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Taurine is one of the most popular amino acid supplements and for good reason. It aids in fat loss, boosts the immune system, increases muscle mass and size, enhances post-workout recovery rates, promotes heart health, reduces LDL cholesterol, strengthens and improves brain health and function and more. Read the full product description for more information.

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What is Taurine?

Taurine is a non-essential amino acid, which, in simple terms means that the body can naturally synthesize it by itself, unlike essential amino acids, which it cannot. Despite this however, just because the body can produce it naturally, that does not mean that increased concentrations in the body won’t be beneficial, because they are. Not only is it produced by the body, it is also found naturally in sources including fish, meat, and dairy produce. Taurine plays a number of key roles in the healthy functioning of the human body, and what’s more, according to health experts, if the body fails to produce enough, or if not enough is obtained from dietary sources, taurine supplementation will be essential. The amino acid is rich in sulphur, and in reality, the word ‘taurine’ has Latin origins, as it is derived from the word ‘Taurus’ which means ‘Bull’. Forget those absurd rumours you’ve probably read on social media, about how taurine is ‘derived from Bull sperm’ because that is complete nonsense, as in reality, it comes from their bile. This ingredient is commonly found in energy drinks, pre-workout formulas, and weight loss supplements, so as you can expect, it provides a whole host of health and fitness benefits.

How does it work?

Taurine works on a number of levels within the body, and functions in a number of different ways. For example, taurine protects the heart and cardiovascular system, due to the fact that it functions as an antioxidant which can prevent the oxidation of harmful LDL cholesterol. It also helps to improve brain health and function and can help prevent conditions such as dementia. In terms of weight loss and athletic performance however, taurine functions as a vasodilator which widens the blood vessels and allows more oxygenated blood to be carried to the awaiting cells throughout the body. Because of this, it can function as a stimulant, without the extreme effects associated with other stimulants such as caffeine. In terms of bodybuilding however, taurine really comes into its own as it speeds up protein synthesis, all the while increasing insulin sensitivity in the process.

What are the main benefits of Taurine supplements?

Some of the main benefits of taurine include:

Increased muscle mass

As mentioned, many bodybuilders now include taurine as part of their supplement stacks, due to the fact that it enhances protein synthesis. This is the process in which the body produces new muscle proteins, so obviously the more that it produces, the more muscle tissue will be manufactured.

Heart health

Taurine also helps to protect the heart as it speeds up circulation and oxygen transportation, whilst helping to reduce and remove harmful LDL cholesterol which can block the arteries and cause a whole host of health issues.

Enhanced athletic performance

As taurine also works as a vasodilator, it widens the blood vessels and allows them to carry more blood around the body. The blood is rich in oxygen and nutrients required for energy, so obviously the more that is carried around, the more energy will be produced, and the more athletic an individual will be able to perform.

Other benefits include:

  • Fat loss
  • Antioxidant effects
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Increased muscle mass and strength
  • Enhanced post-workout recovery rates
  • Promotes heart health
  • Reduces LDL cholesterol
  • Strengthens and improves brain health and function
  • Promotes healthy vision
  • And more…

How and when should it be consumed?

For best results, experts recommend 1g to be taken twice per day. Simply add 1g of powder to your beverage of choice, and enjoy. For optimal results, consume around 30 minutes before you train, and consume your second dosage in the evening before bed.

Health Canada Recommended Dose (powder): Adults: 1 Scoop(s) 1 - 2 time(s) per day.

Taurine VS Caffeine

Taurine and caffeine are both often found together in the same products (energy drinks, pre-workout supplements etc) and although similar, taurine is still very different to caffeine. Taurine can have stimulating effects, but it is not actually a stimulant, evident in the fact that experts recommend consuming it in the evening. With stimulants, this would not be possible as they would keep you awake. The reason why taurine is thought to have stimulant-like effects, is down to the fact that it increases blood flow and oxygen transportation.

What can it be stacked with?

Many individuals will stack taurine with Caffeine, BCAAs, Whey Protein, Dextrose, L-Glutamine, and Casein Protein. As far as muscle-building stacks go, this is certainly one of the most effective.

Taurine Ingredients

Per Scoop

Medicinal Ingredients (per scoop): Taurine (2-Aminoethanesulfonic acid) .......................... 1.5 Grams
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: none.

Potential side effects

Always consult your doctor before using any new supplements, and discontinue usage if you experience any adverse side effects. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not use this supplement. Though extremely safe, some individuals have experienced the following side effects when using taurine supplements:

  • Diarrhea
  • Mild stomach cramps

Cautions and Warnings

Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Taurine Reviews

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Patty C. on 04/12/2016
Hamilton
Fantastic excellent service
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Great pruduct!
deric h. on 25/11/2016
Texas,USA
No extra junk. Pure taurine!
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Happy, once again
Brad G. on 23/11/2016
Calgary, AB
great product, good price
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Good price. Good product.
adam s. on 17/11/2016
Calgary, AB
Great price. Great product. part of my pre-workout stack.
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Satisfied
Jaime S. on 07/11/2016
Cambridge ON
Very fast shipping and appears to be good quality. Only criticism would be that I'd expect the package to contain something inside to prevent moisture contamination.
Answer: Hi Jaime, thank you so much for your feedback. We actually do add desiccants to the products. It might have settled into the powder during shipping though.
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great price and product
James B. on 08/09/2016
Quebec
I'm very pleased with my taurine powder order. The large bag is convenient with the enclosed scoop. I compared prices on many sites and this was the best I could find in Canada.
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Works fine
Adrianne F. on 02/09/2016
Calgary
Works great for part of my stack so far.
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Good
elric l. on 29/08/2016
Regina,sk
Tastes sweet
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Jill
jillian b. on 19/08/2016
Toronto
Great scoop
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good
jp t. on 16/08/2016
ontario
is what it is
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Taurine
Marcelo L. on 03/08/2016
Like it mixes well!!
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Great product!
Claudine V. on 02/08/2016
Dorval Qc
Great, promt service. I received the product very quickly and it was exactly what I wanted. Very satisfied. Thanks!
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Super
Anne M. on 21/07/2016
Guelph, Ontario
Interesting consistency, a very useful product.
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THoTH
Stephen on 13/08/2015
Victoria, BC
Great quality, and great group of people to do business with. I've done my homework regards of price & quality matching and here it is :).
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As expected!
Neil on 25/02/2013
Tillsonburg
Great product from a great company! Taurine has been an important staple in my diet lately, and this stuff doesn't disappoint!
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Excellent Product
Peter on 21/07/2012
Windsor, ON
Delivery of this product was very expedient, and the overall value is untouchable. For those who've never used taurine before, it is odorless and tasteless, so I can't comment on the flavour, but I will add that it's quality is at least (if not greater) than that of other brands of taurine. My performance has not suffered by switching to CanadianProtien.Com taurine. For the value, this is a terrific product, definately worth trying.