Reign Vs. Bang (Differences and Comparisons)

A can of Reign and Bang
Reign and Bang are both power-packed energy drinks

If you are wondering which of these are better, the short answer is that both of these energy drinks are very similar to each other. So it is totally a matter of your personal choice which one meets your desired needs.

With that being said, if you want a head-to-head comparison between these two brands, then stick with me as I unfold the characteristics of these popular drinks. This article will include comparisons between their ingredients, nutrition facts, and much more.

Read on to find out….

Nutrition Facts (Reign vs. Bang)

Nutrition facts of Reign and Bang
Nutrition labels of Reign (Left) and Bang (Right)

First, we start with the nutrition label that is found on the back of these cans.

Typical Values Per 16fl. oz CanReignBang
Energy10 calories0 calories
Protein0g0g
Fat0g0g
Carbohydrate3g0g
Sodium220mg40mg
Potassium80mg
Caffeine300mg300mg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)21.6mg5mg
Vitamin B62.0mg0.5mg
Vitamin B126.25μg1.5μg
Vitamin C27mg
Magnesium5mg
Calcium5mg
Nutritional Information per 16 fl.oz can of Reign and Bang

Ingredients (Reign vs. Bang)

While most of the energy drink companies are content mixing sugar, caffeine, some B-Vitamins, and a few other ingredients into their concoction, this isn’t the same for Reign Total Body Fuel and Bang Energy Drinks.

Ingredients Of Reign Energy Drink

Ingredients label  of a can of Reign
You can find the ingredients label for Reign at the back of the can
  • Carbonated Water
  • Citric Acid
  • Natural Flavors
  • Sodium Citrate
  • L-Leucine
  • Caffeine
  • L-Isoleucine
  • L-Valine
  • Sucralose
  • Potassium Sorbate (Preservative)
  • Potassium Citrate
  • Sodium Benzoate (Preservative)
  • Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
  • Magnesium Citrate
  • Coenzyme Q-10
  • Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6)
  • Cyancobalamin (Vitamin B12)

Ingredients Of Bang Energy Drink

Ingredients label of a can of Bang
You can find the ingredients label for Bang at the back of the can
  • Carbonated Water
  • Citric Acid Anhydrous
  • Natural Flavors
  • Malic Acid
  • Caffeine Anhydrous
  • Sodium Benzoate (preservative)
  • Potassium Citrate Monohydrate
  • L-Leucine
  • L-Isoleucine
  • L-Valine
  • L-Lysine
  • L-Threonine
  • L-Phenylalanine
  • L-Histidine
  • L-Methionine
  • L-Tryptophan
  • Sucralose
  • Potassium Phosphate Dibasic
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
  • Potassium Sorbate (Preservative)
  • Magnesium chloride
  • SUPER CREATINE® (Creatyl-L-Leucine [Creatine bonded to L-Leucine])
  • Calcium Chloride
  • Calcium Disodium EDTA
  • Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
  • Coenzyme Q-10
  • Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6)
  • Cyancobalamin (Vitamin B12)

What Are EAAs And BCAAs And How They Help Our Body?

Reign contains about 1000mg of BCAAs (Branch-Chained Amino Acids) in their drink, which consist of L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, and L-Valine. Although they are important, these supplements aren’t produced naturally by our bodies. So, they need to be acquired from food or supplements.

The health benefits of BCAAs are provided below:

  • Increased muscle growth.
  • Decreased muscle soreness.
  • Reduced exercise fatigue.
  • Prevention of muscle deterioration.
  • Improved liver health.
Front facing view of Reign
BCAA Aminos label at the front of a can of Reign

On the other hand, Bang contains EAAs (Essential Amino Acids), which contain BCAAs and 6 other essential amino acids (L-Lysine, L-Threonine, L-Phenylalanine, L-Histidine, L-Methionine, and L-Tryptophan).

According to experts, having EAAs along with BCAAs may be more beneficial for your health. These effects include:

  • Improved mood and sleep
  • Boosting exercise performance
  • Can prevent muscle degradation
  • May promote weight loss
Bang Energy Drink description
Although the quantity is not specified, the back of a can of Bang suggests it contains EAA’s

So in context of amino acids, Bang seems to have more health benefits with its EAAs compared to Reign’s BCAAs.

But unlike Reign, we don’t know the exact amount of EAAs present in Bang. So, you should keep that in mind when choosing between the two.

What Is Coenzyme Q10?

Coenzyme Q10 is a nutrient which forms naturally in the body and acts as an antioxidant. It protects cells from damage and plays an important part in the metabolism process. While this may sound great, we have no idea how much Coenzyme Q10 is actually present in either of these drinks.

Super Creatine (in Bang)

"Super Creatine" label on Bang energy drink
A can of Bang with “Super Creatine” printed at the top

Super Creatine is an exclusive ingredient for Bang Energy Drink. And it’s used as their unique selling point.

This is normal Creatine combined with L-Leucine, so that it is easier for the body to absorb. Combining the two makes it water-stable and it helps with mental focus because it can cross the blood-brain barrier more easily.

Creatine is a regular sports supplement that has several health benefits. It’s mostly used to improve performance and increase muscle strength for athletes.

However, the benefits of creatine is reduced significantly if mixed with caffeine because it loses its potency.

The exact amount of creatine in a can of Bang is still unknown to considering the high caffeine count, it’s difficult to assume if “Super Creatine” is actually beneficial.

You can also take a look at my ingredient analysis of Bang Energy Drink.

Calorie Count (Reign vs. Bang)

Reign contains 10 calories per 16 fl. oz can whereas there are no calories in Bang.

Considering that the daily recommended calorie intake for adults is 2400 to 3000 calories for men and 2000 to 2400 calories for women, the calorie count of Reign or Bang should have no impact on your diet.

If you are an active person, you might want to consider Reign for its 10 calories. On the flip side, if you are on a diet, Bang’s zero-calorie formula would be better for you.

However, I personally don’t think the difference in calories makes much difference when choosing which energy drink you would want.

The Main Differences Between Reign and Bang

Caffeine

Both Reign and Bang contain 300mg of caffeine (in different variants). While Reign has 300mg of regular caffeine, the 300mg of caffeine in Bang is anhydrous caffeine.

Regular caffeine is pretty much self-explanatory. It’s the element you find in coffee and other energy drinks which helps to keep you awake and also boosts your awareness and concentration.

Anhydrous caffeine, on the other hand, is different from regular caffeine. It’s caffeine, but it has water and other chemical elements which are filtered out by a laboratory process.

Although it’s said that anhydrous caffeine is more concentrated than regular caffeine, research suggests there’s no significant difference between the two variants of caffeine when it comes to enhancing sports performance.

Typically, the industry standard is 160-200 mg of caffeine. Both Bang and Reign have almost double the caffeine content making them two of the strongest energy drinks in the market.

The FDA suggests a maximum caffeine consumption limit of 400mg of caffeine per day. Considering that, both Reign and Bang contain caffeine very close to the limit.

Consuming any more than the limit would cause severe health issues such as:

  • Insomnia
  • Shakiness
  • Anxiousness
  • Increased Heart Rate
  • Stomach Aches
  • Nausea
  • Headaches

Though it varies from person to person as some people naturally have a higher caffeine tolerance level. I would advise you to consult with a health specialist before having too many of these strong energy drinks, as it might lead to other illnesses in the long run.

Label indicating how much caffeine is Reign
Caffeine count indicated at the back of a can of Reign

Sugar

They contain artificial sweeteners such as Sucralose in both Reign and Bang drinks. And Reign also includes Acesulfame Potassium in their mix.

Reign and Bang are said to have no sugar in the list of their ingredients. So it is great news for sugar-free and low-calorie drink fans.

However, they contain zero calorie artificial sweeteners in both Reign and Bang energy drinks.

Vitamins And Nutrients

Reign contains a higher quantity of vitamins. Whereas Bang contains a more diverse variety of Vitamins.

Below is an overview for your better understanding.

  • Reign has more sodium (220mg vs 40mg).
  • Reign has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B12.
  • Reign has potassium. Bang does not.
  • Bang has Vitamin C, Magnesium, and Calcium. Reign does not.

Flavors

Reign has only 16 flavors in their stock, while Bang has a total of 24 flavors.

Reign Flavors

  • Lilikoi Lychee
  • Cherry Limeade
  • White Gummy Bear
  • Orange Dreamsicle
  • Strawberry Sublime
  • Mang-O-Matic
  • Melon Mania
  • Sour Apple
  • Razzle Berry
  • Peach Fizz
  • Lemon HDZ
  • Carnival Candy
  • Watermelon Warlord
  • Jalapeno Strawberry
  • Red Dragon
  • Tru Blue

Check out my review of Reign Energy Drink where I discuss everything you need to know about all of these delicious flavors!

Different flavors of Reign
Range of flavors for Reign

Bang Flavors

  • Black Cherry Vanilla
  • Blue Razz
  • Champagne
  • Candy Apple Crisp
  • Cherry Blade Lemonade
  • Citrus Twist
  • Cotton Candy
  • Lemon Drop
  • Bangster Berry
  • Frose Rose
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Delish Strawberry Kiss
  • Peach Mango
  • Pina Colada
  • Power Punch
  • Purple Guava Pear
  • Purple Haze
  • Root Beer
  • Radical Skadattle
  • Rainbow Unicorn
  • Sour Heads
  • Star Blast
  • Birthday Cake Bash
  • Miami Cola
Different flavors of Bang
Range of flavors for Bang

Price Difference Between Reign And Bang

A 12-pack of 16 fl. oz cans of Bang Energy Drink cost around $32, while a 12-pack of 16 fl. oz cans of Reign Energy Drink cost around $19.

single can of Reign is priced at around $1.59, while a can of Bang is priced at around $2.67.

Bang is definitely more expensive as it costs approximately $1 more than Reign. So if you’re looking for a cheaper option between the two, Reign is the clear-cut winner.

As for Bang, it depends on your personal preference. If you feel that the extra ingredients it has might give you more value, then that extra $1 is totally worth it.

Which Is Better? (Reign Or Bang)

Per serving (Can of 16fl. oz) ReignBang
Calories10 calories0 calories
Caffeine Content300mg300mg
Sugar ContentSugar-freeSugar-free
Amino AcidsBCAAsEAAs
Approximate Price$1.59$2.67
Flavors1624
Quick comparison of Reign vs Bang nutrition facts

While Reign is cheaper, Bang has more flavors and nutritional value.

They are both highly caffeinated energy drinks that can keep you awake and energized for a few hours. So, if the fancy ingredients of Bang don’t attract you Reign’s cheaper deals are always an option.

I have provided a YouTube video that goes over which one of the two would be a better option.

A video comparison of Reign vs Bang.

Alternatives To Reign and Bang

If you’re looking for other energy drinks that are similar to Reign or Bang with a little less caffeine, here are some options for you to try out:

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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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