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How Much Caffeine Is in Monster Assault Energy Drinks? 2024 Breakdown

a case of Monster Energy Assault

Caffeine (serving: 16 fl oz)
160 mg
Caffeine (mg / fl oz)
Caffeine strength

Night shifts, exhausting schedules, and long drives may have us reaching for a Monster Assault Energy to keep us awake. The invigorating caffeine buzz may work for the moment, but energy drinks have been linked to chronic health problems like high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes if consumed habitually.1 Here is how much caffeine Monster Assault Energy Drinks contain compared to similar energy drinks and other caffeinated beverages such as coffee—as well as ways to tell when it’s time to give the caffeine a break.

The short answer is that one 16-ounce can of Monster Assault energy drink contains 160 mg of caffeine.

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How Monster Assault Energy Drinks Compare to Other Energy Drinks

Monster Assault is one of many energy drinks made by the popular brand. Although it sounds fearsome and gruff, it’s actually fruit punch flavored. Containing 50 grams of sugar, 210 calories, and a pile of artificial colors and flavors (and no actual fruit juice), don’t let the innocent flavor deceive you as a healthy choice or something you would want to give to kids. This fruit punch energy drink is definitely an adult-only beverage that is guaranteed to pump up the party!

Here’s how it compares to similar energy drinks:

Popular Energy Drinks     Caffeine in milligrams per 16 oz. Can
Monster Assault 160 mg
Monster Energy (regular) 160 mg
Bang Energy 300 mg
Rockstar Energy 160 mg
NOS Energy 160 mg
Reign Energy 300 mg
Burn Energy 150 mg
Mountain Dew Energy Drinks 180 mg
Red Bull 150 mg
Spike Hardcore Energy 350 mg

Monster Assault Energy Drink

How Monster Assault Energy Drink Compares to Coffee

Although the caffeine levels in coffee vary according to brand and brew, research has found some common ground in estimating 70-140 mg of caffeine per 8-ounce cup brewed at home. It would take 4-6 cups to reach the maximum FDA-recommended amount of 400 mg or less per day.

Even though you should still drink coffee in moderation because of the caffeine, this beverage is a healthier choice than an energy drink because coffee doesn’t contain any sugar. In fact, while energy drinks are linked to the development of type 2 diabetes, coffee contains natural compounds that do the opposite. Drinking a moderate amount of coffee a day, around 3-4 cups, has been linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. The best part is it also will give you an energy boost!

Of course, a sugary latte still packs on the calories and artificial sweetener, so the health advantages mostly apply to black coffee. However, all caffeinated beverages should be consumed in moderation and a Monster probably won’t pose any serious risks if you only save it for the really sleepy days.

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In Conclusion

You certainly don’t want the Monster inside of you to eat away at your long-term health! While energy drinks may be momentarily beneficial for short-term use, they aren’t the greatest caffeinated choice to consume on a daily basis. Consider switching to black coffee or espresso to keep you awake without the excessive and artificial chemicals. Per FDA guidance, you should still limit your caffeine intake to 400 mg. or less regardless of the drink. A Monster Assault should be perfectly fine for when you’re having a really bad day, just try not to make it a habit.

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If there's a pencil and paper on her desk, Brooke Bundy has a cup of coffee (or tea) in her hand. Brooke worked in a coffee shop for three years while she finished her Bachelor's degree in Media Studies, and studied to be a writer. She met her future husband in the coffee shop where he lingered too long over deep conversations and dark roast coffee. Now they're happily married in New Orleans, LA, where they spend their free time exploring parks and cafes with their dog Tuggles.

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