I was driving to work the other day, enjoying my obligatory glass of morning stimulant. This morning it was a can of Red Bull, I did not have time to stop at Starbucks, and I noticed that the primary ingredient in Red Bull is Taurine. After hearing their commercial on the radio, I got to thinking. How exactly does Red Bull work, and does it really give you wings? Does it make you more alert?
Well, upon inspecting the ingredients and doing some research, which wasn’t hard working as a majority vitamin distributor, I found that the Red Bull wings mention may be more geared to mental wellbeing than to actual body energy. At least this may be the case with Taurine. As it happens, Taurine is an amino acid that’s used in our body for several activities. A few which are to act as a neural regulator, and also to protect heart function. Substantial amounts of Taurine can also be found within our eyes and stomach bile. There is no doubt that Taurine is beneficial, but I could not find any data that indicated it would give you an energy boost.
After searching and searching, I realized that the”wings” reference may be geared more toward your mental condition. As I indicated, Taurine acts as a neural regulator. In actuality, it’s one of these chemicals in our brain that is responsible for a serene positive disposition. Perhaps the wings effect is referring to the fact that the Taurine in Red Bull will make you calm and clear-headed. There has certainly been information to demonstrate that Taurine is successful when dealing with stress. Another ingredient that would indicate that the”wings” tag line may refer more to your mental state is that the ingredient Inositol. This is another compound that has been proven to have a positive, calming, effect on your mood. In taking a look at the ingredients, Caffeine certainly jumps out as a major stimulant. Aside from that, sugar is always good at providing a good short-term energy boost. These are probably the key ingredients that will make you “vitalized.” Well, the Taurine and Inositol in it will certainly make you feel good. It’s caffeine, so there should be a small energy boost, and the other compounds listed can help with your metabolism. Overall, it should have a positive impact on your own body, and at least make you feel a little calmer and more energized. As for wings, well, what would we do with them if we had them anyhow?