Taurine

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Taurine is an amino acid that is frequently used in pre-workout and stimulation products. Research has shown Taurine to reduce muscular fatigue (Warskulat et al., 2004), as well as supporting thermoregulation of the body during physical activity. Taurine also helps to increase concentration. It is often highlighted as a ‘stimulant’ but Taurine is proposed to inhibit excitory neurones in the brain resulting in Taurine actually being a relaxant (Louzada et al., 2004). Therefore, Taurine has been combined with Caffeine in our Pocket Rocket Caffeine Kick to promote concentration and thermoregulation and reduce muscle fatigue while gaining stimulation benefits from the caffeine.

Taurine also acts as a cell volumiser (similar to creatine) which result of this role is that Taurine is held inside the muscle and thanks to its role in calcium regulation this may be beneficial in preventing cramp.

REFERENCES
Louzada, PR, Paula Lima AC, Mendonca-Silva DL, Noel F, De Mello FG, Ferreira ST. Taurine prevents the neurotoxicity of β-amyloid and glutamate receptor agonists: activation of GABA receptors and possible implications for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders. The FASEB Journal. 2004;18(3):511-518.

Warskulat U, Flogel U, Jacoby C, Hartwig H, Thewissen M, Merx MW, Molojavyi A, Heller-Stilb B, Schrader J, Haussinger D. (2004). Taurine transporter knockout depletes muscle taurine levels and results in severe skeletal muscle impairment but leaves cardiac function uncompromised. The FASEB Journal. 2004;18:577-579.