5-Hour Energy Drink Could Maybe Kill You
You think you know exactly what you are getting when you drink a 5-Hour Energy, because its name is so obvious and descriptive But what its name doesn't tell you is that those five hours of energy might just kill you. According to an investigation by the New York Times, 13 deaths have been linked to 5-Hour Energy over the last four years. Additionally, it may have been a factor in 30 other serious medical incidents, including heart attacks and a "spontaneous abortion." On the bright side, at least it didn't feel like 2:30 while that was happening.
"I am not interested in making any comment," said Manoj Bhargava, chief executive of the company that makes 5-Hour Energy drink, of the report. The FDA has confirmed the Times' findings.
To be fair, just because somebody died soon after taking a shot of 5-Hour Energy (which is all the report is saying) it doesn't mean the heavily-caffeinated drink is definitively responsible for their death.
Nevertheless, we think we're sticking with coffee. Or just getting a good night's sleep.