Comparing an energy drink to a carbonated drink like soda, you will find out that soda does not have any nutrients. Traces of taurine, an amino acid, and vitamins B can be found in Red Bull. However this does not make up for the high dose of sugar and caffeine that Red Bull contains.
It is known that caffeine increases your reaction speed in short terms. Somehow no one can tell you how your body will react to Red Bull.
This is something a lot of people should be concerned about. Main goal to these companies market are young people under the age of 30, especially students who almost always drink a few cans at a time.
Who should avoid energy drinks?
Energy drinks should be forbidden for children. Also you should avoid this drink if you are:
- Pregnant or lactating
- Sensitive to caffeine
- Have prolonged periods of anxiety or stress
- Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Have high blood pressure
- Have a predisposition to cardiovascular disease
- Have any blood clotting disorder
People with high blood pressure or the ones who suffer from stress should not drink this beverage, because it can affect some blood vessel functioning and increase the risk of blood slots.
Deadly when combined with alcohol
Mixing an energy drink with alcohol is very popular, especially in night clubs and bar. This mixture is like you are actually mixing a stimulant and a depressant. This mixes are known as “Yeager Bombs” and “Vodka Bulls”.
The effect of this combination is still unknown, but experts claim that overloading the body with heavy stimulants and heavy depressants can possibly result in heart failure, and if you take into consideration the previous stories based on fatal outcomes of this deadly mixture, you can see that this is not just a theory.
Denmark and France banned the sale of Red Bull after a several deaths of some people who consumed this drink with alcohol. The journal Medicine, Science and Law, in 2001, published an article in which was explained the effect of Red Bull and alcohol combined with another stimulant: ephedra.