5-Hour Energy drink makers sued for false claims

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    Jul 18, 2014 5:14 PM GMT
    Oregon, Washington and Vermont have sued the makers of 5-Hour Energy, Living Essentials of Farmington Hills, Michigan, over claims, such as "hours of energy, no crash later" promoted in commercials. Other states are expected to file suits in the coming weeks.

    The Food and Drug Administration has been investigating possible health risks from 5-Hour Energy drinks since 2012, when the company voluntarily reported adverse events linked to the product, including 13 deaths between 2008 and 2012. The injuries included heart attacks and convulsions.


    http://www.today.com/health/5-hour-energy-drink-makers-sued-false-claims-1D79944518
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    Jul 18, 2014 9:43 PM GMT
    There outta be a law...
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    Jul 19, 2014 1:17 AM GMT
    They work very well for me. Whatever the health risks are it can't be worse than falling asleep behind the wheel.
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    Jul 19, 2014 2:05 AM GMT
    Thirty years ago such things were rarely advertised in the media. Regulations were better enforced to limit what could be advertised.

    Remember Enzyte, the pill advertised for "male enhancement"? It was advertised for, if I correctly recall, well over a year before it was finally taken off of the market. At one time, such quack medications would never have made it to the market in the first place. Now we see all sorts of quack medications advertised over and over.
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    Jul 19, 2014 2:18 AM GMT
    FRE0 saidThirty years ago such things were rarely advertised in the media. Regulations were better enforced to limit what could be advertised.

    Remember Enzyte, the pill advertised for "male enhancement"? It was advertised for, if I correctly recall, well over a year before it was finally taken off of the market. At one time, such quack medications would never have made it to the market in the first place. Now we see all sorts of quack medications advertised over and over.

    It's a Republican deregulation thing. They believe business runs better without any regulations. Just like gun ownership works better without any background checks, waiting periods, or other hindrances. Just gimme a gun and get outta my way.

    So what if people are sickened, or killed with bullets? Corporations are people, too, and have their own rights to be considered. If protecting the lives of the public would impair the profitability of corporations, the people will just have to fend for themselves. Government protections for the public is socialism, right? There are more of them than corporations anyway, a few dead or sickened here or there won't be missed anyway.
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    Jul 19, 2014 2:21 AM GMT
    klobasnik saidThey work very well for me. Whatever the health risks are it can't be worse than falling asleep behind the wheel.

    I think the simple answer there is to get some rest before you drive. You're not a Walmart trucker by any chance, are you?

    But seriously, taking stimulants to drive in lieu of proper sleep is not a safe practice. Not for you, nor for others sharing the road with you.
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    Jul 19, 2014 3:08 AM GMT
    FRE0 saidThirty years ago such things were rarely advertised in the media. Regulations were better enforced to limit what could be advertised.

    Remember Enzyte, the pill advertised for "male enhancement"? It was advertised for, if I correctly recall, well over a year before it was finally taken off of the market. At one time, such quack medications would never have made it to the market in the first place. Now we see all sorts of quack medications advertised over and over.


    I remember that. The Koch Brothers forced the government to deregulate these things.
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    Jul 19, 2014 4:05 AM GMT
    I have never tried any of those energy drinks, with the exception of the preworkout sport drinks. But I have not been able to drink those anymore either. I could not sleep after drinking a preworkout drink. I have a feeling that trying those energy drinks would be even worse for me.
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    Jul 19, 2014 5:44 AM GMT
    I've been using the 5-hour energy drink, for up to six years now. I use the extra strength, two bottles in the morning for my commute. I've never had a problem. Never had the crash that has been reported with caffeine, or sugar products. Never had any side effects, that I've ever been able to ascertain. The product only contains B6, B12, and niacin, with a small trace of caffeine. The B vitamins are for energy anyway.
    In fact, I've used the product so much now in the last few years, almost daily, that I've recently started to feel that it's not helping anymore, that my body has become acclimated to it, as a body would acclimate to caffeine, or other stimulants over time.
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    Jul 19, 2014 4:08 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    klobasnik saidThey work very well for me. Whatever the health risks are it can't be worse than falling asleep behind the wheel.

    I think the simple answer there is to get some rest before you drive. You're not a Walmart trucker by any chance, are you?

    But seriously, taking stimulants to drive in lieu of proper sleep is not a safe practice. Not for you, nor for others sharing the road with you.


    Oh no, that's not what I meant. We keep it in the car just in case the driver feels tired. Obviously I wouldn't sit behind the wheel if I knew I'm tired unless it's really necessary. But these situations sometimes occur and the thing really helps.

    I believe it is really based on high doses of B vitamins as it is said above because after I take it I'm starving within an hour.
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    Jul 19, 2014 7:27 PM GMT
    I can't get over the taste. Plus, it doesn't seem to work for me. I should probably cut back on coffee. icon_neutral.gif
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    Jul 19, 2014 10:47 PM GMT
    i always knew that stuff was poison
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    Jul 19, 2014 10:55 PM GMT
    klobasnik said
    Art_Deco said
    klobasnik saidThey work very well for me. Whatever the health risks are it can't be worse than falling asleep behind the wheel.

    I think the simple answer there is to get some rest before you drive. You're not a Walmart trucker by any chance, are you?

    But seriously, taking stimulants to drive in lieu of proper sleep is not a safe practice. Not for you, nor for others sharing the road with you.


    Oh no, that's not what I meant. We keep it in the car just in case the driver feels tired. Obviously I wouldn't sit behind the wheel if I knew I'm tired unless it's really necessary. But these situations sometimes occur and the thing really helps.

    I believe it is really based on high doses of B vitamins as it is said above because after I take it I'm starving within an hour.

    OK, that's fair. After all, who doesn't stop for a cup of coffee (with caffeine) when you get tired during a drive? I've certainly done it.

    But it does seem this product may go a bit beyond coffee. Be interesting to see how this plays out.
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    Jul 22, 2014 12:31 PM GMT
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    FRE0 saidThirty years ago such things were rarely advertised in the media. Regulations were better enforced to limit what could be advertised.

    Remember Enzyte, the pill advertised for "male enhancement"? It was advertised for, if I correctly recall, well over a year before it was finally taken off of the market. At one time, such quack medications would never have made it to the market in the first place. Now we see all sorts of quack medications advertised over and over.


    I remember that. The Koch Brothers forced the government to deregulate these things.


    hehe Koch brothers... lol
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    Jul 22, 2014 1:03 PM GMT
    I love how everybody tries to blame everything on the republicans when they aren't even the controlling power right now. Also you do need to go through a background check in order purchase a gun.
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    Jul 22, 2014 1:16 PM GMT
    At least the best thing about America is everybody is entitled to their opinion and we all kind of balance each other out. icon_cool.gif So hope I didn't offend anybody. The only times I ever used five hour energy has been on long road trips too and it definitely helped with that. I drove like 24 hours stopping for an hour or two at a time. Seemed to work pretty well though. Other than that I haven't used it.
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    Jul 22, 2014 11:08 PM GMT
    ^
    Republicans are to blame for corporate deregulation, many happened under the W years. And we paid dearly for it. A fact.



    I have used the decaf version, and it works for me as stated.
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    Jul 23, 2014 11:52 AM GMT
    blackhawksfan said^
    Republicans are to blame for corporate deregulation, many happened under the W years. And we paid dearly for it. A fact.



    I have used the decaf version, and it works for me as stated.


    Which deregulation is that?
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    Jul 23, 2014 1:43 PM GMT
    I don't remember any supplements really having regulations?
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    Jul 23, 2014 5:21 PM GMT
    Gee! This comes as a huge surprise....icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 23, 2014 10:30 PM GMT
    Lol it doesicon_surprised.gif
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    Jul 25, 2014 2:21 AM GMT
    Well I have an energy drink that is better than 5 hour, and it does not have that crash aspect.

    But it cant be found in any store. If interested, private me.
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    Jul 25, 2014 3:45 AM GMT
    bk11789 saidAt least the best thing about America is everybody is entitled to their opinion and we all kind of balance each other out. icon_cool.gif So hope I didn't offend anybody. The only times I ever used five hour energy has been on long road trips too and it definitely helped with that. I drove like 24 hours stopping for an hour or two at a time. Seemed to work pretty well though. Other than that I haven't used it.

    Fortunately you weren't driving a Walmart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike.
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    Jul 25, 2014 6:16 AM GMT
    Yeah thats true. I did that when I moved to Saint Louis for a while. My roommates dad was a truck driver and he flew out to drive our moving truck for us cuz we werent old enough to be allowed to drive it. I drove my car. He just kept driving and driving and driving. If I felt like I was going to fall asleep I would stop though.