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Here’s what happens to your body a whole day after drinking Red Bull

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Most of us drink a can of Red Bull when we’re starting to hit the bottom; of your energy, of your willpower, of a bottle of Jägermeister.

The sickly smell permeates through your pores afterwards, and anyone within a five foot radius knows, “that man is drinking a Red Bull.”

Great for marketing, not so great for your body. Have you ever wondered what happens to your insides after the jitters finish? Personalise.co.uk has put together this nifty infographic based on information from the NHS, FDA and the National Center for Biotechnology Information to let you know.

Turns out Red Bull doesn’t give you wings but it does give you the following:

Within 10 minutes, the caffeine hits your system and your heart rate and pressure increases.

15 minutes after you’ve poured it down the hatch, you get what you came for: a spike in alertness and concentration.

The caffeine is absorbed by the time it’s been 30 minutes, meaning you only really get a high for half an hour before your liver goes into overdrive absorbing all the sugar.

Then comes the crash, tiredness seeps in and all you’ll want to do is curl up.

It takes almost six hours for your body to start to reduce the caffeine in your system which, to be fair, is similar to when you drink a cup of coffee.

Another six hours and it should have finally left your system.

But you’re not out of the woods, if you drink it regularly you’re in for some withdrawal symptoms for at least a full day afterwards. Think headaches, irritation and everyone’s favourite: constipation.

For thirty minutes of energy, we’re not sure a 24 hour comedown is worth it but, as always, everything in moderation. Constipation included.

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