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Regular Strength 5-hour ENERGY Shot FAQs

Regular Strength 5-hour ENERGY® Shots
 

Product Information

Regular Strength 5-hour Energy® Shots

What is a 5-hour ENERGY® shot?
5-hour ENERGY® shots are dietary supplements that can help you feel energized and alert for hours. They contain a special blend of essential B vitamins, amino acids and nutrients — all with zero sugar and four calories.

How much caffeine is in a 5-hour ENERGY® shot?
Regular Strength 5-hour ENERGY® shots contain about as much caffeine as 8 ounces of the leading premium coffee.

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

What are the best times to take a 5-hour ENERGY® shot?
The simple answer is “When you’re tired.” Depending on your lifestyle, here are additional 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® shots part of your lifestyle and get the energy boost you need to get fit.

During sports: Don’t just get in the zone; stay there longer with 5-hour ENERGY® shots’ combination of an energized feeling of 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.

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® shots (two bottles per day spaced several hours apart), while others find they do well taking less. To learn 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.

What is a “niacin flush”?
Some people are sensitive to having elevated amounts of niacin (vitamin B-3) in their bodies. 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 reaction, take half a bottle and save the rest for later.

20,833% of vitamin B-12? 2,353% of vitamin B-6? Isn’t that dangerous?
No. The levels of B-12 and B-6 in each 5-hour ENERGY® shot are within safe limits.

Are 5-hour ENERGY® shots kosher?
Yes. 5-hour ENERGY® received its kosher certification from Star-K in November 2010.

Can I order online?
Yes, the product is available to buy at a variety of online retailers. Visit the shop page.

Can I get free samples or coupons?
We do not provide free samples or coupons.

Product Safety

Regular Strength 5-hour Energy® Shots

How should I take a 5-hour ENERGY® shot?
Take half a bottle for moderate energy. Take a whole bottle for maximum energy. Do not exceed two shots daily, consumed several hours apart. Discard any unused product within three days after opening. Refrigeration not required.

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. 

Who should not drink 5-hour ENERGY®?

  • Women who are pregnant or nursing
  • Children
  • People diagnosed with phenylketonuria (PKU)
    • 5-hour ENERGY® shots contain phenylalanine. NOTE: 5-hour ENERGY® does not
      contain aspartame.

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 to contact your doctor before taking a 5-hour ENERGY® shot.
  • Animal products: No animal products are added to 5-hour ENERGY® shots.

Have 5-hour ENERGY® shots been approved by the FDA?
No, they haven’t. Dietary supplements like 5-hour ENERGY® shots don’t need to be approved by the FDA. However, dietary supplements are stringently regulated and must comply with the provisions of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act as regulated by the FDA.

Product Ingredients

Regular Strength 5-hour Energy® Shots

What’s in a 5-HOUR ENERGY® shot?
You already know that 5-hour ENERGY® shots give you a feeling of alertness and energy, but what’s in a 5-hour ENERGY® shot exactly? Read on for a brief description of each 5-hour ENERGY® shot ingredient.

What vitamins are in a 5-hour ENERGY® shot?

  • B6
    This 5-hour ENERGY® shot ingredient can also be found in many foods including fortified cereals, beans, meat, poultry, fish, fruits and vegetables, Vitamin B-6 plays a key role in the production of amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. Vitamin B-6 is used in the creation of DNA and is involved in over 100 crucial chemical reactions in our bodies. It also helps form nearly all new cells in our bodies.
  • B-12
    Vitamin B-12 is involved in a variety of important bodily functions, including the production of amino acids and the processing of carbohydrates into energy. NIACIN (VITAMIN B-3)
  • Niacin
    plays a key role in converting fats, proteins, carbohydrates and starches into usable energy. * This 5-hour ENERGY® shot ingredient can also be found in food sources including meat and dairy products, leafy vegetables, broccoli, tomatoes, avocados, nuts and whole grains.

Energy Blend

  • CITICOLINE
    Citicoline is a water-soluble compound essential for the synthesis of phosphatidylcholine, a constituent of brain tissue. Citicoline plays a role in neurotransmission and can help support brain function. *
  • TYROSINE
    This 5-hour ENERGY® shot ingredient is an amino acid that transmits nerve impulses to the brain. Tyrosine is found in meat, dairy, fish and grains.
  • PHENYLALANINE
    Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid that enhances alertness. * It’s found in dairy products, avocados, legumes, nuts, leafy vegetables, whole grains, poultry and fish.
  • TAURINE
    This ingredient is a naturally occurring chemical substance present in meat, fish and dairy products. Taurine can be found in the white blood cells, skeletal muscles, heart and central nervous system of human adults. Taurine plays a role in digestion, and is used to process potassium, calcium and sodium in the body, as well as maintain the integrity of cell membranes. *
  • MALIC ACID
    Found naturally in fruits (especially apples), malic acid is synthesized by the body during the process of converting carbohydrates to energy.
  • GLUCURONOLACTONE
    A natural metabolite found in the human body, glucuronolactone is produced by the metabolization of glucose in the liver. It has been shown to reduce sleepiness*.
  • CAFFEINE
    Regular Strength 5-hour ENERGY® shots contain caffeine comparable to 8 ounces of the leading premium coffee. Extra Strength 5-hour ENERGY® shots contain caffeine comparable to 12 ounces of the leading premium coffee. Caffeine provides a boost of energy and a feeling of heightened alertness. *

Notice: There is currently an active check-cashing scam with individuals claiming to be a “promotion manager” with 5-hour ENERGY®. These individuals offer to pay people to display 5-hour ENERGY® ads on their vehicles. We have no such program in place and the company is not associated with it in any way. Please contact your local authorities if you have been contacted by these individuals.

 
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