Made to improve overall performance, Bang is a sugar-free energy drink that’s packed with high levels of caffeine, amino acids, and vitamins. If you’re looking for something to keep you going for a while, Bang’s got you covered.
That said, when does Bang really kick in? And, when can you expect Bang to wear off?
In brief, Bang takes around 20 to 30 minutes for its effects to kick in, and takes around 10 to 12 hours for the caffeine to completely wear off and leave your system.
Of course, that’s not there is to it. For a more detailed discussion on Bang Energy, read on to find out everything there is to know about Bang, from its ingredients to how long its effects are expected to last.
But, if you’re more interested to know how well Bang Energy works, check out my review on Bang, which details my personal experience and thoughts with the drink.
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Bang Energy Drink Nutrition Facts
First off, let’s have a brief look at the nutritional information of Bang Energy to get a picture of what we’re working with:
|Typical Values||Bang (16 fl.oz)|
|Fat (Of Which Saturated)||0g (0g)|
|Carbohydrate (Of Which Sugars)||0g (0g)|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||5mg|
How Many Calories Are In Bang Energy Drink?
A single 16 fl.oz can of Bang Energy has 0 calories.
For comparison, even an 8.4 fl.oz can of Red Bull has more calories than Bang, which equals to 110 calories.
If you’re trying to find a pick-me-up for your diets, Bang definitely checks out all the boxes. Since Bang virtually has no calories at all, it means that it won’t leave an impact on your overall diet.
As a reminder, the daily recommended daily caloric limit is between 2000 to 2400 calories for women and 2400 to 3000 calories for men.
Of course, since Bang is calorie-free, you won’t be getting any workable energy from it, which would leave you feeling pretty hungry after the effects wear off.
If you’re looking for something with some calories without overdoing it on the sugar, check out my article on the best energy drinks with less sugar for a list of great recommendations.
Bang Energy Drink Ingredients
Here’s a quick look at the ingredients in a can of Bang Energy:
- Carbonated Water
- Citric Acid Anhydrous
- Natural Flavours
- Malic Acid
- Caffeine Anhydrous
- Sodium Benzoate (Preserves freshness)
- 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 (Preserves freshness)
- 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)
How Much Caffeine Does Bang Energy Drink Have?
Every 16 fl.oz can of Bang has 300mg of caffeine.
With 300mg of caffeine, that easily makes Bang Energy one of the strongest energy drinks on the market, so you’ll definitely feel energized for quite some time after drinking it.
That said, whether you’ll be able to tolerate Bang Energy depends on your caffeine metabolism, and how used you are to caffeine. If your caffeine tolerance isn’t generally high, it’s best to stick to lower-caffeine energy drinks.
Of course, as beneficial as caffeine is, you shouldn’t go overboard with it either. The FDA actually advises a maximum intake of up to 400mg of caffeine per day for healthy adults.
Any more than that, and you’ll end up with adverse effects such as:
- Restlessness and shakiness
- Rapid heart rhythm
Therefore, be sure to moderate your Bang Energy intake and avoid having other caffeinated beverages with it to stay on the safe side.
How Much Sugar Does Bang Energy Drink Have?
Bang Energy Drink doesn’t contain any sugar since it’s sugar-free.
As a performance beverage, Bang was formulated with ingredients and nutrients that would provide you with a boost of energy and mental focus without any unhealthy sugar or calories alone.
Of course, while Bang doesn’t have any sugar, there are lots of energy drinks out there that do, which can be bad for your health in the long run.
For guidance, the AHA has a daily sugar limit of 25g and 36g for women and men respectively.
A high consumption of sugar everyday could lead to health issues like:
- Weight gain
- High blood pressure
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Aging skin
Thus, be sure to monitor your daily sugar intake, and moderate your energy drink intake, especially sugary ones, for that matter too.
Bang Energy contains sucralose, an artificial sweetener.
As to what sucralose is, it’s a zero-calorie sweetener that helps enhance the flavor and taste of the energy drink. Since it doesn’t have any calories or sugar, it doesn’t add nutritional value to Bang, aside from the sweet taste.
If you’re wondering about the safety of sucralose, artificial sweeteners are approved by the FDA, though I wouldn’t recommend including it in all of your meals, as there are still some concerns regarding its long-term effects.
That said, as long as you have artificial sweeteners in moderation, you should be alright.
When Does Bang Energy Kick In?
While caffeine can kick in pretty quickly, it would take around 20 to 30 minutes for you to really feel the effects of Bang you’re looking for, depending on your individual caffeine metabolism and how quickly you drink it.
Depending on your health and individual caffeine tolerance, it typically wouldn’t take very long for the effects of Bang, or any caffeinated beverage for that matter, to actually kick in.
That said, it’d depend on how quickly you have a can of Bang: if you slowly have a few sips within an hour, you’re not going to hit by a rush of 300mg of caffeine at once, which leads to a sustained energy boost without the intense peak.
In contrast, if you chug on a can of Bang all at once, that would mean that 300mg of caffeine will immediately flood your system very quickly, so I wouldn’t recommend anyone to do this as you may not be able to handle so much caffeine in such a short time.
Considering that personal caffeine tolerances need to be taken into account, the time when Bang kicks in will be difficult to accurately estimate. That said, you’ll definitely feel the effects around 30 minutes within consumption, if not sooner.
The maximum effects of Bang would probably kick in within 45 minutes, leading to you feeling very energized and focused.
After that, the effects will gradually wear off, though it’ll be quite some time until you’re no longer feel them anymore, and it’ll consume way more time before the caffeine from Bang leaves your body completely.
How Long Does It Take For A Bang To Wear Off?
Given that the half-life (the time it takes for your body to process caffeine by half its original amount) of caffeine is typically around 5 hours, it would take around 10 to 12 hours for all the caffeine from Bang to leave your system entirely.
That said, while you can find an easy answer to the question of how long it’ll take for the caffeine from Bang to completely wear off online, it’ll definitely be different for everyone depending on your metabolism and body weight, as stated in this journal:
The mean half-existence of caffeine in the plasma of healthy people is around 5 hours. However, caffeine’s elimination half-life may range between 1.5 and 9.5 hours, while caffeine’s total plasma clearance rate is estimated to be 0.078 L/h/kg.
Pharmacology of Caffeine (2001).
As such, be sure to avoid having a can of Bang too late into the afternoon or evening if you want to have a good night’s sleep, or you’ll wake up with a bad case of headaches instead.
Does Bang Make You Crash?
While you definitely won’t experience a sugar crash with Bang, you’ll likely experience a crash from the caffeine once the effects wear off.
Of course, you won’t exactly be experiencing a crash due to the caffeine itself, but from the fact that you initially were tired, to begin with before drinking a can of Bang, since caffeine only masks the fatigue up until the effects wear off.
When caffeine is in your system, it blocks off the functions of adenosine receptors, which are transmitters that signal your brain to go to sleep, allowing you to stay awake longer than your body originally wants to.
Thus, while you may not feel tired at the time, the adenosine is still piling up in your brain, which means that when the effects of the caffeine wear off, the adenosine will flood your brain making you feel way more fatigued than when your first started.
Rest assured, there are simple ways to avoid a caffeine crash after drinking Bang, which includes getting enough sleep, which is important so your body can properly rest.
Besides, you should also have a nutritious meal alongside a can of Bang, as you’ll quickly feel hungry and tired once the effects of the caffeine are gone.
Alternatives To Bang Energy
If Bang isn’t your liking, here’s a list of awesome alternatives that could add more variety to your personal list of energy drinks:
Powdered energy drink are also great options to consider as well:
REIZE (10 Out Of 10)
While Bang may be a good energy drink, how about something that’s also sugar-free but with less caffeine?
REIZE is a powdered energy drink that is available in light and fitting 4g sachets. With a rational 50mg of caffeine, REIZE is sugar-free and consists of only 11 calories in each serving.
Moreover, REIZE contains an equal blend of beneficial ingredients like taurine, ginseng, and B-group vitamins that provide you with the perfect blast of energy throughout the day with no sugar crashes afterward.
Give REIZE a try, and you might find that it’s the best energy drink for keeping you energized and alert for the day.