Taurine in Energy Drinks: Benefits and Side Effects

Medically Reviewed by Carolin Schneider, MD

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If you drink energy drinks or take dietary supplements, you may have noticed taurine in the ingredient list. There are lots of claims flying around about the health benefits of taurine — but most need more research to back them up. And when taurine is mixed with other ingredients in energy drinks, that changes the risks and benefits. Here’s what you need to know about taurine and your health.