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 actions in the human body is a stimulating effect on cognitive functions. Caffeine helps to improve concentration and increase alertness.
One 250-ml can of Red Bull Energy Drink contains 80 mg of caffeine.
The 80 mg of caffeine contained in one 250-ml can of Red Bull Energy Drink is about the same amount as in a cup of coffee.
Vitamins are essential micronutrients that are required for maintaining normal body functions.
There are two types of vitamins: fat soluble and water soluble. Red Bull contains water-soluble vitamins. Water-soluble vitamins do not get stored as much in the body as fat-soluble vitamins. Instead, they circulate through the blood plasma. Whatever the body does not use is released. Red Bull contains the water-soluble B-group vitamins niacinamide (vitamin B3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), vitamin B6 and vitamin B12.
These B-group vitamins contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism, such as the build-up and break-down of carbohydrates and proteins, and contribute to normal mental performance (pantothenic acid) and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue (niacin, pantothenic acid, B6, B12).
Moreover, B-group vitamins play a central role in the brain. They contribute to the normal functioning of the nervous system.
Taurine is an amino acid, naturally occurring in the human body and present in the daily diet. It is involved in a wide range of biological processes.
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 various foodstuffs like scallops, fish, poultry and most infant formulas.
The human body contains 70 times more taurine than one 250 ml can of Red Bull.
Sucralose is a non-caloric sweetener made from sugar and therefore, it tastes like sugar. It is produced synthetically and is used in a wide variety of products, including beverages, baked goods, desserts, dairy products, canned fruits and syrups.
Sucralose and Acesulfame K are among the most-tested and most-used sugar substitutes worldwide. Both 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).