- Red Bull
Red Bull contains Coffeine and Taurine and it is not good for small children. It can be too bad for the Health.
In 2001, the drink was investigated by the Swedish National Food Administration after being linked to the deaths of three consumers. It has been subject to a number of other health concerns regarding glucuronolactone, a precursor of taurine. Sale of Red Bull as a normal soft drink is prohibited in Denmark, Norway, France, Uruguay and Iceland.
Due to the link with taurine, local authorities categorized Red Bull as a medicine and suggest customers ask for medical advice before drinking. Because of this, only energy drinks without taurine are sold in France. The official imported Canadian Red Bull is a caffeinated version of Thai Krating Daeng. Until late 2004, its sale was prohibited in Canada. Now a can must carry a warning label that says:
Cautions: Contains caffeine. Not recommended for children, pregnant or breast-feeding women, caffeine sensitive persons or to be mixed with alcohol. Do not consume more than 500 mL per day.
However, no such warning label is present on cans sold in the UK, though people who consume the beverage in excess (more than 2-5 250 mL tins in a 24-hour period) have been known to express discomfort, such as nausea, diarrhea, stomach pains, gas, light green urine color, sleeplessness and/or fatigue when caffeine effect wears off .
British supermarket chain Morrisons refuses to sell Red Bull to customers under the age of 13. In Finland, some shops only sell 1 canister of the drink at a time to under 18 year olds. Attempting to buy 2 canisters or more requires customers to prove their age, as if they were buying alcoholic beverages.
Doctors and nutritionists have warned of the dangers of mixing caffeine and alcohol in excessive quantities. Their warnings, however, are often unheeded as many people feel that the benefits of mixing Red Bull with alcohol far outweigh the risks and use stimulants such as caffeine in order to avoid getting drowsy while drunk. Mixing Red Bull with alcohol (most commonly Vodka and Jägermeister) has become increasingly popular among college-aged crowds and club goers. Heavier drinkers of alcoholic Red Bull drinks have cited "euphoric feelings." One researcher has asserted that mixing a depressant with an energy drink can lead to abnormal heart rhythms and future heart problems. Compare with the results of clinical trials PMID 11897259.
The director of biomaterials research at the University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore found the most wear to tooth enamel occurred, in descending order, from exposure to lemonade, energy drinks (especially those with citric acid such as Red Bull), sports drinks, fitness water, iced tea and cola.
Yes. It is NOT FOR CHILDREN. Bui i've seen Children they had 8 Years and ther drink it!
We want more Healt for children! It's a right they have! And the parents have to care more about her children.
Please sign this petition for the small children. They think they are cool if they drink Red Bull but they don't know that it is a dangerous thing.
The No Red Bull sales to under 14s in Switzerland petition to Red Bull was written by Mauricio Graziano and is in the category Health at GoPetition.