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Red Bull Ingredients
A regular 8.4 fluid ounce can of Red Bull contains 110 calories, 80mg of caffeine, 27g of sugar, 1000mg of Taurine along with Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, and small amounts of other ingredients. Red Bull also has a sugar-free version if you prefer no sugar.
You can explore all of the details about Red Bull’s ingredients in my article here.
Is Red Bull Bad For You?
Red Bull isn’t a health drink, but it’s not particularly bad for you unless you have a pre-existing medical condition. If you live an otherwise healthy life and eat a balanced diet, Red Bull is unlikely to cause you any harm.
Read more about the question of how bad Red Bull is for you in my other article.
Red Bull Nutrition Facts
A can of Red Bull contains 110 calories, 0g fat, 28g carbohydrates (of which 27g are sugars), 80mg of caffeine, 105mg of Sodium, 22mg of Vitamin B3, 5.05mg of Vitamin B5, 5.05mg of Vitamin B6 and 5.1µg of Vitamin B12.
Everything you need to know about the Nutritional information of Red Bull is in this article.
Red Bull Benefits
The potential benefits from drinking Red Bull include increasing energy levels, providing a burst of adrenaline, improving mood, maintaining healthy blood cells and nerves as well as improving the performance of repetitive cognitive tasks, and reducing drowsiness. These benefits are true for most energy drinks, not only Red Bull.
Read the full report on the benefits of Red Bull here.
Can You Drink Red Bull Every Day?
With 27g of sugar per 8.4 fl.oz can, it’s better to choose sugar-free Red Bull if you’re going to drink it every day. The AHA recommends females should have no more than 25g of sugar in a day, and men should have no more than 36g.
There’s a lot more to the discussion though, you can read more here.
Why Was Red Bull Banned In France?
Red Bull was banned in France due to health concerns. Authorities were worried that the high levels of caffeine and Taurine might contribute to an increase in heart problems. This wasn’t helped by Red Bull being linked to several deaths around the time.
Read the full story of why Red Bull was banned in this article.
Red Bull Energy Drink Review
Red Bull is the “original” energy drink, loved by millions around the world. It tastes like a rich sweer-and-sour soda with a dash of medicine in perfect harmony. Many other energy drinks have since copied Red Bull’s flavor to some extent, but none have matched their success.
Check out my Red Bull review article for a deeper dive into things.
Red Bull vs Monster
Red Bull comes in a 8.4 fl.oz can while Monster is typically sold in a 16 fl.oz can. They contain 27g and 52g of sugar, 80mg and 160mg of caffeine, and 110 or 190 calories each, respectively. On a per-fluid-ounce basis, their ingredients are very similar.
To see things broken down in a much easier to compare fashion, check out my Red Bull vs Monster comparison article.
Red Bull vs Celsius
Red Bull comes in an 8.4 fl.oz can that contains 80mg of caffeine, 27g of sugar and 1,000mg of Taurine. Celsius comes in a 12 fl.oz can, has 200mg of caffeine and zero sugar. They have a similar vitamin profile. If you prefer to avoid sugar, Celsius might be best.
For the full comparison, check out my Red Bull vs Celsius article.
Red Bull Vs Bang
Red Bull comes in an 8.4 fl.oz can and has 80mg of caffeine, 27g of sugar, B group vitamins, and Taurine. Bang comes in a 16 fl.oz can and has 300mg of caffeine, zero sugar, B group vitamins, and EAAs. Comparatively, Red Bull contains more sugar, while Bang contains more caffeine.
To dive into things in more detail, check my Red Bull vs Bang article.
Red Bull vs G Fuel
Red Bull is a ready-to-drink energy drink, commonly sold in 8.4 fl.oz cans. G Fuel is most famous for its powdered energy drinks, but also has a range of ready-to-drink cans. Red Bull has 80mg of caffeine while G Fuel has 140-150mg of caffeine (powder), and 300mg of caffeine (cans) per serve.
Read all about Red Bull vs G Fuel in this article.
Red Bull vs Coffee
An average cup of coffee contains 95mg of caffeine while an 8.4 fl.oz can of Red Bull contains 80mg of caffeine. Coffee doesn’t have any sugar unless you add it, while Red Bull includes 27g of sugar per can. Coffee contains Magnesium and Potassium, while Red Bull contains B group vitamins.
I break things down in much more detail in my Red Bull vs coffee article if you want to learn more.
Is Red Bull Vegan?
Red Bull is suitable for vegans and vegetarians because none of the ingredients are derived from animals. However, there have been some concerns around the artificial colors contained in Red Bull having been tested on animals and the sugar-refining process of “bone char” has also caused some ethical vegans some concern.
Read the full story about Red Bull being vegan here.
When Does Red Bull Kick In?
Like other energy drinks, Red Bull starts to kick in about 10-15 minutes after consumption. It takes approximately 45 minutes for all of the caffeine to be absorbed into your bloodstream, which is when you feel the effects of Red Bull the most. After 60 minutes there is a chance of a sugar crash as the effects reduce.
I’ve covered this topic in more detail if you want to learn more.
How Long Does Red Bull Last?
Regarding the effects of the ingredients within Red Bull:
Red Bull’s ingredients are fully absorbed after 45 minutes, after which time the effects start to reduce. The caffeine in Red Bull has a half-life of approximately 5 hours, meaning you will still have 40mg of caffeine in your system five hours later. All Red Bull ingredients will be out of your body within 24 hours.
Regarding the durability and stability of the product itself:
Red Bull has a shelf life of 18-24 months if unopened and stored properly. This is typical of ready-to-drink energy drinks that usually have a 24-month shelf life. Once opened, Red Bull remains fizzy for approximately 30-60 minutes but is still safe to drink for 2-3 days if kept in a fridge.
Read all about how long Red Bull lasts in this article.
Why Is Red Bull Called Red Bull?
The name “Red Bull” comes from the Thai energy drink called Krating Daeng which features a red-colored bison on it. Krating Daeng was the drink that inspired Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz to launch “Red Bull” while on a business trip to Thailand in 1982. Thai “krating daeng” translates into English as “red bison”.
Read more about the origins of the name “Red Bull” in my other article.
Can You Drink Red Bull If You’re On A Diet?
Regular Red Bull contains 80mg of caffeine per can, which is helpful if you’re on a diet, but it also contains 27g of sugar, which is bad if you’re on a diet that involves trying to reduce your caloric intake. Sugar-free Red Bull is the best option if you’re on a diet.
It should be noted that drinking caffeine alone won’t help you to lose weight, but it can be beneficial together with exercise.
Learn more about Red Bull and diets in this article.
Is Red Bull Addictive?
Red Bull is potentially physically and psychologically addictive. The caffeine and sugar in Red Bull can lead to physical addiction and strong habits, while the feeling that you can’t get through your day without drinking Red Bull is the most common form of psychological addiction. The risks can be reduced with moderate and controlled intake.
I dive into the topic of Red Bull addiction in this article.
Red Bull Side-Effects
While it is rare in healthy individuals, some possible side-effects of too much Red Bull include nausea, vomiting, hallucinations, dizziness, insomnia, jitters, anxiety, fatigue, seizures, weight gain, and high blood pressure. To reduce your risk, limit your intake to no more than a single can of Red Bull per day.
I’ve covered all of the side-effects of Red Bull in this article.
Does Red Bull Expire?
The expiration date printed on a can of Red Bull ranges from 18-24 months after manufacture, which is typical of ready-to-drink energy drinks. While not recommended, it is usually safe to consume Red Bull up to 6-12 months beyond that expiration date. The B vitamins and fizziness are the first to degrade.
Read the full explanation in this article.
Where Is Red Bull From?
Red Bull is a brand of energy drink sold by the Austrian company Red Bull GmbH. The inspiration for Red Bull was the energy drink from Thailand called “Krating Daeng”, which Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz was impressed by while on a business trip in 1982. Red Bull is manufactured in Austria.
Read all about the back story of Red Bull here.
Is Red Bull Owned By Coca-Cola?
Red Bull is not owned by Coca-Cola and in fact, the two companies have competing products. Red Bull is a brand owned by the Austrian company Red Bull GmbH. It was no connection with the Coca-Cola company. Both companies produce energy drinks and other beverages, although Red Bull has more market share worldwide.
To learn more about Red Bull’s ownership and its relationship to other companies, check out this article.