In this Monster Energy review we’re going to dig a little deeper into this beloved brand in order to find out just what exactly makes Monster Energy so great. How did they become this incredibly popular energy drink that nowadays goes toe to toe against brands like Red Bull? Stick around and find out, maybe you’ll learn a thing or two?
In this Monster Energy review, we’re going to highlight and summarize their ingredients, the brand, their work and where you can get a hold of it. Let’s begin the review!
Now, let’s start by adding some answers to some frequently asked questions that pop up about Monster Energy from time to time:
- Is Monster Energy sugar-free?
They have plenty of sugar-free variants for those that would like to skip out on the sugar. The regular ones, as well as many other flavors, contain sugar.
- Does Monster Energy contain zero calories?
Monster Energy used to have a variant called Monster Absolutely Zero that contained zero sugars and zero calories. However, we are unsure if this product is discontinued or not. Most other Monster drinks contain some amount of calories, even the sugar-free ones, although these have an extremely small amount.
- Is Monster Energy keto friendly?
Yes, as long as you only drink the sugar free alternatives.
- Is Monster Energy bad for you?
Drinking a can of Monster Energy from time to time won’t have a serious impact on your overall health. However, excessive or regular consumption of energy drinks can have a serious impact on your health, due to their high caffeine amounts. That’s why we, as well as most health experts, recommend you drink no more than 1-2 per day, depending on the amount per can.
Monster Energy made a huge impact on the energy drink market when it first came out 2002 – with a much bigger can than most other brands, for the same price! And that was just the first appeal. What people didn’t know back then was just how big Monster Energy would become.
Flashforward a bit, and Monster Energy has become an absolute giant in the energy drink industry, going toe to toe against even Red Bull – the first real energy drink on the market. Nowadays, you’ll find Monster Energy almost anywhere there is action, like in xtreme sports, racing, music festivals and concerts. They’ve also branched into the eSports scene more and more in recent years, becoming more and more involved with multiple big games and teams.
Monster Energy takes pride in supporting their partners and seeing them grow with the brand. Monster is also well known for sponsoring new, undiscovered talents and giving them the means to make a career out of their passion. This has put Monster Energy high on the list of sponsors that athletes, musicians and other freespirits would like to work with – if not exclusively.
However, we would be fools to claim that that’s what they’re most known for. That honor goes to their Monster Energy drinks, and their incredible flavors! Monster has multiple different products, each with a plethora of different flavors. From the most basic of energy drinks, to coffee blends in a can. They even have protein shakes! This way, almost anyone can have a favorite Monster drink – even those that aren’t too familiar with the brand. And if you’ve ever, somehow, gotten tired of a specific flavor, you sure have a bunch of alternatives to choose from. And many more to come, considering they frequently release new flavours.
Review of Monster Energy’s ingredients
Time to talk about the best thing in every Monster Energy review; their ingredients! We are going to highlight the ingredients of the original flavour, because if we had to do it to all of ‘em, you would be here all day. To more easily separate the ingredients, we will also divide them into different headlines – Energy Complex and General Health. Let’s begin!
- Caffeine (160 mg per can)
- Sugar (57g per can)
- Taurine (2000 mg per can)
A can of Monster Energy, which contains 500 ml, contains a total of 160 mg of caffeine. It’s basically the same amount of caffeine you get out of 2 cups of coffee. You’ll also find 57g of sugar per can. This could be considered a lot for a drink, but considering the can contains half a liter, you can sort of understand the amount. However, sugar is a well known carbohydrate, which is a basic nutrient consumed in the daily diet. This means that a can of Monster won’t have too much of a negative effect on your health. Just don’t drink it too often, that’s our advice!
Did you know that a can of Monster Energy also contains a bunch of vitamins and other healthy ingredients? It’s true! Take a look:
- Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
- Niacin (Vitamin B3)
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B12
- Ginseng Root Extract
- Guarana Seed Extract
The B-group vitamins contribute to things like your metabolism and normal mental performance, as well as to help reduce tiredness and fatigue. Ginseng is a good antioxidant, with anti-inflammatory effects, while Guarana is touted for its ability to reduce fatigue and boost energy. Glucuronolactone may help with the body’s natural defense mechanism for eliminating carcinogens, while inositol affects your dopamine and serotonin levels.
Can you get Monster Energy in your country?
Monster Energy is one of the most popular and widely distributed energy drinks in the world. So it’s safe to say that you can get your hands on it almost everywhere in the world, and anywhere. Be it a gas station, an airport, your local grocery store, or online. If you’re having trouble finding store that sells it, we would recommend that you try looking online. Sometimes, writing “Monster Energy” followed by either your country, or your city, might help you find some sort of retailer that can deliver it to you.
If you are from Sweden, you can buy 12 and 24 packs from us at Gamerbulk – check it out here!
We hope you’ve enjoyed our Monster Energy review! Hopefully you’ve gained some valuable knowledge about the brand. Make sure to check out some of our other blog posts as well.