If you need to stay awake for long stretches, Bang Energy might be the energy drink for you. With 300mg of caffeine and a handful of minerals and B-Vitamins, it’s the perfect energy drink for when you need a serious kick in your day.
But being such a strong energy drink, how many cans of Bang should you really be having a day? And more concerning still, are there any side effects to having more than one can of Bang per day?
Well, for the short answer, you should only be having a single can of Bang per day, as the high caffeine content means that having any more might lead to some potentially intense caffeine-related side-effects.
For a more detailed response, read on to find out more about Bang Energy, from its nutrition facts to its ingredients, and come to the final verdict on how many cans of Bang you should actually be having a day.
Bang Nutrition Facts
Here’s a look at the nutritional value of a can of Bang Energy Drink, which you can see for yourself on the back of a can:
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||5mg|
How Many Calories Are In Bang?
Bang is calorie-free. Therefore, it won’t have that much of an impact on your overall diet.
If you want to err on the healthier side of life with your energy drinks, then Bang has got you covered.
With zero calories, Bang won’t add anything to your daily caloric intake and won’t impact your appetite or diet too much, either.
In fact, when considering how many cans of Bang you should have a day, the calorie content shouldn’t really factor into your consideration at all since it’s quite literally non-existent.
On that note, while it might be tempting, you really shouldn’t treat energy drinks such as Bang as a substitute for your breakfast or any other meal.
That’s because your body needs a substantial amount of calories in order to function, which is around 2000 (women) to 2500 calories (men).
Now, while too many calories may lead to some undesirable effects (such as weight gain), not having enough calories may leave you feeling slow and lethargic, which isn’t great either.
So, if you’re drinking Bang, be sure to complement it with a nutritious meal to get some healthy calories. Otherwise, you’re likely going to come out of the energy boost feeling fainter than when you started.
Bang Energy Drink Ingredients
Here are all the ingredients of Bang Energy Drink, in an easy-to-read list:
- Carbonated water
- Natural flavors
- Citric acid
- Caffeine (300mg per 16 fl.oz can)
- Sodium benzoate (preserves freshness)
- Potassium citrate monohydrate
- Potassium phosphate dibasic
- Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
- Potassium sorbate (preserves freshness)
- Magnesium chloride
- SUPER CREATINE®
- Calcium chloride
- Calcium disodium EDTA
- Vitamin B3 (niacinamide)
- CoQ10 (coenzyme Q10)
- Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride)
- Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin)
How Much Caffeine Is In Bang?
Each 16 fl.oz can of Bang has 300mg of caffeine, which is about double the amount of caffeine in a regular cup of coffee.
Heads up, Bang isn’t an energy drink for the faint of heart. While most energy drinks float around 80mg to 160mg of caffeine, Bang’s 300mg is certainly a lot more than what you would typically expect out of a single 16 fl.oz can.
While a small to moderate amount of caffeine can give you a boost, you can definitely have too much of a good thing, especially when it comes to caffeine and caffeinated beverages.
Personally, I like my energy drinks to have about 100mg of caffeine, so Bang’s high caffeine content really doesn’t do it for me.
But if you have a high caffeine tolerance or really need to stay awake, then Bang might be the solution to your low-energy problems.
Just be sure not to slam the entire can back in one go—it’s not the best way to get a sustained energy boost, and your body may not enjoy suddenly having that much caffeine in your bloodstream.
In addition, try not to have too much caffeine in a single day either, as the FDA has set 400mg of caffeine as the max tolerable daily intake level, and going over that limit may lead to some serious side effects, notably:
- Increased Heart Rate
So, be sure to keep your daily caffeine intake in check and adjust your energy drink habits to your personal tolerances, especially if you happen to be more sensitive to caffeine.
Does Bang Have Artificial Sweeteners?
Bang is entirely sugar-free, but it contains Sucralose, which is an artificial sweetener that’s often used to improve the taste of a drink.
If you’ve ever wondered why Bang is still pretty sweet even without the sugar, that’s because it has a zero-calorie sweetener present, namely, Sucralose.
While the absence of sugar does make Bang healthier than many other sugary energy drinks, but the fact that it contains artificial sweeteners means that Bang isn’t the healthiest energy drink you can find either.
In any case, artificial sweeteners such as Sucralose have been approved for general use by the FDA, so as long as you’re not constantly having drinks with artificial sweeteners in them, you should be alright.
Bang contains all the essential amino acids that your body needs, which include: L-histidine, L-isoleucine, L-leucine, L-lysine, L-methionine, L-phenylalanine, L-threonine, L-tryptophan, and L-valine.
EAAs (essential amino acids) are called such because your body is unable to produce them naturally, where the only way you can get them is through the food that you eat.
Getting enough EAAs a day may lead to some notable benefits, such as:
- Improving mood and sleep
- Boosting exercise performance
- Preventing muscle loss
- Promoting weight loss.
All of these sound pretty amazing to have in an energy drink, but you should be aware that you can easily get enough EAAs through a well-balanced diet, so the supplementary amount found in Bang is probably rather negligible.
So while the EAAs present in Bang is a pretty nice addition, you’re probably not going to experience any pronounced effects or benefits just from the EAA content in Bang itself.
Certain studies have shown that Bang may not actually contain all of the amino acids that it claims to include, so treat their inclusion with some healthy skepticism.
A proprietary ingredient, Super Creatine, or Creatyl-L-Leucine, is a creatine derivative that may or may not actually have creatine, depending on who you ask.
That said, we don’t exactly know how much creatine is present in Bang, which makes it difficult to determine if the creatine content in Bang is enough to be effective.
If you want a more in-depth look, have a look at the article I’ve written below, where I’ve thoroughly researched and shared everything you need to know about the creatine content in Bang.
How Many Bangs Should You Have A Day?
I suggest that you have no more than a single can of Bang a day, because having any more than that may lead to some notable side effects because of the massive amount of caffeine present in the drink.
With Bang’s non-existent calorie and sugar content, you don’t have to take into account your calorie intake or the daily sugar limits when deciding if you should have that extra can of Bang.
But when it comes to caffeine, that’s where having more than one can in a day becomes a problem.
With 300mg per 16 fl.oz can, a single can of Bang already puts you pretty close to the FDA-approved 400mg daily caffeine limit, and having another can on top of that will definitely tip the scales and then some.
While you can technically have one and one-third of a Bang if you really want to maximize your caffeine intake up to the FDA prescribed limit, it’s probably for the best if you only stick with one can per day as to not overload your system with too much caffeine.
Is It Bad To Drink 2 Bangs A Day?
As a single can of Bang already has 300mg of caffeine, having more than a single can of Bang a day may lead to some serious side effects, and put you at risk of a caffeine overdose.
In short, having 2 cans of Bang per day puts you at 600mg of caffeine consumed, which is a lot more than what you should be having, according to the FDA’s guidelines.
Having too much caffeine in a short time can lead to serious side effects, which can range from nausea and dizziness to an increased heart rate, or worse.
While it’s highly unlikely that you’ll experience a caffeine overdose, the feeling of having more caffeine in your system than necessary isn’t pleasant either.
In short, while Bang can give you the energy boost you need to keep you going, having too much of it may cause all that energy to become anxious shaking instead.
So for the best results and the sake of your health, try not to have more than a single can of Bang per day, and definitely don’t add any other caffeinated beverage into the mix either.
If you’re wondering how long it takes for Bang to kick in, I’ve written everything you need to know in my other article.
Can You Have Bang Energy Drink Every Day? (Final Thoughts)
Given that the nutritional values of a Bang Energy Drink are well within the daily limits, you should be able to have a can without any notable side effects, so long as you’re able to tolerate the 300mg of caffeine.
If you can handle its high caffeine content, Bang is one of the healthier choices of energy drinks that you can find on the market, which also offers an exceptionally wide variety of flavors to suit your taste.
Despite all the warnings about having multiple cans a day, a single can of Bang a day is actually very reasonable, especially if you pace yourself and have it over the course of a few hours.
That being said, Bang isn’t for everyone, especially if you happen to be at all caffeine-sensitive.
So if you don’t think you can work with Bang, it’s best if you don’t push yourself to get used to it; there are plenty of other zero-calorie energy drinks out there that won’t give you a headache after the first sip.
But, if you need a quick boost or want to feel like you could run a mile, Bang Energy Drink is definitely a viable option.
As an endnote, if you’re looking for a more detailed overview of if you should have energy drinks every day, have a look at the video below:
I hope you found this article helpful & informative. Enjoy your day and your Bang!