RED BULL

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  1. oldnotdead

    oldnotdead Weekend Warrior

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    I have never tried it but I know it's popular with guys. Well here is a real life warning.
    Son is 33 and his one friend is as well. Said friend with no family history had a heart attack. A big time red bull drinker. The Dr's all told him that was the cause!
    I did a lot of dumb things when young that could have killed me, heck I do A LOT of things at 61 that could kill me...certainly a drink isn't one of the things on the list nor worth the stupidity.
     
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    Only times I have drank redbull was doing jaeger bombs(red bull and jagermeister). I've never seen the point in energy drinks, it's not energy it is stimulants.

    Same thing as taking mini thins/No Doz in highschool which was considered contraband, but now energy drinks target kids. Think here they have an 18 age limit on them now.

    Hell, I can't even drink coffee on a daily basis. I drink it during deer season and during the winter on work days. And even then it is never more than one 20oz cup.
     
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    Okiebob Die Hard Bowhunter

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    As my Doctor said when I asked about Red Bull, "It's an energy drink for people who cannot afford cocaine."

    I drank one once when it was first introduced to the US market back in 2000. It was 9pm when I drank it, I finally got to bed around 8am the next morning. Not a fan.
     
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    Only thing I have ever drank remotely close was Jolt soda back in the 80's.

    All the sugar, twice the caffeine and that was directly targeted to kids.

     
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    It is poisen.
     
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    Hillbilly Jedi Die Hard Bowhunter

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    No doubt the stuff isn't good for you but I would have to think there had to be more than just the Red Bull. And I mean body chemistry and or diagnosed something. They wouldn't sell billions of cans a year if this was a common occurrence. People across the world every day out of the blue find out they all of a sudden have chemical reactions to things they used to eat/drink all the time. Both of my daughters had issues with different food coloring dyes for about 3 or 4 years and now it's tapered off the dyes don't affect them as bad as they used to. Seasonal allergies don't bother me nearly as bad as they used to when I was a kid and I'm allergic to everything but food and medicine.

    The body changes over time and is more or less tolerant of things we consume all the time.
     
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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    Using something that constantly stimulates adrenalin is not good for your body. Mini fight or flight situations caused by a $4 can of crap surely isnt good for you.

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    Anything that you ingest that raises a persons heart rate can not be good, add obesity and even pre diabetes it is like running a car with 175,000 miles at 6000 rpm something is going to break.
     

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