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horsey 07-06-2007 05:03 PM

Sugarfree Red Bull?
 
Sugarfree Red Bull? Is my semi addiction to this drink going to kill me? Really I'm just wondering about it, at least I quit diet coke, which was a bad habit of mine for years, and I'm trying to cut back on Red Bull now. I was reading about Madonna and it's funny as healthy as she is this is her "bad habit" too. Does anyone know about Red Bull's nutrition?

NightengaleShane 07-06-2007 05:17 PM

As far as I know, it's pretty harmless... I love Sugar Free Red Bull, too, though I usually only drink it when I need energy badly. I don't want to develop any kind of addiction to it because A) it probably won't work as effectively if I'm drinking it all the time and B) IT'S EXPENSIVE! ;)

how many cans of it do you drink a day?

Suzanne 3FC 07-06-2007 05:55 PM

Sugarfree Red Bull

Ingredients:
carbonated water, sodium citrate, taurine, glucuronolactone,caffeine, acesulfame k, aspartame, inositol, xanthan gum, niacinamide, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hcl, vitamin b12, artificial flavors, colors

Nutrition Facts:
serving size 1 can; calories 10; fat 0g; sodium 200mg; total carb 3g; sugars og; protein less than 1g; niacin 100%; vitamin b6 250%; vitamin b12 80%; pantothenic acid 50%



Sleek can -
Ingredients:
Carbonated water, sodium citrate, taurine, glucuronolactone,caffeine, acesulfame k, aspartame, inositol, xanthan gum, niacinamide, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine HCL, vitamin B12, natural and artificial flavors, colors

Nutrition Facts:
Serving size: 1 can; Amount per serving: Calories: 15; Total fat: 0g; Sodium: 290mg; Total carbs: 4g; Sugars: 0g; Protein: less than 1g; Niacin: 140%; Vitamin B6: 360%; Vitamin B12: 120%; Pantothenic acid: 70%

horsey 07-06-2007 08:12 PM

Is 3g carbs bad? And the sodium, 200 mg? I'm still trying to figure out how to read labels. I think the vitamin b must help with moods because I feed better when I drink Red Bull. Yes it's an expensive habit, and your idea is good, just on days when I really need energy. I use this when I'm traveling for business, every other month I have to drive for six days, sometimes 10 hours a day and this does the trick - that's when I might do 2-3 a day, at home/business maybe 1-2 when I have it around. It can't be an addiction yet because I don't keep it around all the time. But like today I was exhuasted and went and bought a four pack. I don't understand why bars have this, and drinkers like it? Apparently it helps one get a buzz? I've never drank them with alcohol... An article I read today said if you can't pronounce too many ingredients in something it's "not good." Well that's a lot of stuff I don't know what it is, and can't pronounce so it can't be good can it?

RememberHowToSmile 07-06-2007 10:40 PM

I don't know about the nutritional side of it but I can't drink red bull. I've had it a few times and it makes me nausious, shakey and speeds my heart beat up to the point where I feel it is going to jump out of my chest.

I know a lot of people, espically when I was an undergrad that lived on it (or other enegry drinks) because they had them in the take out cafe that they could use their meal plan at.


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