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TwilightBloom
03-08-2011, 01:40 PM
I have recently started using this in the mornings. It seems to give me the boost i need, and I do not get hungry through the day. Has anyone else has success with it, I try to take them during the week and skip them on the weekend.


blingfiend
03-08-2011, 04:26 PM
I tried them when I worked graveyard. I used them near the end of my shift (6am) so I could make it a few hours of morning college classes before I could go to bed around noon. I did get a boost of energy and was able to stay awake to look like I was paying attention in class. I don't remember being jittery like some other energy pills and I thought they worked a bit better then other energy drinks like Red Bull or Monster.

TwilightBloom
03-08-2011, 07:46 PM
I really like that they don't have as much sugar as the redbull and other energy drinks, and I never get the jitters either with it. I just don't have a lot of energy these days, and 5 hour energy seems to keep me going all day, and I usually can even get some exercise in.:)


jen5309
03-08-2011, 11:20 PM
I really like them. I use them in the afternoon. I have never got the jitters from them.

Lrn932
03-08-2011, 11:39 PM
I use 5 hour energy extra strength and it really keeps me going. they dont taste all that well though. I also noticed that after I drink one I'm not hungry either, i dont know if that is normal but I dont mind lol

joyfulloser
03-09-2011, 10:17 AM
I use the "extra strength" version whenever I need to workout extra early or extra late. Works GREAT with no crash or jitters!:D I still get really hungry after a workout...sooo...not hunger supression is definitely not a side effect for me.

julie99s
03-14-2011, 04:12 PM
I had half a bottle a couple years back. I was super jittery and crashed HARD. I haven't touched the stuff since. Usually if I'm exhausted, it's my body's way of telling me to get rest.

Sasha29
03-16-2011, 11:34 PM
I use it occasionally - maybe once every other week. I don't get jittery, but I do get a severe headache or nausea if I drink it before eating breakfast. I think it tastes horrible, but for the most part, the effect is worth it.

bleujean
03-24-2011, 11:42 PM
Bad stuff. There've been some shady FDA stories about that product. Stick with good ol coffee! (Cheaper, too!)

lauralyn
03-25-2011, 07:57 AM
I stick with coffee, I don't trust any of the energy drinks.

Scott
03-26-2011, 12:35 PM
I’m Scott and I am part of the team that engages on behalf of 5-Hour Energy.

5HE has been clinically tested in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled manner which demonstrated it is an effective way to achieve long-lasting energy without a sudden drop in energy later. The fact that millions of people choose it every week shows that it works for them.

JessLess
03-26-2011, 09:27 PM
I’m Scott and I am part of the team that engages on behalf of 5-Hour Energy.

5HE has been clinically tested in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled manner which demonstrated it is an effective way to achieve long-lasting energy without a sudden drop in energy later. The fact that millions of people choose it every week shows that it works for them.

Hi Scott!

I just tried it last week before a workout when I was exhausted and I did have a good workout, although I was a bit jittery around 7 hours after. So I have a pretty open mind.

But since you brought it up, who paid for the test? Has it been published? Where? Was it peer-reviewed?

Thanks!

Suzanne 3FC
03-26-2011, 10:57 PM
Personally, I've started drinking matcha and noticed an increase in energy. I can definitely tell the difference on the days that I don't drink it. I bought a tin of Do-Matcha brand and the little whisk etc. I might buy a less expensive grade to put in my morning smoothie to see if I get the same results. But I kind of like the peaceful experience of whisking and drinking from a special bowl. Anyway :) I don't feel it right away, but I do notice an increase in energy and I feel more alert, and it lasts for several hours. I also get the added benefit of a massive dose of antioxidants since I'm consuming the whole leaf. Matcha contains about 130 times the antioxidants of a steeped green tea.

I'd much rather go this route than drinking an energy drink with questionable ingredients and side effects. I'm not referring to any specific product :)

Suzanne 3FC
03-26-2011, 10:57 PM
Hi Scott!
But since you brought it up, who paid for the test? Has it been published? Where? Was it peer-reviewed?

Thanks!

Great questions!

joyfulloser
03-27-2011, 08:33 AM
Science and "case studies" are all hogwash IMHO. Anyone can get a case study to prove what there pushing or their point of view. Just look at us here at 3fc...5 hr energy works great for some and others complain it gives them jitters, etc. Here's your case study right here for ya! :lol:

My take on the "jitters" is simply caffeine sensitivity.;)

That said, the ingredients in 5 hr energy are very simple. Caffeine (no more than 1 cup of coffee), aminos and b vitamins...how can this be not "natural"?

I'd say...try it. I LOVE IT in a pinch...;)

Scott
03-28-2011, 03:16 PM
5-Hour Energy has been clinically tested in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover scientific study that was Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved. This study was funded by 5-Hour Energy and demonstrated 5-Hour Energy is an effective way to achieve long-lasting energy without a sudden drop in energy later. While the study has not yet been published, studies that are IRB approved have been reviewed by a panel of health care professionals and certified as having followed all FDA and protocol regulations.

This clinical study concluded the group that consumed 5-Hour Energy demonstrated an increase in alertness and cognitive functions measured over more than a five-hour period versus a control group given a placebo. One of the specifically defined performance measures tested was “continuity of attention,” defined as the lack of interruption or disconnection.

notwithstupidanymore
03-28-2011, 05:18 PM
Hi all- I'm afraid to try 5 hour due to hypoglycemia. Anyone with low blood sugar tried it and had no problems?

JessLess
03-28-2011, 07:52 PM
Scott, thanks for answering my question. I think it's an OK product for me.

Riemontana
03-28-2011, 11:02 PM
I love it! safe for me with diabetes. I am a pool player and 5hr energy shots are my "go to" help on a long tourney day. It is loaded with b vitamins.

joyfulloser
03-30-2011, 10:43 AM
This thread made me go buy some more 5 hour energy.:D I will say...this stuff is really expensive, so I just bought the 2 pack for backup emergencies.;)

notwithstupidanymore
03-30-2011, 11:17 PM
I love it! safe for me with diabetes. I am a pool player and 5hr energy shots are my "go to" help on a long tourney day. It is loaded with b vitamins.

Thanks for your input, Riemontana, maybe I'll give it a try tomorrow... 5 hour energy in one hand, glucose tabs in the other, just in case, lol. ;)

Reasons
04-07-2011, 11:49 AM
I love it too! I have hypothyroidism so I have to be careful with most energy drinks, as I will get the spins, nausea and jitters with anything that attempts to increase my metabolism/heart rate. 5HE gives me an instant boost with out any of those crummy side effects. I take it 3-5 times a week. I can't say that it is an effective weight loss method for me, but it definitely helps boost my energy and keep the depression at bay. (I'm also a non-medicated manic depressant)