Frequently Asked Questions About 5-hour ENERGY® Shots
What is 5-hour ENERGY® ?
5-hour ENERGY® is a liquid energy shot that can help you feel sharp and alert for hours. It contains a blend of B-vitamins, amino acids and nutrients. There is zero sugar, zero herbal stimulants and four calories.
How much caffeine is in 5-hour ENERGY®?
Original 5-hour ENERGY® shots contain about as much caffeine as a cup of premium coffee. An Extra Strength 5-hour ENERGY® shot contains about as much caffeine as 12 ounces of coffee. If you are sensitive to caffeine try a Decaf 5-hour ENERGY® shot. It contains only as much caffeine as a half cup of decaffeinated coffee.
What are the best times to take 5-hour ENERGY®?
The simple answer is "when you are tired." Why take energy shots if you’re wide awake? Assuming that, the answer depends on your lifestyle. Here are a few ideas:
Morning: Not a morning person? Let 5-hour ENERGY® help you get your act together. One 5-hour ENERGY® shot energy shot will keep you going strong.
After Lunch: Research shows that over 70 percent of us hit the wall after lunch. Let 5-hour ENERGY® help you get over that wall and have an alert, productive afternoon.
Workouts: Looking for motivation to workout? Make 5-hour ENERGY® part of your healthy lifestyle.
Sports: Get in the zone and stay there longer with 5-hour ENERGY®.
Travel: Anyone who travels frequently knows how tiring it can be. 5-hour ENERGY® can help keep you alert while traveling.
Weekends/Vacations: Action-packed weekends and vacations require a lot of energy. Whether you are painting the house, going on a hike or playing on the beach, a 5-hour ENERGY® shot can give you the extra boost you need.
What is in 5-hour ENERGY®?
5-hour ENERGY® contains a blend of B-vitamins, amino acids and essential nutrients. It contains zero sugar, zero herbal stimulants and four calories. Original 5-hour ENERGY® contains about as much caffeine as a cup of premium coffee. Extra Strength contains about as much as 12 ounces of premium coffee, while Decaf 5-hour ENERGY® contains only as much caffeine as a half cup of decaffeinated coffee.
How do I know if 5-hour ENERGY® is right for me?
Everyone is different. Some people can take the maximum daily amount of 5-Hour Energy® (two bottles per day spaced several hours apart). To find out how 5-hour ENERGY® works best for you take just half a bottle to start. Wait about 10 minutes then decide if you want more or not.
What flavors do 5-hour ENERGY® shots come in?
Original (red label):
Pink Lemonade, Pomegranate, Grape, Berry, Orange, Lemon-Lime and Raspberry (New but temporary).
Extra Strength (black label): Berry, Grape and Sour Apple
Decaf (blue label): Citrus
8333% Vitamin B12? 2000% Vitamin b6?
Isn’t that dangerous?
Not at all. In fact, the levels of B12 and B6 are well within safe limits. The RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) is minimum daily amounts set by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine.
Has 5-hour ENERGY® been approved by the FDA?
No. Dietary supplements are stringently regulated, but are not approved by the FDA. All dietary supplements must comply with the provisions of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act as regulated by the FDA.
What is a Niacin flush?
Some people are sensitive to elevated amounts of niacin (Vitamin B3). The flushing is a result of the niacin in 5-hour ENERGY® increasing blood flow near the skin. It generally goes away in a few minutes, and you may not experience a niacin flush again. To help avoid a possible niacin flush take half a bottle or less and save the rest for later. You may want to take Decaf 5-hour ENERGY® which contains zero niacin.
How many bottles of 5-hour ENERGY® can I take per day?
We recommend taking no more than two bottles per day. Be sure to space them several hours apart.
Is 5-hour ENERGY® kosher?
Yes. 5-hour ENERGY® received its kosher certification from Star-K in
Who should not take 5-hour ENERGY®?
- Women who are pregnant or nursing.
- Children under 12 years of age.
- People diagnosed with phenylketonuria (PKU).
Check with your doctor before taking
5-hour ENERGY® if…
- You are currently taking any prescription medicines.
- You have been advised by your physician to avoid stimulants or caffeine.
- You have a medical condition that makes you concerned about taking it.
- You are concerned about taking it for any reason.
- Diabetics: 5-hour ENERGY® is sugar free. However, check with your doctor before taking 5-hour ENERGY® if you have concerns about how it may affect you.
- There are no animal products added to 5-hour ENERGY®.
Is there counterfeit 5-hour ENERGY® product in
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