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Friday, December 26, 2014

Red Bull Can Give You A Heart Attack -- Find Out How!

Red Bull can cause sudden heart attack
Red Bull is a popular energy drink that has been linked to sudden heart attacks. Although the manufacturer claims the drink contains "important vitamins and carbohydrates," the drink has been linked to deaths due to heart attacks.

Why is Red Bull dangerous?

According to the Red Bull company, the drink contains about as much caffeine as a cup of coffee. So, how can the equivalent of a cup of coffee give you a heart attack? Some of the drink's components, and the way in which the drink can affect users, represent a combination of potentially deadly side affects.


One of the components of Red Bull is glucuronolactone, a powerful stimulant which increases heart rate. It also contains 4.4 mcg of vitamin B12; the safe daily dose is 1-25 mcg per day, so drinking multiple Red Bulls can pose a heath risk. Vitamin B12 is one of those vitamins that can be dangerous if too much is consumed. It is used medicinally to treat male infertility, diabetes, sleep disorders, depression, mental disorders, osteoporosis, AIDS, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, allergies, and even preventing cervical and other cancers.


Some users mix Red Bull with alcohol, which results in masking the affects of the stimulant, creating a dangerous environment for sudden heart attack through over-stimulation. It is particularly dangerous for people who have heart disease such as arrhythmia but can also trigger heart attacks in healthy users. One recent fatality involved a 33-year-old man in Brooklyn, New York, who died during a basketball game after drinking a Red Bull. He collapsed, his heart stopped and he died. A law suit is pending.

According to the FDA, a 2009 federal study confirmed that 13,000 emergency room visits were associated with drinking energy drinks.

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