Caffeine in Drinks

5 Hour Energy

5 Hour Energy
Caffeine
200 mg
per 1.93 fl oz
VERY HIGH
This drink contains very high levels of caffeine.
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Calories
4
kCal
Sugar
0
grams

5 Hour Energy is a small 2 fluid ounce energy shot, and was arguably first to market  (2004).

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

Variations

  • 5 Hour Extra Strength caffeine amount is 230 mg.
  • 5 Hour Tea Shots have 200 mg of caffeine per bottle.
  • 5 Hour Energy Drinks have 200 mg per 16 fl oz can

Flavors of 5 Hour Energy

  1. Berry
  2. Citrus-Lime
  3. Grape
  4. Pomegranate
  5. Orange
  6. Pink Lemonade
  7. Extra Strength Berry
  8. Extra Strength Cherry
  9. Extra Strength Grape
  10. Extra Strength Sour Apple
  11. Extra Strength Strawberry Watermelon
  12. Extra Strength Strawberry Banana
  13. Extra Strength Blue Raspberry
  14. Extra Strength Cool Mint Lemonade
  15. Extra Strength Peach Mango
  16. Extra Strength Tropical Burst
  17. Extra Strength Watermelon
  18. Decaf Citrus
  19. Lemonade Tea
  20. Peach Tea
  21. Raspberry Tea

5 Hour Energy Drinks

5 Hour also have a carbonated 16 fl oz energy drink with a similar formulation to the extra strengh shots - it has 230 mg caffeine. Flavors: Grape, Berry, Watermelon. The drink is zero sugar, and sweetened with Sucralose.

Consumer Reports Findings

In 2012 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

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

5 Hour isn't recommended for children and has even been linked to seizure onset in at least one case. It should be used by healthy adults only and only as directed.  Being one of the earlier energy shots to market, 5-hour has faced its share of scrutiny.

5 Hour Energy is more than just caffeine and contains other energy enhancing ingredients that can affect people differently than caffeine only products such as coffee. 

Where to buy

5-Hour ENERGY Shots Extra Strength, Grape Flavor - 30 Count
Amazon.com price $64.99 ($1.12 / Fl Oz)
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5-hour ENERGY Regular Strength Energy Shot | Grape Flavor | 1.93 oz. | 24 Count | Sugar-Free & Zero Calories | B-Vitamins & Amino Acids | 200mg Caffeinated Energy Shot | Dietary Supplement
Amazon.com price $50.00 ($1.08 / Fl Oz)
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5-hour ENERGY Shot, Regular Strength Berry, 1.93 Ounce, 24 Count
Amazon.com price $52.79 ($1.14 / Fl Oz)
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Ingredients in 5 Hour Energy

Purified Water, Natural And Artificial Flavors, Ascorbic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Edta. Proprietary Blend: Taurine, Glucuronic Acid, Malic Acid, N-acetyl-l-tyrosine, Phenylalanine, Caffeine, Citocoline.

Is 5 Hour Energy high in caffeine?

5 Hour Energy contains 200 mg of caffeine in a 1.93 fl oz bottle.

This equates to 103.63 mg of caffeine for every fl oz and 350.40 mg for every 100 ml.

200 mg
5 Hour Energy
160 mg
Monster energy
80 mg
Red bull
60 mg
Instant Coffee
35 mg
Coca-cola

Sources

From manufacturers website at https://5hourenergy.com/ See other references.

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