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5 Hour Energy

So normally I drink a ton of tea every day for energy, occasionally swapping it for coffee.

I'm doing tooth whitening this week so I can't do any tea/coffee, so I'm trying 5 Hour Energy. I did 1/2 bottle yesterday and didn't get much kick from it, so today I did the whole bottle and am a tad wired. Anyone else ever use this stuff? Opinions?

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I'm an avid coffee drinker and I sometimes don't feel a caffeine jolt at all...same with sugar-free Red Bull. Unless I chug it down lol. I thought red bull gets its kick from the sugar so I figured if I drink sugar-free, ill know if the ingredients are for real or not. Anyways...full bottles of 5 Hour Energy do give me the kick I need for the duration I need. I never drink less than a full bottle.

Another tip...you can dump a citrus flavored bottle into a bottle of water....tastes sorta like watered down lemonade. And its colorless so bosses at work and professors at school are none the wiser. Wink

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My husband uses 5 hour energy and says that it works pretty well. I recently bought him some of that new Mio energy but he didn't feel any jolt with it. He also drinks amp energy and says that works sometimes.

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I havent used it since I got off pop and caffeine over a year ago, but recently I decided to at least start drinking tea. I will tell you... just not having caffeine in over a year.... WOW do I get hyper... lol. So im afraid to know what a 5 hour energy would do to me now...

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5 hour energy's wire me! My co-workers have told me I'm not allowed to drink it anymore! But soda doesn't do anything and the occasional coffee makes me and avid talker! But sometimes half a bottle gives me just enough to make it in the afternoon.

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caffeine or energy drinks never work for me, maybe because i used to drink mt dew and jolt by the case and became immune to caffeine......it does make it hard to wake up on those long days

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I had one once but didn't feel like it did anything for me

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senseicj wrote:
caffeine or energy drinks never work for me, maybe because i used to drink mt dew and jolt by the case and became immune to caffeine......it does make it hard to wake up on those long days

My habit of drinking about 2 liters (literally) of green tea per day has certainly increased my tolerance, but coffee still has a pretty good effect on me. I always wonder if there are "different kinds" of caffeine.

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Brad wrote:
I always wonder if there are "different kinds" of caffeine.

Different kinds of caffeine? How do you mean?

As far as I know caffeine is caffeine, however different foods and drinks have different levels of caffeine.

For instance, if a 12oz cup of regular coffee has x caffeine, the difference between it and a cup decaf coffee is that the decaf has only 3% of x.

Though shot of espresso has a higher concentration of caffeine than brewed coffee does, because of the smaller portion used, when you drink a 12oz latte you get less caffeine than if you drank a 12oz cup of coffee.

Black tea has the highest amount of caffeine for a tea, followed by green, then white. Herbal "teas" don't usually have any caffeine in them. For tea, the amount of caffeine in it is determined by the age of the leaves that are picked from the tea plant and the fermentation process that it goes through.

A lot of energy drinks not only have caffeine in them, but add Taurine. Taurine is an amino acid that supports neurological development, and improves athletic ability. Some studies have show that when used in combination with Caffeine, Taurine helps to improve mental performance.

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Never saw the need to us them. I seen to many people and the effects of them. Kids around here try to use them as a "High". They steal them all the time form the stores around here.

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My husband will actually only drink them when we are driving the 16 hours down to Disney World or sometimes at work when he's doing a 12-15 hour day. He says it definitely gives him a kick.