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Venom Energy Drink Review (Detailed)

We’ve already covered so many articles on Venom: ingredients, nutrition facts, does it actually work, is it vegan, is it bad for you, how much can you drink etc. It’s been a bumpy ride, but we’ve finally come to the end credits.

So after all the analysis, the research, the speculation, it all boils down to one simple question “Is Venom Energy Drink a good energy drink?”

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The short answer is no, and at most I’ll give it a 6/10. It has a high amount of caffeine, not to mention an absurd about of sugar. Although Venom Energy Drink is much cheaper than its competitors, saving money isn’t really worth it if you’re risking your health.

If you want to know more about why I think Venom falls short of being a good energy drink, then keep on reading.

Venom Ingredients

Here’s a list of Venom Energy Drink’s ingredients:

  • Carbonated Water
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Glucose
  • Citric Acid
  • Maltodextrin
  • Taurine
  • Sodium Citrate
  • L-Carnitine
  • Inositol
  • Sodium Benzoate (Preservative)
  • Potassium Sorbate (Preservative)
  • Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
  • Natural Flavors
  • Sucralose
  • Ginseng Extract
  • Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6)
  • Guarana Extract
  • Caramel Color
  • Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
  • Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12)
Venom Energy Ingredients
Venom Ingredients

For a more detailed analysis of Venom Energy’s ingredients, have a look at my Venom Energy Caffeine and Ingredients article to know just what exactly you’re putting into your body with each can.

Venom Nutrition Facts

Here’s a table showing the nutrition facts of Venom Energy Drink, and further information on it can be found in my Venom Nutrition Facts article here:

Image Showing the Nutrition Facts of Venom Energy Drink, as Seen at the Back of the Can.
Typical ValuesVenom Energy Drink (16 fl.oz)
Energy230 calories
Protein0g
Fat
(Of Which Saturated)
0g
(0g)
Carbohydrate
(Of Which Sugars)
57g
(54g)
Sodium300mg
Caffeine160mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)3.2mg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)36mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)4mg
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)12μg
Nutrition Facts of Venom Energy Drink

Does Venom Actually Work?

Venom works because it contains caffeine. That’s a no-brainer. However, we can’t guarantee for sure if those other vitamins and supplements actually work because we don’t know how much of each ingredient is contained in the product.

Although there are benefits that you can get from drinking energy drinks like Venom Energy Drink, drinking too much of it can lead to serious health problems which negate any additional benefit (if any) that you may be getting from the product.

Consuming healthy foods and beverages, exercising, and having self-discipline will prevent your body from experiencing the side effects of drinking too many energy drinks, which by and large tend to contain a lot of sugar.

Is Venom Bad For You?

Yes. With over 54g of added sugar per serving, Venom is definitely bad for you.

Although drinking a single can of energy drinks (like Venom Energy Drink) daily is considered safe, it can lead to unhealthy habits. Drinking it every day can make you dependent on the beverage, which can lead to side effects which I will discuss later on in the article.

If you really love Venom Energy Drink but also care for your health, I suggest you drink the beverage occasionally and practice healthy habits like exercising and watching what you eat.

That way you can enjoy consuming the energy drink without having to worry about the adverse effects that it can bring to your body.

Is It Okay To Drink Venom Energy Drink Every Day?

It’s not okay to drink Venom Energy Drink every single day, because a single can of Venom Energy Drink has a gargantuan amount of sugar that can lead to potentially serious health problems.

Even you consider yourself a healthy adult, the idea of drinking Venom Energy Drink can potentially lead you to form unhealthy habits.

There’s a myriad of beverages that you can drink every day like water which provides many benefits or even fruit juice which is a better beverage than Venom Energy Drink — drinking fruit juice is just as healthy as eating fruits.

If you want more information on why you shouldn’t drink Venom Energy Drink every day, here’s an article I specifically wrote about this issue. Also, here’s a video that can explain what will happen if you drink energy drinks every day for a week:

THIS Is What Happens When You Drink 1 Can Every Day For 1 Week…

Venom Pros and Cons

We all know that nothing is perfect, that’s why Venom Energy Drink has its pros and cons.

It can be beneficial, but (at the same time) can also be detrimental to your health. I’ll explain below what are these pros and cons for you to see why the disadvantages outweigh the advantages of Venom Energy Drink.

Pros

Here are the pros of Venom Energy Drink:

Venom Energy Drink Contains Taurine

Taurine is used in energy drinks to improve athletic performance, especially when combined with caffeine. This ingredient can be found in meat, fish and, dairy products.

Taurine is an amino sulfonic acid that naturally occurs in the body. The purpose of taurine is to support the growth of nerves, particularly in your brain, and as well as contribute to the functionality of the eyes, heart, and muscles.

The amount of taurine in Venom Energy Drink isn’t indicated. However, the most common recommended intake for taurine is 500–2,000mg per day.

For now, there are no side effects from consuming too much taurine. Keep in mind though that this shouldn’t be a reason for you to drink a lot of energy drinks because even though taurine has no side effects, you still have to consider the side effects of other ingredients in the product like sugar and caffeine.

Venom Energy Drink Is Cheap

For just $1, you can get your hands on Venom Energy Drink. It’s cheaper than other energy drinks because popular energy drinks like Red Bull typically costs around $2.

The difference is just $1, but that price difference can be significant if you’re going to buy more than one or buy a pack of energy drinks.

However, I wouldn’t necessarily call this a pro because it makes it that much easier for minors to get their hands on a can. Cheap doesn’t always mean better.

Cons

Here are the cons of Venom Energy Drink:

Venom Energy Drink Has Too Much Caffeine

There’s 160mg of caffeine in a single can of Venom Energy Drink. It’s a lot of caffeine for an energy drink, but it doesn’t exceed the recommended intake of caffeine for healthy adults which amount to 400mg per day.

Drinking too much caffeine can lead to adverse effects like:

  • Restlessness
  • Jittery
  • Insomnia
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Digestive Issues
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Rapid Heart Rate
  • Muscle Breakdown
  • Anxiety
  • Frequent Urination

Venom Energy Drink Has Too Much Added Sugar

Sugar is known for its negative effects on your body, but remember that it’s added sugar that’s bad for you.

There are good sugars and bad sugars, good sugars are natural sugars that can be often found in vegetables and fruits. Bad sugar, on the other hand, can be contained in most processed foods and sugary drinks like energy drinks and sodas.

The American Health Association (AHA) recommends that you limit your sugar intake to no more than 100 calories (24g) per day for women and 150 calories (36g) per day for men.

Venom Energy Drink has 54g of added sugar, which exceeds that amount. A sugar overdose can lead to health problems like:

  • Weight Gain
  • Increasing Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Cellular Aging
  • Draining Your Energy
  • Fatty Liver

Venom Energy Drink Contains High Vitamin Content

Generally, the vitamin content of any food or beverage shouldn’t exceed 100% of the daily value.

Unfortunately, Venom Energy Drink’s vitamin content exceeds that limit, with some, even reaching up to 200% per serving. This means that a single can of Venom Energy Drink is more than enough to fulfill your daily vitamin intake.

Fat-soluble vitamins are notorious for serious health problems. Don’t worry though, Venom Energy Drink only has B Vitamins which means that all the excess B vitamins will be excreted through your urine. However, that doesn’t prevent side effects like:

  • Excessive Thirst
  • Skin Conditions
  • Blurry Vision
  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Nausea
  • Increased Urination
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin flushing

Venom Energy Drink Flavors

Venom Energy Drink actually has a variety of flavors, it has regular energy drinks and low-calorie energy drinks, here’s a list showing you those different flavors:

Venom Regular

  • Black Mamba
  • Death Adder
  • Killer Tapian
  • Mojave Rattler
  • Black Cherry Kiwi

Venom Low-Calorie

  • Citrus
  • Strawberry Apple
  • Watermelon Lime

Conclusion

To conclude, Venom is just not that good of an energy drink. It doesn’t really bring anything new to the table other than a sort of cool concept revolving around the theme of reptiles.

With over 54g of sugar per serving, it’s pretty surprising why it’s not as shunned as Monster, due to the absurd amount of sugar you’ll be putting into your diet if you have Venom in any frequency.

As they say, “pick your poison,” so while Venom may be good for a sugar rush, there are definitely other energy drinks out there which might be more beneficial than spiking your blood sugar levels.

“Venom” may just be a cool brand name, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be just as dangerous as getting bit by a rattlesnake.

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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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