The New York Times this week ran a story about the possible dangers of 5-Hour Energy
"Since 2009, 5-Hour Energy has been mentioned in some 90 filings with the F.D.A., including more than 30 that involved serious or life-threatening injuries like heart attacks, convulsions and, in one case, a spontaneous abortion, a summary of F.D.A. records reviewed by The New York Times showed."
But according to 5-Hour Energy's website, most of the drink's ingredients are relatively harmless.
The key ingredients in 5-hour ENERGY® are also available in every day foods – like broccoli, avocados, bananas and apples – or already in you. It contains zero sugar, four calories and as much caffeine as a cup of the leading premium coffee.
So what's in it?
2. Malic acid
8. Folic acid
9. Vitamin B12
10. Vitamin B6
How much caffeine is in 5-Hour Energy versus a cup of coffee?
•An eight-ounce cup of coffee contains anywhere from 100 to 150 milligrams of caffeine.
•The caffeine content of a full bottle of 5-Hour Energy is 207 mg.