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

Products Containing Taurine
Cara Loren Pre Workout
Player 1 Gaming Fuel
Bio Pumpd
K9 Black Pre-Workout
Full list of all 179 products containing Taurine.

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


Title of Study
Acute administration of high doses of taurine does not substantially improve high-intensity running performance and the effect on maximal accumulated oxygen deficit is unclear
Additional Effects of Taurine on the Benefits of BCAA Intake for the Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness and Muscle Damage Induced by High-Intensity Eccentric Exercise
Combined effect of branched-chain amino acids and taurine supplementation on delayed onset muscle soreness and muscle damage in high-intensity eccentric exercise
Effects of taurine on markers of muscle damage, inflammatory response and physical performance in triathletes
Effects of taurine supplementation following eccentric exercise in young adults
Energy Drink Doses Of Caffeine And Taurine Have A Null Or Negative Effect On Sprint Performance
Taurine Supplementation Lowers Blood Pressure and Improves Vascular Function in Prehypertension: Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study
Taurine Supplementation Reduces Eccentric Exercise-Induced Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness in Young Men
The effect of acute taurine ingestion on endurance performance and metabolism in well-trained cyclists
The Effect of Taurine on the Recovery from Eccentric Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage in Males
The effects of taurine on repeat sprint cycling after low or high cadence exhaustive exercise in females