For a complete guide to the benefits of taurine, click here. In no particular order, here are the 10 best taurine supplements right now:

1. Bullnox Androrush

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Looking at the ingredient label for Bullnox makes you feel like you’re reading a passage out of the Book of Armaments. To be clear, that’s not a bad thing. Bullnox is a true all-in-one pre-workout supplement designed to enhance every aspect of performance.

Listed as the second ingredient, taurine is clearly one of the main compounds in Bullnox Androrush, making it a serious contender for one of the best taurine supplements. It also saves you from buying or having to mix multiple supplements.

While I’ve seen other supplements that combine nitric oxide and strength boosting ingredients, Bullnox Androrush sets itself apart with an Endocrine Ignition blend.

This blend boosts both testosterone and libido with ingredients like tribulus terrestris, ZMA, and horny goat weed.

2. Optimum Nutrition Essential Amino Energy

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Optimum Nutrition’s Essential AmiN.O. Energy is what I call an “Everything But The…” supplement, because it has so many amino acids and ingredients. That being said, it definitely deserves a spot on this list thanks to its amino and energy blends.

Although the energy blend is proprietary, taurine is listed as the first ingredient, meaning you’re getting more taurine per serving than any other ingredient.

What’s more, Essential AmiN.O. Energy’s manifold ingredients help improve overall performance and recovery. You’re going to get beta alanine in here which reduces muscle fatigue, and branch chain amino acids to boost protein synthesis and prevent excessive muscle damage during exercise.

There’s also citrulline to promote nitric oxide production and enhance muscle pumps, as well as green tea extra and green coffee extract to improve fat burning and boost metabolism.

3. USPLabs Modern BCAA Plus

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Similar to most of the other formulas on this list, Modern BCAA Plus also contains a proprietary blend, so it’s hard to say exactly how much taurine you’re getting per serving.

However, Modern BCAA Plus gives you a whopping 15 g of aminos per serving, which includes bcaa’s, l-alanine, taurine, l-lysine HCL, glycine, and the patented compound Sustamine.

While most BCAA supplements feature a 2:1:1 ratio, Modern BCAA Plus has a much vaunted 8:1:1 ratio, providing a sizeable dosed of leucine.

Leucine is one of the most anabolic amino acids and plays a major role in boosting protein synthesis, driving more amino acids into muscle cells for better growth and recovery.

The addition of Sustamine is another reason USPLabs Modern BCAA belongs on this list. This patented compound is a combination of glutamine and alanine which improves hydration through better electrolyte absorption, and helps stimulate better glycogen and protein synthesis.

4. Driven Sports Splyce

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In addition to the taurine, Splyce earns its spot on this list for having one of the more unique ingredients, a compound called FractoFuse. FractoFuse is a trademarked form of alpha-lactalbumin, an ingredient found naturally in breast milk which is shown to boost muscle growth and help synthesize lactose.

Another reason I feel Splyce should be on this list is for its incorporating an ingredient called trimethylglycine, also known as betaine, into its formula.

Research shows betaine has the ability to improve strength and overall body composition, leading to an increase in muscle mass and reduction in body fat. What’s more, Splyce provides branch chain amino acids to further boost protein synthesis, muscle growth, and recovery.

5. Beta-Cret

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Beta-Cret is another supplement that even though it doesn’t list the specific amount of taurine, it does list taurine as the first ingredient, which means you get more taurine than any other ingredient.

The major advantage of Beta-Cret, however, is it is manufactured by ProMera. They’ve included their patented form of creatine HCL called CON-CRET.

Creatine HCL is a high quality and highly absorbable form of creatine that doesn’t cause water retention or other side effects commonly associated with creatine such as bloating, cramping, or other gastrointestinal issues.

Although creatine HCL isn’t as well researched as its monohydrate counterpart, preliminary research is promising, and anecdotal evidence for creatine’s HCL effectiveness is overwhelmingly positive.

6. PrimaForce Taurine

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If you prefer to make your own ingredient cocktails and are looking for taurine powder by itself, PrimaForce’s Taurine is one of the best stand-alone taurine products.

Not only does PrimaForce’s Taurine come from a reputable manufacturer, buts it’s also affordable. A 178 serving container only costs around $12, and you get 1.4 g of taurine per serving.

Additionally, PrimaForce Taurine comes in an unflavored powder, making it easier to add to a pre or post workout shake or any other beverage.

7. Sugar Free Red Bull

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I’m admittedly playing fast and loose here with the definition of “supplement” by adding Sugar Free Red Bull to this list. However, I would be remiss if I left one of my favorite sources of taurine off this list.

An 8.4 oz. can gives you 1 g of taurine, and only has 10 calories. What’s more, there’s only about 80 mg of caffeine. For me, this is enough caffeine to help me stay alert without causing jitteriness.

Additionally, a study published in the journal Amino Acids showed the combination of caffeine, taurine, and glucuronolactone found in Red Bull has positive effects on mood and mental performance. Plus, it’s just nice to have a tasty beverage to sip on while I’m at work or studying.

8. Myonox

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Myonox might have a supporting cast of ingredients as big as The Expendables, but dedicates an entire blend─ a 3.2 g “mind stimulating matrix,” to tyrosine, taurine, and caffeine.

Myonox doesn’t list specific ingredient amounts, but you’re likely getting at least 1.5-2 g of taurine per serving. This, coupled with the other ingredients in the formula, makes Myonox one of the best taurine supplements out there.

Between the beta alanine, creatine, arginine, and citrulline, Myonox does everything. It delays muscle fatigue, increases strength, and improves overall body composition, helping you to build muscle and burn fat.

9. New BSN N.O. Xplode

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Recently reformulated, BSN’s new N.O. Xplode is a great supplement if you’re looking for something to boost strength, build muscle, and increase endurance and performance.

Betraying the “N.O.” in its name, it actually doesn’t have much going for it in the nitric oxide/pump department. However, it does have plenty of taurine, strength, and other nootropic ingredients to make it a top taurine supplement.

In addition to the taurine, for example, N.O. Xplode further promotes focus, concentration, and better brain function with huperzine-a, dmae bitartrate, and dl-phenylalanine. You’re also going to find creatine and beta- alanine in here to help with increasing strength and improving lean mass gains.

The reformulated N.O. Xplode also features the compound betaine, a well-researched ingredient shown to increase strength, recovery, and improve overall body composition.

10. Cellucor Alpha Amino

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Unlike other product blends where taurine plays second fiddle to other ingredients, Cellucor’s Alpha Amino contains an alpha-hydration formula with taurine listed as the first ingredient.

Additionally, this hydration formula also contains both coconut water and sodium, which were shown in a 2007 study to be just as effective as a commercial sports drink for rehydration after exercise.

Another reason for adding Alpha Amino to the list of best taurine supplements is the extra leucine it provides. Leucine is one of the most anabolic amino acids, improving protein synthesis and activating the mTOR pathway for better muscle growth and recovery.

Cellucor’s Alpha Amino also provides both arginine and citrulline to help with getting better muscle pumps, and amino acids such as threonine and phenylalanine to further improve mental focus and brain function.



About The Author

Brian E.

Brian E. is from southern California and has worked for names like GNC and Vitamin Shoppe as a supplement expert and consultant. He currently lives in Utah and is studying marketing.

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