Monday, July 16, 2007

What's Inside: Red Bull

I often drink this wonderful libation at the bar, usually with a bit of something special in it. And although I take the sugar free version more seriously, this ingredients of this one are still somewhat disturbing. Especially the bit about this one: Taurine: also known as 2-aminoethanesulfonic acid, taurine was originally isolated from bull bile in 1827."


A carbohydrate found in animal muscle (sometimes called "meat sugar"), inositol is turning out to be a wonder drug that significantly reduces depression, panic attacks, agoraphobia, and obsessive- compulsive disorder. It might even be what makes whole grains effective cancer fighters. Instead of being a bit player in Red Bull (you'd need to drink as many as 360 cans a day to get its benefits), inositol probably deserves a drink of its own.

Tags: bile | bull bile | glucose | Red Bull | Taurine | what's in Red Bull

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