Does Bang Shot Actually Work? (The Truth)

We have all heard about Bang energy drinks by now. It has been marketed by your favorite YouTubers, influencers, etc. The drink is a high-caffeinated energy drink, and it now comes in shot bottles too.

When you feel like drinking a 16 fl. oz energy drink is too much for you, Bang shot bottles come in handy.

Now, the question is, does Bang shot work?

The answer is, it does work. But of course, like I always say, in moderation.

Through moderation, Bang energy drinks have quite a lot of caffeine content.

Keep reading as I talk about how Bang shots work, including what goes in a bottle of Bang shot.

Let’s get started.

What Are The Ingredients Of Bang Shot?

Each 3 fl. oz bottle of Bang shot contains the following ingredients:

  • Glycerin
  • Caffeine
  • L-Leucine
  • L-Isoleucine
  • L-Valine
  • SUPER CREATINE (Creatyl-L-Leucine)
  • CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10)
  • Carbonated water
  • Potassium citrate
  • Sucralose (artificial sweetener)
  • Potassium phosphate dibasic
  • Sodium benzoate (preservative)
  • Potassium sorbate (preservative)
  • Natural flavors
  • Calcium disodium EDTA
  • Citric acid
  • Malic acid

Nutrition Facts Of Bang Shot

Now that you know what exact ingredients go in a single shot of Bang, let’s have a look at the nutrition facts of it:

Nutrients EmployedAmount Per Serving (3 fl. oz)
Total Carbohydrate1.4g
Sugars0g
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)5mg
Vitamin B60.5mg
Vitamin B123mcg
Sodium7mg
Calcium5mg
Potassium96mg
Magnesium3.5mg
Energy6 calories
Nutrition Facts of a single serving of Bang energy shot.

How Much Caffeine Do Bang Shots Have?

A single 3 fl. oz serving of Bang Shots has a staggering 300mg of caffeine. This might be a little too much for people with low caffeine tolerance.

A photo of caffeine beans,
Caffeine helps us to stay awake.

Caffeine is the key ingredient of energy drinks. It’s a nervous system stimulant, meaning it will help keep us awake and provide energy to our body.

However, keep in mind the Bang is one of the strongest energy drinks out in the market. So, unless you have a high caffeine tolerance, you shouldn’t be downing Bang Energy Shots often.

For reference, the FDA has limited our caffeine intake to 400mg of caffeine per day for healthy adults. If we consume more than the suggested amount, we will most likely be welcomed with unpleasant health problems like:

  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Lack of focus
  • Dehydration, etc.

A regular Bang comes in a 16 fl. oz can, which is a pretty significant amount. And drinking it might take some time, whereas Bang Shots come in 3 fl. oz bottles, which means you can drink it within one chug.

Since Bang energy shots come in minimal volume, they’ll hit you suddenly rather than in a slow process.

Nonetheless, it all comes down to your caffeine tolerance. Even if you have high caffeine tolerance, consuming 300mg of caffeine might not be a big deal for you.

But drinking an energy drink with 300mg of caffeine in a 16 fl. oz can and drinking from a 3 fl. oz bottle has a major difference.

My best advice is if you’re sensitive towards high-caffeinated energy drinks or think your body cannot handle 300mg of caffeine all at once in a short period, drink lower caffeinated energy drinks.

My caffeine tolerance is 50-100mg of caffeine in a single energy drink. Anything more than that leaves me feeling hot flushes rather than doing good.

If you still want to drink Bang Energy Shots, try to do it within moderation and don’t go overboard. Especially if you have low caffeine tolerance, that way, you can avoid negative impacts.

How Many Calories Does Bang Energy Shot Have?

Every 3 fl. oz serving of Bang energy shot has 6 calories.

Neither Bang energy drinks nor Bang Energy Shots have many calories due to the lack of added sugar. Sugar mainly increases calorie content in energy drinks.

A picture of added sugar.
Added Sugar can increase your heart rate.

The recommended daily calorie content is 2,000-2,500 calories. Even if you consider 2,000 calories a standard, the calorie content in Bang Energy Shots barely makes a dent.

Comparing to energy drinks like AMP or Venom, which have 220 and 230 calories each energy drink, Bang is comparatively a better option, calorie-wise.

Since Bang doesn’t have any added sugar, you won’t get that extra energy coming from regular sugar. Your energy source will mainly be caffeine. This is enough, considering the high caffeine amount in Bang.

However, if you still feel like the calorie content of Bang is too much, you can check my article on the best zero-calorie energy drinks.

Do Bang Energy Shots Contain Added Sugar?

As mentioned earlier, Bang Energy Shots do not contain any added sugar.

A photo of sugar free.
Yes, Bang Energy Shots are entirely sugar-free!

Instead of regular sugar, the drink is sweetened by artificial sweeteners.

What Are The Artificial Sweeteners Used In Bang Energy Shots?

Bang doesn’t contain any added sugar but is sweetened by an artificial sweetener called Sucralose.

Sucralose is a popular zero-calorie sweetener used by many energy drink brands to avoid high-calorie content and the risks of added sugar.

The sweetener is 600 times sweeter than regular sugar. The most common product of sucralose is Splenda.

If you are curious, check out this in-depth video about the uses of Splenda and whether it is safe for you or not.

The FDA has approved sucralose for drug use, you may face certain side effects if you’re reckless with your consumption.

Overconsumption of Sucralose sometimes may lead to the following side effects:

  • Blurry visions
  • Seizures
  • Triggering allergy, etc.

Keep in mind. These only occur when you’re consuming sucralose way too much. So, as long as you’re careful with your consumption, there’ll be no negative impacts.

Do Bang Energy Shots Contain BCAAs?

Bang Energy Shots have BCAAs. Namely: L-leucine, L-isoleucine, and L-valine.

BCAAs mean Branched-Chain Amino Acids, are taken by many bodybuilders or fitness enthusiasts to support their muscle growth, improve muscle mass and decrease muscle soreness.

BCAAs also help with boosting your athletic performance. BCAAs are known as essential amino acids as they can be produced naturally by our body.

A picture of a woman working out.
BCAAs can help in reducing fatigue before a workout.

There are many benefits of BCAAs if taken in the right amount, some of which includes:

  • Improves lean muscle mass
  • May benefit people with liver issues
  • With correct dosage, BCAAs can improve both aerobic and anaerobic performance.

With all the great benefits of BCAAs, the unfortunate news is, Bang Energy Shots don’t have enough BCAAs to support your body.

So if you’re someone who works out regularly or even a bodybuilder, I personally suggest going for actual BCAA supplements.

Do Bang Energy Shots Really Work?

From my personal experience, I would say Bang Energy Shots work. Perhaps, they may work a little too much. The drink gives you a brilliant boost of energy and definitely keeps you awake.

However, it might be a little overwhelming for you if you’re sensitive to high-caffeinated energy drinks. The effects of the caffeine will start hitting you within 30 minutes of consumption. The effect may last for 2-6 hours, depending on your body’s metabolism.

Within this time period, you will feel more focused, alert, and overall energized.

Again, if you’re not used to 300mg of caffeine, you might have a caffeine crash, shakiness, or sudden headaches.

The final verdict is, Bang Energy Shots will give you a great boost of energy, will keep you awake and alert, that is, if you are immune to consuming 300mg of caffeine. So, it’s safe to say Bang Energy Shots really work.

Are Bang Energy Shots Bad For You?

Straightforward answer: Bang Energy Shots are not bad for you as long as you know your limits.

If you find your body acting up after consuming a bottle of Bang Energy Shot, you probably are sensitive to 300mg of caffeine then. Listen to your body.

Considering the small volume Bang Energy Shots come in, it’ll provide you a great boost of energy. However, keep in mind it’ll not hydrate you.

A photo of a man who is tired.
Bang Energy Shots might leave you feeling drained and restless if you take too many.

The bottom line is, Bang Energy Shots are not bad for you as long as you drink them in moderation.

As I always say; Moderation is fundamental.

Can You Drink Bang Energy Shots Every Day?

With Bang Energy Shots’ huge 300mg of caffeine content, it really isn’t the safest option to consume the energy drink every day. But if you want to, you can. However, please limit your intake to 1 bottle of Bang every day.

I personally recommend drinking Bang Energy Shots every once in a while.

There’ll be no excess in your body. With caffeine you most likely will not face any side effects. Studies show some major side effects like headaches and allergies are mostly present in students.

Suppose you are under the age of 18 or are pregnant. Would you please refrain from drinking any energy drinks? It is not healthy at all.

If you’re someone with pre-medical issues, consult your doctor or physician before drinking Bang.

Besides these, you can drink up to one bottle of Bang Energy Shot per day if you want to avoid any negative impacts. Or, if you’re less caffeine tolerant, you always have lower caffeinated energy drink options.

What Are The Flavors Of Bang Energy Shots?

Bang has introduced 7 different flavors of Bang Energy Shots. All of these tasty flavors include:

  • Bangster Berry     
  • Birthday Cake Bash       
  • Candy Apple Crisp
  • Frose Rose
  • Peach Mango
  • Purple Haze
  • Rainbow Unicorn
A photo of a Bang Energy Shot bottle.
Take a look at the Bangster Berry flavor of Bang Shots.

Alternatives To Bang

Although Bang Energy Shot is a good choice of energy drink, the low volume and high caffeine might be a problem for some people. So, here are some energy drinks you can try instead of Bang:

Did you know Red Bull was banned in France for 12 years? Check my in-depth article about it.

Final Thoughts

Bang Energy Shots are the shot version of the actual Bang energy drink. It is meant to be less in volume, but the content stays the same. Overall, I’d give this energy drink a 7 out of 10.

So don’t be fooled by the tiny size of the bottle. 300mg of caffeine, little to no added sugar, and only 6 calories in a 3 fl. oz bottle. The brand is offering a lot.

And with what it’s offering, the drink definitely works, if taken in moderation, of course.

Then again, if you’re not used to energy drinks with high caffeine content, go for energy drinks that have less caffeine. Or, if you still choose Bang Energy Shots, do not drink it all at once.

Overall, I’d say it is a solid and decent choice for the days when you need a boost of energy but don’t want to down a big 16 fl. oz can.

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Jenny

The only thing I like more than a delicious energy drink is uncovering the TRUTH about energy drinks. Well, that's a bit of an exaggeration, but I like to share the facts that I uncover and I hope you find my words interesting and useful.

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