1.What Is Taurine?
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, in some food sources such as meat and fish and also energy drink, 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, as such both ingredients are used extensively in many energy drinks including; Red Bull, Monster Energy and Rockstar Energy Drinks.
2.What Does It Do?
Most notably Taurine has 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 (osmoregulation).
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 harder for longer.
3.When Do I Take It?
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 most efficacious dose is 1 – 2 grams per serve.
4.How Long Does It Take To Work?
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 reduction in recovery time following. Consistent use in conjunction with a sensible diet and workout regime will experience the full performance enhancing effects within the first 2 weeks of use.
5.How Much Does It Cost?
Pre workout and amino acid supplements containing Taurine, range anywhere from $1.00 to $3.00 per serve, depending on the size and quality of the product.
Based on an average price of $2.00 per serve, and based on four serves per week, supplementing with pre workout and amino acid products containing Taurine will typically cost around $32 per month.
6.What Are The Top Products?
We recommend using a Pre-Workout supplement such as MTS Ruckus, Jym Stoppani Pre JYM or Big J’s Extreme Fitness Intensity. These products contain only the highest quality Taurine compounds and are some of the best priced products on the Australian market.