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Red Bull Summer Edition 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.

Did you know?

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

Filter Coffee

~113 mg

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


Red Bull Energy Drink is made with real sugars.

Sugars are well known carbohydrates and can be found in many foodstuffs from fruits and fruit juices to other beverages including energy drinks. Carbohydrates are basic nutrients consumed in the daily diet, and whether found in fruits or Red Bull Energy Drink, your body processes these sugars the same way.

Red Bull Energy Drink contains 27 g of sugars per 250 ml. This is the same amount of sugars as an equivalent amount of orange or apple juice.

There is also Red Bull without sugars: Red Bull Sugarfree.

Did you know?

The amount of sugars in a can of Red Bull Energy Drink is comparable to the sugar level in an equivalent amount of apple or orange juice. One 250 ml can of Red Bull Energy Drink contains 27 g of sugars.

Red Bull Energy Drink

11 g

per 100 ml

Apple Juice

7 - 10 g

per 100 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.

Did you know?

The human body contains 70 times more taurine than one 250 ml can of Red Bull.

Source: IFIC (2008 & 2015), EFSA (2015)

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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