Taurine: A Promising Energy-Drink Ingredient with Health Benefits for Animals

Taurine is an amino acid that is naturally present in the human body and many foods, including meat, fish, and dairy products. It is also added to some energy drinks to enhance their effects on athletic performance and cognitive function. However, the role of taurine in the body and its potential health benefits have been a subject of debate and investigation among scientists and health experts.

Recent studies have shown that taurine may have promising health benefits for animals, particularly in relation to ageing and cognitive decline. One study published in the journal Nature Communications in 2019 found that taurine supplementation improved cognitive function and reduced brain inflammation in ageing mice. The researchers also observed that taurine increased the density and connectivity of neurons in the hippocampus, the brain region involved in memory and learning.

Another study published in the journal Aging Cell in 2020 found that taurine supplementation slowed down cognitive decline and improved motor function in ageing monkeys. The researchers also reported that taurine increased the levels of anti-inflammatory cytokines and reduced the levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines in the monkeys' blood, suggesting a potential role of taurine in modulating immune