For those seeking to use caffeine to become alert or stay awake, 5-Hour Energy drinks and shots do work. However, when compared to coffee, caffeinated energy drinks and shots may contain other ingredients that may be harmful.Continue Reading
The FDA does not require manufacturers of energy drinks or shots to disclose all of the ingredients or the caffeine content on labels. However, 5-Hour Energy lists high levels of caffeine, taurine and B vitamins as ingredients.
The company claims that one 4-ounce shot is equal in caffeine to a cup of coffee. Large amounts of caffeine can lead to higher blood pressure, trouble sleeping and nausea. Additionally, large doses of Vitamin B have not been directly correlated to higher energy.Learn more about Beverages