Caffeinated 5-Hour Energy Drink Cited In 13 Deaths

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago

Yep, 5-Hour Energy Drink. Who uses it? I"ve tried it a couple times. Doesn"t even work on me. Banned by FDA in 3-2-1...
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Male 941
I tried this once. I couldn`t get past the gawdawful taste.
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Female 3,727
They sell these in the shoppette and I drink these ALL THE TIME! Especially since Vivarin stopped working! This morning for breakfast I actually had one of these, water, red bull lime and an apple.

I AM NOT DEAD!!! SO I`M CALLING B-U-L-L S-H-I-T
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Female 2,674
I take a knock off version of this (cheaper but basically same ingredients). It`s obvious you shouldn`t take it if pregnant, it`s caffeine after all. I want to know more about the deaths caused by it though. I wouldn`t be surprised if they were from people with existing heart problems or were taking it with other substances that caused a negative effect.
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Male 14,774
Are you sure they aren`t anal poppers?
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Male 321
I used to drink 5 hr`s, coffee, Monster Imports, and Redline Extreme`s often... I have toned it down, but have never had any backlash from them.
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Female 9,402
I haven`t had 5-Hour Energy, but I tried other energy drinks. I don`t like energy drinks, they up my blood pressure too much.
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Male 214
They are in fact "highly caffeinated"!! They don`t disclose content (which is f`d up in itself)but independent analysis found well over 200mg in 1 shot (double the amount in a cup of coffee).
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Male 14,330
So are they going to ban coffee too?? IF YOU TOUCH MY COFFEE I`LL START A REVOLUTION THE LIKES YOU`VE NEVER SEEN!!
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Male 1,582
They are not "highly caffeinated". In fact, they have hardly any caffeine in them at all. But they do have a drat load of vitamins B6 and B12. The types of people who die from these are people with heart conditions who drink three at a time. That kind of stupidity will make your heart explode. If you use responsibly, you`re at no risk.
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Male 1,737
I drink Monsters all the time, the can clearly says not more than two a day and not for pregnant women. I here about stupid people drinking cases of energy drinks in a day/night. It`s no wonder some over dose on it, learn to read the instructions.
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Male 1,399
Awesome, more regulation! That`s just what we need.

It`s a stimulant; too much can kill you, especially if you have heart trouble.
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Male 1,793
ban it now...
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Male 904
The `dietary supplement` situation in the US is a joke. Lack of regulation means that you can buy `St. John`s Wort` tablets that are mostly NOT St. John`s Wort, Echinacea pills that are loaded with heavy metals, or very pricey water with basically no ingredients at all (homeopathy). Meanwhile pharmaceutical companies undergo rigorous monitoring and still kill people.
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Female 2,549
If I drink a tall coffee after noon it keeps me awake till 3 in the morning. I crash but still can`t sleep.
Caffeine by itself has never improved my performance.

I drank the regular Redbull before one time trial and whoa yeah there was a big difference. Had another one before a long haul (4 hrs) and didn`t feel as tired. So have had all of three cans so far.
Think it`s taurine not caffeine that made the difference.
Am positively scared of these crazy power drinks.
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Male 17,512
Look at the warnings for Vitamin C sometime.
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Male 1,196
The NCAA banned this a few years ago.
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Male 2,988
13 people (possibly) over 4 years have killed themselves by consuming too much of this particular energy drink and you think it needs to be banned. so no hope for any alcohol or tobacco product eh? they kill probably that many people per day.
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Male 15,832
Just give `em another shot to shock `em back to life.
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Male 10,845


Ass=covered
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Male 4,014
I use them all the time. I was a total cynic / skeptic before ("just have coffee, same caffeine!"). I would mock the commercials and the premise - but I don`t know, coffee eventually makes me feel like crap, these don`t. They also don`t make you have to pee like coffee, mostly because they simply don`t have that much liquid in them.

I use one before I play hockey every single time. I`ve played without them since using them, and there is a large difference. I don`t know, but there IS something to them. It`s not just the caffine. There is something about the mix of nutrients.

And it`s weird - I`ve heard the "they make me nervous" line before. Seriously?

It`s just concentrated caffine, niacin, and vitamin B. I understand just not wanting to take any, sure, fine. There`s lots of crap I`ll never bother to try. Just don`t take 3 at once and you`ll be fine. if you took 8 cups of coffee at once, you`d feel like crap too.
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Male 503
I wonder how many deaths can be attributed to coffee, corn syrup, or the once illegal extreme carcinogen aspartame? Oh wait, we`ll never know since the men who control those items sit on the board for the FDA.
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Male 1,341
And as a side note to my previous comment, driving 3000 miles in two days makes you desperate enough to try anything. I found for whatever reason what kept me up best was loud music, and the small Starbucks double shots.
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Male 1,341
I`ve tried them, they really don`t make me feel any different or any more awake.
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Female 519
How to make a classic four loko..
1 can new four loko
1 5 hour energy
To be consumed as a drop shot style beverage.

(Don`t try this at home, I will not be held accountable, there`s a reason they stopped making them with caffeine.) That aside, woooooo four loko!
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Male 37,888

5 deaths out of 15 million users.... sounds pretty safe to me.
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Male 4,284
These have always scared me for some reason. Maybe it`s the commercial. I`ve never tried it. I have done my share of Red Bull Vodka though.
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Male 3,445
I don`t understand why anyone drinks those.
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Male 19,842
Link: Caffeinated 5-Hour Energy Drink Cited In 13 Deaths [Rate Link] - Yep, 5-Hour Energy Drink. Who uses it? I`ve tried it a couple times. Doesn`t even work on me. Banned by FDA in 3-2-1...
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