#1
iyerr, .. right, does anbody know if its true about torine?? ((found in energy drinks))

apparently, it comes from a bulls testicle =s i just didnt know weather to belive it or not when i got told, . i still wont stop drinking red bull though, ..

mmm yumm yumm.
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#2
Isn't it Taurine?

Also, isn't that waht Wiki/Google is for?
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#3
Bull Urine...
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#4
Taurine as in Taurus, I believe.

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#6
Taurine is a chemical made to mimick the properties of bull sperm (minus the getting cows preganant thing)
Well, thats what I've heard anyway lol
wen i ask they say that they fall into the habit smhw ........but nyways i think there is a connection smwhere. Now i being a teetollar will not give into this habit nyhw

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Taurine as in Taurus, I believe.

Edit: *rapes metacarpi's internal organs*


Ow, my oesophagus!
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#8
Wikipedia says that Taurine can be found in bull urine and semen, but this is not the source for the Taurine they use in any food or medical products. The stuff you find in Red Bull is synthesised in a lab.
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Wikipedia says that Taurine can be found in bull urine and semen, this is not the source for the taurine they use in any food or medical products. The stuff you find in Red Bull is synthesised in a lap.


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Wikipedia says that Taurine can be found in bull urine and semen, but this is not the source for the Taurine they use in any food or medical products. The stuff you find in Red Bull is synthesised in a lab.


I already said that
wen i ask they say that they fall into the habit smhw ........but nyways i think there is a connection smwhere. Now i being a teetollar will not give into this habit nyhw

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Damnit, you spotted that before I could fix the typo. You're a cunning one...

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Damnit, you spotted that before I could fix the typo. You're a cunning one...


I'm buzzing from all the synthesised Bull sperm I've been drinking.
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I'm buzzing from all the synthesised Bull sperm I've been drinking.


Once one of my friends asked me whether I thought giving a bull a blowjob would have the same effect of drinking red bull. I say this just to put that image in everyone's head.
wen i ask they say that they fall into the habit smhw ........but nyways i think there is a connection smwhere. Now i being a teetollar will not give into this habit nyhw

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#20
Wiki also says it's absolutely pointless in the way of energy, but good for your liver, which is always good

Taurine is used as a functional food in many energy drinks and energy products Despite being present in many energy foods, it has not been proven to be energy-giving. A study of mice hereditarily unable to transport taurine suggests that it is needed for proper maintenance and functioning of skeletal muscles. Additionally, it has been proven effective in removing fatty liver deposits in humans, preventing liver disease, and reducing cirrhosis in rats.


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#21
MMMMMM....bulls testicle...:drool:
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School? WORK!?
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#26
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Yes thats completely true. And Dr.Pepper lowers your sperm count.

i've read that that is total BS. that and Mt. Dew don't affect anything.
#27
Well the Taurine in Red Bull is most likely man made, but let's not underestimate Tesco's 'Kick'
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i've read that that is total BS. that and Mt. Dew don't affect anything.


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I know, it is total BS and I was being sarcastic.
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#31
reading the wikipedia page, there is nothing which says its from bulls sperm

taurine is 2-aminoethanesulfonic acid, the reason for its name is because it was first discovered in ox bile.
it is an organic acid is a main constituent of bile an can be found in the lower intestine and small tissues in animals/humans

taurine in the pharmaceutical industry is actually synthesised in a lab and looking at how it is done i am hoping that maybe for my second or third year i can actually have a go at synthesising some as i am actually doing pharmaceutical science at uni

any way read this part:
"Taurine in the pharmaceutical and lab setting is synthesized through a combination of cysteine, methionine, and vitamin E. It is naturally produced in the testicles of many mammals. Urban legends surrounding the source of taurine have included bull urine extract and bull semen. While it's true that taurine is found in both sources, it is not the source of taurine in the pharmaceutical or food industry."

that says it all, while it is found in bull semen and urine, they dont use it in either industry, cos of course if they did it wouldnt be a pure sample and would need synthesising anyway to get rid of all the waste products and leaving a pure sample. in doing so it would probly be more costly and a lot less beneficial as the % yield of the pure taurine will most likely be lower if extracted from bull sperm then it would be if it was synthesised in the lab.

heres another part about the synthesis of it:
Synthetic taurine is obtained from isethionic acid (2-hydroxyethanesulfonic acid), which in turn is obtained from the reaction of ethylene oxide with aqueous sodium bisulfite.[56] Another approach is the reaction of aziridine with sulfurous acid. This leads directly to taurine

taurine actually prevents liver disease too