Taurine – it gives you wings

Warning: Scientific based rant – Run while you can.

It’s that time again I clear up another issue I have been hearing about from people I know.

I have been hearing more and more people are thinking that the popular energy drinks known as Red Bull and many other energy drinks contains bull’s spermatozoa. I am not sure about why so many people I know are suddenly thinking this but let me clear it up for you.

I believe the reason this rumor started was all because of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) name of one compound that is found within those energy drinks 2-aminoethanesulfonic acid but lets call it by a far more common word you may have heard – Taurine.

2-aminoethanesulfonic acid
2-aminoethanesulfonic acid

The word Taurine comes from the first location that compound was found which was Taurus which is the Latin name for a bull. I am guessing that someone who knew Latin saw the name and then wondered why it would have a word like bull in it or someone made a joke on the Internet about it. Nevertheless, some people actually thinks bull spermatozoa is in Red Bull.

The answer is simple. There is no spermatozoa in Red Bull or any other energy drink at this time. There is a compound called Taurine (although there has been little studies to see how well this actually works, but this isn’t a science blog) which came from the Latin word for bull.

Okay ?

Understand that ?

Good. Now sit down and drink your energy drink in peace and leave me alone

Need to reference?

Ellis, M. (2010). Taurine – it gives you wings. [online] Snat's Narratives & Tales. Available at: https://snat.co.uk/rants/taurine-it-gives-you-wings.html [Accessed 05 Dec 2023].

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