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 sugar 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 alcohol 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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50 Responses to 8 Common Red Bull Energy Drink Side effects

  1. Heather says:

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

  2. 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..

    • Arlene Cole says:

      I agree. People want to be spoon fed today, cradle to grave. No one wants to take personal responsibility for their actions or deeds because they are raised by the government via the teachers, instead of at home by loving parents. When I drank coffee all day while taking too many caffeine tablets at the same time, I had the same symptoms and stopped the caffeine pills. I have taken prescription drugs that have caused me chest pain and other symptoms and stopped taking the pills. Everyone has to take personal responsibility for knowing their own bodies and realizing if what they are consuming is helping them or hurting them. Do what’s good for you – stop doing what’s bad for you. This is a no-brainer folks!

  3. 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.

    • Arlene Cole says:

      Personally I don’t see how one can a day is bad for you. Space it out – don’t guzzle it. Try going without it for a day or more and see how you feel. You may get withdrawal headaches which is normal. If you do, just cut down gradually; i.e. normally 8 oz. to 6 oz., etc. I suffer from daily migraines and have to take a caffeine table every morning to prevent a migraine from erupting. So…….different people react to caffeine differently. Do what’s best for you.

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