Science Behind 5-Hour Energy Protein

The world of energy drinks is vast, and there isn’t enough time to give every drink the full “Energy Drink of the Month” deep dive review. In my attempt to guide my fans through this world of energy drinks, I like to share the science behind the various caffeinated beverages I come across in my travels.

Sometimes I am BOTH fascinated and wary of new energy products. Some online supplements seem rather shady to me, and sometimes protein drinks are clumpy and gross. Fortunately, this protein-plus-energy shot wasn’t awful. For this protein caffeine combo, we look at the key ingredients and what they do. Read more

Mr. Swift and Mr. Thrift: Book Excerpt of the Week 

HOW QUICKLY you consume caffeine is JUST AS IMPORTANT as HOW MUCH caffeine you consume. 

❎This is why I don’t like energy shots! If it’s more caffeine than you can handle, it’s too late because you’ve consumed the whole thing in one gulp.❎ 

Sipping your caffeine and even breaking the 1 can = 1 serving suggestion (treating 1 can = 4 servings) you can decrease the total amount of caffeine you consume in one day and ultimately teach your body to work just as well with slightly smaller doses. 

Consider the Book Excerpt of the Week from PART TWO: Do They Work Energy – Synergy and the WHO, HOW, and WHEN 

Mr. Thrift sips his caffeine throughout the day to make it last. Mr. Swift makes sure to drink every last drop of a 16 ounce can containing 160 mg caffeine on his way to work. By the end of his shift, he feels like he needs another can. With caffeine’s half-life of ~4 hours, there is still ~80 mg  in Mr. Swift’s system. However, with his consumption habits, this won’t feel like enough. 

Story Time

When I was in grad school I would drink a full bottle of water, then pour half my energy drink in that empty bottle and save it for the next day. The carbonated energy drinks would lose all the carbonation overnight, but I didn’t care. The caffeine still worked. To this day, I rarely finish a whole energy drink in one day. Those days that I do, it’s a long drawn out consumption, to ensure I don’t consume more caffeine than I absolutely need. 

Get your copy of my book, “Are You a Monster or a Rock Star-A Guide to Energy Drinks: How They Work, Why They Work, How to Use Them Safely” on Amazon and wherever books are sold. 

Four Loko vs 5Hour Energy: Book Excerpt of the Week 

Four Loko was dangerous WHEN USED AS DIRECTED! In my book I review life-threatening events involving Four Loko and 5Hour Energy. This question of product liability versus personal responsibility is a big issue, and one that needs to be addressed in EVERY news story or hospitalization involving caffeinated beverages and supplements.

For more of the discussion on Four Loko versus 5Hour Energy…

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ENJOY YOUR CAFFEINE SAFELY!