Red Bull, it gives you wings! The energy drink we love. People say that drinking Red Bull makes them energetic and lose sleep and they can work for an extended period of time.

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It does give you a jolt of caffeinated energy, and it lasts from 1 to 4 hours, depending upon the person. It takes almost 12 hours for the Red Bull to leave your system.

 Shelf-life
Unopened Red Bull12 to 24 months  (expiry date)
Unopened Red Bull6 to 9 Months  (past expiry date)
Opened Red Bull2 to 4 days

Pros 

  1. The Red Bull gives you a significant amount of energy boost.
  2. It’s easy to pick up.
  3. Red Bull improves the mood, and it may fight heart disease.
  4. The Red Bull regulates the nervous system and keeps a healthy digestive system.
  5. If a person is depressed or feeling low, Red Bull can give a jolt of energy and relieve stress and anxiety.

Cons

  1. The Red Bull or any energy drink has a lot of sugar in it. A single can of Red Bull can have 8-10 teaspoons of sugars in it. 
  2. The sugar intake increases the blood pressure for a short time and then suddenly the energy goes down in a short time making you feel lethargic and drowsy. 
  3. Drinking Red Bull before exercise is not good. It dehydrates the body.

What is inside the red bull drink?

Inside Redbull, it mainly contains Glucose in a large amount, Taurine and Glucuronolactone, and also caffeine.

Sugar

Sugar is 10g 16 Oz Red Bull.

Vitamins

There are two types of vitamins in Redbull i.e. water-soluble and fat-soluble.

Caffeine

Red Bull has 80 mg of Caffeine.

Factors affecting how red bull is metabolized:

Age

With age, food materials take longer to metabolize. So, the effect of Redbull stays longer on older people.

Weight

It’s a universal fact that people who weigh more needs more substance than other people to get the effect. So a person who is heavier than average people will need more amount of Redbull to metabolize.

Gender

Males see the effect of Red Bull quicker, but it wears off fast whereas, in women, the effect takes time but stays for a longer time.

Medication

Medication can make the effect of Redbull fast or slow, depending upon the nature of the medicine. 

What happens when you drink red bull?

Effects of Red Bull:

TimeEffect to the body
10 MinutesCaffeine is absorbed in the bodyHeart rate increasesBlood pressure increases
15 to 45 MinutesCaffeine level peaksAlertness peaks
50 MinutesSugar absorption
60 MinutesSugar crashFeeling the loss of energy or fatigue
6 HoursCaffeine half-life (50% of the caffeine has left the bloodstream)
12 HoursCaffeine has been eliminated in the bloodstreamWithdrawal-like symptomsFeels the need for more caffeine

Can red bull go bad?

Red Bull can last up to 18-24 months unopened. If opened, it goes bad within 2-4 days.

How long does Red Bull last after expiration date? It can last up to 6-8 months after the expiration date, given that it stays refrigerated.


References:

  1. https://www.bottledprices.com/how-long-does-red-bull-last/
  2. https://www.theactivetimes.com/fitness/nutrition/pros-and-cons-energy-drinks/
  3. https://www.stilltasty.com/Fooditems/index/19064

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