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Is Raze Energy Drink Bad For You? (Discussion)

Energy drinks have become a staple of people’s diets, especially if you’re constantly on the go. Fads and trends of drinking energy drinks have risen and became more popular these last decades.

Raze is one of the strongest energy drinks out there is known for it is a no-calorie and no sugar beverage and is even deemed “healthy.” But you might want to be cautious about its 300mg of caffeine per serving.

Which leads us to the question: Is Raze Energy bad for you?

A can of Raze
Looks enticing, but is Raze actually bad for you.

The short answer: Yes, especially if you drink excessively. Raze contains a tremendous amount of caffeine that may lead to health problems down the line

But there’s still a lot to consider whether Raze is bad for you or not. Read on to find out.

Raze Energy Nutrition Facts and Ingredients

Nutritional Facts and Ingredients are important labels for consumers to be aware of what nutrients they get from the product when consuming.

Raze Energy Drink Nutrition Facts

The table below is the complete Raze’s Nutrition Facts that can be seen at the back of its packaging.

Nutritional ValueRaze
(16 fl oz)
Calories0g
Total Fat0g
Cholesterol0g
Sodium15mg
Potassium55mg
Total Carbohydrates0g
Protein0g
Raze Nutritional Facts
Raze Energy Drink Nutrition Facts
Raze Nutrition Facts

Ingredients of Raze Energy Drink

Ingredients of a Raze Energy Drink

Each 16 fl.oz can of Raze Energy Drink consists of:

  • Carbonated Water
  • Citric Acid
  • reFresh Performance Complex, which are;
    • 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.
  • Natural and Artificial Flavors
  • Sucralose
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • Sodium Benzoate
  • Acesulfame Potassium

For a more detailed look at all the ingredients, read it all in Raze Energy Drink Caffeine and Ingredients article, for an in-depth analysis of what exactly each of these ingredients does.

Caffeine In Raze Energy

Caffeine is found in coffee, sodas, and green tea, and is a staple ingredient in energy drinks. Caffeine works by stimulating the brain and central nervous system, making you feel more alert and awake.

Various benefits caffeine has include:

  • Weight Loss
  • May Lower Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
  • May Protect Your Liver
  • Can Fight Depression and Make You Happier
  • Improve Your Memory

Of course, the benefits are only present if you have caffeine in moderation and within your tolerances; having too much caffeine is a one-way trip to light headaches and lowered productivity.

Given that Raze has 300mg of caffeine per serving, it’s fairly close to the FDA daily approved caffeine limit of 400mg per day, so be sure that you’re not having any other caffeinated product while having a Raze.

Taurine

Taurine is found mostly in meat, dairy and fish. It is an amino acid that is notable in the body’s metabolic processes.

The potential benefits of Taurine include:

  • Maintaining proper hydration and electrolyte balance in your cells
  • Forming bile salts, which play an important role indigestion
  • Regulating minerals such as calcium within your cells
  • Supporting the general function of your central nervous system and eyes
  • Regulating immune system health and antioxidant function

That being said, ingesting taurine directly won’t actually net you any positive benefits, at least from what you’re expecting out an energy drink can.

Given that we don’t how much taurine is in Raze either, it’s safe to say you should probably be taking this ingredient with a grain of salt.

Sodium

Sodium is an important electrolyte that helps the body maintain the balance of water inside and around your cells. And considered as one of the important minerals that contribute to our nerves and muscle to function properly.

Having a high-sodium diet, however, is definitely not great, as it may lead to increased risk of high blood pressure and heart disease, which is why you should definitely moderate your overall intake of high-sodium foods.

But given that Raze only has 15mg of sodium, it’s certainly not a high enough amount to cause any alarm, so as long as you’re watching your overall sodium intake throughout the day, you shouldn’t have to be too worried about the sodium content of this particular energy drink.

Artificial Sweeteners

Raze does not contain any sugars but instead, uses artificial sweeteners like sucralose and acesulfame potassium to give the drink a sweet drive.

Sucralose and Acesulfame Potassium are both safe and has been approved for general use by the FDA.

some of the benefits of artificial sweeteners:

  • Weight control
  • Reduced risk of diabetes
  • Less adverse chemical exposure
  • Could support better oral health

That being said, it isn’t recommended to have foods and drinks with artificial sweeteners in them too often; while they may have a lower caloric footprint than sugar, it’s still not something you should have often due to the potential health downsides.

BCAA Aminos

Branch-chained Amino Acids or BCAAs are a group of 3 essential amino acids. They are commonly found in dairy, meat, egg, poultry, and fish. They are not produced in our bodies, but they comprise one-third of the protein found in our muscles.

Among the benefits you may get from BCAAs include:

  • Muscle Building
  • Muscle Recovery
  • Improved exercise performance.

The BCAAs found in Raze are L-Leucine,L-Isoleucine, and L-Valine, all of which serve to help increase muscle growth, reduce muscle soreness, and a variety of benefits if you’re into long workout sessions.

Of course, you already gain a fair amount of BCAAs through a regular, well-rounded diet, so while the content in Raze is definitely beneficial, it’s not exactly necessary.

Carnitine L-Tartrate

Carnitine L-Tartrate is an amino acid that breaks down fatty acids that transforms them into energy which then powers up cells. It is also great in removing waste products from our cells and prevents any cell problems from happening.

Benefits of Carnitine L-Tartrate

  • weight loss
  • boost brain cells metabolism
  • metabolic function
  • improve sports performance

Potassium

Potassium is usually found in fruits such as bananas. Potassium is involved in electric signals sent by the muscles so that they can contract properly. That being said, potassium is among the other ingredients that are used in an energy drink to help muscle function collectively.

Potassium benefits:

  • Reduces risk of cardiovascular diseases
  • Manage blood pressure
  • Higher bone mineral density
  • Reduce risk o kidney stones

Is It Okay to Drink Raze Energy Every Day?

No, it is not advisable to have Raze every day. Although drinking a can of Raze every day does not cause serious problems, in the long run, it can lead to notable health risks.

Raze is packed with 300mg per serving, and too much caffeine causes adverse effects like:

  • Insomnia
  • Jiteriness
  • Anxiety
  • Dehydration
  • Headaches
  • Rapid heart rate.

You don’t even have to go over the approved FDA-limit to experience these effects, as caffeine tolerance does vary from person to person, and 300mg is a lot higher than what most people are used to in the coffee or teas.

Furthermore, having that much caffeine may increase your overall caffeine tolerance, which means you might need to take more caffeine than necessary to achieve the same effects. Worse still is developing a dependence on the stuff; there’s a reason coffee addicts are a dime a dozen.

So it’s in your best interest to not have this energy drink on a daily basis, and for more information on it, have a look at the article I’ve written on Can You Have Raze Energy Drink Every Day to find out more.

To know more about Raze Energy Drink, here’s a review by CaffeineMan on YouTube

CaffeineMan on YouTube

How Many Cans of Raze Energy Should I Drink In A Day?

Raze Energy Drink
(Per 16 fl.oz)
Daily Max Limit
(Female/Male)
Calories0 calories2000 calories/2500 calories
Sugar0g25g/36g
Caffeine300mg400mg
Standard daily limits for a can of Raze

Based on Raze’s Nutrition Facts, one can of Raze a day is sufficient to revitalize your system.

While there are no calories or sugar to worry about, the huge amount of caffeine you can get (300mg) out of a 16 fl.oz can of Raze is something you might want to watch out for.

Having more caffeine than what you can tolerate may lead to various side effects, ranging from headaches to heart palpitations.

Having 2 cans of Raze puts you at almost 600mg of caffeine consumed per day, which well over the FDA-approved limit and is definitely a health risk at that point.

Does Raze Actually Work?

Raze only gives you energy off of its caffeine content. And it definitely works for any day to day activities that exhausts extreme physical and mental work.

Since Raze does not include any calories or sugar, most of the boosted feel is from the caffeine, above all else.

While the added ingredients and minerals may seem fairly helpful, they’re definitely not going to have any effect in the short-term, and due to Raze’s lack of calories, you’re cells are definitely not getting any actual ‘energy’ either.

But, if you’re looking for a caffeine hit, Raze will definitely get the job done for you, just be sure to have some healthy calories in you before you do decide to hit the gym with a can of Raze.

Raze is suitable for extreme physical activities

Raze Energy Pros and Cons

If you are still confused about getting your hands on Raze Energy, I’ve put out its pros and cons.

Pros

Raze’s caffeine and energy-boosting minerals and properties such as BCAA Aminos help to:

  • Increase alertness
  • Elevate mood
  • Improve memory
  • Increase exercise performance

The ingredients in Raze can enhance the bodily systems to work and get you by throughout the day.

Raze is also great for:

  • Working out (pre, mid and post)
  • Sports
  • Study time
  • Work

But if taken irresponsibly, Raze can have negative effects.

Cons

Raze has a whopping 300mg of caffeine per 16 fl.oz serving. Which is exceptionally high for an energy drink. And there might be some adverse effects namely:

  • Cardiovascular effects
  • Nervousness
  • Jittery
  • Hallucination
  • Anxiety

Just like any other energy drink, Raze only has a temporary run and it’ll eventually wear off and you may also experience mild headaches and migraines due to caffeine withdrawal.

Final Thoughts

To conclude, so long as you’re a relatively healthy individual, Raze isn’t entirely a bad drink when consumed in moderation.

Raze’s calorie and sugar free quality makes it an exceptional energy drinks out there if you’re prudent about unwanted calories in your diet and just wanted the caffeine rush.

But its high caffeine content isn’t acquired by everyone, especially if you have a low caffeine tolerance or just not used to Raze’s exceptionally high caffeine content.

As such, I personally advise you to drink in moderation and only have Raze if you feel like the need to.

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

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