5 Hour Energy

Caffeine Levels

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5 Hour Energy is a small 2 fluid ounce energy shot.

The manufacturers claim the drink will give you 5 hours of energy without crashing. The drink is non-carbonated and sweetened with Sucralose (Splenda).

Despite the exact ingredient amounts being concealed within a Proprietary Blend, 5 Hour does advertise that there is 200mg of caffeine in their drink.

5 Hour Extra Strength caffeine amounts are not listed but we believe it be around 240-250mg of caffeine.

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Here's what they publish about their caffeine content;

Original 5-hour Energy shots contain about as much caffeine as a cup of premium coffee. An Extra Strength 5-hour Energy shot contains about as much caffeine as 12 ounces of coffee. If you are sensitive to caffeine try a Decaf 5-hour Energy shot. It contains only as much caffeine as a half cup of decaffeinated coffee.

5 hour extra strengthUnfortunately caffeine in coffee depends very much on brew method an varies even among premium coffee blends. A typical cup of brewed coffee has around 100-120mg coffee.

Consumer Reports Findings

Consumer Reports tested 5 hour energy and they came up with conflicting results as to what 5 Hour advertises.

  • Regular = 215mg
  • Extra Strength= 242mg
  • Decaf= 6mg

​ 215mg is definitely more than an 8oz cup of premium coffee.

Where To Buy 5 Hour Energy

5 Hour Energy Orange Bottles, 1.93 Ounce (Pack of 12)

Price: $33.80 $19.25Available from Amazon / 5 Hour Energy

5 Hour Energy - Berry, 24 -Count 1.93 oz Bottles

Price: $71.76 $38.95Available from Amazon / 5 Hour Energy

5 Hour Energy Extra Strength, Berry Flavored, 1.93-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 12)

Price: $37.40 $21.95Available from Amazon / 5 Hour Energy

5-Hour Energy Berry Energy Shot - 2 oz. (6-pk.)

Price: $16.49 $5.99Available from Amazon / 5 Hour Energy

5 Hour Energy, Pomegranate, 1.93 Ounce Bottles (Pack of 12)

Price: $34.85 $19.50Available from Amazon / 5 Hour Energy

Ingredients in 5 Hour Energy

Purified Water, Glycerin, Glucuronolactone, N-Acetyl, L-Tyrosine, L-Phenylalanine, Taurine, Malic Acid, Caffeine, Natural Flavors, Ascorbic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Niacin, Proprietary Blend : (Enzyme), Sucralose, Cyanocobalamin, Folic Acid

Sugar content: Contains no sugar.

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Caffeine Concentration

5 Hour Energy contains 100.00 mgs of caffeine per fluid ounce (338.14mg/100 ml).

Caffeine (mg) per Ounce