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

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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Автор Nash Doyle ( назад)
Well the other ingredients in energy supps with taurine probably complement its effects.

Автор TheBlondeOne' ( назад)
Can you do a video on regular Coke and sugar free?

Автор Franco Miranda ( назад)
anybody here from gmm?

Автор willian cavallari ( назад)
It makes me sad that you guys seem to be promoting energy drinks considering how much kids drink that nowadays...

Автор Alberto Palma ( назад)
Taurine can be addictive.

Автор Mmm Bbb ( назад)
count the number of blinks. its less than the number of invisible boxes

Автор Branco Martinez ( 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 ..

Автор ZenTeT ( назад)
so no one really knows what it does

Автор jilly bean ( назад)
he's freaking cute

Автор FreedomWorkShop ( назад)
I thought it was a Chinese supplement that will make me tall and lean. .. I mean tor and rean.

Автор digalittle ( назад)
Hillarious, "like you learned in chemistry class"!

Автор Goche Pet ( 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.

Автор Jaqen H'ghar V ( назад)
bad hair day? lol

Автор Nmethyltransferase ( 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.)

Автор Paul Monterona ( 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...😊😊

Автор Aut R Spacey ( 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....

Автор GorgiGR ( назад)
Friendly remark: The ancient greek word ταῦρος predates the latin taurus.

Автор manualLaborer ( назад)
is this guy bulking up? just eating well? getting older? why does he appear to be transforming?

Автор SKULL CRUSHER khan ( 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?

Автор Niv Nahum ( назад)
blood test for taruine amino acid.indecate i suffer from a defeciny! and the metabloic doctor says taruine link to psycho symtpoms.

Автор deisisase ( назад)
What is really in diet or zero calorie drinks?

Автор luffyy strawhat ( назад)
how bad is it to do nothing all day generally curious what it dose to a body to sit around all day

Автор DigGil3 ( назад)
Why would you drink semen? You people are weird.

Автор bja ( назад)
You know nothing about taurine.

Автор Yasin Mwai ( назад)
do anaesthesia

Автор lost shadow ( назад)
i don't care about taurine what the fuck Panax Ginseng

Автор Patrick Dukemajian ( назад)
Sounds like a load of bull.

Автор Knowerr ( назад)
Thought is was just a Pokemon stat boosting item

Автор Tehbigsexy ( назад)
The only bull semen here in deez nuts

Автор codediporpal ( 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.

Автор Microcola ( назад)
why humans have tinnitus

Автор HistorianOfNukes ( назад)
Energy drinks do the opposite of what it's supposed to do. They make me sleepy.

Автор Chow Tom ( назад)
Keep these answers coming? No thank them for keeping the questions coming, and thank you SciShow for keeping the answers coming.

Автор Jeswen Titomn ( назад)
Energy drinks are BULL SHIT

Автор wtm7899ify ( назад)
painted dog

Автор That Guy ( 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?

Автор mido mido ( назад)
great topic.

Автор nicey ( назад)
cats need taurine

Автор Jordan Harb ( назад)
I didn't see him blink once in this entire video

Автор Bibbly10 _ ( назад)
Cool haircut d00d

Автор Alpha Scorpii ( назад)
So Taurine as an ingredient could be 'bullshit' ;p haha

Автор Nuvah ( назад)
So vegans can't obtain more taurine than there body produces alrightly

Автор Tanjil Rahman ( назад)
Loved your spiky hair, don't take on Hank's style ;)

Автор jobriq5 ( назад)

Автор Chew Kok ( назад)
So I should stop drinking my jizz?

Автор Hassan DM ( назад)
So, does Red Bull have bull semen or not?

Автор Thomas Hansson ( назад)
It is an anagram of URINATE

Автор ironartist ( 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.

Автор clydefrosch ( назад)
have an energy drink every other week or so. don't drink it daily. its not healthy.

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

Автор Zainhype7 ( назад)
Hydrogen, always H+, not H-.. Why? Don't really know.. Can u xplain?

Автор Animatotron ( назад)
Meth is my weight loss pill.

Автор Adam Crume ( назад)
Your body also releases carbon dioxide when you exercise, but that doesn't mean I want it as a supplement.

Автор RustyTube ( назад)
What? People actually pay to drink ta Urine?

Автор John Chris ( назад)
Guys, Q: What is the black night satelite>? Does it really exist??

Автор Onz Brau ( 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 :)

Автор d3j4v00 ( назад)
Did i understand the lesson correctly? I heard this: No real evidence about effects = "no real harm"

Автор Dinesh Thakker ( назад)
how does 5hr energy work, and how does it have 4000% of whatever they write on it

Автор legacysage ( назад)

Автор SNBoomer ( назад)
I remember my grandfather telling me that cigarette companies said their products "seem to be safe" also...

Автор Senegoid Zero ( назад)

Автор tranceman22 ( назад)
Can taurine be synthesised or is it extracted from animals? If so is synthesised or extracted taurine used in energy drinks?

Автор Dominic Townsend ( назад)
You say they don't actually know what it dose but most people are safe to drink it.... ??

Автор Brandon Waite ( назад)
you should do an episode on DMT

Автор Angry Yogbuscus ( назад)
Innit bull bile?

Автор vexingcosmos ( назад)
Whoa whoa whoa YOUR HAIR

Автор ManintheArmor ( назад)
Wait. Bull semen? Think I'll drink that instead.

Who did this to u ??im murdering that person

Автор daedra40 ( назад)
Hey fellas: is the newest video not available to ya'll, too??

Автор Kilgore Trout ( 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?

Автор Isaac Watkins ( назад)
can you make a video on what breast milk tastes like? I really wanna know

Автор Cthulhu Has Risen ( назад)
you are just wearing a shirt!!! awesome now i wont stay up all night pacing think about the jackets.

Автор Jade Madison ( назад)
I heard him hesitate when he said it doesn't.

Автор MrNateSPF ( назад)
Just kidding, Taurine actually is bovine seamen.

Автор Rins K ( назад)
"We don't really know what this shit does, but put it in the drink anyway since it sounds cool"

Автор Daniel Renard ( 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? :(

Автор Dan Super ( назад)
I got a V8 commercial

Автор Cameron Belknap ( назад)

Автор Nick Calderone ( назад)
what would happen if every cell in your body had cancer and split at the same time?

Автор Benjamin Hershey ( назад)
MEAT & FISH ..... so, fish isn't meat?
"Hey bro, whatcha got there? Meat?"
"Nah bro. This is fish."

Автор semderem ( назад)
Did you put the slightest bit of reverb Mr. Aranda's voice in this video?

Автор meeeeeeauuuuuuuu ( назад)
need podcast for this channel

Автор kjell159 ( назад)
Red Bull may not contain bull semen,
it does contain a load of bullshit.

Автор Amy Maistros ( назад)
This is gonna seem like a weird question, but can you get tetanus from drinking old blood?

Автор disneian ( назад)
Thx Scishow!!! This is a question I want to know for so long!!!!

Автор Sabeth Drake ( назад)
Your sexier than hank.

wtf happened to your hair?
were you bored?

Автор Leone ( назад)
There is fish and human breastmilk in my energydrink ! o.0

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

Автор Alec Baines ( назад)
it causes cancer

Автор Scheefinator ( назад)
Guys, seriously just drink coffee. It's SO good for you.

Автор ONI OFFICER ( назад)
But...why is bleach so refreshing?

Автор Vlogwaves ( назад)
Anyone else starting to like Michael more as a SciShow host than Hank (no offense to Hank)?

Автор U Wot M8 ( назад)
So, human breast milk can replace red bull? Nice!

Автор culwin ( назад)
The makers of Red Bull are marketing geniuses. It tastes like shit and does nothing good to you and people still buy it because of marketing.

Автор Eren Reed Kosluk ( назад)

Автор Ashley Rosner ( назад)
Random fun fact, taurine is a nutritional requirement for cats. Without it cats can go blind and or develop an enlarged heart.

Автор Eliza beth ( назад)
Taurine is an important nutrient for cats. Unlike humans, cat's bodies can't make taurine, so they must get it in their diet. Deficiency causes heart failure, blindness, tooth decay, and other problems.

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