Overview: What is Taurine?
An organic compound, Taurine is a product manufactured both through biological and artificial means used as a supplement in various products. It is traditionally sold as a white crystal or crystalline powder.
Taurine is manufactured by both Synthetic and Biosynthetic processes. The synthetic process occurs either through ammonium and isethionic acid (ammonolysis) or aziridine and sulfurous acid reaction. The biosynthetic method is derived from cysteine. By this method, cysteine is oxidised into its sulfinic acid form and then into hypotaurine. This is then further oxidised into Taurine through several potential pathways. From this the product is finally sieved, filtered and purified into the final crystalline powder.
Taurine is commonly used in a range of nutrition products for a range of physiological benefits. As such it is used in many applications throughout the sports nutrition and pharmaceutical industries.
The most common application for Taurine is within countless energy drinks. This is because Taurine is easily dissolved and adds value to drinks as a key amino acid. As such, there is usually from 1000mg to 2000mg in each can. Because of its use as a key amino acid, Taurine also finds itself as a key addition as a workout supplement, pre-workout blend and even some protein powders as a means to increase energy levels.
Finally a less well-known use is within Cosmetics. A range of moisturisers and shampoos as a means to maintain hydration and reduce damage to hair follicles. Some contact lens solutions also use Taurine in their final blend.
Taurine at Kilo Ltd.
As you can see above, Taurine is a strong product with several applications for both UK and Irish businesses. As an accredited supplier, Kilo can provide stocks direct to your door through competitive prices, quality goods, flexible volumes and a strong customer focus.
This is compounded by our BRC and SEDEX accreditation to ensure the best quality product without compromise. We aim to provide high standards and a flexible product. As such we supply Taurine in 25kg packs and can supply from a single package up to pallet lots and beyond to meet your ever-changing needs.
With all of this information, hopefully, this can help provide an overview of Taurine and its value to businesses. Should you need pricing, information, or anything you require, please get in touch today and discover Kilo today. We are available using the buttons on the website, via email or by telephone on 01384 293 222.
|Sports Nutrition|||||Supplements, Pre-Workout Blends, Protein Powders|
|Beverage|||||Soft Drinks, Energy Drinks|
|Pharma. & Cosmetic|||||Moisturisers, Shampoos, Creams|
This information is provided as a guide and is by no means legally binding. Suggestions on dosage rates, specific applications and anything else related to detailed quality information can be provided by our quality team or requested directly to our manufacturer.