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    5 Hour Energy...

    I knew there was something sketchy about this product..as to why I have never tried it.

    US regulators report possible link between caffeine shot, deaths
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    Nov. 14, 2012 6:28PM PST

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration confirmed on Wednesday the receipt of reports that another caffeine drink, 5-hour Energy, may have been involved in a number of deaths - in this case 13 over the past four years.

    The reports were first detailed by the New York Times on Wednesday.

    The news follows the FDA's disclosure last month that it was investigating reports of five deaths that may be related to Monster Beverage's namesake drinks.

    The highly caffeinated beverages are the fastest-growing type of soft drink in the United States, with sales increasing 17 percent last year to about $9 billion, according to Beverage Digest.

    FDA spokeswoman Shelly Burgess said that 5-hour Energy, sold by Living Essentials, has been mentioned in some 90 FDA filings since 2009, including more than 30 that involved serious or life-threatening events like heart attacks, convulsions, and in one case, a spontaneous abortion, the New York Times reported.

    The Times said another federal agency, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, reported late last year that more than 13,000 emergency room visits in 2009 were associated with energy drinks alone.

    But Elaine Lutz, spokeswoman for Living Essentials, the company that distributes 5-hour Energy, said in a statement that the product "is not an energy drink" (the so-called shot comes in a bottle that holds less than 2 ounces).

    "Living Essentials," the statement went on, "takes reports of any potential adverse event tied to our products very seriously. We fully comply with all of our reporting requirements." The company was "unaware of any deaths proven to have been caused by the consumption of 5-hour Energy."

    Currently the FDA does not publicly disclose adverse event filings about dietary supplements, including energy shot drinks.

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    ... and I had one just this morning

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    Isn't It really just caffeine?

    It's around the same amount as a cup of coffee.
    It increases heart rate.
    If you're not supposed to have caffeine/have a bad heart, you'll likely get a heart attack from having 5-hour energy.

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    Im not sure why someone who is pregnant would think 5 hour energy is ok lol

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    I want a spontaneous abortion

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    pretty obvious those commercials were bull. always thought these were horrible for you, like most energy drinks
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    I've heard of people having these problems if they take 2 of these back to back. 10 hours of energy for a 5 hour time period is just too much energy.

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    Just last week I got one from 7/11 and like 2 hours in I was working out and I had to kneel because I was having trouble breathing and my vision was becoming blurry and it felt like my heart was about to explode. This feeling lasted about 5-10 minutes and then I was fine....Probably gonna stay away from it now and go another route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j0h@n63 View Post
    Isn't It really just caffeine?

    It's around the same amount as a cup of coffee.
    It increases heart rate.
    If you're not supposed to have caffeine/have a bad heart, you'll likely get a heart attack from having 5-hour energy.
    this

    this has been happening in the supplement industry for ever

    Lets ban anything that has caffeine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by More-Than-Most View Post
    Just last week I got one from 7/11 and like 2 hours in I was working out and I had to kneel because I was having trouble breathing and my vision was becoming blurry and it felt like my heart was about to explode. This feeling lasted about 5-10 minutes and then I was fine....Probably gonna stay away from it now and go another route.
    Nothing to worry about. All those symptoms just means its working


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    All it has is B vitamins and caffeine. It is no worse than a cup of coffee. The problem is people drink too much of it. In moderation, caffeine is good for your body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewing View Post
    spontaneous abortions- now that's a good band name
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATL#22:24335076
    Quote Originally Posted by More-Than-Most View Post
    Just last week I got one from 7/11 and like 2 hours in I was working out and I had to kneel because I was having trouble breathing and my vision was becoming blurry and it felt like my heart was about to explode. This feeling lasted about 5-10 minutes and then I was fine....Probably gonna stay away from it now and go another route.
    Nothing to worry about. All those symptoms just means its working

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    Quote Originally Posted by nymetsrule View Post
    All it has is B vitamins and caffeine. It is no worse than a cup of coffee. The problem is people drink too much of it. In moderation, caffeine is good for your body.
    This exactly. Just like the dumbasses who got 4loko changed. They'd drink a ton of beer then slam a 4loko. He'll I guess you should ban jaeger bombs coffee and anything w caffeine in it.

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