Taurine, also know as L-Taurine, is a naturally occurring organic acid that contains sulfur. It is often referred to as an amino acid but is not involved in the process of protein synthesis.
Naturally, Taurine is found in considerable amounts in the heart and brain, and in some food sources such as meat and fish. Taurine is supplemented into products such as energy drinks, pre-workouts, and bodybuilding performance supplements.
It has been suggested in studies that the combination of Taurine and Caffeine offers significant improvements in mental performance.
Taurine has also been shown to contain properties that assist in the regulation of muscular contraction and force during strength and aerobic activity. In particular, Taurine acts to increase muscle force production and enhance fatigue resistance from severe high-intensity exercise by increasing the efficiency of the heart (stroke volume) and maintaining cell volume.
Combined with a sensible diet and workout regime, Taurine can assist in maintaining muscular performance and intensity during exercise, allowing you to train and compete with higher intensity, for longer.
How to consume
To take advantage of the enhanced muscle function and fatigue resisting properties of Taurine, it is best taken 15 - 30 minutes before exercise. Pre-workout and sports performance supplements containing Taurine should be taken with water before exercise. The best dose is 1 – 2 grams per serve.
Taurine starts working as soon as it enters the bloodstream, which is typically 15 - 30 minutes after consumption. Users may experience an increase in exercise capacity and reduced recovery time following.
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