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Red Bull Energy Drink Ingredients

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


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 the central nervous system where it stimulates cognitive functions.

One 8.4 fl. oz. can of Red Bull Energy Drink contains 80 mg of caffeine.

Did you know?

One 8.4 fl oz 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 8.4 FL OZ

Diet Cola

45 mg

12 fl oz

Home-Brewed Coffee

95 mg

8 fl oz

Coffee-House Coffee

180 mg

8 fl oz

Cocoa Beverage

6 mg

per 250 ml

Black Tea

47 mg

8 fl oz

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 niacin (vitamin B3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), vitamin B6 and vitamin B12.


Red Bull Energy Drink is made with real sugars.

Sugars are well known carbohydrates and can be found in many foodstuffs from fruits, 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.

One 8.4 fl oz can of Red Bull Energy Drink contains 27 g of sugars. This total amount is in the same range of sugar level found in an equivalent amount of apple or orange juice.

There is also Red Bull without sugars: Red Bull Sugarfree and Red Bull Total Zero.

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 8.4 fl oz can of Red Bull Energy Drink contains 27 g of sugars.

Red Bull Energy Drink

27 g

per 8.4 FL OZ

Carbonated Soft Drinks

21-30 g

per 8 fl oz

Apple Juice

22-28 g

per 8 fl oz

Grape Juice

32- 40 g

per 8 fl oz

Orange Juice

20-22 g

per 8 fl oz

Carbonated Soft Drinks

21-30 g

per 8 fl oz
Source: USDA Nutrient database 2017


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

Did you know?

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

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