Created to disrupt the “health destroying” category of energy drinks, BANG has skyrocketed in popularity by misleading and deceiving the public about the product’s ingredients and benefits of consumption.
BANG is marketed as “Potent Brain & Body-Rocking Fuel,” that delivers benefits and cures that have evaded scientists for decades, including: reversing mental retardation, helping to cure forms of dementia/degenerative diseases, and containing a significant amount of “Super Creatine,” just to name a few.
Reality Check: None of these claims are true. BANG is nothing more than a modern day snake oil that tricks consumers into believing they’re getting something they’re not.
Myth #1: BANG Contains An Enhanced Form of Creatine
Truth: Let’s start by clarifying what exactly creatine is. Creatine is a naturally occurring amino acid produced by organs like the liver, pancreas and kidneys. Found in the brain and muscle cells, the primary function of creatine is to help the muscles produce energy, making it very popular among health/fitness enthusiasts. Synthetic creatine is often found in pre-workout supplements due to its ability to improve athletic performance and is the most popular performance enhancing dietary supplement ingredient.
BANG targets health enthusiasts looking to enhance muscle performance and improve body physique through its Super Creatine. Allegedly, Super Creatine is the only water soluble form of creatine and is 20 times more effective at reaching the brain. Both of these claims are entirely false. TBH, Super Creatine isn’t even creatine. It’s a covalently bonded creatine dipeptide, NOT a bioavailable form of creatine. Super Creatine does NOT break down into creatine when ingested, but rather, creatinine, a compound that has been referred to in the past as a useless and potentially harmful substance.
The creators of BANG refuse to disclose the exact amount of Super Creatine contained in each 16 oz. can. However, based on scientific testing, this useless beverage contains less than 40 milligrams of creatine- that’s 100 times lower than the minimum amount of creatine shown to be an effective dose.
Myth #2. BANG Has A Valid Patent On “Super Creatine”
Truth: Not only did the US Patent & Trademark Office reject BANG’s Super Creatine patent claim, but also cancelled it indefinitely.
Myth #3: BANG Can “Reverse Mental Retardation”
Truth: Um, what? If you’re going to make a claim like that, you sure as Hell better be able to back it up. BANG claims that it can reverse mental retardation thanks to Super Creatine. This statement is absolutely false. Synthetic creatine, which is often found in pre-workout supplements, is often ingested to improve athletic performance and promote brain health, but there is literally NO scientific evidence what so ever suggesting that creatine can (and does) reverse mental retardation.
Myth #4: BANG Can Help Cure Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease & Other Forms Of Dementia
Truth: The creators of BANG state that the drink “helps with all forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s diseases,” which they state is possible thanks to Super Creatine. Now, before you get too excited, let me inform you that BANG cannot help cure any form of dementia or degenerative disease. Even if creatine did have the ability to cure these diseases, which it doesn’t, the amount of Super Creatine in BANG is sprinkled into the drink in such low amounts that none of the claimed benefits could ever be achieved through safe consumption.
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