Red Bull . Energy drink that has crossed borders, and has expanded its empire to greater industries such as entertainment, sports and some extreme sports. The slogan of the drink is Red Bull gives you wings .
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- 1 History
- 2 Description
- 3 Composition
- 4 Health risks
- 5 Red Bull Racing Can
- 6 Sources
This drink was created by Dietrich Mateschitz, an industrialist of Austrian origin who discovered it by chance on a business trip to Hong Kong , while working for a manufacturer of toothbrushes teeth . The liquid based on a formula that contains caffeine and taurine, caused a furor in that country; Then he thought about the resounding success that this drink would have in Europe , where this product did not yet exist.
The energy drink was distributed by the Red Bull GmbH company. The presence of the brand was quickly noticed at international events; as well as the company’s own: the Red Bull Air Race , Red Bull X-Fighters and Red Bull Skateboard .
The company owns the Red Bull New York soccer teams of the North American Major League Soccer (plus its Red Bull Arena stadium ) and the Austrian Red Bull Salzburg of the Bundesliga Red Bull actively competes in Formula 1, with two own teams, Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso, with one in NASCAR , and personally sponsored by several drivers.
It is an energy drink, created to stimulate the brain in people subjected to great physical effort and never to be consumed as an innocent or refreshing drink.
It is marketed worldwide with its official slogan and with some like this:
“It increases physical endurance, streamlines concentration and reaction speed, provides more energy and improves mood. All of that can be found in a can of RED BULL, the energy drink of the millennium!”
Red Bull has managed to reach almost 100 countries around the world. The Red Bull brand has as its main consumers young people and athletes, two attractive segments that have been captivated by the stimulus produced by the drink.
The composition of Red Bull includes the following ingredients: caffeine , taurine , glucuronolactone , B vitamins , sucrose and glucose . Of these, only glucuronolactone, caffeine and taurine could eventually generate some controversy about their effects on the body .
- Glucuronolactone: It is a compound that occurs naturally in the human liver, as a consequence of glucose metabolism. There is no study showing that this compound is harmful to human health. There is no warning on the website of the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) about this substance.
- Caffeine: It has been known for decades that caffeine can cause insomnia , anxiety , headache, and tachycardia , even in normal doses. The presence and intensity of symptoms will depend on both the amount of caffeine ingested and the subject’s personal susceptibility. As recommended by European regulations, Red Bull cans clearly read ” high caffeine content (32mg / 100ml) .” In other words, the caffeine content of a 250 ml can corresponds to 80 mg or that corresponding to a cup of coffee from a coffee maker, with which, apparently, it can be said that the caffeine content of a can of Red Bull is totally safe and totally harmless for the vast majority of people.
- Taurine: Taurine is an amino acid that is naturally present in the body as it has regulatory and bile acid synthesis functions (it is the main component of bile ). In some research, it has been studied as a functional nutrient that could be used as a protector against diabetes or arterial disease.
The drink brings with it a series of consequences of its consumption, which force to place a series of risks which are:
- It is dangerous to take it if you do not exercise afterwards, since its energizing function accelerates the heart rate and can cause a sudden heart attack.
- There is a danger of suffering a cerebral hemorrhage, because Red Bull contains components that dilute the blood so that the heart costs much less to pump the blood, and thus be able to make a physical effort with less exhaustion.
- It is forbidden to mix Red Bull with alcohol, because the mixture turns the drink into a ‘Death Bomb’ that directly attacks the liver, causing the affected area to not regenerate.
- One of the main components of Red Bull is vitamin B12, used in medicine to recover patients who are in an ethyl coma; hence the hypertension and the state of excitement you are in after taking it, as if you were intoxicated.
- Regular consumption of Red Bull triggers the appearance of a series of irreversible nervous and neuronal diseases.
Red Bull Racing Can
Red Bull Racing Can
It is a series of university races, where up to 10 participants compete by running remote-controlled cars, which are made with the same chassis to ensure fair play.
The difference between each of the cars is in their design and aerodynamics, since they are all made with the metallic tin of the Red Bull cans but with the creativity of each of the participants.
The series is not as fast as its cars , as it consists of some local qualifications and a national final that results in a winner. This winner, together with his expert coach, represents his country to participate in Milton Keynes, England , where they compete against the national champions of 25 countries, in the Red Bull