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Red Bull - Celiac Question!

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Hello Everyone,

 

I'm Corey an 18 year old with Celiac Disease, that was diagnosed around ten months ago. I have been dealing with red hot flashes in my face that last for hours my entire life, just thinking it was an allergic reaction to something I ate, well I'm sure it was the gluten, or something along those lines. Today I worked an eight hour shift and came home, on my journey home I had to pick up medicine from the drug store, for my mom she is fighting a cold at the moment. When I went to check out I decided to treat myself to a 20 Oz. Redbull. I drank it on my way home, and went about my nightly activities. I noticed once again, my cheeks got red hot and the rest of my body is nice and cool. I have been searching and people say Redbull is "Gluten Free" but could it have something else that people with Celiac Disease are also allergic to?

 

 

Thanks, Corey!

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Celiac disease isn't an allergy. So- no, Celiac doesn't come with other allergies. Doesn't Red Bull have a lot of sugar and caffiene? Those can cause hot flashes in some people. Did you read the ingredients before drinking?

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Doesn't Red Bull have niacin in it? Niacin can cause flushes -- affects some people more & some less.

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I looked it up and yes, it does contain Niacin.  Especially if you don't drink energy drinks a lot, what you described sounds like a niacin flush.  Here is a link to some info: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/supplement-guide-niacin?page=2

 

The flushing is more of an annoyance.  When I drink an energy drink (5 hour energy) on a rare occasion, I drink half, then the other half later if I still need some more pep in my step.  I will get a mild flushing in my face even with half.  

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