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5 hour energy shot

by (105) Updated June 30, 2011 at 6:22 AM Created June 29, 2011 at 2:18 PM

I know its not GOOD, but how bad is it?

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794 · June 29, 2011 at 3:31 PM

It works, and it is probably better than a 36 oz Red Bull. It has less caffeine and some vitamin B.

Best solution to your problem: pull over and take a 20 minute nap. That almost always results in me being fully awake for another 60-90 minutes of driving, and I can just repeat as needed.

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3926 · June 29, 2011 at 3:14 PM

I use this product when I am desperate. For instance, if I am on a long road trip and I'm falling asleep. I would rather drink a few ounces of chemical-shit-storm rather than fall asleep at the wheel. In comparing 5-hour-energy with similar products, I found the carbs on this one to be negligible. Yes, I know they are all terrible, but this is the least of the terrible for me.

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4246 · June 29, 2011 at 2:37 PM

No idea, since going paleo, lack of energy has never been problem.

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11071 · June 30, 2011 at 6:22 AM

It is artificial energy, and while it may be a lovely band-aid for the short term, it will burn out your adrenal glands for the long term.

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1633 · June 29, 2011 at 10:19 PM

I've never had this product but if you are on the road and have a long drive ahead of you and are sleepy then you better pull your ass over and take a nap. Lol. Save a life.

If you are still tired then something like this may do the trick. If it will keep you awake then I say go for it. Or, simply snacking on something like salted pistachios might do the trick too. Wouldn't salt help a bit?

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