Taurine - Definition

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Taurine is an amino acid synthesized by the body, primarily located in the liver bile. It is therefore involved in the digestive process, but also plays a role in heart function and certain muscular processes by improving the eradication of certain unwanted substances produced by physical exertion. Taurine can also be supplied in larger quantities through the diet, notably certain drinks that are given an "energizing" effect by this molecule, hence their sales pitch. The consumption of these drinks must be strictly controlled due to the potential risks involved, and some people should avoid them altogether, notably children.