Red Bull “gives you wings,” but have you thought about what else this popular energy drink is doing to your body? With catchy advertising and satisfying flavors, the young generation are blinded of the devastating health issues these energy drinks can cause.
One hour after drinking Red Bull, the caffeine-loaded beverage causes blood to become sticky, a pre-cursor to cardiovascular problems, such as stroke. This effect was seen even in young people following a study that was conducted in Austrailia by the Cardiovascular Research Centre at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.
Energy Drink Craze
“Energy drinks have been popping up all over supermarket and convenience store shelves in recent years, and have overtaken bottled water as the fastest-growing category in the beverage business.” – Dr. Mercola
Although the safety of Red Bull and other energy drinks are becoming a major concern. Last year alone 3.5 billion+ cans of Red Bull were sold in 143 countries.
When you break down the components, the primary ingredients are caffeine and sugar (in the form of glucuronolactone, sucrose and glucose). Without a doubt, these sugar and caffeine based drinks will give you a quick burst of energy…but then you crash. Even drinking 10 in a row will not turn you into a flying superhero, no matter how hard their sinister marketing geniuses try to convince you otherwise. When the effect wears off you will likely crave another can, thus beginning a vicious regressive cycle leading to drastic damage to the body.
Do Energy Drinks Have Health Benefits?
Nutritionally speaking, energy drinks are comparable to carbonated beverages like soda, therefore offering little value to your body. Yes, there are traces of B vitamins in Red Bull, and it contains the amino acid taurine, but cannot hardly make up for the detrimental side effects of caffeine and sugar.
Just one can of the popular stimulant energy drink Red Bull can increase your risk of heart attack or stroke.
Red Bull Side Effects Beyond The Crash
Lead researcher Scott Willoughby stated, Red Bull can be deadly when combined with stress or high blood pressure, as it can impair proper blood vessel function and raise your risk of blood clots.
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