Science (and paradox) Behind Bang Energy – Quick Review

The world of energy drinks is vast, and there isn’t enough time to give every drink the full “Energy Drink of the Month” deep dive review. In my attempt to guide my fans through this world of energy drinks, I like to share the science behind the various caffeinated beverages I come across in my travels.

The Science Behind Bang Energy

THIS DRINK IS A PARADOX!!! The caffeine content means you should not have this every day, but the ingredients suggest this drink is trying to be an everyday workout supplement.

Look at the four Key Ingredients:

⚡(1) Caffeine content is 300mg per can – you can only have 400mg caffeine per day if you’re a healthy adult, and you’re only supposed to have 200mg caffeine at one time according to several scientific and regulatory bodies like the EFSA. This is Fatigue Level 4 (of 5!). Bang Energy is powerful stuff! This is not for everyday use: save the big guns for when you ABSOLUTELY need it.
⚡(2) “SUPER Creatine”, because when you PATENT an ingredient, you get to NAME it! Super creatine has the same benefits as regular creatine (muscle gainz!) except regular creatine is in powder form, and it isn’t good at staying soluble in water. SUPER creatine is chemically structured (via amide bond protection) to be more soluble in liquids than regular creatine. Super!

“The subject invention provides stable aqueous compositions of at least one amide-protected, biologically-active form of creatine (creatyl-amide) molecule, wherein the carboxylic acid group of creatine is linked to, for example, an amino group of an amine, an amino acid or a peptide, thereby forming an amide bond.”

-Patent – Stable aqueous compositions comprising amide-protected bioactive creatine species and uses thereof  [US 8445466 B2]

⚡(3) “Ultra CoQ10” – This one also has an extreme sporty sounding name because, like “Super Creatine”, “Ultra CoQ10” is patented to be more soluble, according to this article by New Hope Network. CoQ10, aka coenzyme Q10, supplementation longer than 4 weeks has been reported to provide benefits for the long-term endurance athlete, however, this benefit has not been proven conclusively (according to my textbook from grad school)
⚡(4) “BCAA Aminos” (Yes, this is redundant – “Branched Chain AMINO Acid Aminos”!) – BCAAs are proven to help with muscle fatigue since the muscle uses these types of amino acids as fuel during long-term endurance events. In long-term endurance events, your body starts using amino acides after it’s used up the available carbohydrates as fuel. 🤓❤️🏋️‍♀️☕🔬

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I’ve reviewed Bang Energy before…but with ingredients like these, I could write at least 4 more posts. This drink is strong but fascinating.

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