5 Hour Energy
5 Hour Energy is a small 2 fluid ounce energy shot.
The manufacturers claim the drink will give you 5 hours of energy without crashing. The drink is non-carbonated and sweetened with Sucralose (Splenda).
Despite the exact ingredient amounts being concealed within a Proprietary Blend, 5 Hour does advertise that there is 200 mg of caffeine in their energy shot.
5 Hour Extra Strength caffeine amount is listed as 230mg of caffeine.
5 Hour Tea Shots have 200 mg of caffeine per bottle.
Flavors of 5 Hour Energy
- Pink Lemonade
- Extra Strength Berry
- Extra Strength Grape
- Extra Strength Sour Apple
- Extra Strength Strawberry Watermelon
- Extra Strength Blue Raspberry
- Extra Strength Cool Mint Lemonade
- Extra Strength Peach Mango
- Decaf Citrus
- Lemonade Tea
- Peach Tea
- Raspberry Tea
Here's what they publish about their caffeine content;
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.
Unfortunately, caffeine in coffee depends very much on the brew method and varies even among premium coffee blends. A typical cup of brewed coffee has around 120-180mg coffee.
Consumer Reports Findings
Consumer Reports tested 5 Hour energy and they came up with conflicting results as to what 5 Hour advertises.
- Regular = 215mg
- Extra Strength= 242mg
- Decaf= 6mg
215mg is definitely more than an 8oz cup of premium coffee.
5 Hour isn't recommended for children and has even been linked to seizure onset in at least one case. It should be used by healthy adults only and only as directed.
5 Hour Energy is more than just caffeine and contains other energy enhancing ingredients that can affect people differently than caffeine only products such as coffee.
Where To Buy 5 Hour Energy
Ingredients in 5 Hour Energy
Purified Water, Glycerin, Glucuronolactone, N-Acetyl, L-Tyrosine, L-Phenylalanine, Taurine, Malic Acid, Caffeine, Natural Flavors, Ascorbic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Niacin, Proprietary Blend : (Enzyme), Sucralose, Cyanocobalamin, Folic Acid
Sugar content: Contains no sugar.Compare sugar levels of other drinks
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5 Hour Energy contains 100.00 mgs of caffeine per fluid ounce (338.14mg/100 ml).