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Is Red Bull bad for people to drink?

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Although there are no studies that indicate that Red Bull is bad for a person's health, the ingredients in this drink can cause an increase in heart rate and blood pressure. It can also cause dehydration. Red Bull is an energy drink that contains ingredients such as taurine, caffeine, niacin and vitamins B-12 and B-6.

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Because Red Bull can contain ingredients that are stimulants, people with heart problems or hypertension should be aware of this. Health professionals can advise that people with these conditions exercise care with this product. Drinking an energy drink after exercising is also unwise because it causes dehydration.People should not mix energy drinks with alcohol because it may be dangerous, according to Brown University. This combination also may make people drink more.

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