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No. The taurine in Red Bull is not derived from animals. It is produced synthetically by pharmaceutical companies, which guarantees the highest quality standards.
Taurine is an amino acid, naturally occurring in the human body and present in the daily diet. It is involved in a wide range of biological processes.
Taurine is found in high concentrations in muscle, brain, heart and blood. A person weighing 70 kg has approximately 70 g of taurine distributed throughout their body. Put another way, a 70-kg person naturally already has in their body 70 times the amount of taurine contained in one can of Red Bull Energy Drink.
Taurine is also contained in various foodstuffs like scallops, fish, poultry and most infant formulas.
The human body contains 70 times more taurine than one 250 ml can of Red Bull.