Université de Fribourg

The thermic effect of sugar-free Red Bull: Do the non-caffeine bioactive ingredients in energy drinks play a role?

Miles-Chan, Jennifer L. ; Charrière, Nathalie ; Grasser, Erik K ; Montani, Jean-Pierre ; Dulloo, Abdul G

In: Obesity, 2015, vol. 23, no. 1, p. 16–19

Objective: Consumption of energy drinks is increasing amongst athletes and the general public. By virtue of their bioactive ingredients (including caffeine, taurine, glucuronolactone, and B-group vitamins) and paucity of calories, sugar-free “diet” versions of these drinks could be a useful aid for weight maintenance. Yet little is known about the acute influence of these drinks, and...