A study, conducted by Longhorn Cattle Company, proved that the energy drinks contain an ingredient which is extracted from bull urine and semen.
The researchers tested some of the most popular energy drink brands, including Red Bull, Monster, and several others.
This ingredient is taurine which is named by the Latin Taurus, meaning bull. The taurine was first isolated from ox bile by the Australian scientists Leopold Gmelin and Friedrich Tiedemann in 1827.
Although it is categorized as an amino acid, this ingredient lacks a carboxyl group. The taurine is a byproduct of bull testicles, normally found in bulls’ semen, urine, and liver, which is the most common ingredient in all of the energy drinks.
The following video, which was filmed by an employee of the company that supplies the taurine to various energy drink companies, demonstrates how this ingredient is extracted from the bulls.
This video was made public by accident, and the employee who created it was instantly fired for violating the company policy.