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I have removed the following, which appeared as a sentance fragment at the end of the article after the stub template: "in a normal can of red bull it contains 600 mg of this chemical, 250 times more than the recommended amount in a day". Sharkford 13:52, 2005 May 23 (UTC)
These allegations regarding glucuronolactone and that it was produced by the US Government during the Vietnam War appear to be of little factual merit. It is believed that these rumours began through an email that was circulated in mid 2000. Glucuronolactone is a naturally-occurring metabolite, a carbohydrate produced by the human metabolic system. Nothing more, nothing less.
Check out: http://www.snopes.com/medical/potables/redbull.asp for more information about Red Bull and some of the rumours being circulated.
In agreement with above, I also found more fault with this section. Here is a short version of a sentence within: "the rumor is proven false, because the journal, nor the ban ever occured." Laws not being made do not prove a rumor false, nor does the existence of a journal (though the sentence is nonesense, im guessing the journal included some details, but they should be explained if its valid).
I removed the history section as it makes no contribution to the article. Here is the previous entry:
Glucuronolactone has received some notoriety due to urban legends that it was a Vietnam War-era drug manufactured by the American government. The rumor goes on to say that it was banned due to several brain tumor-related deaths. The rumor has since been proven false, as neither the cited British Medical Journal article nor the "banning of its consumption" ever occurred. Furthermore, no warnings appear on the Food and Drug Administration website regarding its potential to cause brain tumors or other maladies.
improve memory retention / concentration / antidepressant
This edit [] removed text which needed citation, however forgot to put it here for discussion as per their edit summary. So here it is...
Glucuronolactone has been shown to improve memory retention and concentration as well as acting as an antidepressant and stimulant. It is present in many energy drinks....
My personal experience would agree with some of the claims, but obviously that's not a citable reference ;o)--220.127.116.11 19:05, 7 November 2007 (UTC)
Yeah well, IT HAS been banned. This link from 2004: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/5753.php
The Chinese translation of the chemical are based on the following.....
Why is it not listed there.....???....the importance of the PRINTED version
but listed here....???