The overall rating for taurine is 1.9 out of 3 meaning there is some evidence that this supplement does some (not all) of what it claims. Using this supplement may lead to some improvements.

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Products Containing Taurine
  6. Claim Ratings
  7. Dosing
  8. References

Taurine Simple Report

  • Supplement: Taurine
  • Supplement Category: conditionally essential amino acids
  • Number of Products Containing Taurine: 1153
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.9 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 35 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 11
  • Number of Claims: 11
  • Effective Dosage Range: 6 grams per day

Taurine Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for taurine is 1.9 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is mixed on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. While some of the research supports its use, other evidence does not. Using this supplement may lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for taurine as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for Taurine

There are 11 studies in the database on taurine; the research 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 research rating is for taurine as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Products Containing Taurine

Products Names Amount of Taurine
Igniter 200mg
Overkill 1g
Locked Down 1g
Pre-Kaged 2g
Shark Attack Amount not listed.
Full list of all 1153 products containing Taurine.

Claim Ratings

The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.

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

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

Cardiovascular Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
lower blood pressure

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


The Supplement Database includes 4 studies on taurine dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose is 6 grams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Taurine.


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