Researcher Scott Willoughby explained that Red Bull can be deadly when consumed by people who have high blood pressure or suffer from stress, because it can affect proper blood vessel functioning and increase the risk of blood clots.
Deadly when combined with alcohol
By mixing energy drinks and alcohol you are actually mixing a stimulant and a depressant. This is mostly popular at bars and night clubs. When combined with alcohol, Red Bull and other energy drinks are often referred to as “Vodka Bulls”or “Yager Bombs.”
The effect of this combination is still unknown, but experts claim that overloading the body with heavy stimulants and heavy depressants can possibly result in heart failure, and if you take into consideration the previous stories based on fatal outcomes of this deadly mixture, you can see that this is not just a theory.
After several deaths of some people who consumed Red Bull and alcohol together, France and Denmark banned the sale of this energy drink. In 2001, the journal Medicine, Science and Law published an article published an article that explained the effect of Red Bull and alcohol combined with another stimulant: ephedra.
What is the result? Acute psychosis.
The Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society published an Italian study which reviewed a case of “postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) associated with a vasovagal reaction,” noticed in a young volleyball player after a high intake of Red Bull.
“Considering the widespread use of Red Bull among young people who are often unaware of the drink’s drug content, this case report suggests Red Bull be considered a possible cause of orthostatic intolerance.”
Orthostatic intolerance is actually a condition in which the change from a supine position (when a person lies down) to an upright position results in an abnormally high increase in the heart rate (more than 30 beats per minute, or, a heart rate that is great than 120 beats per minute in 10 minutes after sitting or standing).
POTS is also thought of as a mechanism for chronic fatigue syndrome, and if you struggle with chronic fatigue, energy drinks are not something you should drink, and that is why it is included in the list above.
When it comes to alcohol, you shouldn’t consume it. It is a neurotoxin, meaning that it poisons the brain. Also take into consideration the fact that large amounts of alcohol, even wine, increase insulin levels, which increases the risk of diabetes and other chronic diseases.
How to boost your energy without energy drinks?
If you drink energy drinks to boost your energy, as most people do, you should know that there are far better options than artificial energy beverages. People are not naturally tired. A lethargic state is something we bring on by some of our lifestyle habits.
Lack of energy is a result of different factors, including:
- Poor dietary habits
- Consumption of low-quality foods
- Stressful life
- Negative emotions
- Insufficient sleep
- Insufficient exercise
You can easily boost your energy by following these tips:
- Eat according to your nutritional type
- Increase the intake of omega-3 fatty acids
- Eliminate grains and sugar from your diet
- Release the emotional stress and negativity with the help of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
- Sleep when you are tired
- Exercise regularly
Reference(The original article): http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/09/06/red-bull-can-give-you-a-stroke.aspx