The formula of Red Bull Energy Drink contains a unique combination of high quality ingredients.
Caffeine was widely used by ancient civilizations. It was traditionally consumed from natural sources like tea, coffee, cacao beans and cola nuts and appreciated for its stimulating effects on the human body
Caffeine is naturally present in more than 60 plants and is contained in many foodstuffs such as coffee, tea and chocolate.
Whether present in natural sources or in Red Bull Energy Drink your body processes caffeine the same way.
One of caffeine’s primary sites of action in the human body is a stimulating effect on cognitive functions.
One 8.4 fl. oz. can of Red Bull Energy Drink contains 80 mg of caffeine.
The 80 mg of caffeine contained in one 8.4 fl. oz. can of Red Bull Energy Drink is about the same amount as in a cup of home brewed coffee.
Red Bull contains Vitamin B6, B12, Niacin and Pantothenic acid.
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 niacin (vitamin B3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), vitamin B6 and vitamin B12.
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 ~154 Ibs has approximately 70 g of taurine distributed throughout their body. Put another way, a ~154 Ibs 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 8.4 fl oz 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).
Water is a main ingredient of Red Bull, and our production sites always ensure high standards of quality are applied to our water source.