THE DRINK - Taurine Free

What Is Taurine?

When talking about energy drink, Taurine frequently enters the conversation because it is a popular ingredient that is often combined with caffeine to help produce an energy "high." Most of the energy drinks on the market, including the current market leader Red Bull boast Taurine in their lists of ingredients. However, as with all things especially energy drinks in general Taurine is not without controversy. Although no one doubts its effectiveness in stimulating the nervous system and increasing energy, there are some who believe that Taurine could have potentially negative side effects when present in high concentrations in energy drinks.

In energy drinks, Taurine is now believed to be nearly essential (or at least very important) in the list of ingredients. Taurine is actually an amino acid that is found in the human body it is a natural substance that our bodily systems encounter every day. In Red Bull and other energy drinks, however, the Taurine is a synthetic element. There is no truth to the myth that Taurine is an extract from a bull’s testicles, although this rumor has been circulating for years. Since Taurine is a naturally-occurring substance, it would seem that it would not be linked to health dangers; however, the problem arises because the Taurine in energy drinks is present in such high concentrations.

Another issue of concern related to Taurine is the question of how Taurine reacts with other ingredients, like caffeine. When given to test rats in an experimental laboratory, it was found that the Taurine caused anxiety, irritability, high sensitivity to noise, and self-mutilations.

A study by Baum and Weiss (2001) examined the effects of Taurine and caffeine on the heart in thirteen young athletes. The athletes performed endurance exercises three times – each time imbibing a different type of drink. Before exercise, Red Bull containing both Taurine and caffeine, a similar drink without Taurine, containing caffeine, and a “placebo” drink without Taurine or caffeine were drank by the subjects in a double blind, cross over study. Cardiac measurements were taken before the drinks, 40 minutes after the drinks prior to the exercise, and in the regeneration period after exercise. Stroke volume was significantly increased in the “red bull” group, and also, in the same group, there was increase in the diastolic intake velocity (related to ventricular function of the heart). The same observation was made in the caffeine group without the ventricular function. This led to the hypothesis that the combined effect of Taurine and caffeine enhances ventricular functions.


Why No Taurine

s a company that cares about you the consumer, and a professional eye permanently focused on consumer trends we became aware of the increasing concerns surrounding Taurine as an ingredient in energy drinks. . Ther are companies who produce energy drinks who have been made to change the name of their drinks as a matter of appropriate description. This means instead of "Energy Drink" they have been made to label it "Taurine Drink" in certain countries. Although research is ongoing, initial findings say that Taurine based energy drinks can increase the heart rate and the blood pressure and in certain cases it has been reported to have been the possible cause of deaths.

There are many articles found on the web reltaing to the concerns of Taurine based energy drinks and how they may be linked to numerous deaths worldwide and that has lead to some countries actually banning some of the market leading energy drinks and other countries whilst allowing these energy drinks forcing the manucfaturers to put warning labels on the cans. What makes X35 "Body Fuel" unique is the removal of the Taurine and all its possible negative effects, and the addition of the Black Seed.