What's inside

Red Bull Energy Drink Ingredients

Red Bull Energy Drink's special formula contains ingredients of highest quality.

What's inside

Red Bull Energy Drink Ingredients

Red Bull Energy Drink's special formula contains ingredients of highest quality.

Caffeine

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 its 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.

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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 coffee.

Red Bull Energy Drink

80 mg

per 250 ml

Cola

40 mg

per 250 ml
Range: 30 - 60 mg

Filter Coffee

90 mg

per 250 ml
Range: 67-127 mg

Instant Coffee

79 mg

per 250 ml
Range: 63 - 90 mg

Cocoa Beverage

6 mg

per 250 ml
Range: 3 - 34 mg

Black Tea

63 mg

per 250 ml
Range: 26 - 116 mg
Statistics above were taken from the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation

B-group vitamins

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.

Sugars

Red Bull Energy Drink is made with sugar sourced from sugar beets.

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 11 g of sugar per 100 ml. This is the same amount of sugar as in 100 ml of orange or apple juice.

There is also Red Bull without sugar: Red Bull Sugarfree and Red Bull Zero Calories.

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The amount of sugar in a can of Red Bull Energy Drink is comparable to the sugar level in an equivalent amount of apple or orange juice – 11 g per 100 ml.

Red Bull Energy Drink

11 g

per 100 ml

Ice Cream

16 g

per 100 ml

Apple Juice

7 - 10 g

per 100 ml

Grape Juice

12 - 18 g

per 100 ml

Bubble Tea

12 g

per 100 ml

Orange Juice

6 - 11 g

per 100 ml
Source: Food Chemistry, H.-D. Belitz, W. Grosch, P. Schieberle, third edition (2004), Springer-Verlag, Stiftung Warentest (7/2012).

Taurine

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 different foodstuffs like scallops, fish, poultry and most infant formulas.

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

Red Bull Energy Drink

1 x

Human Body

Fit the occasion.

70 x

per 250 ml
Source: Belli, DC. Taurine and TPN solutions? Nutrition 1994; 10: 82–84

Alpine Water

Naturally, water is a key ingredient of Red Bull.

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

To ensure consistency of the upmost premium quality around the world, Red Bull is produced in the Austrian and Swiss Alps.

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