Monday, July 16, 2007

taurine dreams.

http://scienceblogs.com/retrospectacle/2006/06/pop_science_the_chemisty_behin.php

recently i have been taking redbull drinks before a soccer game on a friday night. the drink provides a caffiene-like buzz that gets the legs going nicely after a day of blogging.......

i discovered that while taking redbull i felt more relaxed on the field and didn`t have the usual urge to scream at the ref every few minutes.

i did some research and discovered that redbull has taurine in it, and i`ve posted some expert stuff on that above.

i decided to go to my local supplement connection to see if taurine was available as a pill.

sure enough he had some and so now i have one 500mg capsule of taurine with my breakfast (mini-wheats......) each morning.

what i have noticed is that since friday i`ve been much more relaxed and focused, on friday night i had an "A" game, scoring three and finishing up playing defence in the second half and we ran out 6-0 winners.

taurine?

not entirely, but the research suggests that the compound does promote focus and well-being, and i never said one thing to the ref all game...........

but here`s the most unusual thing.

dreams.

i have had the most vivid dreams since friday, and i`m not going to begin to describe them......other than the gold porsche carrera that drove it`s self out through the back wall of a friend`s garage and away up a hill, followed by a turbo volkswagen beetle.

yeah, anyway, if you are into dreams and want to amplify them at all, try the taurine. and you`ll be easier on the ref too.

4 comments:

BBC said...

Ah, I've never told anyone about the dream ten years ago that resulted in my moving here.

dr.alistair said...

no bill, you haven`t, you mysterious person you..........

greg said...

Hey - that's very interesting. Sounds like, aside from the taste, there maybe something redeeming about Redbull. Nice reference blog too.

While i've been supressing my dreams, I am considering cleaning myself out and may look into Taurine supps to go with my omega fish oils and get back into B vits too ...

Then I may eat some cheese before bed and watch the fireworks in my sleep!

dr.alistair said...

the dreams have curtailed somewhat since the onset of the taurine supplementation, but i have noticed that with 500mg of taurine each day i`m much calmer.

in fact the other day i had to get on myself to make a 40km bike ride that normally would have been cake.....

......and then i had to do the same thing in the gym, though i was good and strong once i got going.

it was almost as if i had to re-educate myself regarding motivation. finding the minor psychotic state necessary to train was illuding me.

is mortality this calm?