Everyone and their mother has an opinion on why energy drinks are so bad for you but do they really have any idea what is actually in them? Do they even know what any of these ingredients are for?
Well, let’s start with the most important Energy Drink of them all, BANG Energy Drink. Is this polarizing energy drink with a vocal following really bad for you? We will look at what is in the formula and the can to show you exactly what people are falling in love with.
Ingredients in Order of amount in the formula:
- Carbonated Water - the most important nutrient for us to survive...but carbonated
- Citric Acid - This is a natural organic acid found in citrus fruits that can help with flavoring
- Flavors - they are both natural and artificial (sucralose) with BANG
- Caffeine Anhydrous - This is the same stuff found in all “energy” beverages and no different. The only thing is that BANG has 300mg of caffeine per can which some “may” say is a lot. The FDA says you can have more than 300mg per day and be perfectly fine.
- Sodium Benzoate - This is a preservative to keep the flavor fresh
- Potassium Citrate - is a great ingredient that will be a citric acid but also beneficial for one’s urinary system by being an alkalizer
- Sucralose - this is an artificial sugar or sweetener substitute that is in those famous yellow packets and provides 0 calories.
- Leucine - is the most anabolic or muscle-building amino acid. It is part of the BCAA or branch chain amino acid family.
- Vitamin C - is a vital nutrient for your body to protect itself and repair tissue
- Calcium Chloride - an anti-caking agent, stabilizer, and thickener. ... Additionally, calcium chloride is monitored for quality control purposes to ensure consistency between batches
- Potassium - is an electrolyte that is vital for hydration and making sure your muscles work properly
- Super Creatine - this is where BANG becomes super unique because it is the first-ever Energy Drink or any Drink with stable creatine. This means Creatine does not break down over time as it sits in the liquid. The way Jack, the inventor was able to do this is by bonding the creatine molecule with a leucine peptide.
- Isoleucine - is also part of the BCAA or Branch Chain Amino Acid family and will aid in muscle recovery.
- Valine - is also part of the BCAA or Branch Chain Amino Acid family and will aid in muscle recovery.
- B Vitamins - B vitamins are a class of water-soluble vitamins that play important roles in cell metabolism. Though these vitamins share similar names, they are chemically distinct compounds that often coexist in the same foods. In general, dietary supplements containing all eight are referred to as a vitamin B complex
- CoQ10 - is shown to help improve heart health and blood sugar regulation, assist in the prevention and treatment of cancer and reduce the frequency of migraines. It could also reduce the oxidative damage that leads to muscle fatigue, skin damage and brain, and lung diseases
Well there you have it - everything in BANG and nothing seems that scary. Nothing seems that bad for you and in fact, it looks like this drink has some pretty awesome ingredients in it.