in a facility that handles milk products, gluten, shellfish, soy, peanuts and other tree nuts.

Disclaimer: The above description does not constitute medical advice and is for informational purposes only and has not been evaluated by Health Canada, CFIA, or FDA. Please consult a properly licensed medical professional before consuming nutritional supplements. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease.

Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.

Shipping

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When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.

Customer Reviews

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Alan Sheppard
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Best price around for taurine.

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Steve Gdula
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Fantastic product, easy to digest and mixes well in the smoothies. I'll definitely continue to buy it.

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Helps to support cardiovascular function.

Adults: 1 Scoop(s) 1 - 2 time(s) per day

Ingredients for Powder - 454 g (1 lb)

Taurine (2-Aminoethanesulfonic acid) .......................... 1.5 Grams

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 0 g

Amount Per Serving
Calories 0 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 22%
Unsaturated Fat 0g 22%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 18%
Sodium 0mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 0 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 4%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

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Customer Reviews

Based on 192 reviews
95%
(183)
3%
(6)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
2%
(3)
J
JUDAH BAYAWON

Taurine

A
Alan Sheppard
Great Value

Searched around and found this to be the best value.

P
Paul Jamison
Great pricing

Best price around for taurine.

S
Steve Gdula
Great Poduct

Fantastic product, easy to digest and mixes well in the smoothies. I'll definitely continue to buy it.

C
Chris Walsh

great