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Old 04-04-08, 09:36 AM   #1
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5 Hour Energy

They advertise "5 hours of energy and no crash." So I tried it this morning. Can you say 45 minutes of energy followed by a pronounced crash?? Truth in advertising apparently does not apply in the realm of energy supplements. I think I will stick with RedBull and Starbucks double-shots.
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Old 04-04-08, 09:38 AM   #2
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The 5 hour thing applies only to lab rats, given the same dose as you drank. In order to not crash for 5 hours, you need to drink one of those NASCAR refuiling jugs things of 5 Hour.
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the "5 hours" of energy likely comes from the caffeine. It's no differently than any other energy drink.
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Old 04-04-08, 09:47 AM   #4
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i agree. they claim to be but theyre not. plus its not as refreshing as a nice tall, cold VitaminEnergy or the like. And I feel like I get more sustained caffeine response from energy drinks. this stuff dropped me like a glazed donut.
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Old 04-04-08, 02:24 PM   #5
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i agree. they claim to be but theyre not. plus its not as refreshing as a nice tall, cold VitaminEnergy or the like. And I feel like I get more sustained caffeine response from energy drinks. this stuff dropped me like a glazed donut.
Caffeine has a half life of about 4-7 hours in the average person. Problem is, most people drink a lot of caffeine, so the small amount in that drink isn't going to effect you all that much (tolerance...).
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Old 04-04-08, 02:26 PM   #6
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coffee, FTW
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Yes.

Although, those 10cal energy drinks (3 servings per can) have about 400mg of caffeine plus all that herbal crap. Those get me nice and wired...
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Coffee, ftw +1

I used to drink energy drinks, but they just had too much extra sugar and crap in them, and they cost too much.

The guy I live with has some kind of "energy pills" that he takes before playing sports (he's a goalie, wtf does he need energy? ). I'm gonna have to take a look at the label and see what's in them. Probably crap.
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I avoid the sugar with the 10 cal stuff, it is sugar free.

The "energy" pills are likely caffeine
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Old 04-04-08, 02:46 PM   #10
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Yeah, I tried that 5-Hour energy stuff before sex...still fell asleep 5 minutes later. Save your money.
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The berry 5 hour stuff taste better than the stuff they call coffee at my office.
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I'm 5-Hour energy addict. The taste has grown on me. But yea it isn't really 5hrs.
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Amateurs.

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Ew, those taste gross along with almost all the other ones.
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Yerba mate, because corporate coffee tastes like fail and oppression. caffeine kick + copious antioxidants ftw
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I always wanted to try that, but I think most energy drinks taste like garbage.

Coffee, yay
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My energy drink is 8-18 hours of good, solid sleep a night. I drink coffee rarely because I enjoy it and I can use Ricco Latte's WiFi.
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I'll stick to my 22oz bottles of NOS....great stuff.
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I've used it 2 or 3 times, and I firmly agree with the 5 hour thing. It gave me one hell of a buzz, and no crash. If you're a serious addict of stimulants, then your body will have a tolerance. But mine doesn't, because I almost never use such things.
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Man, you people are gonna die. Like, sooner than usual. Your heart's going to explode, or your brain will just give up from being pumped full of so much druggage.
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Yeah, well, you're gonna...not be as productive as you could be.
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I drink 1 or worst case 2 cups of coffee.. I have trouble falling asleep as it is!

energy drinks = yuck.. Redbull = double yuck!
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