The ultimate fit body is something most of us desire — I surely have. It often comes with a lot of hard work, a lot of time in the gym and a lot of discipline at home. I know, because I have been there.
Sometimes we look for a boost to make the journey a little easier, with the recent trend in the gym being Bang Energy Drinks. Bang Energy claims to have “Super Creatine”. What is this, really? How safe is this drink, and are the side effects worth the pursuit of body perfection? Do we even know what we are taking into our bodies, and are the manufacturers of these products telling us the full story on the labels? And who is even protecting us, as consumers?
This week through www.TheTruthAboutBang.com , I came to realize the shocking marketing deceit behind Bang Energy Drink, a “workout” type of energy drink made by VPX Sports, the maker of Redline. There are at least eight lawsuits currently against the company.
VPX Sports CEO, Jack Owoc, was a science teacher before he quit to create his “Super Creatine”, which according to independent testing is not creatine. We don’t know how this manufactured ingredient affects our brains and bodies short or long term at all. The story almost feels as though consumers are walking science experiments. Creatine is thought to improve strength, increase lean muscle mass, and help the muscles recover more quickly during exercise. This muscular boost may help athletes achieve bursts of speed and energy, especially during short bouts of high-intensity activities such as weight lifting or sprinting. However, consumers of Bang energy are not drinking creating during their workouts as they are led to believe.
In the case of Barker v. VPX, tests showing that there are no Creatine in Bang were cited. Bang’s own research indicates what it calls “Super Creatine” likely does not have the same effect on the human body that actual creatine does. According to Bang, “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, if any. This should be absolutely alarming to every single person reading this.
This is not right; this means consumers could be taking in harmful substances, which would affect their health in the long run. We need to get the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the body responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the control and supervision, to investigate Bang Energy and prioritize the case to help protect consumers.
Even though Bang Energy Drinks show a patent ribbon and number on its cans, the United States Patent & Trademark Office has rejected that patent. Owoc continues to mislead the public regarding this patent. This is unacceptable, and I think the authorities should insist on enforcing laws to make Bang desist from using such patents.
Some of the other wild claims by Bang are that Bang can reverse mental retardation and cure Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and other forms of dementia. It is shocking how a product that is not medicinal can claim to be a panacea to a serious health issue as mental illness, and authorities can let it slide.
The FDA has authority to oversee the quality of substances sold as food or drug in the United States, and to monitor claims made in the labeling about both the composition and the health benefits of these substances.
Testing of Bang confirms BCAAs and CoQ10 in amounts significantly lower than those shown to have a meaningful impact on the body Tests confirm. BCAAs are Branched Chain Amino Acids. They are known to stimulate protein synthesis, increase muscle function, decrease your soreness after a workout, and even aid in repairing damaged muscles.
Coenzyme Q10 is found in the mitochondria of your cells and sparks energy production. It helps produce energy your body needs for cell growth and maintenance. People often take this as a dietary supplement when they feel tired or lethargic.
15 BCAA grams per can which is 100 times lower than the amount tested in research cited in the case Barker v. VPX.
In 2017, TheActiveTimes.com listed Bang in its list of 13 most dangerous energy drinks. In 2018, Stacks.com said it could not recommend making BANG energy drinks a regular part of anyone’s routine. “Their basic nutrition facts may look significantly better than most energy drinks, but there are also a number of major red flags surrounding the product”
Clearly there are a lot of questions regarding Bang Energy Drink and it is very important that the FDA investigates further and prioritizes the case to help protect consumers.
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