Does Raze Energy Drink Actually Work? (Analyzed)

Jam-packed with caffeine and energy-boosting ingredients, the Raze Energy Drink is your aid, whether you’re up for a hardcore workout or a strenuous mental performance.

A can of Raze Energy is packed with 300mg of caffeine and other boosting ingredients like Alpha GPC reFRESH Performance Complex that stimulates and enhances your muscle and mental performance, all while having zero sugar and zero calories.

So, are we concluding that Raze Energy works?

Short answer: Yes, it does. As long as you can handle the caffeine rush, but considering it is fairly close to the recommended 400mg daily caffeine limit by FDA, it may be a lot more caffeine than what you’re used to.

Besides giving you an extreme caffeine fix, read on to find out what else Raze energy drink can do for you.

Raze Energy Drink Ingredients

Raze Energy Drink Ingredients

Listed down below are the ingredients found in every can of Raze Energy drink,

  • Carbonated Water
  • Citric Acid
  • reFresh Performance Complex
    • Betaine Anhydrous
    • Caffeine Anhydrous
    • Taurine
    • Potassium Citrate
    • L-Tyrosine
    • Choline Bitartrate
    • BCAA Aminos
      • L-Leucine
      • L-Isoleucine
      • L-Valine
    • Carnitine L-Tartrate
    • Alpha GPC
    • Caffeine Citrate
  • Sucralose
  • Potassium Sorbate (which preserves freshness)
  • Sodium Benzoate (which preserves freshness)
  • Acesulfame Potassium (Artificial Sweetener)

Raze Energy Drink Nutritional Facts

It is also important to know the nutritional facts of a certain drink in able for us to know whether the drink contains the adequate amount of serving we need.

Typical ValuesRaze Energy Drink
(16 fl oz)
Total Fat0g
Total Carbohydrate0g
Raze Energy Drink Nutrition Facts

As per the table stated, Raze contains 55mg of Potassium and 15mg of sodium, and is absent of fat, calories and cholestrol.

Given that the average daily intake of potassium is between 3500mg and 4700mg daily, a single can of Raze probably isn’t going to meet your daily requirements.

Given what you know of the nutrition facts, you probably shouldn’t expect much more out of Raze other than its high caffeine content, and while the added sodium and potassium content may be nice, it’s certainly not going to be the main thing moving forward.

Raze Caffeine Content

Raze Energy Drink contains 300mg of caffeine per 16 fl.oz.

Caffeine is usually used as a stimulant to boost concentration, alleviate tiredness and even improve mental and physical performance.

Caffeine in all its entirety have some surprising benefits. All of which are:

However consumption, especially when overdone has its downsides.

The FDA states that the daily average intake of caffeine is 400mg for a healthy adult. Consuming too much may lead to health risks, and the side effects that you may experience include:

While consuming more caffeine than what you’re used to be may be monetarily discomforting, overdosing on caffeine (by having far more than regular) can also lead into more serious health problems like:

  • Convulsions
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Hypertension
  • Osteoporosis
  • Twitching of muscles
  • Death

So be sure to monitor your overall caffeine intake, especially if you plan on having a high-caffeine energy drink such as Raze at any point during the day, and try not to have any other caffeinated beverages (such as tea, coffee or soda) if you do.

Raze Sugar Content

Raze is completely absent of sugar, hence the sugar-free nature of the drink.

Raze Energy only uses artificial sweeteners like sucralose and acesulfame potassium, which gives Raze its sweet taste without the calories that come without the calories that come it.


Sucralose is a sugar-made, zero-calorie sweetener and is 600 times sweeter than sugar. Sucralose has no bitter aftertaste, unlike acesulfame potassium,

While there are no cases of health problems of too much consumption of sucralose and is generally safe to use, moderation is still advised as there are rare cases of sucralose causing a rise in blood sugar and insulin levels.

Acesulfame Potassium

Also known as Ace-K is an artificial sweetener and flavor enhancer which is 200 times sweeter than sugar. Unlike sucralose, this sweetener has a slightly bitter taste and is on a bland side, making it mixed with Sucralose.

While artificial sweeteners are unlikely to cause any serious harm, it is still better to mind your overall intake.

Other Notable Ingredients in Raze Energy

BCAA Aminos

Branch-chained Amino Acids or BCAAs are a group of 3 essential amino acids, which can only be obtained from food sources as they cannot be produced by the body itself.

BCAA Aminos are usually found in dairy, meat, egg, poultry, and fish. Although they are not produced in our bodies, BCAA Aminos comprises more than one-third of the protein found in our muscle tissues.

BCAA is a chain of aminos consisting of:

  • L-Leucine
  • L-Isoleucine
  • L-Valine

BCAA functions as a suppressant of protein breakdown and acts as an efficient energy source during exercise. Moreover, they also prevent your muscle proteins from breaking down.

Carnitine L-Tartrate

Carnitine L-Tartrate is another amino acid that helps the body break down fatty acids that transform them into an energy that powers up the cells. That’s why it is found in energy drinks because it does not only power up your cells but promotes muscle function and physical performance.

It is also known for removing waste products from our cells and alleviates any problems from occurring.

Carnitine L-Tartrate is also used in heart health, cancer treatment, and kidney or liver diseases.

How Many Cans of Raze Energy Drink Can I Drink A Day?

I suggest that you should only drink one can of Raze Energy per day. Consuming more than one can potentially cause notable side effects, ranging from mildly inconvenient to thoroughly debilitating.

While you don’t have to worry about extra calories and sugar in Raze, its 300mg caffeine is fairly a good reason to ground yourself in drinking no more than a can. And drinking more than a can may cause health risks that nobody wants.

So, for a moderate energy boost, a can of Raze Energy is more than necessary.

Avoid drinking more than a can, especially if you’re relatively inexperienced with caffeine or have a fairly low caffeine tolerance in general.

If you want to know more about the consequences and whether or not you should be having Raze daily, have a look at the article I’ve written on Can You Drink Raze Every Day.

And for more information on what happens to your body when you drink too much caffeine, have a look at the video below which goes in-depth into the dangers of excessive caffeine intake:

Caffeine Overdose Facts

How Does Raze Energy Drink Work?

While Raze is packed with 300mg caffeine that acts as a vehicle to drive your energy boost, RAZE Energy does not contain any sugar nor calories.

That means you’re only getting the ‘boost’ solely from the caffeine itself.

Since caffeine is a stimulant that triggers your nervous system, it also increases the circulation in your body, like adrenaline and cortisol levels, which then affects dopamine levels, making you feel as though you have a boosted, more awake energy.

Raze in its various flavors.

Is Raze Suitable For Pre-Workout?

Raze is pretty suitable for your pre-workout routine, given the high caffeine content and other ingredients such as BCAAs.

Since RAZE Energy contains ingredients for better muscle performance (BCAA Aminos and L-Carnitine) and 300mg caffeine, which is a fair amount of caffeine for an energy drink with no sugar or calories,

RAZE Energy can improve your endurance and stimulate mental performance that will give you a boost as a kickstart to begin your workouts.

Moreover, drinking one before a workout improves how your body responds to your workout routines. Making it easier to do your exercises efficiently and with more energy.

That being said, given that Raze doesn’t provide you with any workable calories, you’re most likely going to have to supplement Raze with an actual meal to have the proper energy needed to get through your workout.

It’s also highly recommended that you don’t go into your workout session with just a can of Raze alone. While the caffeine may be beneficial, energy drinks aren’t exactly known for restoring electrolytes or proper hydration, so be sure to bring in some actual water with you.

How Long Does Raze Last?

The caffeine contained in Raze peaks up within 30-60 minutes of consumption.

Over 20-45 minutes, the caffeine in your bloodstream will peak, resulting in more alertness and more focus concentration.

Although after around 5-6 hours, 50% of the caffeine effects will ease off, and it takes approximately 12 hours for it to leave your bloodstream altogether.

But, if you are the kind of person who has a high caffeine tolerance, there are various and natural ways to boost your energy:

  • Drinking a decent amount of water
  • Exercise
  • Controlling stress
  • Healthy diet
  • Limiting alcohol


All in all, Raze can definitely give you the boost you need due to its astounding caffeine content, along with specific ingredients such as BCAAs, which may give you a boost during your daily workout routines.

That being said, while Raze will give the boost you’re looking for, its high caffeine content means it’s best reserved for when you need it the most, and it’s definitely not something to have on a casual basis.

But, if you’re looking for a quick caffeine boost to keep you awake or give you the jolt you need, you really can’t go wrong with a can of Raze; just be sure not to have more than one can of the stuff.

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About Adrian Carter

Adrian writes about energy drinks and their ingredients to shine a light on the facts behind the brand names.


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