8 Common Red Bull Energy Drink Side effects

Red Bull as well all is a type of energy drink, which is quite popular with the people especially youngsters. It all started in 1987 when an Australian Company started manufacturing this energy drink. Slowly but gradually this energy drink became so popular that currently this is one of the most popular energy drinks in the world.

People generally drink Red Bull to get instant energy and if you are feeling tired or lethargic then you can have this drink.

Though having this drink in small quantities and once or twice in a month is not that dangerous as compared to taking it on a regular basis. There are many people, especially youngsters who are becoming addicted to Red Bull and are drinking it daily for instant kick and energy.

Red bull Side-effects

Red bull Side-effects

Red Bull Energy Drink Side effects

1) Drinking too much Red Bull can lead to chronic diseases

As told earlier also there are many people who drink Red Bull on a regular basis. Having this energy drink in large quantities and on a daily basis can lead to chronic diseases. The main reason behind these chronic diseases is due to the presence of large amounts of content.

Apart from Chronic diseases, there are also chances of having tooth decay because there is a large amount of Glucose and Sucrose that is present inside Red Bull energy drink.

2) Red Bul can also lead to Insomnia

The main reason why excessive drinking of Red Bull can cause Insomnia is because it consists of large amounts of Caffeine.  The reason why Caffeine is added is because it is a sort of stimulant that gives your mind an instant kick. But when you drink large amounts of caffeine, it disturbs your nervous system and is not able to sleep properly.

3) Excessive drinking of Red Bull energy drink can lead to obesity

There are many people who are complaining about gaining excessive weight after drinking too much Red Bull energy drink. There is a simple reason behind this and that is due to the presence of large amounts of sugar and calories in the drink. Over a period of time our body is not able to consume these extra calories and it gets deposited in the form of excessive fat.

4) When mixed with it can lead to disastrous results

There are some people who mix alcohol with this drink. You must know this very important point and that is about having very harmful results due to mixing of alcohol into Red Bull. It can lead to heart attacks and severe chest pains and hence never mix alcohol with it.

5) It can also cause severe headaches and migraine issues

There are many people who have often complained of severe headaches as well as migraine due to excessive drinking of Red Bull energy drink. Too much of a migraine can also lead to a breakdown of the nervous system and it can also cause death.

6) Red Bull can also cause Diabetes

The reason why Red Bull can cause Diabetes is because of the presence of large amounts of Sugar and caffeine. When these elements are taken in large quantities, there is a risk of having Type-2 Diabetes.

This can further lead to severe health issues and hence one must avoid drinking Red Bull in large quantities. Only once or twice in a month it can be taken and that too in moderate quantities.

7) Pregnant women should completely avoid drinking Red Bull

Another main side effect of Red Bull energy drink is that it can lead to miscarriage among pregnant women. Hence, it should be completely avoided by women who are pregnant or are planning to conceive.

The presence of large amounts of caffeine and sugar is not good for small kids. It can even hamper their growth and cause extensive damages to the delicate hormones and tissues inside their bodies. Hence, one must completely avoid giving Red Bull to small kids.

8) It can also cause extreme mood swings

Moreover, this drink can also cause irritation and restlessness. There are people who gets addicted to Red Bull and when they are able to get this drink they often feel irritated and restless. This can also cause extreme mood swings and it normally leads to extreme violent behavior.

Hence, from all of the above mentioned points you can very well judge that how harmful Red Bull energy drink is. However, you can drink it in moderate a quantity that is one or two cans in a month and not more than that. The United States of America has banned this drink several times due to the above mentioned issues.


My son at age 30 was hospitalized with severepain, pancreatitis. He drank beer and red bull daily. His pancreas now does not function, he has now TYPE 1 DIABETES ,, so he has to use insulin injection daily. Has lost much weight, its very very sad. I hate Red Bull, it’s an evil marketed as a good, and little kids drink it too!!! Stay away from it. Need more energy ??? Get more sleep, eat better, take a multivitamin. There are NO safe shortcuts !

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45 Responses to 8 Common Red Bull Energy Drink Side effects

  1. Faruk says:

    I drink daily one or 2 redbull

    • admin says:

      That certainly will going to give you some side-effects.

      • Mike Macaff says:

        This would have more credibility if you linked your research sources. I suspect most of this is opinion dressed as fact. I’ve drunk Red Bull & vodka for 15 years. The only thing its ever given me is a hangover

    • Shiv Anand says:

      Hey you Carmen Marshell, what you said that Red Bull is not good it has 8 side effects and because of this your son was in hospital. How sure you are that this was happen because of Red Bull. You said that your son drink beer also and main dangerous thing is beer not Red Bull ask anybody. Any body who drink beer every day need to go in hospital %100. He didn’t went in hospital by drinking Red Bull every day he went in hospital by drinking beer every day. Ok so don’t say this that Red Bull is not good and it has 8 side effects.

  2. Manu says:

    I drink about 5-6 red bulls every day. It really gives you wings.

    • Gavin says:

      Your not the only one I work nights 6 days aweek minimum and I consume at least 8 every night no sleep problems. Obesity or any thing else. It’s not the drink. People also have underlying medical problems

  3. ramesh yuga says:

    Very nice energy drink good . I am daily one use red bull

  4. Shame mukupe says:

    Nice energy drink i take a sixpack evry sunday is it good

  5. gabrielsauceda says:

    One thing ill tell you guys my bro. Used to constant drinking those drinks he was having like a separation of brain and body his body grew weak couldn’t think right it doesn’t affect you right away it just gives you a kick when you least expect. so take care of your body’s because you only have one. thx GBU

  6. usha patel says:

    weelkly 2 cans r harm ful

  7. Danny Stewart says:

    Yesterday I drank 68.8oz of red bull and today I drank 112oz of red bull I drink at least a 20oz can every day is that harmful. To my heart

  8. Loide Vaino says:

    Whenever I have exam to write, I drink about two red bulls a day.. Is this harmful??

  9. rajesh says:

    on monthly basis i consume 15 tin of 250ml for last 7 years. but i didn’t recieved any side effects of above mentioned………….

  10. Jonno says:

    I have been using Red Bull daily for 12 years, this year I started having health issues and now if I drink one I instantly become congested and my nose starts running like Hay Fever or a similar allergic reaction, I don’t know why ? does anyone else have anything similar ?

    • Dave says:

      Mate I had the same symptoms, it got to a point I was drinking 17 to 20 cans a day. Anyway I just thought it was nothing until 1 day I was out shopping and I just went dizzy as fuck and collapsed. Next thing I knew I was waking up in hospital. Found out I have diabetes type 2. If u can mate stop drinking it.seriously it can fuck u up. I no other people who it ain’t affected but not all the stories u hear are bullshit

  11. hamid says:

    U know guys we have restaurant i drink 2 can of réf Bull dailly .
    Is it good for me .

  12. abhi says:


    I drink 2 pegs of vodka with 2 cans of red bull twice a week

    Is it safe ? Or I stop with imm. effect

    • admin says:

      Seriously, you couldn’t do anything more risky to your health than this.

      It is completely unsafe, stop is immediately while you have time.

  13. Heather says:

    I usually drink at least 4 large cans if red bull if not more per day. What I want to know is if it can start to have the opposite effect ie extreme exhaustion.
    I know that I am now addicted to it and also need some advice about stopping drinking it.

  14. Patrice says:

    Made a mistake of drinking 3 back to back at nite then tried to go to sleep and had a weird reaction to where 911 was called. I had seizure like symptoms probably cause of the amount of caffeine and because I have high blood pressure. More natural stimulants from now on

    • admin says:

      We hope you are fine now. We’ll pray for your betterment.

      Till then, just avoid this red bull completely and also suggest others not to take one.

      Your life is so precious to everyone around you.

  15. Bella says:

    Last week was finals week, I drank on average 50 oz of Red Bull a day. I have tremor-like symptoms, I am having a hard time sleeping, shaky, and very very anxious.
    Is this normal? What do I do?

  16. Crystal says:

    Can red bull cause erectile dysfunction?

  17. My nephew is in the hospital since last Thursday, after been drinking red bull for quite some time. Symptoms are : aggressiveness, losing weight, loss of control in time, forgetting things, confusion. Doctors were thinking on some abuse of drugs, so they did some tests and all went negative. He is getting treatment to clean the system, he still has some symptoms.

    • admin says:

      We have sympathy with your Nephew, may he get well in no time.

      Also, these symptoms are very similar with the side effects of red bull, just stop buying him that or ask him to avoid taking it under all circumstances.

  18. Nandeesh says:

    Very much thankful to d admin as he/she z answering to d questions with a sense of Care n compassionate….lot’s of luv…

  19. Vicki says:

    I drink 1 can of Red Bull Sugarless every morning mainly for the taste and water for the rest of the day…am I still harming my body?

  20. Ray says:

    I feel tired a lot, someone said ‘drink red bull’ I do feel better for it – but is it REALLY harmful to drink a can every day – I’m male 63 years of age.

  21. Me says:

    We have knowledge at our fingertips, cell phones computers to use Internet for research. Don’t blame McDonald’s if kids get fat, blame parents who take them there, before I go to a new restaurant, I check reviews, if a Product gives energy more than coffee , research its ingredients. I get prescription from Doctor, I’m looking at side effects first. , It’s all about being accountability ability for our own individual actions. I assume, if he had chest pains, etc.. or any side effects, he went to doctor , red bull caused that to a couple people i know. They went to doctor, doctor said stop drinking it. They did. If adult, we all notice changes to our body, like rapid heartbeat, anxious, irritability etc.. if something is bad for our bodies and we know this . No one forces drugs, this to us. We make a personal choice to do these things. If we choose to consume or take, who is at fault? We are. I was over weight because I consumed to much food by my choice, I chose to cut back on consumption, therefore I lost weight. If something is dangerous don’t do it. I really don’t see that as problem. We may have, withdrawal, headaches etc.. but once you get through it, even though rough. Very rough understandable, we don’t consume product, whatever it is. Drugs, alcohol, food, etc..

  22. Heather says:

    Has anyone ever heard of the Sugar Free Red Bull
    causing blurred vision??

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