5-Hour Energy Extra Strength Overview
Energy supplements have come a long way. It wasn't too long ago that if you wanted a supplement strictly for giving you a big boost in energy you didn't have very many choices. There were harsh caffeine tablets like the kind sold in drugstores. Or you could drink coffee. Then came various types of “diet pills” which were caffeine with other odds and ends thrown in. Then came “energy drinks” which were caffeine and sugar, with other odds and ends thrown in. The other odds and ends included herbs and other nutrients, but in token amounts unlikely to be making a meaningful difference. This earlier generation of energy supplements may have been better than nothing, but for many people these products were hard to use. For example, tablets release slowly and unpredictably, their effects can take too long to kick in and then take too long to wear off. Tablets don't offer much flexibility with the dose, either. Energy drinks were an improvement in some ways but most have added sugar, something just about everyone is trying to avoid. Then came the sugar-free energy-drinks, which were a little better still but still problematic for many users. Whether you use sugar or not, because of the extreme bitterness of caffeine and other nutrients, it's hard to make an energy drink taste good enough to drink an entire 12 oz bottle. As a result, many people tried energy drinks, but couldn't get past the taste of energy drinks or found it hard to consume a full serving or enough to get the effects they want. And so they don't use them, which is a shame because a boost in energy when you really need it is invaluable for your training, your performance at work, or in other situations.
5-Hour Energy Supplement is an innovative little product. Because it works so well and is so easy to use, 5-Hour Energy drinks have enjoyed an explosion in popularity as many people realize it's just the kind of energy supplement they need; it works well, sugar-free, tastes good, you don't have to drink a huge bottle of it, it's small and discrete and easy to bring with you anywhere.
While no one uses products like 5-Hour energy for their taste, even those who don't like commercial energy drinks shouldn't mind the taste of the 5-Hour drinks. Because of its small serving size, formulators were able to include robust amounts of all the best energy nutrients and still give 5-Hour drinks a good taste. But even if you're not crazy about the taste, it's not a hard product to use since there's only a small amount to consume. And the liquid format means users can consume all or just a portion of each bottle, which is great for those very sensitive to stimulants.
Unlike tablets, the liquid formula kicks in quickly making 5-Hour a really good choice when you need an energy product to kick in around a specific time, such as for your 2 PM workout or your 6 AM jog. You won't stand around waiting to notice something as sometime happens with capsule and tablet products.
In terms of ingredients, the 5-Hour drinks are much more than another "caffeine, etc." formula. There is caffeine, but also robust amounts of B-vitamins and amino acids. These make all the difference because they equip the brain and nervous system to best respond to the caffeine. If you've been looking for the right energy supplement, but haven't had luck with capsules tablets or other drinks, try the 5-Hour Energy Drinks, they're different and they're a big improvement over the older-generation products.
5-Hour Energy Extra Strength Description from 5 Hour Energy
What is blue raspberry? It's not so much a thing found in nature as much as a frame of mind. It's sweet and fruity, but with a coolness that's hard to describe, but easy to love. Try a Blue Raspberry Flavor Extra Strength 5-hour ENERGY shot and you'll understand what we mean. You'll get the alert, energized feeling you need with an Extra Strength Blue Raspberry Flavor 5-hour ENERGY shot to get through your toughest day with zero sugar and four calories.
|Serving Size: 1.93 fl. oz.
Servings Per Container: 12
||% Daily Value**
|Niacin (as Niacinamide)
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride)
|Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin)
|-Taurine, Glucuronic acid (as or from glucuronolactone), Malic Acid, N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine,
|-L-Phenylalanine, Caffeine (230mg), Citicoline
| ** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
† Daily Value not established.
Phenylketonurics: Contains phenylalanine.
Contains caffeine comparable to 12 ounces of the leading premium coffee.
Sugar Free - Kosher
Other Ingredients: Purified Water; Natural and Artificial Flavors; Sucralose; Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate and EDTA (to protect freshness).
Take one half (1/2) bottle for moderate energy. Take one whole bottle for maximum energy. Do not exceed two bottles daily, consumed several hours apart. Use or discard any remainder within 72 hours (three days) after opening. Refrigeration not required.
Contains caffeine comparable to 12 ounces of the leading premium coffee. Limit caffeine products to avoid nervousness, sleeplessness, and occasional rapid heartbeat. You may experience a Niacin Flush (hot feeling, skin redness) that lasts a few minutes. This is caused by increased blood flow near the skin. Do not take if you are pregnant or nursing. Not recommended for children. If you are taking medication or have a medical condition, consult your doctor before use.
Individual results may vary.