Is taurine bad for your kidneys?
Dilan Jay answers:
"Taurine has been shown to play a role in kidney disease.
In fact, and there's a couple (of diseases) here that I want to name: diabetic neuropathy, actually diabetic nephropathy, chronic renal failure, acute kidney injury.
All those have been known to be caused by taurine.
This is why Woke Up! herbal Energy Shot does not have taurine in its drink. And this is why you see a lot of energy shots with taurine in them because it gives you this kind of fake energy.
That taurine by itself isn't necessarily a bad thing... but taurine in large amounts, as what you get in energy drinks, can be.
So the question is, "Is taurine bad for your kidneys?" And the answer is, "In large amounts, it absolutely is." Which is how you usually get it in an energy drink."