Energy drinks or hypertonic drinks are alcohol-free drinks and with some stimulating virtues that have been on the world market for more than two decades, offering consumers the avoidance or decrease of fatigue and exhaustion, as well as increase mental ability and detoxify the body.
They are composed mainly of caffeine, various vitamins, carbohydrates and other natural organic substances like taurine, which eliminate the feeling of exhaustion of the person who consumes them.
They should not be confused with re-moisturizing beverages or with other types of beverages such as soda, since even in the same containers it is advised that they are not considered moisturizing drinks. Containing high doses of caffeine may produce dependence.
Part of the sense of well-being produced by energy drinks is caused by an energy effect that is produced by the action of psychoactive substances (caffeine, an alkaloid, one of the ingredients in these drinks) acting on the central nervous system, Inhibiting the neurotransmitters responsible for transmitting the feelings of tiredness, sleep, etc., and enhancing those related to feelings of well-being and concentration.
Caffeine, for example, manages to increase the extracellular levels of the neurotransmitters noradrenaline and dopamine in the prefrontal cortex of the brain, which explains much of its favorable effects on concentration.
But recently a study by the Longhorn Cattle Company that has shocked everyone, as they revealed an ingredient extracted from the bull’s urine and semen, which were tested in the best brands such as Red Bull and Monster.
Secret Ingredient of Energy Drinks:
Taurine is the so-called American Taurus ingredient that means bull. The tuarine was isolated for the first time from the bile of an ox in 1827, the Australian scientists Leopold Gmelin and Friedrich Tiedemann. It is classified as an amino acid, but lacks a carboxyl group.
Taurine is usually found in the semen of bulls, liver and urine
Disgusting, right? Unfortunately this is the secret ingredient of all energy drinks. Certainly taurine has been synthesized and there are replicas of this compound made in laboratories. But what we should ask ourselves is whether the drinks are using the synthetic version or the extracted version of the urine.
How to extract taurine from bulls:
In the following video we can see how it is extracted from the bulls. This video was recorded by one of the employees of the company who offer numerous energy drinks with this ingredient.
The video was discovered by mistake and leaked, which we can see below:
Side Effects of Taurine:
Taurine in its natural form shows positive effects on the cardiovascular system, nervous system and immune system.
Excessive use of taurine can lead to toxic levels. The most common symptoms of intoxication are gastrointestinal.
Energy drinks often combine taurine with substances such as caffeine. Reliable results on the safety of mixing taurine with other ingredients are not yet available, which may be a concern in the health community.
Now that you know the secret of taurine that have the most popular energy drinks in the world, you have the last decision to know if you continue to consume or not. We thank you for sharing this article through social networks and we await your comments.
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