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Old 08-18-2000, 10:50 AM
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This is something I have been wondering for a while.

I have read with interest all the columns about whether or not it actually does anything, but what I'm more concerned with is if Red Bull will make someone fail a drug test. I know that some other energy supplements WILL cause you to fail.(mostly the little pills that you can buy in a gas station) I am particularally interested in whether or not the drink would make competitive athletes fail a test, since I assume they are held to a different standard.

The only thing I can come up with is that they probably would fail due to the caffeine if they just chugged one right before an event. But what if they had a few Red Bulls and Vodka a couple of days before?

A list of ingredients:
Carbonated Water, Sucrose, Glucose, Sodium Citrate, Taurine, Glucuronolactone, Caffeine, Inositol, Niacin, D-Pantothenol, Pyroxidine HCL, Vitamin B-12, Artificial Flavors and Colors

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Old 08-18-2000, 01:29 PM
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From Snopes, we find the following information:
The glucuronolactone rumor is not the only one circulated about Red Bull. Other whispers state that the drink is formulated from bull testicles, or that it's been proved to be wildly addictive, or that its drinkers will test positive in a drugs test after downing just half a can, or that it shivers on the verge of being banned in Europe. Without exception, all of these rumors are untrue.
(emphasis mine) It's an urban legend.
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Old 08-18-2000, 01:39 PM
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