Taurine has gained in popularity in recent years due to its central role in many popular energy drinks. However it has many more benefits to the serious sportsperson than a simple energy boost.
Taurine is an amino acid which is found naturally in meat, and is stored in our own bodies in muscle (including the heart muscle), the central nervous system, and in white blood cells. It is integral to the way our bodies function and use energy.
By regulating calcium, taurine helps ward off muscle cramps and soreness during training and in the post-training recovery period. It can also make existing muscle cramps less severe and less painful.
Taurine will also benefit the intensity and effectiveness of your training and nutrition, particularly if you train and diet for leaner body composition. Taurine is a cell volumiser, drawing water into muscle cells in a similar way to the actions of creatine. This does more than create a muscle pump, it also increases the amount of nutrients in the muscles which will boost muscle development and speed recovery. It also encourages the amount of glucose which enters muscle cells.
Supplementing with taurine may also help you get more consistent sleep, which will boost recovery and put you in a better muscle building environment. It is an inhibitory neurotransmitter, stabilising pulse rate, and calms the electro activity of the body's nerves.
In our opinion, taurine is a sports supplement with many more benefits than the energy drinks people would have you think.
Better sleep, increased energy, muscle pump, nutrient uptake
Taurine has much more going for it than being a key ingredient in popular energy drinks. It is a cell volumiser, drawing water into muscles to create a pump and to enhance the rate at which nutrients are absorbed. It regulates calcium, which helps to minimise muscle cramps from training. And it can help promote better, deeper, more restful sleep. An important amino acid supplement for muscle gain and lean body composition.
Taurine dosage and suggested use
As a dietary supplement, mix 1.5g with your pre-workout drink (or plain water). Best taken before training to help with focus and to draw water into muscle cells. Alternatively, drink 1.5g taurine mixed with water before bed, preferably on an empty stomach, to assist with better sleep. 1 flat 1.5ml scoop provides an estimated 1.5g serving. Scoop included in package.
|Summary:||great for a pre workout drink|
|Stack well with:||AAKG, beta alanine|
|great addition to a pre workout drink for people who have caffeine tollerance|
|Stack well with:||creatine monohydrate, citrulline malate, beta alanine|
|Great for a pre workout especially if you have a caffeine tolerance like myself.|