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5-hour ENERGY Caffeine Facts

5-hour ENERGY Caffeine Facts

Caffeine has been around for thousands of years and is one of the most consumed ingredients throughout the world (1). In fact, every day approximately 90% of North Americans consume something containing caffeine (1).

Benefits of Caffeine

One of the largest benefits of caffeine is that it works fast. Once consumed, caffeine is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream and can help stimulate the brain to provide a feeling of alertness and focus (2).

Having caffeine in the morning can help you get your day started, and on your way to getting stuff done.

Is it tough to get to the gym? Caffeine can provide the boost you need to get the motivation to work out. Need to stay alert for meeting? People have found that caffeine can provide a feeling of alertness to keep the focus going.

Why 5-hour ENERGY

5-hour ENERGY is available in two strengths. Regular strength 5-hour ENERGY shots contain about as much caffeine as 8 ounces of the leading premium coffee, or 200 mg. The extra strength formula contains 230 mg of caffeine, which is about as much as a 12-ounce cup of leading premium coffee.

The proprietary energy blend in 5-hour ENERGY shots doesn’t just contain caffeine. It also has B- Vitamins, amino acids and essential nutrients that work together to provide a feeling of energy and alertness.

5-hour ENERGY shots are also super convenient! The signature shot size is easy to carry and even TSA safe. There’s no need for refrigeration in order to be enjoyed.

Plus, 5-hour ENERGY shots can be found in many different retail locations including convenience stores, drug, grocery and club stores. Or have 5-hour ENERGY shots delivered directly to your door so they are always on hand, Counting your Caffeine With so many sources of caffeine available, it’s important to make sure you are tracking what is being consumed to prevent any side effects.

Products like 5-hour ENERGY shots, have found the balance of providing enough caffeine for a boost by developing products with 200 mg to 230 mg of caffeine.

Item Caffeine
Chocolate cake (3) 8 mg
Dark chocolate, 1-ounce (4) 25 mg
Soda, 12-ounce (5) 35 mg
Energy drink, leading 8 oz 77 mg
Espresso, 1 shot or 1.5 ounces (6) 106 mg
5-hour ENERGY, regular strength 200 mg
Coffee, 8-ounce premium brewed 200 mg
5-hour ENERGY, extra strength 230 mg
Coffee, 12-ounce premium brewed 230 mg
Cold Brew Coffee, Dunkin 16-ounce (7) 260 mg
Nitro Cold Brew, Starbucks 16-ounce (8) 280 mg

Caffeine must be taken in moderation. Which is also true for 5-hour ENERGY® products. We recommend not taking more than two shots per day, spaced several hours apart.

Works Cited

1. Caffeine in Foods: A Comprehensive Review on Consumption, Functionality, Safety, and Regulatory Matters. Melanie A. Heckman, Jorge Weil, Elvira Gonzalez De Mejia. 3, s.l. : Institute of Food Technologies, April 05, 2010, Jorunal of Food Science, Vol. 75, pp. R77-R87.

2. Institute of Medicine. Pharmacology of Caffeine. Caffeine for the Sustainment of Mental Task Performance: Formulations for Military Operations. Washington, DC : National Academies Press, 2001, 2.

3. My Food Data. Chocolate Cake with Frosting. My Food Data. [Online] [Cited: May 1, 2023.]

4. Martinac, Paula. Does Dark Chocolate Contain Caffeine? SFGate. [Online] Hearst Newspapers, November 27, 2018. [Cited: May 1, 2023.] caffeine-6016.html.

5. U.S. Food & Drug Adminstration. Spilling the Beans: How Much Caffeine is Too Much? [Online] December 12, 2018. much-caffeine-too-much.

6. Ted Kallmyer B.A., M.Ed. Caffeine in Drinks: Espresso. Caffeine Informer. [Online] [Cited: May 2023, 1.]

7. Dunkin'. Dunkin' Cold Brew. [Online] [Cited: May 18, 2023.]

8. Starbucks. Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew Nutrition. [Online] [Cited: May 18, 2023.]

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