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I have pvcs. Should i consider taurine supplements beneficial or a dangerous stimulant that I should avoid?
How many Monster Energy Drinks (caffeine 166 mg) (taurine 2000 mg) (vitamin B12 590%) (vitamin B6 220%) in a 8 hour period is considered dangerous?
Two would be tops: for the whole day. Up to 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine a day appears to be safe for most healthy adults. That's roughly the amount of caffeine in four cups of brewed coffee, 10 cans of cola or two "energy shot" drinks. Although caffeine use may be safe for adults, it's not a good idea for children. ...Read more
Sugar Rush: Not by itself but is converted to glucose in the body, causing a sugar rush. When added to caffeine the "energy" rush is quickly burned and then you "crash" as in all these energy drinks you see. The harm comes in the way your body "deals" with sugar and long term effects of Insulin over production and consumption. Psychological addiction is another harmful side effect. Read up on Dopamine .More. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not clear.: It may depend on the severity of the ckd. A small study in 2002 [nephrol. Dial. Transplant. (2002) 17 (3): 528-529] looked at taurine supplementation in dialysis patients and found increased side effects (mostly dizziness and vertigo) that resolved with discontinuation of the taurine. Recommend using caution with any non-fda approved pharmaceuticals, particularly in ckd. Not enough is known. ...Read more
Because expected?: Virtually all "energy drinks" have taurine but i know of no good evidence that taurine increases energy.Taurine is an Amino Acid that is important for heart health & muscles & acts as a inhibitory neurotransmitter, meaning it actually has a calming effect on the nervous system, the opposite of what you might want in an energy drink.But because it is widely used in these drinks people now expect it! ...Read more
Danger: No human should be taking Taurine. This dangerous stimulant is not only addictive, it is causing heart rates to speed up, heart muscle to beat harder and over time will age the heart faster than the genetics would dictate. This is a good question and I hope you listen well to this answer. Taurine is dangerous and unhealthy. ...Read more