Stop Drinking Red Bull.
I dont know if its an Urban Legend or not, but I recieved this in my mail.
we’ve had Red Bull over here in Ireland for about 2 or 3 years now, and it is pretty scary shuff when you drink it with vodka
anyway, heres the mail >
Ever wondered what’s in a can of Redbull Energy drink? The small print lists a host of ingredients and among them is Glucuronolactone, an artificially manufactured stimulant developed in the early 60’s by the
Glucuronolactone was first used in the Vietnam conflict to boost morale amongst GI’s who were suffering from stress and fatigue, but was banned after a few years following several deaths and hundreds of cases involving anything from severe migraines to brain tumors in personnel prescribed the stimulant.
That was in 1973 and Glucuronolactone is still banned for commercial consumption in America to this day. The bad news is that the substance never found it’s way to Europe in the early days and was therefore
never banned by the EU community.
An article in this months edition of the British Medical Journal has highlighted a growing number of cases reported by Doctors and Surgeons involving the very same side effects from the 70’s. All of the patients examined were regular drinkers of RedBull and it is believed that the safety of Glucuronolactone is currently under review in at least three major European countries.
a quick search on Glucuronolactone gets you
this rather strange link
this rather good link about energy drink ingredients
and this from the EU
hope that is of help to you guys…