Please stop drinking Red Bull

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  1. Koovie

    Koovie Regular Member

    Jan 13, 2011
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    After months of consuming Red Bull before sport or with alcoholic drinks I finally stopped buying it after reading several scientifical studies.

    One example:
    (Reuters) - Just one can of the popular stimulant energy drink Red Bull can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke, even in young people, Australian medical researchers said on Friday.

    The caffeine-loaded beverage, popular with university students and adrenaline sport fans to give them "wings", caused the blood to become sticky, a pre-cursor to cardiovascular problems such as stroke.

    "One hour after they drank Red Bull, (their blood systems) were no longer normal. They were abnormal like we would expect in a patient with cardiovascular disease," Scott Willoughby, lead researcher from the Cardiovascular Research Centre at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, told the Australian newspaper.

    Red Bull Australia spokeswoman Linda Rychter said the report would be assessed by the company's head office in Austria.

    "The study does not show effects which would go beyond that of drinking a cup of coffee. Therefore, the reported results were to be expected and lie within the normal physiological range," Rychter told Reuters.

    Willoughby and his team tested the cardiovascular systems of 30 young adults one hour before and one hour after consuming one 250ml can of sugar-free Red Bull.

    The results showed "normal people develop symptoms normally associated with cardiovascular disease" after consuming the drink, created in the 1980s by Austrian entrepreneur Dietrich Mateschitz based on a similar Thai energy drink.

    Red Bull is banned in Norway, Uruguay and Denmark because of health risks listed on its cans, but the company last year sold 3.5 billion cans in 143 countries. One can contains 80 mg of caffeine, around the same as a normal cup of brewed coffee.

    The Austria-based company, whose marketing says "Red Bull gives you wings", sponsors Formula 1 race cars and extreme sport events around the world, but warns consumers not to drink more than two cans a day.

    Rychter said Red Bull could only have such global sales because health authorities across the world had concluded the drink was safe to consume.

    But Willoughby said Red Bull could be deadly when combined with stress or high blood pressure, impairing proper blood vessel function and possibly lifting the risk of blood clotting.

    "If you have any predisposition to cardiovascular disease, I'd think twice about drinking it," he said.

    Red Bull drink lifts stroke risk: Australian study | Reuters

    Another one:

    France & Denmark have banned it from the country...

    RED BULL - slow death ...

    Do NOT drink this drink anymore!

    Pay everything...

    As a public health safety, please pass on this email to all the contacts in your address book especially those with teenage children.

    This drink is SOLD in all the supermarkets IN OUR country and our children ARE CONSUMING IT ON A TRIAL BASIS. IT can be FATAL.

    RED BULL was created to stimulate the brains in people who are subjected to great physical force and in stress coma and never to be consumed like an innocent drink or soda pop.

    RED BULL IS the energizer DRINK that is commercialized world-wide with its slogan: "It increases endurance, awakens the concentration capacity and the speed of reaction, offers more energy and improves the mood. All this can be found in a can of RED BULL, the power drink of the millennium."

    RED BULL has managed to arrive in almost 100 countries worldwide. The RED BULL logo is targeted at young people and sportsmen, two attractive segments that have been captivated by the stimulus that the drink provides.

    It was created by Dietrich Mateschitz, an industrialist of Austrian origin who discovered the drink by chance. It happened during a business trip to Hong Kong , when he was working at a factory that manufactured toothbrushes.

    The liquid, based on a formula that contained caffeine and taurine, caused a rage in that country. Imagine the grand success of this drink in Europe where the product still did not exist, besides it was a superb opportunity to become an entrepreneur.


    FRANCE and DENMARK have just prohibited it as a cocktail of death, due to its vitamin components mixed with GLUCURONOLACTONE ' - a highly-dangerous chemical, which was developed by the United States Department of Defense during the sixties to stimulate the moral of the troops based in VIETNAM, which acted like a hallucinogenic drug that calmed the stress of the war.

    But their effects in the organism were so devastating, that it was discontinued, because of the high index of cases of migraines, cerebral tumors and diseases of the liver that was evident in the soldiers who consumed it.

    And in spite of it, in the can of RED BULL you can still find as one of its components: GLUCURONOLACTONE, categorized medically as a stimulant. But what it does not say on the can of RED BULL are the consequences of its consumption, and that has forced a series of WARNINGS...

    1. It is dangerous to take it if you do not engage in physical exercise afterwards, since its energizing function accelerates the heart rate and can cause a sudden attack.

    2. You run the risk of undergoing a cerebral hemorrhage, because RED BULL contains components that dilute the blood so that the heart utilizes less energy to pump the blood, and thus be able to deliver physical force with less effort being exerted.

    3. It is prohibited to mix RED BULL with alcohol, because the mixture turns the drink into a " Deadly Bomb " that attacks the liver directly, causing the affected area never to regenerate anymore.

    4. One of the main components of RED BULL is the B12 vitamin, used in medicine to recover patients who are in a coma ; from here the hypertension and the state of excitement which is experienced after taking it, as if you were in a drunken state.

    5. The regular consumption of RED BULL triggers off symptoms in the form of a series of irreversible nervous and neuronal diseases.

    CONCLUSION: It is a drink that should be prohibited in the entire world as when it is mixed with alcohol it creates a TIME BOMB for the human body, mainly between innocent adolescents and adults with little experience. Forward this mail to Everyone and Let them know about this..

    Red Bull Drink = Slow Death?
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  3. Singh

    Singh Phat Cat Administrator

    Feb 23, 2009
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  4. rock127

    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

    Aug 12, 2009
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    I sensed it ... any drink which claims instant energy like that can't be good for health.

    It might contain stimulative substances.
  5. praneetbajpaie

    praneetbajpaie Tihar Jail Banned

    Jul 22, 2012
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    it costs 85 rupees per can in Cal, out of my reach anyway. Drank it once and immediately fell asleep.
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  6. Blackwater

    Blackwater Veteran Member Veteran Member

    Jan 9, 2012
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    Akhand Bharat
    i never liked it from day one
  7. nrj

    nrj Stars and Ambassadors Stars and Ambassadors

    Nov 16, 2009
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    I like Redbull, not a frequent drinker though.

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  8. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

    Sep 28, 2011
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    North Carolina, USA
  9. milardglop

    milardglop New Member

    Sep 12, 2012
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    Thanks for this post. I think I only drank red bull a very few, its not that I don't like it, maybe I just don't need it.
  10. Twinblade

    Twinblade Senior Member Senior Member

    Dec 19, 2011
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    I had 6 cans of red bull + 3/4 of Vodka one night and the next morning 5-6 wimmenz had unfriended me on facebook and Gtalk, my cellphone balance was down by a hundred rupees and I have no memories from that night. As Ajeet "The Loin" would have said "Raabert, isko red bull aur vaadka pila do, vaadka ise jagne nahi degi, aur red bull is sone nahi degi". Damn, I don't party like that any longer.
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  11. sesha_maruthi27

    sesha_maruthi27 Senior Member Senior Member

    Aug 15, 2010
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    Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh(INDIA)
    Good and informative info on RED BULL. But I still think that we can drink one can once in a month... Please advice me.....
  12. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

    Apr 17, 2009
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    I have seen it but never drank it!

    Thanks for the warning.
  13. indian_sukhoi

    indian_sukhoi Regular Member

    Apr 6, 2009
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    Hyderabad, India
    I rather prefer to have a 7rs lime soda after playing football than drinking 85rs red bull
  14. roma

    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

    Aug 10, 2009
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    thanks for the warning Bro - much appreciated !

    btw i have never taken it - i never liked the name !!
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2012

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