All About Bang Energy Drink

Written by Meg Reviewed by Stephanie Searor, MS, RD, LDN

Bang is a caffeinated and carbonated energy drink like Red Bull. It contains a long list supposed benefits. But as with anything, there can be upsides and downsides. Let's discuss them..

Bang has about 300 mg of caffeine, which is about two to three times the amount from a regular cup of coffee. Whoa!

It Boost Energy

Benefit #1

Bang is loaded with electrolytes like potassium and sodium, which are necessary to keep your body functioning normally after a workout.

It replenishes electrolytes

Benefit #2


Bang contains branched-chain amino acids or BCAA, compounds that increase muscle growth and decrease muscle soreness after exercising.

Benefit #3

Despite containing 0 calories, carbohydrates, and sugars, BANG is high caffeine content with over 300mg of caffeine, the equivalence of 3 cups of coffee! Excess caffeine has been linked to insomnia, anxiety, and further fatigue

With the caffeine in each can of BANG, you’ll be consuming more than you probably need every time you choose this drink.

High In Caffeine 

Downside #1

While BANG is sugar-free, it is sweetened with sucralose. Some studies suggest that this can negatively affect the gut microbiome and metabolism.

Artificial Sweeteners


Downside #2

BANG shelf life is due to the preservative: sodium benzoate. Some studies suggest that this is linked to ADHD in children, cancer, and inflammation.


Downside #3

However, BANG  is generally safe to drink, especially in moderation.  For those under 18, pregnant, nursing, or under medication consult your doctor before indulging.

There are BANG alternatives you can try, that also boost your energy and replenish your electrolytes without the crazy levels of caffeine. Click Button Below to find out