There is a saturation of energy drinks in the market. They are addictive, caffeinated, and a quick source of energy. They come in various forms including cans, sachets, or shots. Energy drinks give you the strength and energy you need to get through the day.
Bang and C4 energy drinks are some of the most hyped energy drinks on the market. Both have a similar taste, but Bang is slightly sweeter than C4.
Each can of C4 or Bang energy comes in about 16 fl. oz. can, C4 contains about 135 milligrams of caffeine, whereas Bang contains 300 milligrams per serving. For those who enjoy the energy that comes from caffeine, this is very appealing.
We’ll compare Bang and C4 in this article to help you figure out which is better for you.
A bit about Bang energy
Bang energy has established its position in the market through intense campaigns and made its name in the energy drink industry. VPX pharmaceuticals manufacture Bang with one specific purpose in mind; to get people excited about the beverage and, above all, no side effects.
The Bang energy drink is a caffeinated carbonated drink with a high caffeine level that comes in a range of flavors. It has 300mg of caffeine per can, making it one of the most caffeinated energy beverages available. The energy drink comes in a 16-ounce can with zero carbohydrates, sugars, calories, or artificial colors.
A bit about C4 energy
Nutrabolt has been a winner in pre-workout supplements and drinks. And the C4 energy drink is another one of its energy-boosting energy drinks. It is just what athletes need to keep going, or people looking for a boost of energy.
Original, Smart Energy, Ultimate, and Natural Zero are the four flavors available in this ready-to-drink form of C4. These four product lines are all available in 16-ounce cans.
Natural Zero comes in 12-ounce cans, as do several Original and Smart Energy varieties. You can definitely expect an intense kick from just one can of this drink.
Bang vs C4 ingredients
Bang has a longer list of ingredients than C4 energy. Yet both beverages have carbonated water and contain sugars, amino acids, and natural flavors. Preservatives and acidity regulators are also included in their ingredient list given below;
Ingredients in Bang energy
- Carbonated Water
- Natural Flavors
- Citric Acid
- Phosphoric Acid
- Sodium Benzoate
- Potassium Citrate Monohydrate
- EAAs (L-leucine, L-isoleucine, L-valine, L-lysine, L-threonine, L-phenylalanine, L-histidine, L-methionine, L-tryptophan)
- Potassium Phosphate Dibasic
- Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
- Potassium Sorbate.
- Magnesium Chloride
- Super Creatine
- Calcium Chloride
- Calcium Disodium EDTA
- Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)
- Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride)
- Vitamin B12 (MethylCobalamin).
Ingredients in C4 energy
- Carbonated Water
- Carnosyn Beta-Alanine
- Malic Acid
- BetaPower® Betaine Anhydrous
- Citric Acid
- Natural Flavors
- Tartaric Acid
- Potassium Sorbate (preservative)
- Caffeine Anhydrous
- Acesulfame Potassium
- Niacinamide (B3)
- Cyanocobalamin (B12).
As far as the ingredients are concerned more ingredients do not mean more nutrition. For example, Bang offers the addition of EAAs, B Vitamins, and Minerals.
Whereas C4 is not so far from being the winner in this run as well. Although it has a little fewer ingredients, it still has some impactful ingredients to make up for the energy lost during a hectic workout.
Nutritional facts of Bang vs C4
These drinks don’t facilitate you with enough carbohydrates, fats, protein, and fibers. But both of them are a big plus for the fact that they have zero calories and sugar. The following table compares the nutrients present in each can of Bang and C4;
|Nutrients per can||Bang Energy||C4 Energy|
|Vitamin B12||1.5 mcg||6mcg|
|Vitamin B6||0.5 mg||0mg|
Sodium in Bang Vs C4
Bang energy contains 40 milligrams of sodium whereas C4 has none of it.
Sodium is added as an electrolyte to maintain fluid balance during intense exercise. Usually, energy drinks are less in sodium as compared to other food items. But Bang has one of the highest amounts of sodium as compared to other energy drinks.
If you have a tough workout regimen, you may need Sodium for electrolyte imbalance. But, our diets are already saturated with salts and sodium and it’s better to skip sodium in energy drinks.
According to CDC, a healthy adult should consume less than 2300 milligrams of sodium in their diet. 40 milligrams is not even a quarter of it so rest assured. Sodium content in Bang or any other energy drink is not an issue as long as you keep it in moderation.
Micronutrients in Bang vs C4
Bang and C4 have B3 and B12 vitamins in common but C4 has more of them as compared to Bang energy. C4 has 190% of Niacin (B3) and 60% of Cobalamine (B12) in the daily value. Bang only has 30% and 60% daily values of B3 and B12 respectively.
Other than that Bang also contains the following Vitamins and minerals:
- Vitamin B6 (30% DV)
- Vitamin C (30% DV)
- Magnesium (1% DV)
- Potassium (0% DV)
- Calcium (2% DV)
Amino Acids in Bang vs C4
Bang and C4 have a bunch of beneficial amino acids. Amino acids, like protein supplements, can help build muscle tissue, increase gains and reduce post-workout recovery time.
Bang contains Essential Amino Acids, that are not synthesized by the body and you need to take them through meals. Bang also delivers super creatine.
It contains 4-32.5 mg of super creatine per can. A daily dose of five grams of super creatine is advised. A 16-ounce can of Bang energy drink has a healthy dose of creatine. Creatine is considered to promote strength, and lean muscle mass, and assist muscles to recover faster during exercise.
Different kinds of amino acids are found in Bang Energy and C4. Bang Energy includes EAAs (Essential Amino Acids), which our bodies are unable to synthesize and must be obtained through meals. Super Creatine in it is a unique chemical that can only be found in Bang Energy beverages. This is a form of creatine that has been linked to the amino acid L-Leucine. It is supposed to be water-soluble and quickly reach the brain to help with mental focus, although it’s unclear how much creatine is really in Bang.
C4, on the other hand, contains CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine, which has been shown to boost athletic performance, mental focus, and muscular growth. It also contains N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine which is required for the formation of neurotransmitters, such as epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine. Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that help nerve cells communicate and impact mood.
Caffeine in Bang vs C4
Bang contains 300 milligrams of caffeine whereas C4 has only 135-200 mg of caffeine. Bang is a great pick to wake you up on a lazy day at work due to its high caffeine content. If you are sensitive to caffeine, try drinking half a can of Bang or C4 to see your tolerance to it.
Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system, which makes the body feel alert. It also causes a rise in heart rate, blood pressure, and dehydration.
The following are common adverse effects of taking more than 400 mg (the recommended daily intake).
- Heart palpitations
The difference between Bang and C4
Bang energy may appear to be a better pick at first since it includes more vitamins, minerals, and a greater range of amino acids. However, some of its versions, such as its caffeine-free Sour Heads, include artificial flavors.
Whereas C4 energy drinks use natural flavor and caffeine. So, although Bang has more ingredients, C4 contains natural vitamins and minerals that could be healthier for you.
C4 energy has zero calories and no sugar as Bang but contains a little less caffeine (135- 200 mg). While it lacks caffeine, it makes up for it with a variety of other substances.
For example, CarnoSyn Beta-Alanine slows the onset of exhaustion, resulting in increased strength and fitness. Citrulline Malate promotes the production of Nitric Oxide. In other words, it improves blood circulation while lowering blood pressure.
If you are someone looking for enhancing their athletic performance then I would say C4 is the best pick for you. It is the only energy drink that has Beta power Betaine which maintains the electrolyte balance in your cells and keeps you hydrated. And the amino acids (tyrosine and Beta-alanine) promote mental and cognitive health in stress.
While C4 contains fewer calories and less caffeine than Bang, you can feel the C4 kick in and the effects on your body, making it the ideal pre-workout drink for any workout.
Bang has a C4 beat in terms of caffeine content and taste variety, but that’s about it. It’s a good pick-me-up only.