TEXAS – Longhorn Cattle Company, tested some of the top energy drink brands such as Red Bull, Monster, etc. What they found might leave your stomach in a knot. They found that the drinks do, in fact, contain bull semen.
Taurine is the ingredient that has come under fire. Taurine is named after the Latin Taurus, which means bull. It was first isolated from ox bile in 1827 by Australian scientists Friedrich Tiedemann and Leopold Gmelon.
It is often called an amino acid, even in scientific literature, but it lacks a carboxyl group. It is not strictly an amino acid. Taurine is present in bulls liver, semen and urine. One thing is for certain, the taurine used in energy drinks such as Red Bull is taken from these sources.
The video shows how this ingredient is extracted from the bulls. It was filmed by an employee of the company that supplies this ingredient to the various energy drink companies.