Red Bull and the dozens of other “high caffeine” soft drinks contain only a small fraction of the caffeine found in an ordinary cup of coffee.  All the concern over them is pure hype and a bundle of nonsense.  Specifically, a can of Red Bull contains about 80 milligrams of caffeine.  A small cup of Starbucks coffee contains between 150 milligrams and 200 milligrams of caffeine.  You see people downing cup after cup of coffee.  Few of them experience any signs of excess caffeine consumption!  So you can see how silly concern over the much smaller amount of caffeine in “energy” drinks is!
The fables and misinformation go on and on.  A recent article in USA Today, “Energy drink sales rise along with concerns,” reports that “An 8.3-ounce can of Red Bull has as much caffeine as a cup of coffee.”  As we’ve explained, this is simply not true!

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