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5 hour energy? safe or not?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by zanaida10, May 25, 2008.

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  1. zanaida10

    zanaida10 2+ Year Member

    Apr 15, 2008
    So, since we are all pre-med students here we've definately absued one form of energy drinks or not...( caffeine, starbucks, dunkin donuts, redbull ) to keep going for school. So my friend recently got me hooked onto this new thing called 5-hour energy drink. Its supposed to be sugar free, and really safe. But it's just TOO good to be true, I'm so scared to believe it. Its supposed to have no herbal supplements, and completely based on vitamins. I really want to keep using this (once a day sometimes) because it helps me study SO much, way more then caffeine or the other stimulants I've used. I've already done searches on this and the only thing I found is that it's not safe for people with PKU disease...since I don't have doesn't seem to apply to me. So any intakes on this? It's just wayyyy too good to be true!!!
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  3. Natasha029

    Natasha029 AnxiousUndergrad 2+ Year Member

    Apr 4, 2008
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    Vitamins themselves cannot "create" more energy.. so to speak.
    Vitamins and minerals are essential to the body's mechanics so without them.. you get problems!
    I would think that you would be better off keeping a steady intake of supplements like a daily vitamin, all in one, type of deal as opposed to trying to boost your intake at once.. for "5 Hour Energy."

    Most of those things are gimmicks..

    Coffee stopped doing the trick?
  4. DieselD

    DieselD ASA Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Why use 5-hour energy when there's 6 hour energy? (reminds me of Half-baked)
  5. RoadRunner17

    RoadRunner17 Fleet of feet Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    May 12, 2007
    Drink it if you want to. You don't need posters on the internet to tell you that its okay for you to drink it. You know the risks of abusing energy drinks. So do it if you want, but take responsibility for the actions you take.
  6. HumidBeing

    HumidBeing In Memory of Riley Jane Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 2+ Year Member

    This issue borders strongly on seeking medical advice and is not a topic related to medical school admissions and preparation.


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