A 16-ounce can of Original Monster Energy has 160 mg of caffeine. The caffeine in this energy drink is considered very high. Monster does not recommend this beverage for children and pregnant/nursing women due to its high caffeine content. Additionally, people with sensitivities to caffeine should not drink Monster Energy.
One Can – 16 fl. oz.
Original Monster is also available in mega size. One can of Monster Energy Mega is 24 ounces. A can of Monster Mega has 240 mg of caffeine which is considered extremely high.
Monster Energy Mega
One Can – 24 fl. oz.
Monster Caffeine vs Other Beverages
The table below provides a comparison of the caffeine in Monster versus other beverages. The level of caffeine in Monster is roughly average for an energy drink. However, its caffeine is much higher than most sodas.
|Monster Energy||16 fl. oz.||160mg|
|Rockstar Energy||16 fl oz.||160mg|
|NOS Original||16 fl. oz.||200mg|
|Bang Energy – Blue Razz||16 fl. oz.||300mg|
|Red Bull||16 fl. oz.||152mg|
|Coca-Cola||16 fl. oz.||45mg|
|Pepsi||16 fl. oz.||50mg|
|MTN Dew||16 fl. oz.||72mg|
|Sprite||16 fl. oz.||0mg|
|Coffee (Brewed)||16 fl. oz.||190mg*|
|Black Tea (Brewed)||16 fl. oz.||95mg*|
Monster Energy Ingredients
The caffeine in Original Monster Energy is added during the production of the beverages. You can determine this since it is listed as an ingredient on the label.
Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Sugar, Glucose, Citric Acid, Natural Flavors, Taurine, Sodium Citrate, Color Added, Panax Ginseng Extract, L-carnitine L-tartrate, Caffeine, Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Benzoic Acid (Preservative), Niacinamide (Vit. B3), Sucralose, Salt, D-glucuronolactone, Inositol, Guarana Extract, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vit. B6), Riboflavin (Vit. B2), Maltodextrin, Cyanocobalamin (Vit. B12).
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