What is Taurine and Why's It in My Energy Drink?

  • Опубликовано:  10 месяцев назад
  • Energy drinks- you've had them, or at least you're well aware of their presence in today's culture. But what is actually in these things? Especially the mysterious ingredient TAURINE?

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  • Длительность: 2:28
  • Тэги для этого Видео:  SciShow  science  Hank  Green  education  learn  taurine  energy drink  red bull  taurus  2-aminoethanesulfonic acid  amino acid  antioxidant  free radical  free radicals  International Society of Sports Nutrition  chemistry  

Комментарии: 1 076

  • aussie oi oi oi
    aussie oi oi oi 2 часа назад

    in other words we got no idea either wat taurine does!

  • Nisarg Pawar
    Nisarg Pawar 11 дней назад

    which are the another taurine sources??

  • Steve CVNT Niko
    Steve CVNT Niko 12 дней назад

    you're full of shit CVNT, they added taurine because it helped stopped the fast heart beats you fvcken nerds no fvckall

  • Lily Christel
    Lily Christel 21 день назад

    Is there something wrong with me since caffenated drinks actually either don't work at all or make me sleepy?!

  • Jimmy J
    Jimmy J 23 дня назад

    so it doesn't do shit for people

  • J LA
    J LA 26 дней назад

    Energy drinks do nothing for me and frankly I have serious doubt that it's much different for people who think they help. A lot of it's in your head and I've seen placebo studies that prove this! (they are also overpriced and you're just wasting your money!) ...just eat a healthy balanced diet, sleep well, and stay active.

    • Kamden Kenerly
      Kamden Kenerly 2 дня назад

      J LA Studies that prove caffeine does nothing? Errrr. No

  • Shocking Videos
    Shocking Videos 29 дней назад

    FUN FACT; Bull sperm is red, thats why Red Bull

  • Comter
    Comter 1 месяц назад

    Ya, but then what is the source of taurine in energy drinks if it is not/no longer/never was bull semen? There seemed to be a glaring gap in the knowledge in this video where they just say it isn't from here but then never say where it is from, just where it can commonly be found.

  • Fox
    Fox 1 месяц назад

    when I'm starting to get a migraine like i do almost all the time. I drink an energy drink with taurine and a bottle of water and 7 out of 10 times my migraine fizzles out. Try it out the next time you get a really bad headache or even a migraine, it might just do the trick. look up the taurine cure link on google.

  • Nash Doyle
    Nash Doyle 2 месяца назад

    Well the other ingredients in energy supps with taurine probably complement its effects.

  • TheBlondeOne'
    TheBlondeOne' 2 месяца назад

    Can you do a video on regular Coke and sugar free?

  • Franco Miranda
    Franco Miranda 2 месяца назад

    anybody here from gmm?

  • willian cavallari
    willian cavallari 3 месяца назад

    It makes me sad that you guys seem to be promoting energy drinks considering how much kids drink that nowadays...

  • Alberto Palma
    Alberto Palma 4 месяца назад

    Taurine can be addictive.

  • Mmm Bbb
    Mmm Bbb 5 месяцев назад

    count the number of blinks. its less than the number of invisible boxes

  • Branco Martinez
    Branco Martinez 5 месяцев назад

    before this video I took an educated guess and thought taurine was a stronger version of caffeine but I realized it was actually nothing ..

  • ZenTeT
    ZenTeT 6 месяцев назад

    so no one really knows what it does

  • jilly bean
    jilly bean 8 месяцев назад

    he's freaking cute

  • FreedomWorkShop
    FreedomWorkShop 8 месяцев назад

    I thought it was a Chinese supplement that will make me tall and lean. .. I mean tor and rean.

  • digalittle
    digalittle 8 месяцев назад

    Hillarious, "like you learned in chemistry class"!

  • Goche Pet
    Goche Pet 8 месяцев назад

    So if it's hard to tell if Taurine is adding much - as an energy boosting ingredient, do we know what else Taurine might add as an ingredient in general? Don't think it could be good since it's found in breast milk. We already know animals need milk only at start of life, and that intake of milk in adult years is actually bad for health.

    I dunno man, Taurine doesn't seem right to me, you know, like most of the stuff in our food and beverages. Sigh.

  • Jaqen H'ghar V
    Jaqen H'ghar V 8 месяцев назад

    bad hair day? lol

  • Nmethyltransferase
    Nmethyltransferase 9 месяцев назад

    Hi. So, uh... can someone explain to me in _excruciating_ detail why bull semen in energy drinks is more gross than ox bile? (Taurine in energy drinks is synthesized in labs, in any case.)

  • Paul Monterona
    Paul Monterona 9 месяцев назад

    thats why i stoped drinking energy drinks 2 years ago until present i focused on drinking a plenty of water and milk instead and considiring eating a nutrious food also and now im leaving in a healthy lifestyle...😊😊

  • Aut R Spacey
    Aut R Spacey 9 месяцев назад

    I had green tea with taurine instead of caffeine. It was too calming and made me sleepy. So, for me, I am sticking with the good ole caffeine....

  • GorgiGR
    GorgiGR 9 месяцев назад

    Friendly remark: The ancient greek word ταῦρος predates the latin taurus.

  • manualLaborer
    manualLaborer 9 месяцев назад

    is this guy bulking up? just eating well? getting older? why does he appear to be transforming?

    SKULL CRUSHER khan 9 месяцев назад

    I actually have a question "Why we eat sand when we r toddlers? Can u make a video to let me know why humans do such an act?

  • Niv Nahum
    Niv Nahum 9 месяцев назад

    blood test for taruine amino acid.indecate i suffer from a defeciny! and the metabloic doctor says taruine link to psycho symtpoms.

  • deisisase
    deisisase 9 месяцев назад

    What is really in diet or zero calorie drinks?

  • luffyy strawhat
    luffyy strawhat 9 месяцев назад

    how bad is it to do nothing all day generally curious what it dose to a body to sit around all day

  • DigGil3
    DigGil3 9 месяцев назад

    Why would you drink semen? You people are weird.

  • bja
    bja 9 месяцев назад

    You know nothing about taurine.

  • Yasin Mwai
    Yasin Mwai 9 месяцев назад

    do anaesthesia

  • lost shadow
    lost shadow 9 месяцев назад

    i don't care about taurine what the fuck Panax Ginseng

  • Patrick Dukemajian
    Patrick Dukemajian 9 месяцев назад

    Sounds like a load of bull.

  • Knowerr
    Knowerr 9 месяцев назад

    Thought is was just a Pokemon stat boosting item

  • Tehbigsexy
    Tehbigsexy 10 месяцев назад

    The only bull semen here in deez nuts

  • codediporpal
    codediporpal 10 месяцев назад

    200mg caffeine tablets cost $0.05 each, which is about what's in one of those 16 ounce Rockstar drinks. I gave up energy drinks and just have some coffee and a half a five cent caffeine tablet and easily save $100 a month from not buying those ridiculously overpriced energy drinks.

  • harski
    harski 10 месяцев назад

    why humans have tinnitus

  • HistorianOfNukes
    HistorianOfNukes 10 месяцев назад

    Energy drinks do the opposite of what it's supposed to do. They make me sleepy.

  • Chow Tom
    Chow Tom 10 месяцев назад

    Keep these answers coming? No thank them for keeping the questions coming, and thank you SciShow for keeping the answers coming.

  • Jeswen Titomn
    Jeswen Titomn 10 месяцев назад

    Energy drinks are BULL SHIT

  • wtm7899ify
    wtm7899ify 10 месяцев назад

    painted dog

  • That Guy
    That Guy 10 месяцев назад

    so why are a lot of idiots drinking these dirty tasting "energy" drinks like mine and your alcoholic dad drinks the cheapest gallon of hard cider hourly?

  • mido mido
    mido mido 10 месяцев назад

    great topic.

  • nicey
    nicey 10 месяцев назад

    cats need taurine

  • Jordan Harb
    Jordan Harb 10 месяцев назад

    I didn't see him blink once in this entire video

  • Bibbly10 _
    Bibbly10 _ 10 месяцев назад

    Cool haircut d00d

  • Alpha Scorpii
    Alpha Scorpii 10 месяцев назад

    So Taurine as an ingredient could be 'bullshit' ;p haha

  • Nuvah
    Nuvah 10 месяцев назад

    So vegans can't obtain more taurine than there body produces alrightly

  • Tanjil Rahman
    Tanjil Rahman 10 месяцев назад

    Loved your spiky hair, don't take on Hank's style ;)

  • jobriq5
    jobriq5 10 месяцев назад


  • Chew Kok
    Chew Kok 10 месяцев назад

    So I should stop drinking my jizz?

  • Hassan DM
    Hassan DM 10 месяцев назад

    So, does Red Bull have bull semen or not?

  • Harpreet Singh
    Harpreet Singh 10 месяцев назад

    It is an anagram of URINATE

  • ironartist
    ironartist 10 месяцев назад

    Energy drinks only helps a few people, because increasing the heart rate of those same people would help them in the same way. Those same people have a need for more oxygen, amongst other things, to their brain.

  • clydefrosch
    clydefrosch 10 месяцев назад

    have an energy drink every other week or so. don't drink it daily. its not healthy.

  • Nathan Jennings
    Nathan Jennings 10 месяцев назад

    I'm more of a lo-carb Monster (blue M on can) person, but this was still interesting.

  • Zainhype7
    Zainhype7 10 месяцев назад

    Hydrogen, always H+, not H-.. Why? Don't really know.. Can u xplain?

  • Animatotron
    Animatotron 10 месяцев назад

    Meth is my weight loss pill.

  • Adam Crume
    Adam Crume 10 месяцев назад

    Your body also releases carbon dioxide when you exercise, but that doesn't mean I want it as a supplement.

  • RustyTube
    RustyTube 10 месяцев назад

    What? People actually pay to drink ta Urine?

  • John Chris
    John Chris 10 месяцев назад

    Guys, Q: What is the black night satelite>? Does it really exist??

  • Onz Brau
    Onz Brau 10 месяцев назад

    Taurine is actually added to energy drinks because it's believed to reduce the anxiety and 'edginess' produced by caffeine. Sorry no time to provide references, but doing your own research is fun :)

  • d3j4v00
    d3j4v00 10 месяцев назад

    Did i understand the lesson correctly? I heard this: No real evidence about effects = "no real harm"

  • Dinesh Thakker
    Dinesh Thakker 10 месяцев назад

    how does 5hr energy work, and how does it have 4000% of whatever they write on it

  • legacysage
    legacysage 10 месяцев назад


  • SNBoomer
    SNBoomer 10 месяцев назад

    I remember my grandfather telling me that cigarette companies said their products "seem to be safe" also...

  • Senegoid Zero
    Senegoid Zero 10 месяцев назад


  • tranceman22
    tranceman22 10 месяцев назад

    Can taurine be synthesised or is it extracted from animals? If so is synthesised or extracted taurine used in energy drinks?

  • Dominic Townsend
    Dominic Townsend 10 месяцев назад

    You say they don't actually know what it dose but most people are safe to drink it.... ??

  • Brandon Waite
    Brandon Waite 10 месяцев назад

    you should do an episode on DMT

  • Angry Yogbuscus
    Angry Yogbuscus 10 месяцев назад

    Innit bull bile?

  • vexingcosmos
    vexingcosmos 10 месяцев назад

    Whoa whoa whoa YOUR HAIR

  • ManintheArmor
    ManintheArmor 10 месяцев назад

    Wait. Bull semen? Think I'll drink that instead.

    MOHAMMED SALIH KONNOLA 10 месяцев назад

    Who did this to u ??im murdering that person

  • daedra40
    daedra40 10 месяцев назад

    Hey fellas: is the newest video not available to ya'll, too??

    • daedra40
      daedra40 10 месяцев назад

      The one about booze, btw

  • Kilgore Trout
    Kilgore Trout 10 месяцев назад

    Then there's the obvious follow-up question. If nobody knows what taurine does, WHY THE FUCK DO THEY ADD IT TO ANYTHING IN THE FIRST PLACE?

    • Kilgore Trout
      Kilgore Trout 10 месяцев назад

      +RickySTT ...until they discover it destabilizes mood, or provokes abnormal bone development in healthy adults, or something else. Just because there are traces of it in your organism does not mean it is safe for consumption in large amounts.

    • RickySTT
      RickySTT 10 месяцев назад

      The supplements industry does this all the time. They find some “miracle” compound, make shit up about it, which becomes the new folk wisdom, then market it with the legally required disclaimer. If the sheeple are willing to buy, and the FDA doesn’t see any harm, the supplements industry is more than willing to sell it.

  • Isaac Watkins
    Isaac Watkins 10 месяцев назад

    can you make a video on what breast milk tastes like? I really wanna know

  • Cthulhu Has Risen
    Cthulhu Has Risen 10 месяцев назад

    you are just wearing a shirt!!! awesome now i wont stay up all night pacing think about the jackets.

  • Jade Madison
    Jade Madison 10 месяцев назад

    I heard him hesitate when he said it doesn't.

  • MrNateSPF
    MrNateSPF 10 месяцев назад

    Just kidding, Taurine actually is bovine seamen.

  • Rins K
    Rins K 10 месяцев назад

    "We don't really know what this shit does, but put it in the drink anyway since it sounds cool"

  • Daniel Renard
    Daniel Renard 10 месяцев назад

    One day, I felt like I needed some extra energy and decided to buy one of those large cans of Red Bull.
    1~1½ hour after drinking it... I was fast asleep. Did I do it wrong? :(

  • Dan Super
    Dan Super 10 месяцев назад

    I got a V8 commercial

  • Cameron Belknap
    Cameron Belknap 10 месяцев назад


  • Nick Calderone
    Nick Calderone 10 месяцев назад

    what would happen if every cell in your body had cancer and split at the same time?

  • Benjamin Hershey
    Benjamin Hershey 10 месяцев назад

    MEAT & FISH ..... so, fish isn't meat?
    "Hey bro, whatcha got there? Meat?"
    "Nah bro. This is fish."

    • vamp
      vamp 10 месяцев назад

      "i'm a vegetarian"
      "Where do u get your protein?"
      "i eat fish"
      "so your not a vegetarian"


    • Benjamin Hershey
      Benjamin Hershey 10 месяцев назад

      Really? I always heard it used to mean any muscle tissue consumed as food. But it's good to know not every one does. Usage is key like you said.

    • BigRalphSmith
      BigRalphSmith 10 месяцев назад

      No, generally speaking, fish is _not_ considered to be "meat". Neither is bird flesh (poultry).
      Of course, like any word, It doesn't have a "definition", it has a "usage" and the usage is the key.
      If you use the word "meat" to indicate the flesh of any living animal, then fish and poultry is "meat' (and so would be just about any creature considered "living" that isn't part of the plant or fungi world).
      Most often, the word "meat" is used to denote "mammalian flesh consumed as food".
      Human language is not a hard and fast thing, Ben. That's why it changes over time.

  • semderem
    semderem 10 месяцев назад

    Did you put the slightest bit of reverb Mr. Aranda's voice in this video?

  • meeeeeeauuuuuuuu
    meeeeeeauuuuuuuu 10 месяцев назад

    need podcast for this channel

  • kjell159
    kjell159 10 месяцев назад

    Red Bull may not contain bull semen,
    it does contain a load of bullshit.

  • Amy Maistros
    Amy Maistros 10 месяцев назад

    This is gonna seem like a weird question, but can you get tetanus from drinking old blood?

  • disneian
    disneian 10 месяцев назад

    Thx Scishow!!! This is a question I want to know for so long!!!!

  • Sabeth Drake
    Sabeth Drake 10 месяцев назад

    Your sexier than hank.


    wtf happened to your hair?
    were you bored?

  • Leone
    Leone 10 месяцев назад

    There is fish and human breastmilk in my energydrink ! o.0

  • BobHendriksMusic
    BobHendriksMusic 10 месяцев назад

    Your, uh, right shoulder is an interesting spot for the mic...
    On another note, I loved the vid like always(: