Short Answer: As long as you’re consuming Bang Energy in moderation, it can be considered a healthy beverage.
Bang is one of the famous pre-workout energy drinks that promise to give you the energy boost you need to manage your day, without worrying about sugar or calories.
A can of Bang is highly loaded with 300 mg of caffeine, zero sugar, zero calories, vitamins, minerals, and the special blend “Super Creatine.”
If you’d like to know how healthy your can of Bang Energy is, read on!
Bang Energy Drink Nutrition Facts
Here are the nutritional values that you can have in a can of Bang Energy Drink:
For a better view of Bang Energy Nutrition Facts, I have created the table below:
(16 fl. oz)
(Of which Saturated)
(Of which Sugars)
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||5 mg|
|Vitamin B6||0.5 mg|
|Vitamin B12||1.5 μg|
|Vitamin C||27 mg|
Ingredients of Bang Energy Drink
Other than the nutritional value, the ingredients are another vital piece of information that helps you determine how good an energy drink is.
Here’s a quick look at the ingredients within a 16 fl. oz can of Bang:
- Carbonated Water
- Citric Acid
- Natural and Artificial Flavors
- Sodium Benzoate
- Potassium Citrate Monohydrate
- EAAs (L-leucine, L-isoleucine, L-valine, L-lysine, L-threonine, L-phenylalanine, L-histidine, L-methionine, L-tryptophan)
- Potassium Phosphate Dibasic
- Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
- Potassium Sorbate
- Magnesium Chloride
- SUPER CREATINE® (Creatyl-L-Leucine [Creatine bonded to L-Leucine])
- Calcium Chloride
- Calcium Disodium EDTA
- Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)
- CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10)
- Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride)
- Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin)
I have written an analysis of the Bang ingredients. Check it out here!
How much caffeine is in a Bang Energy Drink?
A 16 fl. oz serving of Band Energy contains 300 mg of caffeine.
Having such a high caffeine content, Bang definitely makes the list for being one of the strongest energy drinks in the market. It gives you a full-blown energy boost that keeps you awake and alert when you need a kick to finish your tasks or when you’re burning the midnight oil.
On the other hand, taking into consideration the amount of caffeine, I wouldn’t recommend it to everyone.
If you are sensitive to caffeine, the amount of caffeine in Bang can be too much.
For me, the best energy drinks are those containing between 50 and 100 milligrams of caffeine in each serving.
Note that the Food and Drug Authority (FDA) recommends 400 mg of caffeine to ensure you can avoid the side effects of the stimulant such as:
- Increased heart rate
Of course, you can’t always be too certain about how accurate the caffeine content of an energy drink may be, as according to my Bang Energy Drink Lab Tests, you might find that the actual caffeine content may be shockingly lower than what is advertised.
Just to stay safe, stick to one can of Bang in a day to avoid any of the nasty symptoms mentioned above.
B-Vitamins in Bang Energy
Bang Energy contains vitamins B3, B6, and B12.
I have indicated their roles, benefits, and functions in the table below.
|B-Vitamins||Roles, Benefits, and Functions|
|Vitamin B3||convert the food that you eat into energy|
assists you in managing the protein and fats in your body
promotes a healthy nervous system, hair, and skin
|Vitamin B6||speed up the body’s metabolism|
promotes a healthy central nervous system
convert the food that you eat into energy
|Vitamin B12||maintain healthy nerve tissues|
aids in the production of red blood cells
Magnesium in Bang Energy Drink
Magnesium is one of the essential minerals that you can have in your body that also plays an important role in your bodily functions.
With that, Bang Energy contains 5 mg of magnesium.
The magnesium in Bang may help your body in terms of:
- healthy and strong bone formation
- controlling your glucose and improving insulin metabolism
- keeping your heart healthy
- relieving headaches and migraines
Still, 5 mg may not suffice to get the maximum benefits of magnesium.
Calcium in Bang Energy Drink
Bang contains 5 mg of calcium!
Most of the calcium that you consume goes directly into your bones and teeth.
The body cannot produce its own calcium but you can obtain it from your diet.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) provided a suggested daily calcium intake according to sex and age which are:
|men||1,200 mg of calcium per day|
|women||1,000 mg of calcium per day|
Calcium gives you the following benefits:
- promotes bone health and functions
- regulate and manage muscle contraction
Calorie Content of Bang Energy Drink
Bang Energy Drink is calorie-free.
Even without calories, Bang can still provide you enough energy and vigor to sustain your workout sessions due to its caffeine.
According to health authorities, the recommended daily calorie consumption are as follows:
|men||2,400 to 3,000 calories per day|
|women||2,000 to 2,400 calories per day|
Does Bang contains sugar?
Bang is sugar-free!
That means, Bang will not give you a sugar crash.
For reference, the American Heart Association (AHA) proposes a daily sugar limit of 36 g for men and 24 g for women to avoid the side effects of sugar.
While Bang doesn’t contain any sugar, it doesn’t mean that it’s completely tasteless. The answer to its sweet flavor lies in the use of artificial sweeteners. And Bang is using sucralose!
Sucralose is an artificial sweetener that is used to replace sugar in foods and beverages. It is a non-nutritive sweetener that is 200 to 600 times sweeter than regular sugar.
Although there are some controversies about artificial sweeteners in general, the FDA has approved them to be safe for general consumption.
Still, do not overindulge on food and beverage containing artificial sweeteners!
Is Bang healthy to drink every day?
In general, it is not healthy to drink Bang or any other energy drink on a daily basis.
Although Bang works in terms of providing you with an optimum boost, you can’t consume it every day as long-term consumption may lead to adverse effects.
However, you can drink a can of Bang once in a while and only when you really need it. Also, keep in mind this energy drink is loaded with strong ingredients which may cause harm to your health when consumed in large amounts or regularly.
Does Bang have any health benefits?
Health-wise, Bang Energy does not have health benefits.
On the other hand, if you’re in need of a quick boost that’ll last you for a couple of hours while working, then Bang can be considered a healthy choice, provided you’re consuming it in moderation.
Does Bang Energy really work?
Bang Energy works!
It works best as an energy drink with effects that’ll last for a few hours. Based on experience, I was still feeling the hype 3 hours after consumption.
Still, you’ve gotta watch out the caffeine in Bang as it may be too much for someone with low tolerance to the stimulant.
Check out this article to know how long does Bang Energy Drink last.
Is Bang Energy Drink bad?
As long as you aim to consume Bang Energy in moderation, it’s not bad for an energy drink!
To give you a summary, here is a table comparing the key ingredients of Bang against its daily limits:
(16 fl. oz)
|Daily Max Limit|
|Calories||0 calories||2400 calories/3000 calories|
|Caffeine||300 mg||400 mg|
|Sugar||0 g||25 g/36 g|
If you look at the table closely, Bang Energy is not that bad if you’re consuming them in moderation!
REIZE (10 out of 10)
Are you caffeine sensitive? Then you might find REIZE to be the better energy drink companion.
REIZE is a powdered energy drink with a sensible 50 mg of caffeine, 11 calories, and zero sugars. You can also enjoy a smooth blend of taurine, B-Vitamins, and ginseng through this delicious beverage.
Besides that, for only about $1 per sachet, you can get REIZE shipped straight to your doorstep. You’ve got to admit, that’s a pretty good deal!