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How Much Caffeine Is in a NOS Energy Drink?

Nos High Performance Energy Drink

Although some people instantly think of fast cars and high octane driving when they hear the word NOS, others instantly think of their favorite energy drink. Yes, NOS Energy Drinks share a name with automatic nitrous injections systems popular on the world’s fastest cars. The reason for this should be clear—people want to go fast and be energized like their vehicles. They also need a boost from time to time. This is why people use NOS Energy Drinks.

NOS Energy Drinks have been through many companies’ hands over the years but seem to have found themselves at home with Monster Energy, the company that creates Monster Energy Drinks, which you’re also likely familiar with. By combining carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, and a wide variety of other ingredients, NOS offers energy lovers a great tasting drink to keep their bodies going. Still, before you pop open your next can, you should ask yourself one simple question. How much caffeine is in a NOS Energy Drink? There are 160 mg of caffeine in a 16-ounce can of NOS Energy Drink. Let’s take a deeper look and find out.

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NOS Energy Drink Caffeine Levels

If you plan to use NOS or any other energy drink to keep yourself energized throughout the day, it’s important to know how much caffeine you’re consuming. NOS Energy Drinks contain 160 milligrams of caffeine per 16-ounce can. If you prefer larger servings of NOS, you can grab one of their 24-ounce servings. These cans contain 240 milligrams of caffeine. This is a fairly high amount of caffeine.

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Here’s a look at the different NOS flavors and their corresponding caffeine content. As you can see, the only thing that really changes is the flavor inside the can.

NOS Original 16-ounce can 160 milligrams
NOS Nitro Mango 16-ounce can 160 milligrams
NOS GT Grape 160 milligrams
NOS Sonic Sour 160 milligrams
NOS Power Punch 160 milligrams
NOS Turbo 160 milligrams

Now that you’ve seen how much caffeine is in the different flavors of NOS Energy Drinks, let’s take a look at how the brand compares to other caffeinated beverages out there.

Bang Energy 300 milligrams
Reign Total Body Fuel 300 milligrams
Starbucks Triple Shot Energy 225 milligrams
Alani Nu Energy 200 milligrams
Celsius 200 milligrams
3D 200 milligrams
Mountain Dew Rise Energy 180 milligrams
NOS Energy Drinks 160 milligrams

How Much Caffeine Is Too Much?

For energy lovers, understanding their caffeine tolerance and how much caffeine is safe to consume is important. While the FDA recommends only 400 milligrams of caffeine per day, certain people can consume that much, and a bit more, without issues. Others simply cannot. If you drink coffee each morning, let’s say two cups, you are already well on your way to reaching the recommended dosage of caffeine considering a cup of regular coffee has around 97 milligrams of caffeine. If you add a couple of NOS Energy Drinks to your day, you’ll be over the recommended limit quickly.

For caffeine lovers, it is important to understand what you should look for when you’ve consumed too much. This will let you know when to limit yourself and step away from the more powerful sources of caffeine. Here are the signs you should keep your eyes open for when consuming a lot of caffeine throughout your day.

NOS High Performance Energy Drink Nitro Mango

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety
  • Dehydration
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Frequent urination

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Final Thoughts

While the 160 milligrams of caffeine in NOS Energy Drinks may not seem like a lot to you, for others, it can be an extreme amount. Understanding your tolerance for caffeine and how much you consume daily is important for maintaining your health. If you wish to drink energy drinks such as NOS, proceed with caution. You’ll find the energy you need without worrying about consuming too much and damaging your health.


Featured Image Credit: FotoDuets, Shutterstock

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Melissa Gunter

Melissa has been a fan of coffee since the first sip she stole from her Granny's cup when she was just a girl. Now, she spends each morning writing with a hot cup of coffee at her side. With a love of sweet and creamy bliss, Melissa and her daughter, Amber, stop by and try out every local coffee shop they see. Neither are afraid to try something new and have a long list of favorite coffee beverages they simply can't do without. When she's not freelance writing about her 2 passions, coffee, and pets, Melissa spends her time with her husband, 2 kids, and 5 fur babies. She also loves diving into the fiction world under her pen name, Rena Marin. If she isn't at the laptop or with the family, Melissa is out enjoying the mountains of East Tennessee she calls home.

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