Venom Energy Drink Review (All in One)

Venom Energy Drink gives you an instant boost-up of energy to start your day. You can choose from a variety of flavors according to your taste, and quench your thirst after having a long day.

Per 16fl. oz Venom Energy Drink consists of 160 mg caffeine, vitamin B2, B3, B6, and B12, Guarana, L-Carnitine, Ginseng, and Taurine.

The leading company, Keurig Dr. Pepper, re-launched Venom Energy Drink back in 2008 with thicker aluminum packaging and newer taste.

It’s crucial to know some specifics about the product before consuming, mostly the ingredients, health risks, calories, or even the taste. In this article, I take a deep dive into the contents of Venom Energy Drink.

Is it good for you? How many can you take in a day? How much caffeine does it contain?

Stick around and find out…

Venom Energy Drink Ingredients

Venom energy drink, Can, Ingredients
Ingredients at the back of the can

Most ingredients like solvents, caffeine, extracts, vitamins are common in all flavors. The type of sugar and natural or artificial coloring may vary depending on the type of flavor.

  • Carbonated Water
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Glucose
  • Citric Acid
  • Maltodextrin
  • Taurine
  • Sodium Citrate
  • L-Carnitine
  • Inositol
  • Sodium Benzoate (Preservative)
  • Potassium Sorbate (Preservative)
  • Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
  • Natural Flavors
  • Sucralose
  • Ginseng Extract
  • Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6)
  • Guarana Extract
  • Caramel Color
  • Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
  • Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12)

Venom Energy Drink Nutritional Value

Nutritional Facts of Venom Energy Drink

A look of the nutritional value of the drink.

Typical ValuesAmount (Per 16 fl.oz)
Calories 230
Total Fat 0g
Total Protein0g
Sodium300mg
Total Carbohydrate57g
Total Sugar (among carbohydrates)54g
Riboflavin200%
Niacin200%
Vitamin B6200%
Vitamin B12200%
Amount of Nutrition in Venom Energy Drink

Calorie Content Of Venom Energy Drink

A 16 fl.oz can of Venom Energy has 230 calories, quite similar to Monster drinks (240 calories).

The recommended daily calorie intake for adult men and women are 2500 and 2000 respectively. But other factors such as BMI, age, metabolism, daily physical activity, and hormonal imbalance needs to be considered. You can have one alongside a healthy well-balanced meal when you need exceptional brain functions.

Black can, venom energy drink, calories
230 calories!

How Much Caffeine Does Venom Energy Drink Contain?

Caffeine content, Black can, Venom energy drink
160 mg caffeine per 16fl. oz serving

Caffeine is a natural stimulant that increases the release of adrenaline and brain activity. Thus keeping you wide awake and fully aware of your surroundings.

There is 160mg of caffeine in each 16fl. oz can of Venom Energy Drink. FDA reports a limit of 400 mg of caffeine per day for adults. You may face some side effects if you cross the limits, such as:

  • Digestive Issues
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue

Also if you are hypersensitive or allergic to caffeine, then this drink isn’t for you, or any other energy drink at that matter.

The Sugar Content Of Venom Energy Drink

Each 16fl. oz can of Venom Drink contains 54g of sugar which is equivalent to 12.9 tsp.

The added sugar limit per day is 36g or 9 tsp. for men and 25g or 6 tsp. for women, as recommended by AHA. So a single can of Venom Energy drink definitely crossed the limit. It’s safer to have this drink occasionally rather than making it an everyday delight.

An excess of it may increase the risk for various health problems such as:

  • Obesity
  • Heart diseases
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Fatty Liver
  • Acne
  • Depression

Exceeding the approved limit of sugar per day, may hamper your cognitive functions or memory and create an addiction to sweets.

Here’s an interesting video explaining why excess sugar is bad for your Brain.

Ingredients Of Venom Energy Drink

Taurine

Taurine can be found in most energy drinks such as Red Bull, Monster, and Rockstar. The name may be a bit unfamiliar and due to rumors, you may wonder – what is it really?

Taurine is an amino acid, rather than an essential one. It was firstly discovered in Ox and can be found in meat, fish, dairy, and some vegan processed foods. And when taken within recommended limits, it can give you many benefits:

  • Maintaining Hydration and Electrolyte Levels
  • Formation of Bile Salts
  • Antioxidants
  • Regulate Immune System

Does Venom Energy Drink Have Artificial Sweeteners?

Venom Energy Drink contains Sucralose as an artificial sweetener.

FDA has approved the use of sucralose as sugar that has no nutrition or calorie. Its function is to make zero-calorie drinks taste sweet without the use of sugar.

The Prankster- Artificial Sweetener

Guarana and Ginseng Extracts

Guarana is a plant-based component found in Amazon that is an excellent source of Caffeine. It contains four times more caffeine than coffee beans. It provides an instant boost of energy, antioxidants, reduces physical and mental fatigue, and overall helps you focus.

Ginseng extract is processed from the roots of ginseng plant. This herb has its benefits too:

  • Reduce Inflammatory
  • Boost Immune System
  • Improve Brain Function
  • Lower Blood Sugar
  • Increase Energy Levels

These two extracts are the core ingredients of Energy Drinks. A 16-ounce energy drink may contain 1.4 mg to 300 mg of Guarana. And ginseng content in energy drinks may vary from 8 to 400 mg in 16 ounces.

But the amount of these in Venom Energy Drink is still unknown. So, one should be a bit skeptical while enjoying its benefits.

High-Fructose Corn Syrup

High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is an artificial sugar derived from corn syrup. Even though it’s common and is added to many food items, it’s probably the least healthy ingredient.

Too much HFCS in you body can deteriorate your health by:

  • Adds an Unnatural Amount of Fructose to Diet
  • Increased risk of Fatty Liver Disease
  • Increased risk of Obesity
  • Increased risk of Weight Gain
  • Linked to Diabetes
  • Contains No Essential Nutrients.

We don’t really know how much HFCS a can of Venom Energy Drink contains, but we can only presume that having too many of these drinks is bad.

Maltodrextin

Maltodextrin is a starchy powder that helps to thicken and preserve a processed food longer. It has no nutritional value but can improve the taste and texture of the food it is put into.

However, having too many Maltodextrin-containing products can increase your risk for high cholesterol, weight gain, and type-2 diabetes.

L-Carnitine

L-carnitine is a naturally occurring amino acid that helps to burn fat and recover from strenuous exercise. It is also important for brain and heart function.

Higher doses of these are associated with side effects such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. But combined with Ginseng, the amount of L-carnitine in an energy drink is not highly concerned for.

Different Flavors Of Venom Energy Drink

Compared to other popular energy drinks such as Monster (34), Red bull (21 flavors), and Rockstar (28 flavors), Venom has fewer flavors. There are only eight flavors available with Black Mamba and Mojave Rattler being the first ones made.

Regulars:

  • Black Mamba (Most common)
  • Death Adder
  • Killer Taipan
  • Mojave Rattler
  • Black Cherry Kiwi

Low Calorie:

  • Citrus
  • Strawberry Apple
  • Watermelon Lime

Most of these flavors have a fruity taste, but some have a characteristic aftertaste which is subjective to liking.

How Often Can You Have Venom Energy Drink?

Let’s have a look at the drinks’ major ingredients:

ComponentsAmount in Venom Energy Drink
(per 16 fl.oz)
Daily Max Limit
(Female/Male)
Calorie230 calories2400/3000 calories
Sugar54g25g/36g
Caffeine160mg400mg
Speculating if the quantities are in limit or not

Considering both amounts of calories and sugar in one drink, Venom Energy drink is definitely not healthy. The sugar is more than twice the limit. And calorie content is almost 1/10 of your daily calorie requirement.

So, I personally suggest that you only take one can a day.

The sugar content is clearly far off the safe limit. It may cause you serious health problems if you take more than one can a day.

Even though 160 mg of caffeine sounds fine, less than half of the recommended amount. But compared to Monster (45 calories) and Red bull (42 calories), Venom’s calories won’t allow you to have 2 cans a day.

Venom Energy Drink Review

Venom Energy drink, Black can
A monstrous eye? How deadly can a drink be?

According to my liking, I’d give Venom a rating of 8/10.

Energy drinks are supposed to give you that extra energy when you hit the gym or need to stay awake for a long while. But while comparing, price and taste are two main aspects.

It’s definitely more affordable than other drinks like Monster or Red Bull, which costs more than a dollar.

I love how the brand selected each flavor to be tasted like fruit. So it has a nippy taste that really hits your taste buds. I appreciate the low-calorie or sugar-free options that also have a great variety of flavors.

However, I couldn’t give it more than an 8 because the sugar content is a bit too much. But it can still be my guilty pleasure once in a while.

Venom Energy Drink Alternatives

If you’re not fond of Venom Energy Drink, taste-wise or the effect of its high sugar content; there are plenty of other energy drinks to try:

You could also try powdered energy drinks if you haven’t tried them yet. As it’s powdered, you have the choice of serving size to best suit your taste and preferences. Another advantage is, they are more affordable than cans. Some of the products are:

  • G-Fuel
  • Advocare Spark
  • ZipFizz

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