The FDA claims the average adult should only consume about 400 milligrams or less of caffeine a day. What many people don’t realize is that energy drinks can quickly put a person over that mark.
Drinking just two cans of many popular brands of energy drinks can put one past or very close to 400 milligrams. Drinking three or more, as some people do, leads to excessive caffeine levels. Let’s take a look at the top three excessive caffeine offenders.
16oz Bang Energy cans contain about 300mg of caffeine each. This means drinking even two cans has already resulted in your pushing beyond the FDA’s recommendations. The caffeine content in drinks like Bang Energy is high.
This puts it, along with the competition on our list, more or less at the top of all popular energy drinks in terms of caffeine content. If one does find a drink with more caffeine, it is rarely by much.
Notably, some of Bang’s drinks also have moderate calorie content, in addition to their high caffeine content. Their “Keto Coffee” flavors lack the zero-calorie distinction that attracts some people to the brand and puts wasted calories in your body.
In many ways, Reign is similar to Bang. As with Bang, a 16oz can of Reign contains 300mg of caffeine. When talking in terms of potential health detriment, these energy drink brands are nearly identical.
Unless you buy in bulk, a can might cost you two or close to three dollars at a convenience store, which can hurt your wallet as much as your health. This is something that remains true when discussing other popular brands.
Compare that with our Jet-Alert caffeine tablets. Using our double strength option as an example, one tablet contains 200mg of caffeine. When comparing energy drinks vs caffeine pills, pills are much cheaper.
With the Rockstar line of energy drinks, we again see that (quite high) 300mg benchmark per can. Notably, all three of the items on this list have caffeine content that is near twice the 160mg found in comparable caffeine alternatives like Monster products.
Unfortunately, one similarity most Rockstar drinks do share with Monster is significant levels of sugar and a high calorie count. Most Rockstar drinks contain about 250 calories and over 60 grams of sugar.
Sugar may taste good, but it isn’t good for you in terms of health effects. The discussion changes when discussing some natural sugars, like those in fruit, but the high sugar content in artificial beverages is bad for the body.
While calling drinks with low sugar and calorie content “healthy” isn’t quite accurate, note that Rockstar sits in a category that is at least less healthy than the other two items on this list.
Energy drinks with excessive caffeine levels may seem attractive, but they’re a waste of money and can be unhealthy. If you want caffeine, check out tablets like ours. You can save money and quickly get the boost you want.
If you want a drink, at least pay attention to what it contains. Losing track of what you put in your body can lead to a decline in health and productivity. If a drink starts making you feel bad, then it’s counterproductive!