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Red Bull Sugarfree Ingredients

The formula of Red Bull Energy Drink contains a unique combination of high quality ingredients.


Caffeine is naturally present in more than 60 plants and is contained in many foodstuffs such as coffee, tea and chocolate.

One of caffeine’s primary sites of action in the human body is the central nervous system where it stimulates cognitive functions.

One 250-ml-can of Red Bull Energy Drink contains 80 mg of caffeine.

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One 250-ml-can of Red Bull Energy Drink contains 80 mg of caffeine, about the same amount as in a cup of home-brewed coffee.

Red Bull Energy Drink

80 mg

per 250 ml


~28 mg

per 250 ml

Filter Coffee

~113 mg

per 250 ml

Instant Coffee

79 mg

per 250 ml

Cocoa Beverage

6 mg

per 250 ml

Black Tea

~57 mg

per 250 ml
Source: IFIC (2008 & 2015), EFSA (2015)


Taurine is an amino acid, naturally occurring in the human body and present in the daily diet.  

Taurine is found in high concentrations in muscle, brain, heart and blood. A person weighing 70 kg has approximately 70 g of taurine distributed throughout their body. Put another way, a 70-kg person naturally already has in their body 70 times the amount of taurine contained in one can of Red Bull Energy Drink.

Taurine is also contained in different foodstuffs like scallops, fish, poultry and most infant formulas.

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The human body contains 70 times more taurine than one 8.4 fl oz can of Red Bull.

Human Body of 154 Ibs

Fit the occasion.

70 times more

than one 8.4 fl oz can
Source: IFIC (2008 & 2015), EFSA (2015)

Aspartame & Acesulfame-Potassium

Acesulfame-Potassium is a non-caloric sweetener. It is used worldwide in over a thousand different products including foods and drinks like chewing gum, dairy products, baked goods, etc.

Aspartame is a low-calorie sweetener that is produced synthetically. It is used worldwide in over 5,000 different products (such as soft drinks, yogurts, candy, chewing gum, etc.).

Both, Aspartame and Acesulfame-Potassium, have an excellent safety profile. Numerous scientific studies demonstrate that these substances are safe for use as sweetening ingredients.

The safety of these sweeteners has been evaluated by regulatory bodies all over the world (e.g. FDA in the US). Health Authorities rely on the safety evaluations of independent scientific advisory bodies such as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA).

Alpine Water

Water is a main ingredient of Red Bull.

The water used for Red Bull is Alpine water of high quality, sourced from catchments nearby Red Bull production sites in Austria and Switzerland. The Alps are one of the world’s biggest water reservoirs, where water is available in abundance and constantly replenished.

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