Here's what happens to your body after drinking Red Bull 5 years ago

Here's what happens to your body after drinking Red Bull

Here's hoping that 30 minute high is worth it.

We've all had a can of Red Bull at one point in our lives, and while some of us prefer to mix it with Jägermeister or vodka, there are some people that swear by its energy boosting qualities. The smell and sugar rush might be instantly recognisable, but what about the other effects?

Advertisement have created this infographic that's based on information obtained from the NHS, FDA and the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Red Bull might give you wings but it has other properties also. Here's some of them.

Within 10 minutes, the caffeine hits your system and your heart rate and pressure increases thus creating a a spike in alertness and concentration. Fairly common knowledge but what about the dreaded comedown?

After 30 minutes, the caffeine is fully absorbed into your system. This means that you only get the benefits for half an hour before your liver has to work extra-hard to absorb the excess sugar.


Then comes the crash.

You might be surprised to know that it takes almost six hours for your body to initially reduce the caffeine levels in your system - similar to when you drink a cup of coffee - and another six hours to fully remove any traces of it.

If you happen to be a regular Red Bull drinker then issues such as headaches, irritation and constipation can be prevalent.

Here's the graph with all the relevant information.