5 Hour Energy Side Effects and Danger

Is 5 Hour Energy bad for you? Comments on 5 Hour Energy reviews vary. Some people leave comments on 5 Hour Energy reviews claiming that they experience no side effects after drinking 5 Hour Energy shots, while others complain of a variety of side effects.

Living Essentials’ 5 Hour Energy drinks do not have that much caffeine in their ingredients, but what are the other 5 Hour Energy ingredients?

5 Hour Energy ingredients include a much higher than recommended daily dosage of vitamin B12 and vitamin B6. Even the Niacin ingredient is a little higher than the recommended daily dosage.

Some of the other 5 Hour Energy ingredients include the amino acids Tyrosine and Phenylalanine.

Almost anybody drinking too much coffee can experience heart palipitations due to the caffeine in coffee. Each 5 Hour Energy shot contains roughly the same amount as caffeine that you would find in one cup of coffee.

Does 5 Hour Energy work?

Why not just drink a cup of coffee? Many claim that this energy drink does more for them than a cup of coffee, and is especially helpful when they need to be alert or awake for long periods of time without much sleep. They also say that they do not experience the same crash that they do after drinking some other energy drinks.

If the caffeine content is much the same as in a cup of coffee, it stands to reason that some of the other 5 Hour Energy ingredients are giving people the better-than-coffee boost they feel they need, but is there any danger associated with this boost of energy?

What 5 Hour Energy side effects are people complaining of?

Niacin Flush – a burning sensation on face and legs, and redness of skin

Dizzyness, Nausea and Vomiting

Heart Palpitations


Chest Pain

Numbness in arms and legs

The energy drink is not recommended for children under the age of 12, pregnant women, people who have high blood pressure, or people who are sensitive to Niacin (B3)

Drinking more than two 5 Hour Energy shots in 24 hours is looking for trouble, and even when consuming as many as two a day, be sure to wait several hours before drinking the second one.

If you are experiencing any possible side effects after drinking 5 Hour Energy, especially if consuming less than 2 bottles a day, speak to your doctor immediately, or, better yet, if you are concerned about your health and are considering starting to use 5 Hour Energy as an energy booster, speak to your doctor before you do.

Resources and Further Reading:

More than 70 comments on an article about 5 Hour Energy, from people either praising it or warning against using it due to the side effects they experienced.

An article in which a registered dietician sheds some light on 5 Hour Energy and its ingredients.

Is 5 Hour Energy a danger to kids?

Important Information:

We are in no way connected with, nor do we have any affiliations to, the manufacturers of 5 Hour Energy products.

Consult a Doctor
We do not intend, by this article or otherwise, to discourage anyone from taking medication without their doctors’ approval. Please consult your doctor, not your lawyer, on matters relating to your health. It could be dangerous to stop taking medicines, and even more dangerous should you stop abruptly. Patients should talk to their physicians to decide whether the benefits and risks of taking 5 Hour Energy make it the right choice for them.

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