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How Bad Is Bang Energy? (Truth Revealed)

Bang Energy, with its no sugar, minimal-calorie formula having Super Creatine and CoQ10 and a bunch of other “essential” ingredients, claims to be one of the healthiest energy drinks out there.

I highly doubt that is the case, however. Bang may not be the healthiest, but it is undoubtedly one of the strongest energy drinks available. It contains a whopping 300mg of caffeine per 16 oz. can.

Unfortunately, this high caffeine content is the reason why Bang Energy is bad for a lot of people. Human bodies simply aren’t meant to have so much caffeine inside them at once.

So, come along with me as I explain exactly how and why Bang Energy can be bad for some people’s health and if there’s a way to enjoy it without worries.

Interested?

Let’s get started…

Bang Energy Ingredients

Bang contains many healthy ingredients like vitamins and amino acids.
Bang Energy’s ingredients.

Bang Energy contains the following ingredients in each can:

  • Carbonated water
  • Caffeine
  • SUPER CREATINE® (Creatyl-L-Leucine [It is Creatine that has been bonded to L-Leucine])
  • CoQ10 (coenzyme Q10)
  • Vitamin B3 (niacinamide)
  • Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride)
  • Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin)
  • Citric acid anhydrous
  • Essential amino acids
  • Sucralose
  • Potassium phosphate dibasic
  • Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
  • Potassium sorbate (serves to preserve freshness)
  • Magnesium chloride
  • Calcium chloride
  • Calcium disodium EDTA
  • Natural flavors
  • Malic acid
  • Sodium benzoate
  • Potassium citrate monohydrate

If you’re looking for a deeper dive into this very long list of ingredients, I have a separate article on that, so check it out after this one.

Bang Energy Nutritional Facts

Bang Energy doesn't have sugar or calories, so it can be consumed by people who are dieting.
The nutrition label at the back of Bang Energy doesn’t specify how much Super Creatine is in it.

A beverage’s nutritional values have an important role in determining whether or not it’s a healthy one. Here are the nutrition facts of Bang Energy:

Nutrient (s)Amount per 16 fl.oz
Energy0 calories
Protein0g
Fat
(Of which Saturated)
0g
(0g)
Carbohydrate
(Of which Sugars)
0g
(0g)
Sodium40mg
Caffeine300mg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)5mg
Vitamin B60.5mg
Vitamin B121.5μg
Vitamin C27mg
Potassium85mg
Magnesium5mg
Calcium5mg
A table showing Bang Enrgy’s nutritional facts.

Caffeine In Bang Energy

Bang contains caffeine that is equivalent to almost 3 cups of coffee.
Bang Energy is a highly caffeinated beverage.

300 milligrams. That’s how much caffeine is in a single 16 ounce Bang Energy.

Caffeine is a stimulant and is known to have many health and performance-enhancing benefits, such as:

  • Reducing fatigue
  • Increasing cognitive ability
  • Faster reaction times
  • Improved physical performance
  • Better short-term memory
  • Long-term consumption reduces risks of:
    • Alzheimer’s disease
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Type 2 Diabetes
    • Several types of cancer

But you can get all of the abovementioned benefits from a much smaller dose. Even the 80mg of caffeine in Red Bull is enough for many people.

The FDA recommends that a healthy adult shouldn’t ingest more than 400mg of caffeine in a day. With a single can of Bang Energy, you get 3/4th of that amount all at once.

The amount of caffeine in Bang Energy is simply unnecessary for most people, and most people’s bodies can’t even handle this much caffeine at once. Even if you’re not necessarily caffeine-sensitive, you might feel jittery and experience an elevated heart rate after drinking a Bang.

But if you’re caffeine sensitive, you may have some more severe problems like vomiting, nausea, headaches, etc. Therefore, I recommend that you either start using a low-caffeine drink or maybe you could try drinking half of a Bang Energy at a time to see if it still makes you jittery.

Plus, if you consume a single can of Bang Energy, you shouldn’t consume any other caffeinated drink like coffee or tea because it could end up pushing you over the limit. Here’s what happens when you consume too much caffeine in a day:

  • Anxiety
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Diarrhea
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate
  • Muscle breakdown

Want to know in detail what happens when you ingest too much caffeine? Check out this video:

Effects of caffeine overdose on the body and brain.

Therefore, even if you can tolerate Bang Energy’s caffeine content, you should avoid other sources of caffeine. Better to be safe than sorry.

Does Bang Energy Have Any Sugar In It?

Bang Energy may have great amounts of caffeine, but at least it is sugar-free
Sugary energy drinks don’t work as well as sugar-free energy drinks do.

Bang Energy doesn’t have sugar in it.

Being a sugar-free energy drink the fact that it doesn’t have any calories is one of the biggest reasons Bang is claimed to be healthier than most energy drinks, which contain a lot of sugar and calories.

And this is true because sugar is bad for your health in excessive amounts, and energy drinks are notorious for having such quantities of it in them.

The AHA recommends that women consume no more than 24 grams, and men consume no more than 36 grams of sugar in a day, and any more than that will be a cause for concern.

Another problem with sugary energy drinks is that they leave you with a sugar crash, meaning that you will feel lazy, drained, and probably quite hungry after the energy drink has run its course.

With Bang, you don’t have to worry about such things.

Artificial Sweeteners In Bang Energy

Bang Energy contains Sucralose instead of sugar.

This makes Bang great for diabetic people, as Sucralose doesn’t interfere with a person’s blood sugar levels. It is also free of calories, so people who are dieting can consume it without worries.

Sucralose is sold under the brand name Splenda in the United States, and it is 600 times sweeter than regular sugar. This means that only minuscule amounts are needed to sweeten a drink.

Although Sucralose is certified by the FDA for being safe to consume, several studies have found that it can mess with a person’s gut bacteria. And can cause digestive problems and even cardiovascular diseases, so you must weigh the risks of table sugar vs. the risks that Sucralose might carry.

But the thing is, the number of studies in favor of Sucralose is much larger than the ones that aren’t, so we can safely assume (see what I did there?) that Sucralose doesn’t pose any health risks.

How Many Calories Does Bang Energy Have?

Bang Energy is free of calories.
Keeping track of your diet is important.

Bang Energy doesn’t have any calories in it.

An average person usually needs around 2000 calories in a day to function properly, and while this number may vary from person to person, exceeding one’s required calorie intake isn’t a good idea.

If you live an active life and work out daily, you can put the extra calories to use and burn them off, but for those who spend much of their time on desks, a caloric surplus can lead to weight gain because unused calories are used to get stored as fats.

And if you’re on a diet, you surely don’t want energy drinks that contribute a lot to your diet and would prefer something with no calories, such as Bang Energy.

How Bad Is Bang Energy For You?

There are two big reasons why Bang Energy has the potential to be bad for many people.

The first reason is, of course, the caffeine in it. 300 milligrams is a lot of caffeine. Ingesting this much caffeine throughout the entire day wouldn’t do anything, but consuming such amounts all at once might prove to be a bad idea for many.

Bang Energy is especially dangerous for pregnant or breastfeeding women, those under 18, and caffeine-sensitive people. This is even mentioned at the back of the can.

So if you’re a caffeine-sensitive person drinking this energy drink, you might experience these side effects which are associated with consuming too much caffeine at once:

  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Jitters
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle twitching
  • Abnormal heartbeat
  • Frequent urination

As you can see, these symptoms are very similar to those which occur when you go over the daily caffeine intake limit of 400mg. This might be because the body can’t handle having this much caffeine in it at once.

You see, the body absorbs caffeine directly from the stomach and into the bloodstream, so you might instantly experience these effects when you consume Bang Energy, and since the caffeine remains in the bloodstream for about 3-10 hours, you might need to either wait it out or consult a doctor.

So to answer the question of “How bad is Bang Energy” I would have to say that it is plenty bad for people who can’t tolerate large amounts of caffeine, but caffeine tolerant people can consume it with no worries.

In my opinion, the best way to consume Bang Energy is to split it into two 8 ounce servings and keep a gap of a few hours in between the servings.

Caffeine And Creatine

The second issue: Bang contains both caffeine and creatine.

Both these substances have opposite effects and use, and using them in conjunction not only reduces the usefulness of both, but it also could be potentially risky.

Creatine is best suited for high-intensity, fast-paced workouts that require instantaneous bursts of energy.

Caffeine’s boost is more geared towards endurance and improved cardiovascular activity, better for more prolonged physically intensive activities.

But, as you’ll see in the next section of this article, there’s a possibility that the Super Creatine in Bang Energy is not what it is claimed to be.

Does Bang Energy Actually Work?

With its high caffeine content, Bang Energy can boost the energy that you need to accomplish your tasks or activities throughout the day. 

I mean, with 300mg of caffeine, the boost to your physical performance will be pretty huge. So there’s no doubt about the effectiveness of Bang regarding caffeine.

It also contains electrolytes that are essential in many body processes, including the following:

  • Conducting nervous impulses
  • Muscle contractions
  • Hydration
  • Body’s pH level regulation

The essential amino acids in Bang Energy also contribute to improving muscle strength and enhancing physical performance.

However, Bang energy is suitable for people who have a high-caffeine tolerance so that they would be able to enjoy the benefits that Bang Energy has.

But, the Super Creatine in Bang Energy might not be worth the hype. Here’s why:

Super Creatine

Bang contains Super Creatine, which is creatine that has been covalently bonded with L-Leucine. This supposedly makes it so that Super Creatine becomes water-soluble. Being water-soluble is supposed to make it easier for our bodies to absorb it.

After getting inside the body, Super Creatine should break down into regular creatine. I emphasize on “should”

There’s been a lawsuit against Bang Energy’s manufacturers for false advertising concerning Super Creatine.

It says that Super Creatine is useless and doesn’t break down into creatine but into something with no value whatsoever. Also, the effects of Super Creatine haven’t been verified by any authority, so it’s better to take this claim with a grain of salt.

If you want more detailed information about the super creatine in Bang Energy, you can check this article What is Super Creatine in Bang Energy?

Bang Energy’s Flavors

Bang Energy comes in a wide variety of flavors. There are actually around two dozen of them.

Here are some of the outstanding ones:

  • Black Cherry Vanilla
  • Blue Razz®
  • Champagne
  • Candy Apple Crisp
  • Cherry Blade Lemonade
  • Citrus Twist
  • Cotton Candy
  • Purple Haze
  • Root Beer
  • Radical Skadattle
  • Rainbow Unicorn
  • Sour Heads
  • Star Blast®
  • Birthday Cake Bash
  • Miami Cola

Bang Energy’s Alternatives

Since Bang Energy has large amounts of caffeine in it, some people might not consume it safely. In that case, here are some energy drinks with less caffeine in them:

Conclusion

To wrap up all that I have said in this article, Bang Energy is a very strong energy drink because of its caffeine content, and so it isn’t advisable for people with low-caffeine tolerance to consume it.

There’s also the matter with the Super Creatine, but so far, it is just a claim and hasn’t been proved.

But if you can tolerate the caffeine in it, Bang Energy is a great energy drink that’ll give you enough boost to power through workouts or any physical activity without any sugar crash.

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