Taurine powder is indeed a functional nutrient, a sulfur-containing β-amino acid with the molecular formula C2H7NO3S. It appears as a white, needle-like crystalline or crystalline powder, which is odorless and slightly acidic, chemically stable, and easily soluble in water.

Taurine is an important amino acid in the human body with various bioactive functions. It can enhance the speed and accuracy of learning and memory and effectively delay the aging of the nervous system.

Taurine can inhibit the proliferation and calcification of vascular smooth muscle cells, helping to prevent hypertension and delay the onset of arteriosclerosis. It can also inhibit apoptosis in testicular tissue cells, protecting reproductive cells from damage and maintaining the normal structure and function of the testes. In the field of sports, taurine can be used as a nutritional supplement to significantly improve athletic performance and alleviate post-exercise fatigue.

As a nutritional fortifier in food additives, taurine is widely used in foods and beverages, especially in functional drinks. It is often added as a nutritional supplement to meet consumers' demands for health and vitality. With the enhancement of health awareness and the deepening of population aging, the market demand for taurine continues to increase.

Research on taurine is continually deepening, and the corresponding detection technologies are gradually being developed and applied. The main detection methods for taurine include neutralization titration, spectrophotometry, liquid chromatography, liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, and infrared spectroscopy.

Due to its unique composition and functional properties, taurine powder is classified as a functional nutrient and is widely used in the food and beverage industry.