Does taurine work?

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Taurine

The overall effectiveness rating for taurine is 1.9 out of 3. This rating means there is some evidence that using taurine may lead to positive results. This rating also means that some evidence does not back up all claims. Below you can find individual ratings for specific claims.

Overall Confidence Rating for Taurine

There are 11 studies in the database on taurine; the confidence rating is 35. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this rating is for taurine as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Products Containing Taurine

There are 95 products in the database containing Taurine. Follow the link to see the full list.

Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about taurine. Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.

Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
increase fat burning

Performance Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
improve cardiovascular endurance
improve running performance
improve sprint performance
decrease fatigue
increase strength
improve cycling sprint performance

Cardiovascular Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
lower blood pressure

Recovery Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
improve recovery
reduce muscle damage
reduce muscle soreness