I artikeln Scientists Close In on Taurine’s Activity in the Brain så står det att taurin kan ha en lugnande snarare än stimulerande effekt på hjärnan. Ett citat som berör energidrycker:
And what about the energy-drink connection? “Remarkably little is known about the effects of energy drinks on the brain. We can’t even be sure how much of the taurine in the drink actually reaches the brain!” Dr. Harrison says. “Assuming that some of it does get absorbed, the taurine — which, if anything, seems to have a sedating effect on the brain — may actually play a role in the ‘crash’ people often report after drinking these highly caffeinated beverages. People have speculated that the post-energy drink low was simply a caffeine rebound effect, but it might also be due to the taurine content.”
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