Sunday, June 17, 2007

Know anyone who says, "Red Bull tastes like crap?" That's because it is.

Okay, that may be an exaggeration, but one of the main ingredients in energy drinks, taurine, was first isolated in the bile of bulls.

Taurine is a derivative of the amino acid, cysteine, and is found in plants, fungi, bacteria, and the tissues of some animals. It's used in energy drinks because it counteracts the jittery effect you get from high doses of caffeine.
Taurus means bull in Greek, so there you go.

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