Truth in advertising? Bang Energy

This is a sponsored post; I was compensated for my time writing about Bang Energy. However, all my thoughts are my own and came directly from my own research online and from www.TheTruthAboutBang.com

Hello friends, I hope you all are having a wonderful week. This week my kids are out of school for Spring Break so we are all being lazy and conserving our energy. As a mom I never seem to have enough energy to keep up with my 3 kids; most days I find coffee to be my best friend. But I know lots of people also turn to energy drinks to help with their daily tasks. Energy drinks seem to be the latest trend but don’t be fooled. Some aren't all they claim to be. Today I would like to address one particular energy drink called Bang. I’ll admit I didn’t know a lot about this drink until it was brought to my attention via a campaign. After visiting the webpage www.TheTruthAboutBang.com and seeing the outrages claims and numerous lawsuits that have been made about and against this product I was in shock.



What is Bang Energy Drink? It’s advertised as a  "workout" type of energy drink made by VPX Sports, the maker of Redline. Bang originally had 357 mg of caffeine per can but has since been lowered to 300 mg of caffeine per can. It is supposedly a fat-burning aid and energy stimulator that helps to increase workout intensity. VPX Sports CEO, Jack Owoc, continues to make false claims about his products.

Claim 1)
Bang contains an enhanced form of creatine.

FACT
Bang DOES NOT contain creatine, much less a special or enhanced form of creatine. What Bang has dubbed “Super Creatine” is chemically distinct from creatine – and some testing has shown that it is actually not creatine at all. Barker v. VPX, 1:18-cv-06898, Dkt. No. 1 (N.D.Ill.) (Citing tests showing no creatine in Bang) Bang’s own research indicates that what it calls “Super Creatine” likely does not have the same effect on the human body that actual creatine does. Bang’s own research states that “no formal” studies have been done on health effects of what it calls “Super Creatine”, meaning no one knows what effect it has on the body.

Claim 2)
Bang has a valid Patent on "Super Creatine"

FACT
The United States Patent & Trademark Office has rejected or canceled all claims on Owoc's patent for "Super Creatine" Even though Bang shows a patent ribbon & number on its can, the United States Patent & Trademark Office has rejected that patent. Owoc continues to mislead the public regarding this patent.

Claim 3)
Bang Can "Reverse Mental Retardation”

FACT
Bang CANNOT reverse any Mental Disabilities

Claim 4)
BANG CAN HELP CURE Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease or other forms of dementia

FACT
Bang CANNOT help cure Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s or other forms of dementia.

Claim 5)
Bang contains a meaningful amount of BCAAs and CoQ10

FACT
Bang contains minimal amounts of BCAAs and very little CoQ10 Testing of Bang confirms BCAAs and CoQ10 in amounts significantly lower than those shown to have a meaningful impact on the body  Tests confirm .15 BCAA grams per can which is 100 times lower than the amount tested in research cited by VPX Barker v. VPX, 1:18-cv-06898, Dkt. No. 1 (N.D. Ill)

As a mother, I would also like to point out that I feel the flavors of these products are targeted mainly to children and young adults that they are not intended to be consumed by. It’s very scary with all of the above false claims that there is no regulation on who can buy these drinks.  This is why I am just sharing this vital information for you to make up your own mind.


What do you think about Bang Energy drinks? Tell me in the comments below.

18 comments

  1. I'm embarassed to say I drank this. Never again...

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  2. I dont drink energy drink because there is so much crap in them...this one I will definitely avoid as well

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  3. Glad to learn about Bang drinks, I saw this in IG as I am also into fitness. It is good that they have reduced down the level of caffeine in their drinks.

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  4. i don't drink energy drinks and will for sure not drink this one!

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  5. I don't drank energy drinks and never heard of this brand. My cousin almost died from drinking a certain popular energy drink. So I stay away from them!

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  6. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and findings on this topic. "Bang Can "Reverse Mental Retardation”" must be one of the most absurd claims I've ever heard!

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  7. It is quite shocking to see such outlandish claims about the products that are quite provably not true. I won't be trying this brand.

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  8. I can't really relate to the topic but energy drinks are often used by my friends. I don't know if it actually works or it is just a power of thought.

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  9. I hadn't heard of this energy drink before. I typically will drink one when I'm driving at night or on a long road trip.

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  10. I've seen a few people promote this energy drink but haven't really seen it take off. I had no interest in it at all so I'm surprised to see it was more than just some weird fad.

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  11. Thanks for sharing the negatives of this drink. I prefer to stay away from energy drinks.

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  12. Very insightful post. You have done great review by giving all relevant detail related to this energy drink.

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  13. I’ve never heard of this drink, but that’s good to know. As I do personally like to drink energy drinks occasionally!
    -Jess

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  14. I haven't tried this yet, lucky me! Thank you so much for sharing this informative post!I am gonna share this with my friends and will ask them to stay away from this drink.

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  15. They really are targeting children and young adults. It’s mainly because of those flavors. The creative it sounds the more they want.

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  16. I've never heard of this one before. I haven't had an energy drink in years though.

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  17. This has been a very interesting reading, thanks for sharing your findings on this topic. "Bang Can "Reverse Mental Retardation”" sound surreal, can't believe someone actually claimed such a thing!

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  18. I used to drink energy drink before. I’ve never tried Bang yet. Thanks for sharing this informative trivia about it.

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