Taurine Supplement: A Study of One

Taurine is an amino sulfonic acid that the body makes and is not found in plant foods. Non-vegetarians eat about 40 – 70 mg/day and vegans have been shown to have lower blood levels.

Every once in awhile, I decide to experiment with taking a molecule that vegans have less of just to see if I notice anything from taking it. A couple years ago I took 1,000 mg of taurine for a week and didn’t notice anything.

For a couple reasons, I recently decided to experiment with it again and took it for 32 days at 500 mg/day. I noticed nothing good nor bad and stopped short of taking the full 50 capsules I had purchased.

3 Responses to “Taurine Supplement: A Study of One”

  1. Brandon Becker Says:

    I also didn’t notice any difference taking taurine. Neither did my wife. Nor one my friends. All of us are vegan.

  2. Lita Bennett Says:


    Thoughts? I was considering taking 675-1350mg of Taurine a day in my supplementation regime.

    AOR makes a vegan option.

    Curious about the perceived neurological benefits and potential for improved cardiac function. I will let you know how I feel after a month.

  3. Jack Norris RD Says:

    Interesting. Let us know how you feel!

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