What Happens If You Drink 1,000 Red Bulls in a Month?
What Happens If You Drink 1000 Red Bulls in a Month? the deadline, the pressure, the anxiety, the stress is too much to bear. How will you get through the night? Coffee is not working and you’re desperate. What’s this? Kind of doing the trick, feeling a bit weird, and it’s like you have wings, one is Red Bull, can too much of it hurt you?
And what happens to your body when you drink it? This is what is and here’s what would happen if you drank one thousand Red Bulls in a month. In parts of the United States, grassroots movements are pressuring officials to restrict the sale of energy drinks to minors due to severe health concerns from binge drinking.
Red Bull is one of various brands being targeted. So, what is Red Bull? It was first developed in Thailand as a drink to improve stamina, and it’s been around since the late 1970s, although it didn’t become popular until an Austrian marketer discovered it in 1984. Three years later, the Red Bull gives you Wings slogan made its debut, and since then, eighty-two billion cans have been chucked back, with seven and a half billion of those in 2019 alone.
One can of regular Red Bull contains caffeine, sucrose, glucose, citric acid, taurine, vitamin B 12 carbonated water, sodium bicarbonate, calcium pentathlete. An artificial and natural colors, including flavors, sounds perfectly healthy, right? Might depend on what your definition of healthy is, but can too much Red Bull hurt you?
Well, one, two hundred and fifty milliliter Red Bull contains 80 milligrams of caffeine and a whopping twenty-seven grams of sugar. If you drink one of these. The effects might not be too bad, but pounding back one after another will definitely leave you in a jittery mess. And curiously, over thirty-four deaths have been linked to the intake of energy drinks. Other than caffeine and sugar, the excessive amounts of B vitamins and high taurine levels will cause you problems.
B vitamins are good for you and can ease stress, but too much of them can be dangerous. High levels of B3 and B6 can cause gastrointestinal problems, liver toxicity, blurry vision and nerve damage. Likewise, taurine is an amino acid that helps in neurological development and regulates water and minerals in the blood. But you shouldn’t overdo that either. In animal studies, increased ingestion of taurine has been shown to decrease body weight and cause dehydration. So what would happen if you drank 1000 Red Bulls in a month?
The math is daunting. Drinking 1000 Red Bulls in thirty-one days means gulping thirty-two cans of the stuff each day. That’s two cans per hour if you stop for eight hours of sleep since there’s no time to lose. Let’s get started. Just 10 minutes in the caffeine from the first Red Bull permeates the bloodstream. Your heart rate and blood pressure now start to rise. After fifteen to forty-five minutes, you may have better concentration or just feel more wired depending on how fast you down to the entire can. The caffeine is completely absorbed. 30 to 50 minutes later, pupils will dilate, blood pressure rises even higher, and the body releases bursts of insulin with caffeine blocking the effects of adenosine, a necessary chemical involved in the sleep process.
The body kicks into full on emergency adrenaline response mode. The liver dumps extra sugar into the bloodstream and it’s converted into fat. After one hour, you may start to feel a major sugar crash and the effects of the caffeine start to die down. Congratulations. You just survived the first hour and there’s only thirty more cans to go today. Not to worry, you probably won’t survive the entire thirty-one days anyway because you’ll likely experience a caffeine overdose in the first two weeks.
Consider this. You’ll be consuming 160 milligrams of caffeine every hour you are awake. That’s two thousand five hundred and sixty milligrams. In six hours, the negative effects of caffeine would have already kicked in around the 300 to 500 mg mark to overdose on caffeine. You would need to reach a ten-gram level of intake. Since one, two hundred and fifty milliliter can contain 80 milligrams of caffeine, it would only take one hundred. And 25 cans of Red Bull to totally overdo it. You can also forget about that eight hours of sleep we estimated with all that sugar and caffeine in your system.
It’s no surprise that insomnia is often a reported side effect. Then there’s the physical aftermath of trying such a challenge. High blood pressure increases your risk of type two diabetes, heart disease, kidney problems, not to mention your teeth would look disgusting from the enamel being stripped off. It’s safe to say no one should ever try to drink this many Red Bulls. Our bodies aren’t made to function well in this constant, hyped up state of fight or flight.
Even drinking one can of Red Bull probably isn’t doing your body any favors, but we wouldn’t expect you to give up caffeine entirely. Can you imagine what our world would look like if everyone stopped drinking coffee? Well, that’s another question to solve.
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