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Thread: Bookoo Taurine

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    Does anyone here know if the Taurine in Bookoo is synthetic? Actually any synthetic taurine drinks would be great, all I know about are Sobe drinks and Redbull... but my dads offering me a Bookoo and I dont want to drink it if the taurine is from an animal.

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    I think pretty much all Taurine is synthetically derived.

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    Almost all Taurine in energy drinks is from Animal. I was unaware that Sobe even had synthetic taurine. Red Bull has a patent on their process, RockStar, Monster, all the others all use animal taurine.

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    Really? I was always under the assumption that all Taurine was synthetically derived... shows what I know.

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    Ron who are you working for these days?

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    Working in Home Mortgages...missing the beverage world

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    Originally posted by Ron Swedelson:
    Almost all Taurine in energy drinks is from Animal. I was unaware that Sobe even had synthetic taurine. Red Bull has a patent on their process, RockStar, Monster, all the others all use animal taurine.
    Sorry, but this information does not appear to be correct. The taurine in these drinks has been cited as vegan (aka synthetic) by the manufacturers.
    The BevNET Staff

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    So uh, not sure I even want to know this, but how is this animal taurine derived?

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taurine

    Seems like energy drinks would be healthy for vegans:

    "Taurine levels were found to be significantly lower in vegans than in a control group on a standard American diet. Plasma taurine was 78% of control values, and urinary taurine only 29%."

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