Okay, I admit it; I'm a Red Bull junkie! There I said it! Do you happen to know of any RB Anonymous Meetings anywhere around here?
Honestly, I don't think it is quite that bad, but I truly love my sugar free Red Bull. It is only lightly carbonated which is the best part. Then, of course, you have the energizing elements to it that are probably what makes it somewhat habit forming. Taurine and caffeine are the "energizing" ingredients. I have to admit that I have not researched taurine. I guess I'm afraid to find out what I learn.
Some people say that they get jittery when they drink this stuff. Not me. I have never had that side effect with it. I simply feel focused and ready to take on the world. I only drink the 8.4 fluid ounce servings myself, though they come in much larger cans now. They probably would make me jitter!
The label tells us that Red Bull improves performance, increases concentration and reaction time, and stimulates the metabolism. If I am especially tired from lack of sleep, it doesn't really help me all that much. Though, once in a while when I've had to pull an all-nighter at work, it has gotten me through.
The product is made in Austria, which is where my husband was born. Maybe that is part of why I like it so much?
Have you noticed how common energy drinks are now? It is a little scary to see young people drinking those huge cans of them. The grocery shelves and coolers are filled up with them and they fly out of the stores.
For me, I now limit myself to one a day and kind of consider it a special treat. I enjoy it; it is my favorite beverage.
My recommendation to you is this: if you don't want to get hooked on the stuff - don't ever try it!