We certainly wouldn’t recommend Red Bull. But it does contain a fascinating sulfur-rich amino acid designed to enhance physical performance. It’s called taurine. Outside the athletic community there’s little interest in this nutrient. Ignoring it would be a big mistake, however, because the latest research shows that taurine extends a healthy lifespan and can help slow down the way you age.
In fact, the data is so compelling that a new study describes a deficiency of taurine as “a driver of aging.” This begs the question, are you getting enough?
Our bodies naturally produce taurine from another amino acid, cysteine. But it […]