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Home / Journals / International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences / Taurine and Caffeine Supplementation in Energy Food Drinks: Uses, Side Effects and Quality Control
Taurine and Caffeine Supplementation in Energy Food Drinks: Uses, Side Effects and Quality Control
Lead Guest Editor:
Ivanka Pencheva-El Tibi
Department of Pharmaceutical chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy,Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria
Paper List
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Authors: Katerina Atanasova Todorova, Ivanka Petkova Pencheva
Pages: 1-8 Published Online: Nov. 12, 2014
Views 3938 Downloads 357
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Authors: Ivanov K., Ivanova S., Doncheva D., Georgieva M., Pankova S., Zlatkov B., Pencheva I., Papanov S.
Pages: 9-13 Published Online: Nov. 12, 2014
Views 3119 Downloads 215
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Authors: Papanov S., Pankova S., Ivanov K., Ivanova S., Doncheva D., Pencheva I.
Pages: 14-17 Published Online: Nov. 12, 2014
Views 3240 Downloads 312
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Authors: Dobrina D. Tsvetkova, Radoslav C. Klisurov, Stefka A. Pankova, Branimir A. Zlatkov
Pages: 18-23 Published Online: Nov. 29, 2014
Views 3068 Downloads 266
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Authors: Yotova Maya, Kaloyanov Kaloyan, Donchev Petar, Pencheva Ivanka
Pages: 24-29 Published Online: Dec. 30, 2014
Views 3056 Downloads 212
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Authors: Svetoslav Stoev, Konstantin Kalaidjiev, Hristina Lebanova, Ilko Getov
Pages: 30-34 Published Online: Mar. 5, 2015
Views 2984 Downloads 122
Introduction
Taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid) is an organic acid - derivative of cysteine which has a regular usage in energy food drinks. There are written many physiology effects of taurine which are explained with amino terminal group in the structure and sulfonic acid group moiety.

It takes active roles in conjugation of bile acids, antioxidation, osmoregulation, membrane stabilization and modulation of calcium signaling. Taurine is essential for cardiovascular function, function of skeletal muscle, the retina and the central nervous system.

At the last few years on the pharmaceutical market there are huge number of energy drinks, food supplements and drug formulations containing taurine in different combinations. It’s lead to many questions about their preferences and warnings, protection of human health and regulations.

The wide-spread usage of energy drinks with taurine and combination with other biologically active compounds as caffeine increases the cases with unwanted side effects and requires the development of quality control procedures including analytical tests for identification and assays with accuracy, precision and selectivity especially for supplements which has free distribution on the market.

Aims and scope:
Taurine and caffeine as supplements in energy drink mixtures;
Uses and side effects of taurine;
Combination with caffeine – preferences and warnings;
Quality control of taurine and caffeine in food supplements – regulations and analytical methods;
Questions about energy drinks and human health protection.
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