This Woman Drank 28 Red Bulls A Day, Gained Over 350 Pounds, And That’s Not Even The Worst Side Effect
How many Red Bulls have you drank in one 24-hour period? I’d say I’ve maxed out at 4, when I’m slugging Red Bull/vodkas in an attempt to get the energy/courage combo to approach a girl at a bar. And when I do finally approach, I won’t shut the fuck up while running in place. Brotip: chicks think it’s weird when you run in place while trying to spit game.
That’s why it’s unfathomable to me when I saw this story of a 26-year-old mother of three from Northern Ireland who guzzled 28 Red Bulls a day. TWENTY EIGHT. Red Bull warns against drinking more than five per day. For obvious reasons.
So your next question would naturally be, is she dead?
Surprisingly not. The woman, who goes by the name of Lena Lupari, spent over $6,500 a year to fulfill her addiction and ballooned to over 364 pounds through consuming 3,000 extra calories per day.
Check out the Red Bull Nutrition label, and keep in mind that according to the American Heart Association, the maximum amount of added sugars a woman should eat in a day is 25 grams.
So if you’re scoring at home, Lena consumed over 750 grams of sugar a day, 30 times the suggested amount.
But arguably the worst side effect of her Red Bull gluttony is the fact that she claims she’s going BLIND.
According to LADbible, a risk of drinking excessive amounts of Red Bull is glaucoma. This is a condition that causes pressure to build up in the eye, as eye fluid can’t drain properly. It can then lead to damage to the optic nerve.
Research claims that drinking just one can of Red Bull a day can increase one’s risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.Dr Scott Willoughby, of the Cardiovascular Research Centre at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, conducted an experiment of college students and found that drinking one 250 ml can of the sugar-free version increased the ‘stickiness’ of blood, raising the probability of deadly blood clots.
“One hour after they drank Red Bull, (their blood systems) were no longer normal. They were abnormal like we would expect in a patient with cardiovascular disease. If you get an increase in stickiness and a decreased ability of the blood vessels to stop its stickiness, that adds up to a bad situation. If you add in other risk factors for cardiovascular disease – stress or high blood pressure – this could be potentially deadly.”
Lena has recently quit her addiction after suffering from migraines for five years and combatted them with pain killers. She has lost close to 30 pounds since.