Why Red Bull is bad for you....

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    Apr 05, 2013 8:15 AM GMT
    I know we have all seen the studies of why Red Bull is bad for you, but let me just you guys a personal story here and how it has screwed up my health over the past year and a half...

    In my previous job, I was extremely stressed with work and grad school going on at the same time. So my solution? Drink lots of Red Bull (2-3) each day. This happened over a period of nine months.

    After that time I developed severe stomach issues. Originally my doctors thought it might have been due to stress or potential acid reflux. I had procedures done and everything to check it out. Now my doctor has concluded that since I had consumed so many Red Bulls in my system that it destroyed part of my stomach lining, which has resulted in my health issues.

    Pretty interesting and thought I'd share with you all to consider the risks. I am not sure if this is common, but it sucks. I'd go back and never do it again if I could.
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    Apr 05, 2013 8:52 AM GMT
    Why would you drink 2-3 Red Bulls in one day?!?
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    Apr 05, 2013 1:47 PM GMT
    Yeah 2-3 in a day is pretty bad. I know if I do the redbull/vodka thing at night, the next day i've got the shakes lol. and that's just one night....doing it day after day? no thanks.
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    Apr 05, 2013 9:14 PM GMT
    Thanks for sharing but it seems rather naive. Red bull, like most things are obviously only good in moderation. Honestly this doesn't surprise me with all the health concerns over energy drinks. I'm more surprised it's only your stomach that's messed up. Hopefully you get better, good luck man.
  • MrPapo317

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    Apr 05, 2013 9:39 PM GMT
    just like the other post say 2-3 a day for nine month is a lot. use a bit more moderation. overconsumption of pretty much anything can be bad for you.
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    Apr 05, 2013 9:43 PM GMT
    If you think that's dangerous, try being part of the Red Bull adrenaline team (air races, snowboarding, etc).
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    Apr 05, 2013 9:53 PM GMT
    raginraider12 saidI know we have all seen the studies of why Red Bull is bad for you, but let me just you guys a personal story here and how it has screwed up my health over the past year and a half...

    In my previous job, I was extremely stressed with work and grad school going on at the same time. So my solution? Drink lots of Red Bull (2-3) each day. This happened over a period of nine months.

    After that time I developed severe stomach issues. Originally my doctors thought it might have been due to stress or potential acid reflux. I had procedures done and everything to check it out. Now my doctor has concluded that since I had consumed so many Red Bulls in my system that it destroyed part of my stomach lining, which has resulted in my health issues.

    Pretty interesting and thought I'd share with you all to consider the risks. I am not sure if this is common, but it sucks. I'd go back and never do it again if I could.


    Well mainly it is due to the caffeine that is in the Red Bull. Caffeine has the effect of telling your stomach cell to secret more acid and as a result it kind melts away your stomach linings overtime.
  • He_Man

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    Apr 06, 2013 2:08 AM GMT
    Steduo said
    raginraider12 saidI know we have all seen the studies of why Red Bull is bad for you, but let me just you guys a personal story here and how it has screwed up my health over the past year and a half...

    In my previous job, I was extremely stressed with work and grad school going on at the same time. So my solution? Drink lots of Red Bull (2-3) each day. This happened over a period of nine months.

    After that time I developed severe stomach issues. Originally my doctors thought it might have been due to stress or potential acid reflux. I had procedures done and everything to check it out. Now my doctor has concluded that since I had consumed so many Red Bulls in my system that it destroyed part of my stomach lining, which has resulted in my health issues.

    Pretty interesting and thought I'd share with you all to consider the risks. I am not sure if this is common, but it sucks. I'd go back and never do it again if I could.


    Well mainly it is due to the caffeine that is in the Red Bull. Caffeine has the effect of telling your stomach cell to secret more acid and as a result it kind melts away your stomach linings overtime.


    Wouldn't this also apply to coffee, soda and tea drinks as well?
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    Apr 06, 2013 2:19 AM GMT
    shit really? i've been butt-chugging them so they work faster.
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    Apr 06, 2013 2:23 AM GMT
    A former co-worker of mine who owned a real estate company and worked with the health insurance company I use to work for also did red bull like anywhere from 6 to 10 a day along with his best friend who was my supervisor. They both would come to work, then the gym then to the clubs and do it all over again the next day. A few of us stepped in and told him he was starting to show wear and tear. After a few months, he did see his doc and came off of them gradually. Part of his problem was Red Bull was a replacement of alcohol for him. We never discussed what his docs told him, but it must have been something serious to make him come off it.
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    Apr 06, 2013 2:50 AM GMT
    I've only had one Red Bull in my life. My heart rate skyrocketed and it was extremely uncomfortable. I know people who drink them religiously.
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    Apr 06, 2013 2:52 AM GMT
    Thanks for sharing. I don't think I'd ever drink Red Bull though. You'd be surprised how much energy you get with just a good nights sleep.
  • Timbales

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    Apr 06, 2013 3:00 AM GMT
    My husband had an intern at his old job - 19 year old college kid who played soccer all through high school. Used to drink 3 Red Bulls a day and he had a stroke and ended up in therapy for months.
  • Myles_

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    Apr 06, 2013 3:07 AM GMT
    Why is red bull good for you: gets you laid.

    Three jagerbombs and you got yourself a power bottom for the tonight. #trufax.
  • Dominican_Gen...

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    Apr 06, 2013 3:14 AM GMT
    When I was in Architecture school I used to drink 2 or 3 per day, 4-5 during test weeks.... Destroying your stomach is the lesser of your concerns... how about having your sleep pattern destroyed for life?
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    Jun 01, 2013 3:05 PM GMT
    Caffeine is a drug. Why don't we recognize it as such?
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    Jun 01, 2013 4:10 PM GMT
    They gave the guy who works with me a red bull once because he has aspergers and they wanted to see if he would flip out. And that he did. I had to risk my "popularity" by telling them they were dicks.