What is Taurine and how does it work?
Taurine is a semi-essential amino acid is commonly used by bodybuilders and athletes due to its ability to increase vascularity and blood flow to the working muscles. By increasing nutrient delivery Taurine can promote increased energy levels and lean muscle growth whilst also helping to prevent cramping.
Taurine is required for a number of vital functions within the body and plays an important role in immune system, heart and blood health. Taurine is a semi-essential amino acid and therefore is naturally produced in our bodies, however as a one of the most abundant amino acids in muscle tissue the body is not always able to meet demand and therefore a dietary source is also required.
What are the performance benefits of Taurine?
Taurine is responsible for a number of performance benefits. It is commonly used pre-workout as it is vital for the transport and delivery of nutrients into muscle cells, promoting glycogen replenishment and protein synthesis. It will act as a cell volumizer to give a muscular "pump" and affects mineral balance, playing an important role in the prevention of cramping. Furthermore Taurine is used to help improve mental focus. As an inhibitory neurotransmitter, Taurine can calm the brain activity and nervous system to help reduce stress and anxiety.
Taurine can be taken any time of day for general health benefits. For increase cell volume and nutrient delivery we would recommend consuming 2g approximately 30-45 minutes before training.
How good is your Taurine?
At GoNutrition® we pride ourselves on providing premium quality sports nutrition products that deliver real results. As with all our ingredients Taurine is sourced directly from an approved, industry leading supplier. All ingredients are supplied with an official Certificate of Analysis which can be viewed at the top of this page. Our Taurine is inspected, packed and sealed for freshness in our industry leading production facility, before being carefully boxed and shipped direct to your door.