Taurine addiction and a morning balancing act

Posted by on July 28, 2011 in general thoughts | 2 comments

I find it hard to get going in the summer, a kind of hay fever induced grogginess is only counteracted by taking a tablet of some description (tried most types Loratadine and hexy-whatever) with a taurine drink like red bull.

I’m wondering if I actually have trained my body to the point it needs one energy drink a day – that can’t be good? I’m too sluggish for words unless I have the combo above… but I don’t like this legal high balancing act in the morning.

Time to try and stop, I think I’m going to start (now that I’ve retired from DJing) getting up early (6/7am) and working out first thing each day.

Can you get addicted to taurine? I know caffeine has addictive traits in that you suffer from withdrawal symptoms if you don’t have a hit.

Hmmm… damn these drinks companies…


  1. Yes taurine is very addictive because of dopamine increase in nucleus accumbens

  2. Mayo says long term affects are inconclusive. Mixed with caffeine MAY increase mental performance, but results are inconclusive. They warn more of other elements in the drink, particularly sugar and high doses of caffeine.


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