Q. There is a new product on the market, a drink called FULL THROTTLE that is marketed by Coco Cola Company and one of its ingredients is Taurine. I have always been apprehensive about consuming any product which has Taurine because I understand that it has an animal derivative which I’m not sure about and how it is extracted. I have also been informed that the said Taurine can also be synthetic this having no animal extract but I have not been able to confirm this. Can you kindly update me on this Full Throttle product and Taurine as a whole?
A. Taurine is a substance obtained from the bile of the animal and may be used in different drinks. However, most of the energy drinks use the artificial taurine and not the natural one.
And Allah knows best.
Darul Uloom Halal Committee