Red Bull Energy Drinks Contain Bull Sperm-Fiction!


Summary of eRumor:

Warnings, Facebook posts and wiki pages are alleging that energy drinks like Red Bull contain bull sperm.  Some of these said that the energy drink contains “taurine,” and go on to explain that “taur” is Latin for bull.  The Latin word is then added to “urine,” which raised concerns that the product may contain the semen of bulls.

The Truth:

This one is bull, according to a Red Bull’s answer to in their Frequently Asked Questions.

Screen shot of an older FAQ explanation by the Red Bull Company.

Posted 03/17/14

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

Bull sperm in Energy Drinks:

Other examples found on the Web:

Does Red Bull Contain Bull Sperm?
I heard this claim and burst into laughter assuming it was a joke, but the person said he was being serious. Is this true that red bull contains sperm of a bull?

Q: Do energy drinks have bull sperm in it?

Yes. A study done by longhorn cattle company, tested some of the top energy drink brands (red bull, monster, etc) and found that they do contain bull sperm.