Red Bull Additive: COCAINE?

31 May 2009 at 10:42 am (Beauty, Health & Fitness, News, Product Reviews) (, , , , , , , )

So, I see this on a friends facebook status a few days ago and didn’t really think nothing of it because he’s always joking around and me never having a Red Bull or liking it or understanding the hype decided to write it off. But then, this morning I seen an article on a forum about it in TIME Magazine. So yes, I’m a few days late on this … but I found it very interesting. It could explain a lot of friends’ behaviours that swear by this enery drink! They say you have to drink so much for effects to be felt but no two people are alike and who’s to say thats indeed true? This is a new study after all.

About a year ago, the makers of Red Bull, the famous caffeine-loaded energy drink, decided to come out with a soda, unsurprisingly named Red Bull Cola. The shared name implied the same big kick. But could the cola’s boost — supposedly “100% natural” — come from something else? Officials in Germany worry that they’ve found the answer — cocaine. And now they have prohibited the soda’s sale in six states across the country and may recommend a nation-wide ban.

“The [Health Institute in the state of North Rhine Westphalia] examined Red Bull Cola in an elaborate chemical process and found traces of cocaine,” Bernhard Kuehnle, head of the food safety department at Germany’s federal ministry for consumer protection, told the German press on Sunday. According to this analysis, the 0.13 micrograms of cocaine per can of the drink does not pose a serious health threat — you’d have to drink 12,000 L of Red Bull Cola for negative effects to be felt — but it was enough to cause concern. Kuehnle’s agency is due to give its final verdict on Wednesday when experts publish their report [… read more here …]


1 Comment

  1. 迷你倉 said,

    It is a shame that a business will perform this very illegal action.
    It is harmful to everyone even to the company itself at this stage.
    The CEO should be sent to prision.

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