With a singular reptilian eye staring back at you, Venom is very much an energy drink that dares you take a sip of it, enticing you with the promise of an energy boost if you do.
While Venom might seem to be a very compelling beverage that serves to revitalise, just how much of this drink should be having a day?
Short answer: It is advised that you limit yourself to drinking no more than 1 cans of Venom a day. Its content includes 160mg of caffeine, 54g of sugar, and has 210 calories. The sugar content does exceed the daily intake, and is an energy drink you should only have responsibly.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Venom, read further to find out.
Venom Energy Drink Nutritional Facts
First off, let’s take a look at what a can of Venom can get you nutrtion-wise. The table below shows a quick summary of its natruitional value:
|Typical Values||Venom Energy Drink|
(Of Which Saturated)
(Of Which Sugars)
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||3.2mg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||36mg|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)||4mg|
|Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)||12μg|
I’ve also written an in-depth article that focuses on Venom’s Nutrition Facts and its ingredients, so feel free to check it out or a detailed discussion on it.
Venom Calorie Content
Each can of Venom has 230 calories, which is definitely no small amount.
Calories are basically the measure of energy you get from a food or drink; the more calories something has, the more ‘energy’ it can provide to your cells in the form of ATP.
You need to note that the Dietary Guidelines for Americans ranges the daily caloric intake at 1,600 and 2,400 calories a day for women and 2,000 to 3,000 for men.
So while 230 calories doesn’t sound like much, a can of Venom is actually equivalent to 1/10th of your overall caloric intake which, when taking your regular meals into account, is a pretty hefty amount for a canned drink.
So while I having a can of Venom isn’t going to send your diet careening into the void, it’s still not advisable to do if you happen to be watching your overall caloric intake.
Keep in mind that although Venom may provide you with calories to burn, there isn’t much in the way of actual nutrition from it, so while good for a quick pick-me-up, you’re going to need an actual meal if you want to sustain your body in a healthy fashion.
Venom Energy Drink Ingredients
Here’s a quick look at Venom’s ingredients:
- High Fructose Corn Syrup
- Citric Acid
- Sodium Citrate (Preservative)
- Sodium Benzoate (Preservative)
- Potassium Sorbate (Preservative)
- Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
- Natural Flavors
- Ginseng Extract
- Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6)
- Guarana Extract
- Caramel Color
- Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
- Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12)
Now, let’s break down these down and figure out what they can do to your body.
Venom Sugar Content
Every 16 fl.oz of Venom contains 57g of sugar. And that is quite a lot of sugar in one can, far exceeding the healthy daily sugar intake limit for adults.
While sugar is definitely a tasty treat and is the main source of ‘energy’ you’re getting from energy drinks such as Venom, an excessive amount of added sugar in your diet can be particularly detrimental to your health.
For reference the American Health Association (AHA) suggested a limit of 25g of sugar per day for women while 36g for men.
At 57g of sugar a can, Venom Energy far exceeds what any healthy adult should be having a day, and is definitely not something you should have if you want to stay on the healthier side of life.
While it’s okay to go on the occasional sugar binge, having a diet consistently high in sugar may result in health complications such as:
- Increased risk for diabetes
- Disruption of gut bacteria
- Weight gain
Other than that, having a can of Venom means you’re pretty liable to a sugar crash as well, so be sure to moderate your daily sugar intake, and keep Venom Energy as a panic button for when you really need to bring your blood sugar back up.
Venom Caffeine Content
A standard 16 fl.oz can of Venom Energy has 160mg of caffeine present, which is relatively average for an energy drink.
Caffeine works by blocking the adenosine receptors, which then prevents you from feeling sleepy and tired. The effects of caffeine peak from 30-60 minutes upon consumption and eventually stays in your bloodstream for at least 12 hours.
Apart from keeping you awake (which is amazing in itself), caffeine does have other benefits that might help throughout your day, such as improving reaction time, increasing overall cognitive function while fatigued, and even helping with exercise performance.
Of course, you can have too much of a good thing. Overconsumption of caffeine often leads to health risks and even worse, death. Below are some side effects of consuming too much caffeine:
- Abnormal heart rhythm
- Restlessness and shakiness
Generally, the FDA recommends that you have no more than 400mg of caffeine per day, although as a guideline, you shouldn’t be having any more caffeine than what you can usually tolerate, so be careful if you’re not used to highly caffeinated beverages such as energy drinks.
If you wish to have more insight into Venom’s caffeine content, I wrote a separate article that also features its nutritional value and ingredients, which is definitely something worth checking out.
Other Ingredients Found In Venom
Taurine is an amino sulfonic acid that naturally occurs in the body. Its purpose is to support the growth of nerves, particularly in your brain, and also contributes to the functionality of the eyes, heart, and muscles.
Besides being a dietary supplement, Taurine can also be found in meat, fish and, dairy products,
Taurine is used in energy drinks to improve athletic performance, especially when combined with caffeine.
The amount of Taurin in Venom isn’t specifically mentioned, but it is included in the ingredient label.
To learn more about Taurine and why is it in energy drinks, here’s a video explanation by SciShow:
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) is one of the eight B-complex vitamins and plays an important role in production of nutrients throughout your body.
It helps the body break down the nutrients from the food we eat like carbohydrates, fats, and proteins to produce energy. Moreover…
“Riboflavin is also used for the development and function of the skin, lining of the digestive tract, blood cells and other vital organs,”Dr. Sherry Ross
women’s health expert
Providence Saint John’s Health Center
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) is often used to treat cholesterol and sometimes used to ease arthritis and boost brain function.
Benefits of Vitamin B3 are as listed:
- Lower LDL cholesterol
- Increase in HDL cholesterol
- Lower Triglycerides
- Boosting Brain Function
- Prevention of Heart Diseases
Vitamin B3 can also be found in chicken breasts, tuna, turkey and anchovies. You can find a full list of Niacin rich food in this blog.
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) is also one of the eight B-complex, and its main role is to make your red blood cells and your neurotransmitters.
Vitamin B6 can only be obtained by consuming it since your body isn’t able to produce this type of nutrient. You can get it [Vitamin B6] from fish, pork, bananas, milk, and soya beans.
The benefits of consuming products with vitamin B6 are:
- Improving Your Mood
- Promoting Brain Health
- Promoting Eye Health
- Reducing Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)
Vitamin B12 is required for the development, myelination, and function of the central nervous system.
Vitamin B12 is naturally present in fish, meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products.
Its benefits includes:
- Helps red blood cell formation and anemia prevention
- Prevent Major Birth Defects
- Support bone health
- Reduce the risk of macular degeneration
- Improv mood and symptoms of depression
How Many Cans of Venom Should I Drink In A Day?
|Venom Energy Drink|
(Per 16 fl.oz)
|Daily Max Limit|
|Calories||230 calories||2400 calories/3000 calories|
Based on Venom Energy Drink’s Nutritional Facts, one can for a day is definitely the limit, and any more of that is just adding an unecessarry amount of sugar into your diet.
While Venom’s caffeine content is still fairly tolerable after 2 cans, a single can of Venom far exceeds your daily added sugar limit, and having 2 cans of the stuff means an additional 104g of sugar in your diet, which is equivalent to 8 tablespoons of sugar.
As such, I highly recommend you only stick to having a single can a day max; even if you happen to be a fairly athletic individual, that amount of sugar is definitely bad for anyone, no matter how many calories you burn.
Can I Drink Venom Every Day?
I highly suggest you only have Venom when you need it, and definitely not every single day.
. Energy drinks, in general, are not exactly healthy and are only and supposedly be used for a temporary fix, especially for sugary energy drinks such a Venom.
That being said, if we consider the nutritional value Venom possesses, the safest bet is to drink it only when you need to. When you need an extra boost or a more laser-focused concentration, for example, then you can go ahead and have yourself a drink of Venom.
However, there are plenty of other energy drinks out there which are better for daily consumption (such as CELSIUS and G Fuel Powder), and there are also healthier alternatives to energy drinks that can equally give you a vitalized boost:
- Green tea
- Yerba Mate
- Ginger root tea
- Fresh juice
If you’re still ambivalent about Venom and whether or not it is right for you, here’s a brief review of the product to give you an insight into how Venom is like.
In conclusion, I personally suggest you drink only one can of Venom, not every day (because that adds an excessive amount of added sugar in your diet) but rather on an occasional basis. or whenever you feel drained and need that ‘push’ throughout the day.
Venom’s sugar and calorie content is definitely on the higher end of things, and it pays to be wary about having it every single day.
Although having it every day won’t instantly affect your health, in the long run, it’s definitely something you want to avoid. That’s why prevention is always better than cure in my opinion..
I hope you find this review insightful as I do. And if you’re curious and want to find more about Venom, check out the related articles below.