Frequently Asked Questions

What is 5-hour ENERGY®?

5-hour ENERGY® is a liquid energy shot that can help you feel energized and alert for hours. It contains a special blend of essential B-vitamins, amino acids and nutrients – all with zero sugar or herbal stimulants and four calories.

What are the best times to take a 5-hour ENERGY® shot?

The simple answer is “when you’re tired.” Of course depending on your lifestyle, here are some ideas of when you may want to take a 5-hour ENERGY® shot:

When You Get Up: Not a morning person?  Is coffee not doing it for you anymore? Try waking up and taking a 5-hour ENERGY® shot. It’s a great way to start your day off feeling alert and energized.

After Lunch: Tired of that 2:30 feeling®? You’re not alone. In fact, research shows that more than 70 percent of us hit the wall after lunch. Let a 5-hour ENERGY® shot help you leap over that wall instead of crashing into it.

Before Your Workout: Want to get in shape but having trouble staying motivated? Make 5-hour ENERGY® part of your healthy lifestyle and get the energy boost you need to get fit.

During Sports: Get in the zone and stay there longer with 5-hour ENERGY®’s combination of energy, clarity and alertness.

When Traveling: Anyone who travels frequently knows how tiring it can be. Whether you’re on business or on vacation, a 5-hour ENERGY® shot can help you stay alert and energized wherever you may be headed.

On Weekends: Weekends can be busy. So grab a 5-hour ENERGY® shot when you’re “on the go” and get the boost you need to tackle your “to-do” list.

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How much caffeine is in a 5-hour ENERGY® shot?

Regular Strength 5-hour ENERGY® shots contain about as much caffeine as a cup of the leading premium coffee.
Extra Strength 5-hour ENERGY® shot contain about as much caffeine as 12 ounces of the leading premium coffee.

What’s in 5-hour ENERGY®?

5-hour ENERGY® shots contain a propriety blend of ingredients like B-vitamins, amino acids and nutrients – all with zero sugar, zero herbal stimulants and four calories. Regular Strength 5-hour ENERGY® shots contain about as much caffeine as a cup of the leading premium coffee. Extra Strength flavors contain about as much as 12 ounces of the leading premium coffee. View ingredients

How do I know if 5-hour ENERGY® shots are right for me?

5-hour ENERGY® products were created for hard-working, busy adults but everyone is different. Some people can take the maximum daily amount of 5-hour ENERGY® (two bottles per day spaced several hours apart) while others find they can get by with less.  To find out how 5-hour ENERGY® shots work best for you, take just half a bottle to start. Wait about 10 minutes then decide if you still need an additional boost. Learn More

What flavors do 5-hour ENERGY® shots come in?

Regular Strength 5-hour ENERGY® shot flavors: Pink LemonadePomegranateGrapeBerryOrange, and Citrus Lime
Extra Strength 5-hour ENERGY® shot flavors: Extra Strength 5-hour ENERGY® shots include BerryBlue Raspberry,  Cool Mint LemonadeGrapeOrangePeach MangoSour AppleStrawberry BananaStrawberry-Watermelon, and Tropical Burst.

20833% of Vitamin B12? 2000% of Vitamin B6? Isn’t that dangerous?

No. In fact, the levels of B12 and B6 in each 5-hour ENERGY® shot are within safe limits.  The RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) is a minimum daily amount set by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine.

Have 5-hour ENERGY® shots been approved by the FDA?

Actually, no dietary supplement is “approved” by the FDA. They are, however, stringently regulated and must comply with the provisions of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act as regulated by the FDA. Learn More

What is a niacin flush?

Some people are sensitive to having elevated amounts of niacin (Vitamin B3) in their system. This can result in an increase in blood flow near the skin or “flushing.” Should you experience a niacin flush, it will generally go away in a few minutes. To help avoid a possible niacin flush, take half a bottle and save the rest for later. Learn More

How many bottles of 5-hour ENERGY® can I take per day?

We recommend taking no more than two bottles of 5-hour ENERGY® per day. Be sure to space them several hours apart. Learn More

Are 5-hour ENERGY® shots kosher?

Yes. 5-hour ENERGY® received its kosher certification from Star-K in November of 2010. Learn More

Who should not take 5-hour ENERGY® shots?

Women who are pregnant or nursing.
People diagnosed with phenylketonuria (PKU).
Check with your doctor before taking a 5-hour ENERGY® shot if…

  • You are currently taking any prescription medications.
  • You have been advised by your physician to avoid stimulants or caffeine.
  • You have a medical condition that makes you concerned about taking it.
  • You are concerned about taking it for any reason.

Other concerns?

Diabetics: While 5-hour ENERGY® is sugar free, we would still advise you contact your doctor before taking a 5-hour ENERGY® shot.
Animal Products: No animal products are added to 5-hour ENERGY® shots.

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