Health & Fitness

Drinking Vodka and Red Bull ‘Causes Similar Effects as a Cocaine Hit’

If you enjoyed this article or learned something new, please don't forget to SHARE it with others so they have a chance to enjoy this free information. This article is open source and free to reblog or use if you give a direct link back to the original article URL. Thanks for taking the time to support an open source initiative. We believe all information should be free and available to everyone. Have a good day and we hope to see you soon!

Experts have warned that drinking vodka with Red Bull has a similar effect on the brain as taking cocaine.Scientists have warned that the potent mix of highly caffeinated energy drinks with alcohol has a mind-altering effect on teenagers which lasts into adulthood.

Energy drinks Red Bull and Monster are marketed towards teenagers, and can contain as much as ten times the caffeine as soft drinks.

The research was carried out by a team of American researchers. The study involved using young mice to investigate the effects of mixing the drinks after an earlier study showed that Red Bull could ease psychosis in young people.

Dr Richard van Rijn, from Purdue University, Indiana, said: “It seems the two substances together push them over a limit that causes changes in their behaviour and changes the neurochemistry in their brains.”

Increased levels of a protein called FosB, were also detected during the study, which indicates a signal of long term changes in brain chemistry that occurs in drug users.

Popular Topics

Sponsored Ad

Related Posts

Sponsored Ad

Most Popular

Copyright © 2017, All Rights Reserved.

All information, data, and material contained, presented, or provided on is for educational purposes only.
It is not to be construed or intended as providing medical or legal advice. Decisions you make about your family's healthcare are important and should be made in consultation with a competent medical professional. We are not physicians and do not claim to be. Any views expressed here-in are not necessarily those held by
To Top