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Taurine is an amino acid that supports neurological development, regulation of the level of water and minerals in the blood. Commonly found in food sources such as fish and meat, it is believed to have antioxidant properties.

Taurine is a popular ingredient often used in the product of sports performance supplements, energy drinks, pharmaceutical products and cat food recipes.

We supply taurine in bulk 25kg bags to meet the needs of producers and manufacturers across the UK.


Beverage Ingredients

- Energy drinks

Healthcare Chemicals

- Pharmaceutical products

Sports Nutrition Ingredients

- Hypertonic beverages
- Hypotonic beverages
- Multivitamin tablets
- Workout supplements

Animal Feed & Pet Food Chemicals

- Used in cat food recipes


Rigest: leading UK suppliers & distributors of taurine

Taurine has a neutral taste and is available colourless, as white crystals or as a powder (with an anti-caking agent). To discuss your specific needs with our team of product experts, get in touch today.

Taurine’s uses: fitness supplements, energy drinks, cat foods & healthcare

Taurine is an amino acid that’s found in several organs in the body. It is essential for cardiovascular function and the development of the central nervous system, skeletal muscle and the retina. Despite being produced naturally by the body and occurring in fish, meat and dairy products, some people choose to supplement with taurine. It possesses antioxidant properties.

Bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts often use taurine as a training aid. It has been shown to enhance the VO2 max — the amount of oxygen your body uses during exercise, boosting the level of performance until exhaustion. As well as workout supplements, it is also present in high volumes in energy drinks. Taurine is suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

Whilst the body produces taurine naturally, supplementation might be needed for those with certain illnesses. It has been shown to have the ability to lower cholesterol within the blood, making it a popular ingredient for certain beverages. Taurine is also prescribed to treat high blood pressure, liver disease, high cholesterol, ADHD. There is currently research into whether taurine could have an impact as an anti-diabetic compound.

There are also claims that it can benefit heart health, eye health, brain health as well as our hearing.

Because cats lack the ability to produce taurine and must acquire it through diet, it is also a common ingredient in pet food recipes. Taurine plays a key role in normal feline heart muscle function, vision and reproduction. It also helps cats to form digestion-aiding bile salts. A deficiency of taurine can cause eye, liver, tooth and muscle problems.

Some contact lens solutions make use of taurine as an ingredient.

Looking to buy bulk taurine?

Get in touch today At Rigest, we’ve been helping businesses across the UK meet their chemical ingredient needs since 1993, partnering with producers and manufacturers across food, beverage, sports nutrition, animal feeds and pharmaceuticals.

We supply taurine in 25kg bags in quantities up to bulk supply. To discuss your needs and request a taurine MSDS, click the ‘Enquire now’ button. Alternatively, get in touch through our website contact page, by emailing or by phoning 01535 631 313.

Colourless or white crystals or as powder (containing anti-caking agents)
Neutral taste
Other Names:
2-Aminoethanesulfonic acid, Tauric acid

Available in the following sizes.

25kg Bag

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