Bang Bang Goes Your Heart

March 14, 2018

The new popular energy drink BANG from VPX Sports has taken its place on shelves all across America. Ranging in a variety of flavors such as Blue Razz, Lemon Drop, Champagne, Power Punch, Star Blast, Sour Heads, Cotton Candy, Black Cherry and Vanilla, BANG is starting to replace the popular Monster drinks at just $2.00 per can.

Pushing the caffeine limit of 400 mg, BANG contains an extreme amount of caffeine at 300 mg per 16 fl. oz can while Monster only contains 160 mg per 16 fl. oz can. This high dose of caffeine equals more than four cups of coffee. Like most other energy drinks, BANG was created to help give the body a boost during workouts and keep a person awake and focused.

Yet to be approved by the FDA, BANG energy drinks have a disclaimer on the can stating that consumption should not take place by anyone under the age of 18 due to the chemical components like CoQ10, BCAA’s, and creatine.

A common falsehood is that caffeine helps headaches. In reality, caffeine sustains a headache. The headaches are caused by caffeine withdrawals.

While many teenagers turn to energy drinks when cramming for tests or late night studying, it is important to know how harmful these drinks can be to their growing bodies. These drinks can have many dangerous side effects including high blood pressure, dependence on other harmful substances, neurological and cardiovascular problems, type two diabetes, and even death.

Working out alone can cause an increase in a person’s heart rate, so adding a boost of energy can lead to dangerously high heart rates which can be detrimental to a person’s health. Drinking cherry juice, green tea, fat-free milk, coffee, and ginger lemonade can all safely add a boost of energy during a workout.

There are safe ways to stay awake and focused without using energy drinks. Daily exercise keeps the blood flow at a natural pace and creates additional energy for the body. Also, eating nutritional foods and drinking plenty of water will keep the body feeling healthy and alert.

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