BAANG V2: New Look, New Flavors, Same Energizing Formula!

September 29, 2022

BAANG V2: New Look, New Flavors, Same Energizing Formula!

 As you may or may not know, K-POW has been undergoing a lot of changes over the past few months. We are entering the next phase of the company in terms of flavors, look, and formulations.

Just a few weeks ago we relaunched one of our most popular products (GRLPWR V2) with a new look, formula, and feel. Your support on that launch was out of this world and we can’t wait to hear your feedback on the new formula!

To keep the momentum going, we have another product release that has been a longtime coming.

Two New Refreshing Flavors

BAANG has officially returned with a new look, two new flavors, and the same formula you all know and love! Ever since we relaunched BAANG under a new state-of-the-art manufacturer, we listened to your feedback on the flavors. We went back to the drawing board and came up with two new and improved flavors, Lemon Ice and Tropical Punch.

These flavors have just the right amount of sweetness and tartness to leave you coming back for more. BAANG Lemon Ice is like a refreshing lemonade that everyone craves on a hot summer day, whereas Tropical Punch will transport you to the sandy beach no matter where you are!

Not to mention BAANG is still 100% naturally flavored, sweetened, and colored. We use a combination of stevia leaf extract and monk fruit to eliminate that unpleasant bitter stevia aftertaste. It’s important to note that BAANG is no longer available in Blue Raspberry or Cherry Lime, but that doesn’t mean they are not going to return in the future!

We are also working on additional flavors for BAANG, so if you have any flavors you would like to see just send us an email or message on Facebook. Whether you’re a new customer or K-POW Krew member, we’re confident that you won’t find a better tasting amino acid, energy, and hydration product on the market that’s naturally flavored, colored, and sweetened. Give it a shot and let us know what you think!

Keep reading to learn more about BAANG including its benefits, uses, and ingredients!

 BAANG 101

Just like the rest of our products BAANG is produced at a state-of-the-art manufacturer that’s GMP Certified, QAI Organic Certified, FDA-Inspected, and are accredited by Informed Choice.

BAANG is a unique three for one performance supplement. On the label, BAANG still consists of the same active ingredients that boost energy, alertness, hydration, and performance!

We pride ourselves in a fully transparent label, so you know exactly how much of each active ingredient is in every scoop. Our manufacturer has regulations and systems that stand behind this fact.

Some other key features of BAANG include:

  • 30 servings per container
  • Vegan-friendly
  • Keto-friendly
  • Soy-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Non-GMO
  • Sugar-free
  • Less than five calories per serving

BAANG is specifically formulated to:

  • Promote hydration
  • Increase energy
  • Boost performance
  • Support recovery

As you can see, BAANG is a healthier and more affordable alternative to an energy drink or sugary coffee. Not to mention BAANG tastes amazing and is made with all-natural ingredients that will leave you feeling energized, alert, and refreshed. There are very few, if any, supplements on the market that compare to BAANG. Keep reading for everything you need to know about BAANG!

BAANG Ingredient Breakdown

What makes BAANG stand out goes beyond its look, features, benefits, or flavors. As I mentioned before BAANG has one of the most unique formulas on the market, which is why we are going to break down the entire formula so that you know exactly what makes BAANG so effective.

Without further ado, here’s a rundown of BAANG’s comprehensive formula!

Every serving which is one scoop, or nine grams, of BAANG contains:

B Vitamins

BAANG contains the following B vitamins:

  • Vitamin B6 - 25 milligrams
  • Vitamin B12 - 200 micrograms
  • Biotin - 200 micrograms

We added three B vitamins in BAANG including vitamin B6, B12, and biotin (B7) because B vitamins play an important role in converting food into energy among carrying out several other physiological functions.1-3 Although each B vitamin has their own unique benefits, they collectively contribute to metabolism, the creation of new blood cells, and the maintenance of cells.1-3

Electrolytes

In addition to B vitamins, BAANG also contains several key minerals that serve as electrolytes including:

  • Magnesium - 50 milligrams
  • Chloride - 65 milligrams
  • Sodium - 30 milligrams
  • Potassium - 50 milligrams

Electrolytes are simply minerals that carry an electrical charge. Electrolytes are involved in nerve impulses, muscle contractions, hydration, and maintenance of acid-base balance within the body.

Without an adequate amount of electrolytes, you are more likely to become dehydrated leading to fatigue, cramping, poor performance, and other health conditions. Therefore, it’s important to consume enough electrolytes in addition to an adequate amount of fluid.

Branched-Chain Amino Acids

BAANG contains the following branched-chain amino acids in the clinically studied 2:1:1 ratio:

  • L-Leucine - 1,500 milligrams
  • L-Isoleucine - 750 milligrams
  • L-Valine - 750 milligrams

Branched-chain amino acids, also known as BCAAs, are essential amino acids which means they cannot be synthesized by the body. Therefore, it’s crucial to obtain enough BCAAs from food or supplementation. Branched-chain amino acids are needed for the activation of muscle protein synthesis (MPS) and the prevention of muscle protein breakdown (MPB).4

Muscle protein synthesis is the process of building and repairing muscle tissue. So, consuming enough BCAAs, especially around training, is important for optimal performance and recovery.4 BCAAs are also naturally found in various protein sources such as K-POW Nutrition Vegan Protein.

Hydration & Recovery Matrix

To further support recovery, hydration, and performance BAANG contains the following ingredients:

  • L-Glutamine - 1,000 milligrams
  • L-Citrulline malate (2:1) - 500 milligrams
  • L-Taurine - 500 milligrams
  • Coconut water concentrate - 500 milligrams

L-Glutamine is known for being one of the most abundant amino acids in the human body. Although it’s not considered as essential as branched-chain amino acids, during times of extreme stress, injury, or illness it may be beneficial to consume additional glutamine. Glutamine plays a crucial role in the gastrointestinal, immune, and musculoskeletal systems. It helps promote recovery, gut health, and immune system function.5

As the name suggests, L-citrulline malate is a combination of citrulline and malic acid. Citrulline is a nonessential amino acid that’s converted into another amino acid called arginine. Arginine is further converted to nitric oxide which is a neurotransmitter that causes expansion of your blood vessels.6 This allows for more blood, nutrients, and oxygen to be delivered throughout the body especially to your muscles.6

Malic acid, on the other hand, acts as a catalyst in the Krebs cycle and increases energy production in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Malic acid also aids in recovery and boosts performance by reducing lactic acid buildup.6So these two ingredients work together to enhance performance and recovery.

After citrulline malate, we have 500 milligrams of L-taurine, a conditionally essential amino acid. Taurine is naturally present in some foods, and it's also produced in small amounts by your liver. However, during specific times such as increased stress, injury, or illness your body cannot product enough to sustain adequate levels. Therefore, supplementing with taurine may be very beneficial for active individuals.

Taurine is mostly present in the brain, heart, skeletal muscle, and retina. Taurine is involved in numerous physiological functions such as osmoregulation, bile acid production, energy metabolism, calcium regulation, and neuromodulation. Not to mention, taurine has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

The last ingredient in the hydration and recovery matrix is coconut water powder, which is a phenomenal rehydration agent. Coconut water powder is naturally rich in electrolytes including magnesium and potassium. Two minerals that are key for optimal muscle and nerve function.7

What’s more, coconut water contains several important vitamins including B vitamins. It also includes minerals as well as trace elements such as zinc, selenium, iodine, sulfur, and manganese. Coconut water also contains enzymes, amino acids, antioxidants, and phytonutrients.7

Lastly, coconut water is one of the richest dietary sources of cytokinins which are plant hormones that may seem to have powerful anti-aging effects. Coconut water is hypoallergenic and alkalizing; therefore, it can potentially help restore the body’s natural pH balance and counteract the negative effects of an acidic diet.7

Natural Energy Matrix

To increase energy levels, without the jittery effects of synthetic caffeine, we use the following ingredients:

  • Natural caffeine - 100 milligrams
  • Green bean coffee extract - 25 milligrams
  • Green tea leaf extract - 25 milligrams

Natural caffeine gives users a smoother yet sustained rise in energy, focus, and alertness. By using a combination of natural caffeine, green bean coffee extract, and green tea leaf extract BAANG can provide you with clean energy without the crash. This is one of the many reasons why BAANG is much superior to energy drinks.

Caffeine effectively raises energy levels by inhibiting adenosine, a nucleotide that decreases neural activity, leading to fatigue.8 Caffeine is one of the most widely used and researched ingredients in the sports nutrition industry.8 It’s been proven over and again to be both safe and effective.8

Inactive Ingredients

The following ingredients are simply added to improve the taste and mixability of BAANG:

  • Natural flavors - flavoring agent
  • Citric acid - flavoring agent
  • Malic acid - flavoring agent
  • Silicon dioxide - anti-caking agent
  • Stevia leaf extract - natural sweetener
  • Monk fruit extract - natural sweetener
  • Fruit and vegetable juice powder - natural coloring agent

Keep in mind that this list may vary slightly depending on the flavor.

Suggested Use

Mix one scoop, or 9 grams, of BAANG with 8-16 ounces of water. Consume before, during your workout, or anytime you need a healthy energy boost.

Since BAANG contains caffeine, we do not recommend taking it four to five hours before sleep or taking it with any other products that contain stimulants.

Flavors

BAANG is currently available in the following flavors:

Lemon Ice

Nothing brings you back to your childhood like a tall glass of ice-cold lemonade! BAANG Lemon Ice is our recreation of that nostalgic and refreshing drink. You can even add some ice to a blender along with BAANG to create your own healthy treat!

BAANG Lemon Ice is a cross between lemon shaved ice and freshly squeezed lemonade. If you’re a fan of citrus, this is a must-try flavor! What’s more, BAANG Lemon Ice goes good with nearly any other flavor we sell so you can combine it with other products to create your own citrus concoction.

Tropical Punch

What’s better than fruit punch? Tropical punch! This flavor has notes of pineapple, orange, mango, passion fruit, and lemon. BAANG Tropical Punch has a unique flavor that’s downright addicting. It has the perfect balance of sweet and tart! If you want to escape and transport to a tropical destination, then grab a tub of BAANG Tropical Punch!

Both flavors are naturally flavored and sweetened! But once you taste how good it is, that will be hard to believe!

Win The Day with BAANG!

BAANG is one of the most versatile supplements that K-POW has to offer! It can be used anytime you need a boost in energy whether that’s before work, studying, training, cardio, or just dominating the day! As you can see BAANG is much more than just an energy drink it’s packed with ingredients that boost hydration, performance, and recovery.

Better still BAANG is 100% naturally flavored, sweetened, and colored yet it tastes refreshing and delicious. You can feel good about taking BAANG daily, unlike other alternatives.

If you haven’t tried BAANG before, we can’t recommend it enough. And if you're a longtime consumer of BAANG then we can’t wait for you to try the new flavors and check out the upgraded look! If there are any other flavors that you would like to see, let us know and consider joining the K-POW Krew to get more insight into the brand and community.

Also, stay tuned, because we have several new products releasing in the next couple of weeks that everyone has been waiting for!

Thank you for being a part of our growth! We are committed to serving you the best lifestyle supplements with a supportive community you won’t find anywhere else!  

References

  1. National Institutes of Health. Accessed Sept. 2021. “Vitamin B6 - Health Professional Fact Sheet.” Office of Dietary Supplements.https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminB6-HealthProfessional/
  2. National Institutes of Health. Accessed Sept. 2021. “Vitamin B12 - Health Professional Fact Sheet.” Office of Dietary Supplements.https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminB12-HealthProfessional/
  3. National Institutes of Health. Accessed Sept. 2021. “Biotin - Health Professional Fact Sheet.” Office of Dietary Supplements.https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Biotin-HealthProfessional/ 
  4. Holeček, M. May 2018. “Branched-Chain Amino Acids in Health and Disease: Metabolism, Alterations in Blood Plasma, and As Supplements.” Nutrition & Metabolism, vol.15, 33.https://nutritionandmetabolism.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12986-018-0271-1
  5. Cruzat, Vinicius et al. Oct. 2018. “Glutamine: Metabolism and Immune Function, Supplementation and Clinical Translation.” Nutrients vol. 10,11.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6266414/
  6. Pérez-Guisado, J. & Jakeman, P. May 2010. “Citrulline Malate Enhances Athletic Anaerobic Performance and Relieves Muscle Soreness. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, vol. 24(5), 1215–22.https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20386132/
  7. NP Nutra. Accessed Sept. 2021. “Blog: CocOganic™: Taking Coconut Water Nutrition To The Next Level.”https://npnutra.com/cocoganic.html
  8. Grgic, J. et al. March 2018. “Effects of Caffeine Intake on Muscle Strength and Power: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, vol. 15, 11.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5839013/


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