Many individuals love the beverage Red Bull. However, many are not away that this popular energy drink can increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke. This is seen in even young individuals.
The blood will become sticky as a person drink Red Bull, which is a pre-cursor to cardiovascular diseases. After drinking this energy beverage, within one hour, the blood system will become abnormal.
Red Bull has been banned in many different places of the world, such as Norway, Denmark and Uruguay. It was also banned for several years in France. In Kuwait, those under the age of 16 are not allowed to drink it as it has caused a heart attack to a 16 year old.
Last year, 3.5 billion cans of Red Bull were sold around the world. Red Bull is said to improve performance, increase endurance, increase the metabolism, and increase concentration and reaction speed.
The main ingredients is sugar and caffeine. Once the effects start to wear off, the individual will begin to feel lethargic and will most likely crave another can to give them the energy high they first experienced. It is said that one can of Red Bull is equal to one cup of coffee. There have been warnings that no more than 2 cans of Red Bull be consumed in a day to avoid health effects.
Energy drinks do not provide any nutritional value to the body. While there is some Vitamin B in Red Bull, it is no where close to the recommended amount needed and the caffeine and sugar end up taking away from the benefits of the vitamin.
There are some that should never have Red Bull. Do not consume this energy drink if:
- you are pregnant or lactating
- suffer from high stress or anxiety
- have high blood pressure
- are sensitive to caffeine
- have any blood clotting disorder
- suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome
It is also advised that Red Bull do not be mixed with alcohol. This can lead to heart failure as the body is being overloaded with heavy stimulants and heavy depressants.