Although several publications have written at one point or the other on the adverse effects of energy drinks, but this has got no significant impact on people as the consumption of the ill-energy booster has not wane.
The lack of decline in the use of Red Bull could be associated with low knowledge on the devastating effects of the canned beverage, as a new study has found the over time harmful effects of the highly-caffeinated drink on the human body.
In a step-by-step guide, a Dailymailonline Info graph revealed the minute by minute effects of Red Bull on the body.
See the info graph below and explanation under neath
This is a taste of the effect it has on the body in the first 12 days of finishing a can:
FIRST 10 MINUTES AFTER FINISHING A CAN
The caffeine begins to permeate your bloodstream.
In turn, your heart rate and blood pressure start to pick up pace.
15-45 MINUTES LATER
If you drink it fast, you’ll start feeling more alert and concentrated around 15 minutes later. Slow drinkers may not feel the effects for about 40 minutes.
30-50 MINUTES LATER
Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, as a response your livers dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked preventing drowsiness.
Your blood sugar spikes, causing insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get its hands on into fat – of which there is plenty.
1 HOUR LATER
Your body starts to experience a sugar crash, as well as the effects of the caffeine dying down, you’ll start to feel tired and energy levels will start to feel low.
You’ve also now urinated out all the water that was in the Red Bull.
First, however, that water infused with valuable nutrients that your body could have used hydrate your system or strengthen your bone, which were also washed out.
5-6 HOURS LATER
It takes this long for the amount of caffeine to half in your body.
For women who take the Pill, it will take 10 hours.
12 HOURS LATER
The time that it takes most people to fully remove caffeine from their bloodstream.
The speed at which this happens does depend on many factors from age to activity.
12-24 HOURS LATER
Withdrawal symptoms kick in.
About a day after you had your caffeine hit, you’re in the mood for another.
If you have become used to a daily – or more regular – fix, you will start to feel lethargic, distressed, experience headaches and constipation.
7-12 DAYS LATER
Studies have shown this to be the time frame for your body to become tolerant to your regular caffeine dosage.
That means you’ll get used to it and won’t feel the effects as much.