Lifestyle: taurine, part 0

Lifestyle means constant self-tutoring. The tutor begins research about taurine.

I was talking to a student the other day who consumes energy drinks. She mentioned they can be controversial, so I asked why. The caffeine and taurine content, she answered, are two points of concern.

Compared to a cup of coffee, her drink seemed to have about 50% more caffeine. The taurine was around 1500mg; I don’t remember exactly.

I’m no one to give lifestyle advice, but I drink two pots of coffee per day. The caffeine content, therefore, did not give me pause. The taurine I’m much less familiar with, so did some preliminary research today.

Two sources I visited say that taurine, up to 3000mg per day, can be considered safe. (I assume that’s for an adult, of course.)

So, if one can contains over 1500mg taurine, then perhaps two cans per day is not suggested.

I’ll be talking more about taurine, caffeine, and energy drinks.




Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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