The ABC’S of Red Bull

A- Amino Acid 

The amino acid in Red Bull is Taurine. There is 1000mg of Taurine in a 8.4oz can of Red Bull. Taurine is an amino acid that is already produced in our body and is found naturally in meat, fish and baby food.  It also supports neurological development and helps regulate the level of water and minerals in the blood.

B- B Vitamins

B3, B5, B6 and B12 are all in a can of Red Bull.

B3– Niacin: One of the primary uses for niacin is to boosts HDL cholesterol.

B5– Pantothenic Acid: Breaks down fats and carbs for energy as well as being responsible for the production of sex and stress-related hormones including testosterone. Studies show that B5 also promotes healthy skin with the ability to reduce signs of skin aging such as redness and skin spots.

B6– Pyridoxine: B6 helps regulate levels of the amino acid homocysteine (associated with heart disease). Pyridoxine is a major player in mood and sleep patterns because it helps the body produce serotonin, melatonin and norepinephrine, a stress hormone. Some studies suggest that vitamin B6 can reduce inflammation.

B12– Cobalamin: B12 produces red blood cells and helps iron do its job by creating the oxygen carrying protein, hemogloblin.

C- Caffeine

There are 80mg in an 8.4oz can of Red Bull. This caffeine in a 8.4oz can of Red Bull compares to the caffeine content in a small home-brewed cup of coffee. The FDA allows adults up to 400mg of caffeine a day.

S- Sugars

Red Bull has full sugar options which is equivalent to the same amount of sugar in a cup of Apple Juice. The sugars used in the full sugar options are Sucrose and Glucose.

There are also sugar-free options of Red Bull that are sweetened with sweeteners such as Aspartame, Acesulfame Potassium (also known as Ace-K) and Sucralose.

Red Bull has expanded greatly since it was founded in 1987. They started with the OG, Red Bull Energy Drink which has since been developed into more options with the same wings. Some of the flavors on the market today are: Red Bull Energy Drink, Red Bull Sugar Free, Red Edition: Cranberry, Blue Edition: Blueberry, Yellow Edition: Tropical, Orange Edition: Tangerine, Green Edition: Kiwi Apple, Purple Edition: Sugar Free Acai Berry, Lime Edition: Sugar Free Limeade and the Summer Edition: Grapefruit Twist!

 

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