Have you heard of Taurine?
This is an ingredient found in your favourite energy drinks and it is actually extracted from the urine and semen of bulls.
This was discovered by the Longhorn Cattle Company in a study conducted. Several popular energy drink brands were sampled and tested and it was found that this compound was present.
Some known brands analysed include Monster and Red Bull. This component was named after Taurus which is Latin for bull and it was first isolated by an Australian scientists named Leopold Gmelon and Friedrich Tiedemann in 1827 from ox bile.
Taurine is under the class of amino acids, however it is deprived of a carboxyl group and as mentioned earlier can be found in bulls urine and semen.
So every time you drink a van of your favourite energy drink you are actually consuming large amounts of bull semen and urine – yuch!
What is even more surprising is how the semen is extracted from the bull. It is done by first bringing a cow that is on heat to a virile bull in a controlled environment usually in a cage.
As soon as the bull attempts to mount the cow a handler inserts the bull’s genitalia in a pump and the semen is gathered in a container at the end of this pump and transferred to a collection bottle and then refrigerated for onward delivery to the energy drink manufacturers.
This is quite shocking and alarming, while energy drinks are banned in some countries it is still thriving in others. It is a known fact that this type of drink causes numerous health complications such as increased heart rate, blood sugar level and hormonal disruptions.
You then wonder why people even bother consuming energy drinks with all the possible health problems it causes and now with the knowledge that it comprises of something as disgusting as bull semen and urine.
Source: Healthy Food Team