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5-Hour Energy Cited In Reports Of 13 Deaths
    #646469 - 11/17/12 12:54 PM (4 years, 17 days ago)



Only a few weeks after it was revealed that FDA incident reports linked Monster Energy drink to five deaths in recent years, it’s come out that the heavily advertised 5-Hour Energy “shots” have been cited in 13 deaths and dozens of hospitalizations since 2009.
The NY Times was the first to break the story, reporting that 5-Hour Energy is cited in at least 90 FDA incident reports, including more than 30 trips to the hospital for things like convulsions, heart attacks, and one case of a spontaneous abortion.
Though the drink’s mention in an incident report is not a definite indicator that it had anything to do with the problem — it could just be a coincidence or the result of mixing the drink with another item — the Attorney General for the state of New York tells Good Morning America that his office is investigating the claims.
The FDA says it is looking into the death reports, all of which were actually submitted to the agency by Living Essentials, the company that distributes 5-Hour Energy. Per FDA regulations, companies that market dietary supplements must alert the agency any time they learn of a death or serious injury that could be related to their product.
In a statement, Living Essentials maintains that its drink has about the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee. A recent study by Consumer Reports pegged the 5-Hour Energy caffeine content at around 215 mg, which would be in line with the top end for an 8 oz. cup of brewed coffee, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
The issue with energy “shots” like 5-Hour is that they are only 2 oz. in size, making it incredibly easy for customers to consume multiple shots in a short period of time.
And though Living Essentials contends that it does not market the product as something to be mixed with alcohol and that it advises customers to consume no more than two shots in a 24-hour period, most of us know that some people are both combining 5-Hour with booze and drinking more than two or three of these shots in a short period of time.
As many have pointed out, the same could be said about any number of beverages — alcoholic and non-alcoholic — so why the sudden focus on energy drinks?
It’s partly because they are an incredibly fast-growing segment of the beverage market, so there are going to be growing pains as consumers learn how to handle energy drinks properly and how companies should market them.
It’s also because there is a schism in the market between products like Red Bull, which is advertised primarily as a beverage, while 5-Hour Energy and its ilk market their products as dietary supplements.
The FDA currently has guidelines for caffeine in soda, but the dietary supplement loophole allows makers of those energy drinks to get around the guidelines.
Should they all fall under one group or are they truly two separate kinds of products that require two separate sets of guidelines?
While these things are being decided, just remember that energy drinks — like most other things in life — are best consumed in moderation. That may sound like your stodgy uncle trying to give you advice, but it’s true.


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Re: 5-Hour Energy Cited In Reports Of 13 Deaths [Re: P-O]
    #646476 - 11/17/12 01:12 PM (4 years, 17 days ago)

The FDA at it again.
Marijuana(schedule I)-0 deaths even remotely associated with it.
Energy drinks(not scheduled kids can buy it)-killing people and probably causing long-term health problems in thousands more.


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Re: 5-Hour Energy Cited In Reports Of 13 Deaths [Re: mhbound]
    #646506 - 11/17/12 03:14 PM (4 years, 17 days ago)

The wrong people taking the wrong stuff, sounds like it. I'm someone who can't drink a small cup of coffee without having an anxiety attack, if I drank one of those I might not be doing so well. It's an over the counter stimulant, treat it as such, don't ban all the shit that is associated by correlation :bomb:


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Re: 5-Hour Energy Cited In Reports Of 13 Deaths [Re: Spenner]
    #646507 - 11/17/12 03:17 PM (4 years, 17 days ago)

I think cocaine Should be legal so I don't want anything banned but the standards they regulate things by are stupid.


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Re: 5-Hour Energy Cited In Reports Of 13 Deaths [Re: mhbound]
    #646514 - 11/17/12 03:53 PM (4 years, 17 days ago)

No shit. What do you expect with energy drinks?


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Re: 5-Hour Energy Cited In Reports Of 13 Deaths [Re: Shr0000ooooms]
    #646595 - 11/18/12 12:06 AM (4 years, 17 days ago)

fuck that shit....where da adderall


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Re: 5-Hour Energy Cited In Reports Of 13 Deaths [Re: plantit]
    #646660 - 11/18/12 12:59 PM (4 years, 16 days ago)

The only energy drink I've been able to "enjoy" has been the starbucks coffee version.  Everything else always makes me feel like I'm going to have a heart attack.  My ex drank the five hour shot once and said after two hours she was so amped up she felt like she was going to puke.  Fuck that shit.


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Re: 5-Hour Energy Cited In Reports Of 13 Deaths [Re: coda]
    #646661 - 11/18/12 01:17 PM (4 years, 16 days ago)

I drink like 2-4 energy drinks a day, with occasional days where i don't drink one. I usually drink one during my first class, and 2 everyday I work because I can't make pizza's like a boss without them.

Usually go for full throttle, but I've been known to down energy shots (just not 5 hour power Red Rain FTW).


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Re: 5-Hour Energy Cited In Reports Of 13 Deaths [Re: Thebooedocksaint]
    #646663 - 11/18/12 02:35 PM (4 years, 16 days ago)

my friends kidneys are shot doc blames energy drinks and pill use lol


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Re: 5-Hour Energy Cited In Reports Of 13 Deaths [Re: owngrown]
    #646674 - 11/18/12 04:43 PM (4 years, 16 days ago)

Quote:

owngrown said:
my friends kidneys are shot doc blames energy drinks and pill use lol




Yea, back in 07' I drank about 3 energy drinks a day at work, I largely blame them (and the fact I only really drink soda) for my ulcer.


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Re: 5-Hour Energy Cited In Reports Of 13 Deaths [Re: P-O]
    #646681 - 11/18/12 05:21 PM (4 years, 16 days ago)

I liked these things.
Not worth thte risk. Or a heart attack.

All the stores around here still sale them.


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Re: 5-Hour Energy Cited In Reports Of 13 Deaths [Re: KaptKid]
    #646683 - 11/18/12 05:31 PM (4 years, 16 days ago)

They're fucking everywhere.  I just go without caffeine, except the occasional soda, or cup or coffee/tea


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Re: 5-Hour Energy Cited In Reports Of 13 Deaths [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #646799 - 11/19/12 11:12 AM (4 years, 15 days ago)

like wtf am i supposed to do not drink a cold dr pepper when im stoned???? fuck that. but those little shot are everywhere and anybody can buy them


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Re: 5-Hour Energy Cited In Reports Of 13 Deaths [Re: owngrown]
    #646831 - 11/19/12 02:19 PM (4 years, 15 days ago)

everything in moderation:hi5:


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Re: 5-Hour Energy Cited In Reports Of 13 Deaths [Re: P-O]
    #646917 - 11/19/12 09:13 PM (4 years, 15 days ago)

Quote:

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everything in moderation:hi5:




took the words out of my mouth

when people abuse shit, they get fucked up. plain and simple

As Hunter Thompson would say, "buy the ticket, take the ride"


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Re: 5-Hour Energy Cited In Reports Of 13 Deaths [Re: Picklez]
    #646961 - 11/20/12 12:42 AM (4 years, 15 days ago)

i dig 5 hour energies, they are a god send after an amphetamine binge.

dat b vitamin rushhhhh

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Re: 5-Hour Energy Cited In Reports Of 13 Deaths [Re: iStoner]
    #646966 - 11/20/12 01:11 AM (4 years, 15 days ago)

Ive only tried them once. And it was when I was driving my brother and I from Columbus, Ohio all the way to Phoenix, Arizona.

I drove that trip like a haus. Drove straight from Columbus, through Indy, Thru St.Louis, and didnt stop until I got to Conway, Texas. Next morning got up and drove from Conway to Phoenix. Was a crazy drive. If I didnt have a car full of moving stuff, my little brother, and it wasnt Christmas Eve, it would have been nice to be able to stop in some of those cities along the way. Really wanted to check out St. Louis and Indianapolis


Now I will just have a Red Bull every so often when I need it. It's my favorite one of all the energy drinks


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Re: 5-Hour Energy Cited In Reports Of 13 Deaths [Re: Picklez]
    #647030 - 11/20/12 01:45 PM (4 years, 14 days ago)

They're on videos with kids taking like 10+ which is an od of caffeine. It's what they get.


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Re: 5-Hour Energy Cited In Reports Of 13 Deaths [Re: mhbound]
    #647031 - 11/20/12 01:49 PM (4 years, 14 days ago)

i cant image that would be a pleasant od


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Re: 5-Hour Energy Cited In Reports Of 13 Deaths [Re: P-O]
    #647033 - 11/20/12 02:09 PM (4 years, 14 days ago)

It's not. You know those stackers pills with all caffeine? First time I bought them in high-school I didn't read the directions so I took all 4 but 1 was a single dose. I felt terrible. I almost went to the hospital.


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