Reign VS Bang (A Detailed Comparison)

Both Reign and Bang are becoming famous energy drinks. Both contain high amounts of caffeine that can boost physical performance and can be a good pre-workout drink, but is that all?

Short Answer: Both are pretty similar in terms of ingredients and nutrient value. They only differ in their calories, amino acid content, and price. 

Read till the end to learn more!

Reign VS Bang: In-Depth Comparison 

Bang is the third most sold-out energy drink in the US. It is popular because of its caffeine content. A can of 16 fluid oz. of Bang contains 300mg of caffeine.

Cans of bang lined up together

It also contains the EAA and BCAA amino acids that can help the muscle recover fast after intense exercise. The most highlighted ingredient is patented creatine labeled as “Super Creatine” which is good for muscle endurance and muscle building. 

Is that all for Bang Energy? No, there’s more!

This drink has 0 calories, 0 sugar, and CoQ10 for heart health. It is available in 24 delicious flavors. This potent beverage is no joke, and that is why Monster came up with Reign to give Bang a tight competition. 

Now, what is this Reign that Monster markets as “Total Body Fuel drink,” and is it better than Bang Energy drink?

At the first glance of their ingredient and nutrient value, both look pretty much the same. The main difference is the source of caffeine: Bang uses anhydrous caffeine, but Reign has a natural caffeine source from coffee beans and tea leaves. 

So if you consume Reign, your body has to digest the caffeine, and it will take longer to “hit you with an energy boost.”

It can be less intense and more stable for people that are new to caffeinated beverages.

Reign has electrolytes for extra hydration, so you get “total body fuel” compared to just energy. 

Reign comes in 16 delicious flavors, but 8 of them are similar to what Bang has just with slightly different names. 

Because both are pretty similar, choosing between them can be tricky. So let’s dig deeper into their ingredients and their effect on your health which might help you decide better.  

Reign VS Bang: Nutritional Information

Sl NoNutrient per16 fl ozReignBang
1Energy 0 gms0 gms
2Fat0 gms0 gms
3Sodium100 mg40 mg
4Potassium35 mg85 mg
5CarbsOne gms0 gms
6Sugar0 gm0 gms
7Protein0 gm0 gms
8Calcium —–5 mg
9Vitamin B650% of RDV25% of RDV
10Vitamin B1250% of RDV25% of RDV
11Vitamin C50% of RDV
12Magnesium2% of RDV
13Niacin Vit B350% of RDV*25% of RDV

The table above shows that both have comparable amounts of sugar, fat, and zero calories. However, Bang has a low dose of sodium and Niacin compared to Reign and more Vitamin C and Potassium. 

Bang VS Reign: Ingredients

Reign Energy

Cans of Reign energy stacked together

Reign Energy Drink contains the following ingredients:

  • Carbonated Water
  • Natural Flavors
  • Caffeine
  • Sucralose
  • Citric Acid
  • Sodium Citrate
  • L-Leucine
  • L-Isoleucine
  • L-Valine
  • Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6)
  • Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12)
  • Sodium Benzoate
  • Potassium Citrate
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • Acesulfame Potassium
  • Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
  • Magnesium Lactate
  • Coenzyme Q-10

Bang Energy 

Bang Energy Drink contains the following ingredients:

  • Carbonated Water
  • Sucralose
  • Anhydrous Caffeine 
  • Citric Acid Anhydrous
  • Phosphoric Acid
  • EAAs (L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine, L-Lysine, L-Threonine, L-Phenylalanine, L-Histidine, L-Methionine, L-Tryptophan)
  • Sodium Benzoate
  • CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10)
  • Potassium Citrate Monohydrate
  • Potassium Phosphate Dibasic
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • Magnesium Chloride
  • Vitamin C
  • SUPER CREATINE® (Creatyl-L-Leucine)
  • Calcium Chloride
  • Calcium Disodium EDTA
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride)
  • Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin)
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)

Reign VS Bang: Ingredient comparison 

Caffeine Content 

Both Reign and Bang contain 300mg caffeine per serving. Bang contains anhydrous caffeine, while Reign has natural caffeine in it. 

You might be confused between natural and anhydrous caffeine. Natural caffeine is the regular caffeine that you consume in coffee and tea. This caffeine comes from green coffee beans and tea leaves. It helps with metabolism and improves physical performance. 

On the flip side, anhydrous caffeine is made in a lab with water and other chemical compounds. Anhydrous caffeine is more concentrated and potent than regular caffeine. However, studies have shown no significant difference in how both affect our bodies. 

Because the FDA recommends only 400mg of caffeine per day for a healthy adult, both are safe to consume unless you are not sensitive to caffeine. 


Bang Energy is a calorie-free energy drink, while Reign has 10 calories per serving. 

If we judge by the recommended daily calorie intake for women and men, from 2,000 to 2,400 and 2,400 to 3,000 respectively, both are safe to drink daily. 

If you are worried about your calorie intake, then Bang is definitely a better option. 


Reign and Bang are both sugar-free energy drinks. However, they do contain some amount of artificial sweeteners as a sugar alternative. 

Sucralose is the most common sugar alternative sweetener that is both found in Reign and Bang energy drinks. 

FDA approved Sucralose as a non-nutritive sweetener and has deemed it safe to consume. Still, frequent consumption of artificial sweeteners has been shown to link with many health problems. 

For a better understanding of artificial sweeteners, have a look at this video:

What are EAAs and BCAAs and how do they help our Body?

Reign has about 1000mg of BCAAS (Branch-Chained Amino Acids). These are essential supplements for our body that we have to acquire from food. They consist of (Branch-Chained Amino Acids. It has many benefits such as:

  • Better muscle growth.
  • It reduces muscle soreness.
  • Low exercise fatigue.
  • Prevention of muscle deterioration.
  • It improves liver health.

And Bang contains EAAs (Essential Amino Acids), BCAAs, and six other essential amino acids (L-Lysine, L-Threonine, L-Phenylalanine, L-Histidine, L-Methionine, and L-Tryptophan). They also provide many benefits such as:

  • Better mood and sleep
  • Improve physical performance
  • Reduced muscle degradation
  • Help with weight loss

If we compare both, Bang’s EAAs offer more health benefits compared to Reign’s BCAAs. However, because the exact amount of EAAs is not mentioned on the Bang label, we cannot say it makes any significant difference from Reign BCAAs. 

Which energy drink will give you more energy?

a person running

Both Reign and Bang offer the same amount of energy as both contain the same caffeine content. 

Bang offers more nutrients, but it is expensive compared to Reign Energy. 

Here’s a quick table so you can analyze both on your personal preference. 

Per serving (Can of 16fl. oz)ReignBang
Calories10 calories0 calories
Caffeine Content300mg300mg
Sugar ContentSugar-freeSugar-free
Amino AcidsBCAAsEAAs
Approximate Price$1.59$2.67


Which one is more affordable?

Reign is more affordable than Bang energy. One can of 16 fl oz of reign cost only $1.60, while Bang is around $3. 

You can also purchase a pack of 12 (16 fl oz per can) on Amazon. 

So, both are offering the same benefits and purpose, so why spend some extra money? Reign is a value-for-money deal compared to Bang energy. 


Reign Flavors

Reign comes in 16 delicious flavors including:

  1. Lilikoi Lychee
  2. Cherry Limeade
  3. White Gummy Bear
  4. Orange Dreamsicle
  5. Strawberry Sublime
  6. Mang-O-Matic
  7. Melon Mania
  8. Sour Apple
  9. Razzle Berry
  10. Peach Fizz
  11. Lemon HDZ
  12. Carnival Candy
  13. Watermelon Warlord
  14. Jalapeno Strawberry
  15. Red Dragon
  16. Tru Blue

Bang Flavors

Bang has a total of 24 different flavors:

  1. Black Cherry Vanilla
  2. Blue Razz
  3. Champagne
  4. Candy Apple Crisp
  5. Cherry Blade Lemonade
  6. Citrus Twist
  7. Cotton Candy
  8. Lemon Drop
  9. Bangster Berry
  10. Frose Rose
  11. Key Lime Pie
  12. Delish Strawberry Kiss
  13. Peach Mango
  14. Pina Colada
  15. Power Punch
  16. Purple Guava Pear
  17. Purple Haze
  18. Root Beer
  19. Radical Skadattle
  20. Rainbow Unicorn
  21. Sour Heads
  22. Star Blast
  23. Birthday Cake Bash
  24. Miami Cola

With these many options available for both energy drinks, I am sure you will find more than one flavor that will suit your taste. 

Final Verdict

a person training

Reign or Bang energy drink both can be good sports drinks. Which one you choose depends upon your taste and need as we see there is not much difference in both energy drinks.

Bang is more popular because it has been around longer than Reign. It contains more natural ingredients and is a little more expensive than Reign. 

Reign is not as famous as Bang, but it offers the same benefit as Bang Energy in a low price tag. It also provides plenty of amino acids and vitamins that make a perfect workout drink. 

So try out both of them, and see which one of the energy drinks you prefer.

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