Taurine is added for the cell volumising function it was also packaged in with some vanadyl supps of years past. It also helps prevent muscle cramps along with potassium and magnesium.
It is an amino acid, but then again its not strictly and amino acid because it does not contain any carboxylic-acid functional groups.
Taurine is also added to stuff like Caffeine drinks like Red Bull. I wondered for years why its there.
I figured it prevented dehydration and cramps a bit and prevent hepatic fat deposits particularly as its in a 'stimulant drink' often added to booze by party goers, clubbers, boozers etc.
I now found out its supposed to enhance the absoroption of caffeine. I say that's bollocks unless anyone can provide some evidence, I mean it might do, but wheres the evidence ? They would have been better off putting Naringenin in that slows the rate that caffeine is converted to paraxanthine in the liver.
As far as this supplement goes sounds like its based on the original Phosphagen HP stuff with carbs, taurine and creatine. It'll most prob be creatine monohydrate yeah, but you are paying for the carbs (and taurine). Can't you find any straight Creatine to stick in your Surge ?