Originally Posted by bcoop
Take it easy on the energy drinks. They aren't good for your liver. Also, when mixed with alcohol as a cocktail, they have been known to induce heart attacks. Another reason you aren't supposed to mix uppers with downers.
Actually, I recently read an article saying that either redbull or monster is good for your liver the day after a night of drinking. That it helps it to recover and regenerate. I can't find it though.
Here's a different article on Taurine.
Red Bull contains caffeine, taurine and glucuronolactone.
She writes: "Glucuronolactone is produced in the human liver and helps
detox the body while one's metabolism is raised by the accompanying B
vitamins and taurine. "
In summary, one Red Bull a day is unlikely to do much harm unless you
are particularly sensitive to caffeine. More than that and you should
look at your overall caffeine consumption. Keep in mind not a lot is
known yet about long term effects of Taurine as a supplement. It's
probably not wise to combine Red Bull with alcohol, or to rely on it
to re-hydrate you during or after exercise