I received two bottles of 5-Hour Energy as part of a Smiley campaign. Anything that can give me a little energy is worth a try in my book. Well, almost anything…
Anyhoo – I hadn’t tried it before because I don’t like liquids. Anything medicinal I avoid like the plague, and I was pretty sure this stuff was gonna taste nasty.They sent me Pomegranate and Berry flavors. I’m a sucker for pomegranate, so – bottoms up. Yep, Yuck!!! It tasted a little like pomegranate followed by this bitter saccharine taste and then a salty afterglow. Actually made my tummy do a flip flop. This had better work!
You know what – it did! I was really pleasantly surprised. I needed to go run and had zero energy to do it. I’d been up way too early and worked way to hard already. Fifteen minutes after drinking it, I headed to the gym. I did my run, made it home to change and took in a play with the family that night. A little over five hours later I was feeling tired, but not before that. Wow!So, I tried Berry next. Better flavor, same result. Yay!
You can view the 5-Hour energy site where its contents are described. They claim to have had the product evaluated by primary care physicians, of which, 73% would recommend 5-Hour Energy to healthy patients. I'd feel better if that was a higher number, but that's just me.
I have to say, choking it down isn’t any fun, but having energy for five hours is a real bonus in my book. I want to do more research before I feel comfortable using 5-Hour Energy long term, but, I can honestly say, if I need a boost, I know where I can get it.
Have you used 5-Hour Energy? Does it work for you? What other things have you tried for energy besides caffeinated drinks?
*** I received two bottles free of charge at a member of Smiley in exchange for my honest opinion.