Posts Tagged ‘5 hour energy dangers’

Is 5 Hour Energy Safe? My Troubling Review of the Silent Side Effects

Monday, August 8th, 2011

5 hour energy safe

As I’m not a big fan of coffee, I thought I’d found a miracle in 5 Hour Energy. It’s a small bottle, comes in yummy berry flavors, and when I took it – it worked. Minutes after taking half the bottle, I could feel a difference. That’s the good news. Now, the bad news isn’t just that the tiny bottles go for about $2.00/pop (outrageous) but it’s the safety concerns that you should worry about. My 5 Hour Energy Review would be glowing (only 4 calories, no sugar, hours of energy!) if not for this one major flaw. The active ingredient kills brain cells. Every time you’re taking this drink, you’re agreeing to kill off more of your brain cells. Now, that is terrifying to me.

5 Hour Energy has the active ingredient of phenylketonurics aka phenylalanine.

Even when I researched this online I found a lot of stuff that said people shouldn’t worry about the phenylalanine in their diet sodas and energy drinks. But that’s not the truth. Unless you aren’t concerned about BRAIN CELL DEATH! Phenylalanine is a neurotoxin and it excites your neurons so much that they give you what feels like energy until they die. Nice, huh?

I truly wish this wasn’t just too good to be true. Especially since people say it might even help depression sin ... Read More