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Date: 11/14/12 05:35 PM

28 Responses to Caffeinated 5-Hour Energy Drink Cited In 13 Deaths

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    November 14, 2012 at 5:29 pm
    Link: Caffeinated 5-Hour Energy Drink Cited In 13 Deaths - 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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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3447 posts
    November 14, 2012 at 5:44 pm
    I don`t understand why anyone drinks those.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3876 posts
    November 14, 2012 at 5:46 pm
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 14, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    5 deaths out of 15 million users.... sounds pretty safe to me.
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    ByOwlPost Female 18-29
    519 posts
    November 14, 2012 at 6:01 pm
    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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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    November 14, 2012 at 6:07 pm
    I`ve tried them, they really don`t make me feel any different or any more awake.
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    November 14, 2012 at 6:10 pm
    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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    Andicicle Male 18-29
    503 posts
    November 14, 2012 at 6:15 pm
    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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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4019 posts
    November 14, 2012 at 6:25 pm
    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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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    November 14, 2012 at 7:02 pm

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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15845 posts
    November 14, 2012 at 7:59 pm
    Just give `em another shot to shock `em back to life.
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
    2988 posts
    November 14, 2012 at 8:24 pm
    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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    tatripp Male 18-29
    1196 posts
    November 14, 2012 at 9:16 pm
    The NCAA banned this a few years ago.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17516 posts
    November 14, 2012 at 9:33 pm
    Look at the warnings for Vitamin C sometime.
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    November 14, 2012 at 11:11 pm
    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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    drips Male 30-39
    904 posts
    November 14, 2012 at 11:31 pm
    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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    mervviscious Male 40-49
    1794 posts
    November 15, 2012 at 12:36 am
    ban it now...
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    November 15, 2012 at 4:36 am
    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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    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    November 15, 2012 at 4:54 am
    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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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
    1582 posts
    November 15, 2012 at 5:04 am
    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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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    November 15, 2012 at 7:03 am
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    WorstCaseOnt Male 30-39
    214 posts
    November 15, 2012 at 7:04 am
    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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    panth753 Female 18-29
    9149 posts
    November 15, 2012 at 7:17 am
    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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    katluver Male 18-29
    321 posts
    November 15, 2012 at 8:04 am
    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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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14461 posts
    November 15, 2012 at 8:30 am
    Are you sure they aren`t anal poppers?
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    November 15, 2012 at 12:03 pm
    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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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    November 15, 2012 at 2:50 pm
    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.

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    Squidbush Male 40-49
    649 posts
    November 15, 2012 at 4:21 pm
    I tried this once. I couldn`t get past the gawdawful taste.

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