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5 hour Energy

alexd

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For those of you who are actually buying this crap, why not go to shoppers drugmart and buy a bottle of 50 100mg caffeine pills for $4.99?

grind up the pink suckers, and snort them. at least 5.25 hour energy
 
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urbansoul

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5 hour energy is actually pretty great. I don't drink coffee and I never really enjoyed energy drinks because they make me feel too jittery. It doesn't have that effect on me and I also never experienced a caffeine crash afterwards.. so I used to drink one, or even just half, on an occasional long night out. I kind of wish they (or something similar) were sold in Australia actually.
 

Krackajak

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I luv the mixed berry flavour of 5 Hour energy, but I luv it even more once mixed with an equal (or 2x) volume of vodka... I call it Ginger-Rail. Though if you try it yourself, I recommend you drink it... stings like fuck if snorted
 
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KodiaK

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when i was doing private investigation work last summer, i basically LIVED off this stuff by the case.

it works wonders.
 
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JamesM

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I think energy drinks are better imo.

The couple times I tried the 5 hour it just ended up making me feel off. It's different.

I'm waving my arms at you.
 

alexd

Administrator
Staff member
Can you get pure taurine anywhere? All these drinks contain that stuff.... I suspect a couple of teaspoons of pure, uncut, taurine in a double espresso would do the trick too.
 

deevah

TRIBE Member
actually they sell a caffeine-free product - its actually vitamin b6 + b12 that causes its effects... which is why your face gets flush red after drinking it.

They work great - and you crash slowly, then hard.

face flush is caused by B3 (niacin)

take a B-complex instead (which should be taken in the afternoon lull anyway) and you'll have similar effects

funny, their website states the decaf product only has 6mg of caffeine...not so decaf decaf
 
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JamesM

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Can you get pure taurine anywhere? All these drinks contain that stuff.... I suspect a couple of teaspoons of pure, uncut, taurine in a double espresso would do the trick too.

I looked at the health store for some recently. Didn't find any.

maybe it's around though. I have the same idea.
 

The Truth

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Energy drink sold in Canada cited in 13 death reports in U.S.
Published on Thursday November 15, 2012

A caffeinated energy shot that’s sold in Canada was cited as possibly linked to 13 deaths in reports received by U.S. officials over the last four years.

The disclosure of the reports about 5-Hour Energy is the second time in recent weeks that Food and Drug Administration filings citing energy drinks and deaths have emerged. Last month, the agency acknowledged it had received five fatality filings mentioning another energy drink, Monster Energy.

Since 2009, 5-Hour Energy has been mentioned in some 90 filings with the FDA, including more than 30 that involved serious injuries like heart attacks, convulsions and, in one case, a spontaneous abortion, a summary of FDA records reviewed by The New York Times showed.

The filing of an incident report with the FDA does not mean that a product was responsible for a death or an injury or contributed in any way to it.

In Canada, regular and extra strength 5-Hour Energy drinks are permitted for sale, said Health Canada spokesman Sean Upton.

The drinks are classified as natural health products and are not among the energy drinks being reclassified as food, which require a nutrition facts table.

There were 86 adverse reactions reported to Health Canada in relation to all energy drinks between 1965 and June 2012, Upton said last month. He said such reaction reports are based on suspicions as definite causes can’t be determined.

An April 2009 newsletter said Health Canada received a report of a man drinking a 5-Hour Energy drink and within an hour he “felt his heart beating rapidly and had chest pain.”

The 55-year-old man, who went to an emergency department, was known to have a heart condition and was on multiple medications, according to the report. He released from hospital the same day.

The distributor of 5-Hour Energy, Living Essentials, said in a statement, that the product was safe when used as directed and that it was “unaware of any deaths proven to be caused by the consumption of 5-Hour Energy.”

Monster Energy’s producer, Monster Beverage of Corona, Calif., has repeatedly said that its products are safe.

5-Hour Energy is sold in a 2-ounce bottle referred to as a shot.

In an interview Wednesday, Daniel Fabricant, the director of the FDA’s division of dietary supplement programs, said the agency was looking into the death reports that cited 5-Hour Energy.

The company does not disclose the amount of caffeine in each bottle in the U.S., but a recent article published by Consumer Reports placed that level at about 215 milligrams.

The FDA has stated that it does not have sufficient scientific evidence to justify changing how it regulates caffeine or other ingredients in energy products.

Energy drink sold in Canada cited in 13 death reports in U.S. - thestar.com
 

ravinjunkie

TRIBE Member
I luv the mixed berry flavour of 5 Hour energy, but I luv it even more once mixed with an equal (or 2x) volume of vodka... I call it Ginger-Rail. Though if you try it yourself, I recommend you drink it... stings like fuck if snorted

Are you still alive?!?
wtf
 

Blysspluss

TRIBE Member
Ah the old guvmint regulating what's good/bad.

Give me some good Sess anyday over that gutrot juice. Energy and clarity(as well as a bit of a party in my brain) But NOOOO, can't do that, Mary Jane's not legal. These vials of heart-stopping garbage are, though!
 
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KiFe

TRIBE Member
Energy drink sold in Canada cited in 13 death reports in U.S.
Published on Thursday November 15, 2012

A caffeinated energy shot that’s sold in Canada was cited as possibly linked to 13 deaths in reports received by U.S. officials over the last four years.

The disclosure of the reports about 5-Hour Energy is the second time in recent weeks that Food and Drug Administration filings citing energy drinks and deaths have emerged. Last month, the agency acknowledged it had received five fatality filings mentioning another energy drink, Monster Energy.

Since 2009, 5-Hour Energy has been mentioned in some 90 filings with the FDA, including more than 30 that involved serious injuries like heart attacks, convulsions and, in one case, a spontaneous abortion, a summary of FDA records reviewed by The New York Times showed.

The filing of an incident report with the FDA does not mean that a product was responsible for a death or an injury or contributed in any way to it.

In Canada, regular and extra strength 5-Hour Energy drinks are permitted for sale, said Health Canada spokesman Sean Upton.

The drinks are classified as natural health products and are not among the energy drinks being reclassified as food, which require a nutrition facts table.

There were 86 adverse reactions reported to Health Canada in relation to all energy drinks between 1965 and June 2012, Upton said last month. He said such reaction reports are based on suspicions as definite causes can’t be determined.

An April 2009 newsletter said Health Canada received a report of a man drinking a 5-Hour Energy drink and within an hour he “felt his heart beating rapidly and had chest pain.”

The 55-year-old man, who went to an emergency department, was known to have a heart condition and was on multiple medications, according to the report. He released from hospital the same day.

The distributor of 5-Hour Energy, Living Essentials, said in a statement, that the product was safe when used as directed and that it was “unaware of any deaths proven to be caused by the consumption of 5-Hour Energy.”

Monster Energy’s producer, Monster Beverage of Corona, Calif., has repeatedly said that its products are safe.

5-Hour Energy is sold in a 2-ounce bottle referred to as a shot.

In an interview Wednesday, Daniel Fabricant, the director of the FDA’s division of dietary supplement programs, said the agency was looking into the death reports that cited 5-Hour Energy.

The company does not disclose the amount of caffeine in each bottle in the U.S., but a recent article published by Consumer Reports placed that level at about 215 milligrams.

The FDA has stated that it does not have sufficient scientific evidence to justify changing how it regulates caffeine or other ingredients in energy products.

Energy drink sold in Canada cited in 13 death reports in U.S. - thestar.com


Sometimes I take a 5hr in lieu of a cup of coffee. The bottle clearly states not to take more than two a day. I never take more than one in a single day. The shit works great.. I dig it. Everything in that article is hearsay. The one guy had a pre-existing heart condition... dude should probably not be drinking 5+ coffees in a single day or taking similar stimulants. Spontaneous abortion? Seriously? Even if it was related, should you really be taking 5hr energy while you've got a bun in the oven?

Rock the 5hr responsibly.. that shit kicks ass. It's like drinking a grande starbucks coffee compressed down into 2oz. Plus you don't have to deal with the horrible experience of having to drink a grande starbucks coffee.
 
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