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It's supposed to boost testosterone at higher doses, also has a **** ton of health benefits. For an amino acid it seems to do a lot.

To those who have taken it before, have you felt any different while taking it? Did you feel any effects coinciding with increased T?
 
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It's supposed to boost testosterone at higher doses, also has a **** ton of health benefits. For an amino acid it seems to do a lot.

To those who have taken it before, have you felt any different while taking it? Did you feel any effects coinciding with increased T?
I take 2-3g per day for the benefits on blood pressure and electrolyte balance. I’ve never heard of it boosting testosterone and if it does at all, it’s marginal.
 

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I tend to get a gram a day between PWO, Monster and BCAA products often have it.

I guess I have slightly better energy levels, on average.

Above 3g will make me lightheaded though so I try to keep it under 2g.
 
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I take 2g of taurine daily because I vape. And Taurine protects the testes from the damage of nicotine. You should really read the full article from examine.com on Taurine, because you have some of your facts wrong.

 
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@GHopkins was raving about it boosting his T at 6g/day, search his posts in this thread
To be fair I have backed off to about 3 grams per day. Also substituted white willow bark for the aspirin. It turns out that the aspirin inhibits COX2. This is upstream from aromatase. It is a bit touchy because of the maximum does before you get side effects. But it is a cheap but weak AI.

Don’t get any ideas about using it with gear. Its not that strong. It only gets that effect from prolonged supplementation. Take one does and you will notice nothing.

Perhaps its time to update that old thread.
 
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Taurine is an amazing (and pretty cheap) ingredient that has tons of benefits.

I wouldn't take it for Testosterone benefits though. It really only has rat data on those benefits and they usually seem to be in regards to balancing it out when something is causing an issue, so I'd highly doubt it would boost it for most people and those looking for that would be best served elsewhere.
 
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I take it along with EAA’s intra workout. Great for recovery. I’m typically around 4g intra.
 
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4g of taurine intraworkout?
Ehh I should correct that. I usually start sipping my “intra” during the preworkout timeframe (maybe consume 25% of it roughly) then finish it by the end of my workout. The concoction (carbs + EAA’s + taurine) has 4g taurine total.

I workout upon waking with some caffeine + Anabolic Effect at the moment, hence trying to get some carbs + EAA’s a little before training.

Is 4g needed? No, probably not. I just have a bunch in bulk so I’m experimenting to see if it helps recovery much more compared to 2g.
 
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Ehh I should correct that. I usually start sipping my “intra” during the preworkout timeframe (maybe consume 25% of it roughly) then finish it by the end of my workout. The concoction (carbs + EAA’s + taurine) has 4g taurine total.

I workout upon waking with some caffeine + Anabolic Effect at the moment, hence trying to get some carbs + EAA’s a little before training.

Is 4g needed? No, probably not. I just have a bunch in bulk so I’m experimenting to see if it helps recovery much more compared to 2g.
Do you think more during a workout is better than spread throughout the day?

Also, are you taking AE on an empty stomach?
 
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Personally I used a few years back and never saw a difference.
 
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I am a fan of taurine because of its multiple benefits and the fact that is cheap and easy to come by. I mainly use it for these 2 benefits though:

2 grams Preworkout for it to potentially help fight dehydration. Even though I do drink plenty of water during workouts.

1.5-2 grams with stims can help smooth out any jitters and the potential help fight dehydration is good here also.
 
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Do you think more during a workout is better than spread throughout the day?

Also, are you taking AE on an empty stomach?
I like the entire dosage peri-workout. I think the study that shows enhanced recovery with taurine + BCAA’s spread out the dosage if I recall correctly.

Yep, all 6 caps empty stomach first thing in the AM. I also add another 250mg of PrimaVie Shilajit since I have a bunch on hand.
 
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I like the entire dosage peri-workout. I think the study that shows enhanced recovery with taurine + BCAA’s spread out the dosage if I recall correctly.

Yep, all 6 caps empty stomach first thing in the AM. I also add another 250mg of PrimaVie Shilajit since I have a bunch on hand.
Gotcha. I’m trying to figure out what’s best for my wife who eats only twice per day at lunch and dinner. She’s been taking 3 AE with those 2 meals, but if taking 2 3 times per day or just empty stomach twice per day, or whatever’s best, I don’t know...
 
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Gotcha. I’m trying to figure out what’s best for my wife who eats only twice per day at lunch and dinner. She’s been taking 3 AE with those 2 meals, but if taking 2 3 times per day or just empty stomach twice per day, or whatever’s best, I don’t know...
I’m certainly no expert with dose timing, but for me, I think all preworkout makes sense. Mainly to take advantage of any acute effects from the Actigin and S7.

I can’t imagine there’s really a bad way, as long as your consistent with the dosing and it works well for your individual schedule.
 
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I avoid taurine completely cause of the effects of kidneys.. its debatable if hurts the kidneys or not..but why take the chance..no need to supplement imo
 
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I avoid taurine completely cause of the effects of kidneys.. its debatable if hurts the kidneys or not..but why take the chance..no need to supplement imo
What effects are you referencing? Is it from this: https://academic.oup.com/ndt/article/17/3/528/1807735

Because it is worth noting that the dosage given was 100mg/kg, so roughly 8g for a 180lb person. And more importantly, these individuals had end stage renal disease and were in dialysis, therefore not the healthiest kidney’s.

I’m not trying to discredit your stance, as I may be ignorant on the subject, so hoping to learn more if there is more info out there.
 
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I haven't since start of this year .. but its a great supplement imo to run daily .. esp stack it with your fav creatine product for pre

do it intra / post just get in you .. i do it mainly pre

p.s > Controlled labs green mag is still my go to for taurine & beatine and & MCC .. other creatine Dicreatine i havent read too much on.
 
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To be fair I have backed off to about 3 grams per day. Also substituted white willow bark for the aspirin. It turns out that the aspirin inhibits COX2. This is upstream from aromatase. It is a bit touchy because of the maximum does before you get side effects. But it is a cheap but weak AI.

Don’t get any ideas about using it with gear. Its not that strong. It only gets that effect from prolonged supplementation. Take one does and you will notice nothing.

Perhaps its time to update that old thread.
Were you concerned with Aspirin and COX2 in regards to potentially blunting adaptations to resistance training? Because I don't think low/moderate doses of Aspirin would be too relevant/significant in that regard:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28834248

I avoid taurine completely cause of the effects of kidneys.. its debatable if hurts the kidneys or not..but why take the chance..no need to supplement imo
Where are you getting this from? From what I've seen, taurine may be beneficial for various kidney issues.

Anyway, taurine is pretty solid. Good safety profile, very affordable, may have some acute endurance benefits, and can help with untoward effects of caffeine consumption. Solid all-around IMO.
 

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I am a fan of taurine because of its multiple benefits and the fact that is cheap and easy to come by. I mainly use it for these 2 benefits though:

2 grams Preworkout for it to potentially help fight dehydration. Even though I do drink plenty of water during workouts.

1.5-2 grams with stims can help smooth out any jitters and the potential help fight dehydration is good here also.
This is also what I notice. It’s not life altering but I think, on average, I feel more hydrated and slightly more alert with it. It can also calm down yohimbine anxiety when I used to take too much - at least slightly.

None of these side effects mentioned are even remotely an issue at normal doses. So give it a try
 
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Were you concerned with Aspirin and COX2 in regards to potentially blunting adaptations to resistance training? Because I don't think low/moderate doses of Aspirin would be too relevant/significant in that regard:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28834248


Where are you getting this from? From what I've seen, taurine may be beneficial for various kidney issues.

Anyway, taurine is pretty solid. Good safety profile, very affordable, may have some acute endurance benefits, and can help with untoward effects of caffeine consumption. Solid all-around IMO.
From my dr at the Cleveland clinic.. can find literature online as well..
 
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From my dr at the Cleveland clinic.. can find literature online as well..
Dude, did you really just tell me I can find it online? YOU are the one making the claim, so I assume you verified it at one time, as you say the research is online to find. Make a claim, support your claim. Telling someone to “look it up themselves” is often a sign that you really don’t have sufficient/compelling evidence.

And your doctor isn’t inherently always correct about everything either...
 
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From my dr at the Cleveland clinic.. can find literature online as well..
Dude, did you really just tell me I can find it online? YOU are the one making the claim, so I assume you verified it at one time, as you say the research is online to find. Make a claim, support your claim. Telling someone to “look it up themselves” is often a sign that you really don’t have sufficient/compelling evidence.

And your doctor isn’t inherently always correct about everything either...
 
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Dude, did you really just tell me I can find it online? YOU are the one making the claim, so I assume you verified it at one time, as you say the research is online to find. Make a claim, support your claim. Telling someone to “look it up themselves” is often a sign that you really don’t have sufficient/compelling evidence.

And your doctor isn’t inherently always correct about everything either...
No I'm just lazy atm looking it up
 
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I avoid taurine completely cause of the effects of kidneys.. its debatable if hurts the kidneys or not..but why take the chance..no need to supplement imo
What effects are you referencing? Is it from this: https://academic.oup.com/ndt/article/17/3/528/1807735

Because it is worth noting that the dosage given was 100mg/kg, so roughly 8g for a 180lb person. And more importantly, these individuals had end stage renal disease and were in dialysis, therefore not the healthiest kidney’s.

I’m not trying to discredit your stance, as I may be ignorant on the subject, so hoping to learn more if there is more info out there.
No I'm just lazy atm looking it up
Is it what I referenced above?
 
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I avoid taurine completely cause of the effects of kidneys.. its debatable if hurts the kidneys or not..but why take the chance..no need to supplement imo
What effects are you referencing? Is it from this: https://academic.oup.com/ndt/article/17/3/528/1807735

Because it is worth noting that the dosage given was 100mg/kg, so roughly 8g for a 180lb person. And more importantly, these individuals had end stage renal disease and were in dialysis, therefore not the healthiest kidney’s.

I’m not trying to discredit your stance, as I may be ignorant on the subject, so hoping to learn more if there is more info out there.
No I'm just lazy atm looking it up
Is it what I referenced above?
 
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They were also on dialysis IIRC. Unsure if renal failure always equals dialysis, but just pointing that out.

While I can’t speak for everyone, for the time being, I’ll personally feel okay with my 2-4g a day. :)
Same. Been taking 2-3 grams per day for years and kidney blood work always looks great.
 

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Ehh I should correct that. I usually start sipping my “intra” during the preworkout timeframe (maybe consume 25% of it roughly) then finish it by the end of my workout. The concoction (carbs + EAA’s + taurine) has 4g taurine total.

I workout upon waking with some caffeine + Anabolic Effect at the moment, hence trying to get some carbs + EAA’s a little before training.

Is 4g needed? No, probably not. I just have a bunch in bulk so I’m experimenting to see if it helps recovery much more compared to 2g.
This is a good dosage to help with muscle recovery, taurine can prevent DNA damage to muscle cells by being cytoprotective. This results in less soreness and improved rates of recovery. It also helps with force output by balancing calcium signaling in muscle tissues while also helping protect muscle cells from damage from successive repetitions while not impacting direct ROS production.
 
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This is a good dosage to help with muscle recovery, taurine can prevent DNA damage to muscle cells by being cytoprotective. This results in less soreness and improved rates of recovery. It also helps with force output by balancing calcium signaling in muscle tissues while also helping protect muscle cells from damage from successive repetitions while not impacting direct ROS production.
Do you like 4g more than 2g? What’s the optimal dosage in your opinion?
 

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