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5-hour ENERGY®
Ingredients & Safety

In a clinical trial 5-hour ENERGY® shots significantly outperformed placebo on continuity of attention and self-related awareness. But what’s in it? A brief description of each ingredient follows.

Vitamins

Vitamin B6
Vitamin B12
Niacin (Vitamin B3)
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)

Energy Blend

Citicoline
Tyrosine
Phenylalanine
Taurine
Malic Acid
Glucuronolactone
Caffeine

Safety

Phenylketonurics
Large amounts of vitamins
Niacin flush

 

Vitamins

Vitamin B6

Plays a key role in the production of amino acids, the building blocks of protein. It is used in the creation of DNA. It’s involved in over 100 crucial chemical reactions in our bodies. It helps form nearly all new cells in our bodies.

Food sources of vitamin B6 include fortified cereals, beans, meat, poultry, fish, and some fruits and vegetables.

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is involved in a variety of important functions including the production of amino acids and the processing of carbohydrates into energy.

Niacin (Vitamin B3)

Niacin is important for energy production. It plays a key role in converting fats, proteins, carbohydrates and starches into usable energy*. Food sources of Niacin include: meat and dairy products, leafy vegetables, broccoli, tomatoes, avocados, nuts and whole grains.

Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)

Folic acid, or folate, helps produce and maintain new cells in our bodies. Food sources of folate include leafy green vegetables, fruits, dried beans and peas.

Energy Blend

Citicoline

Citicoline is a water-soluble compound essential for the synthesis of phosphatidyl choline, a constituent of brain tissue. Citicoline plays a role in neurotransmission and can help support brain function.*

Tyrosine

An amino acid that transmits nerve impulses to the brain. It is present in meat, dairy, fish and grains.

Phenylalanine

An essential amino acid that enhances alertness* It’s found in dairy products, avocados, legumes, nuts, leafy vegetables, whole grains, poultry and fish.
Click here to read more about phenylalanine.

Taurine

A naturally occurring chemical substance present in meat, fish and dairy products. Adult humans have high concentrations of Taurine in white blood cells, skeletal muscles, the heart and central nervous system. It plays a role in digestion, and is used to process potassium, calcium and sodium in the body, as well as maintain the integrity of cell membranes.*

Malic Acid

The body synthesizes Malic Acid during the process of converting carbohydrates to energy. The main food source of Malic Acid are fruits, especially apples, which contain the highest concentrations.

Glucuronolactone

A natural metabolite found in the human body. It is produced by the metabolization of glucose in the liver. It has been shown to reduce sleepiness*.

Caffeine

Provides a boost of energy and feeling of heightened alertness.* Original 5-hour ENERGY® contains caffeine comparable to a cup of the leading premium coffee. Extra Strength 5-hour ENERGY® contains caffeine comparable to 12 ounces of the leading premium coffee. Decaf 5-hour ENERGY® contains about as much caffeine as a half cup of decaffeinated coffee.

Safety

Phenylketonurics

Phenylketonurics: Contains phenylalanine.
NOTE: 5-hour ENERGY® does not contain aspartame. This warning is for people with the genetic disorder, phenylketonuria only.

Large amounts of vitamins

The vitamin levels in 5-hour ENERGY® are well within safe limits. The Recommended Daily Allowance is the minimum daily amount set by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine.

Niacin flush

A small percentage of people are sensitive to Niacin (Vitamin B3) and may experience a “Niacin Flush” (hot prickly feeling, skin redness) that lasts a few minutes. This is caused by Niacin increasing blood flow near the skin. This can be avoided by taking half a bottle or less at a time.

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*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Individual results may vary.

Original 5-hour ENERGY® contains caffeine equivalent to a cup of the leading premium coffee. Extra Strength 5-hour ENERGY® contains caffeine equivalent to 12 ounces of the leading premium coffee. Limit caffeine products to avoid nervousness, sleeplessness and occasional rapid heartbeat. Decaf 5-hour ENERGY® contains about as much caffeine as a half cup of decaffeinated coffee.