We're not sure if we understand why anybody would be taking 5-Hour Energy when it's widely known that they haven't released what's in it. Most of it, sure, but there's still that stuff they won't talk about…
Add that it's trying to murder you, and you have enough reasons to never use it for anything than throwing at squirrels to get away from your bird feeder (not really!).
A new report cites the little bottles of pure caffeine — 207 mg, which is twice as much as a cup of coffee and almost three times as much caffeine as a small can of Red Bull — as a potential offender in 13 deaths over the past 4 years!
According to the source, it's much worse than just that, too:
'Since 2009, 5-Hour Energy has been mentioned in some 90 filings with the F.D.A., including more than 30 that involved serious or life-threatening injuries like heart attacks, convulsions and, in one case, a spontaneous abortion.'
Still, the makers of 5-Hour Energy say nothing has been proven and that their drink is safe when used as directed.
People just need to laugh off the chemical-based energy drinks. Stick to coffee or tea if you need a pick-me-up!
[Image via AP Images.]