(Image source: 5 Hour Energy)

BY JASMINE BAILEY


All you energy drink lovers out there might want to beware. The popular energy shot 5 -hour energy is now under investigation for numerous deaths and a miscarriage as reported by the New York Times Wednesday..


F.D.A. records show since 2009, 5-Hour Energy has been mentioned in some 90 filings, including more than 30 that involved serious or life-threatening injuries like heart attacks, convulsions and, in one case, a spontaneous abortion. ABC’s Good Morning America reports:

Here's ABC News:


“Now if someone was to drink multiple cans which is really when we see some of the side effects with this, you’re getting up to astronomical amounts, up to thirty, forty cups of coffee.”


WebMD notes too much caffeine can cause nervousness, trouble sleeping, nausea, vomiting, rapid heart rates, and higher blood pressure. Children and those who are pregnant, nursing, or sensitive to caffeine should avoid the beverages. HLN has a quote from Living Essentials — the 5-hour energy distributors.


“Their products are safe when it’s used as directed and it unaware of any deaths proven to have been caused by drinking 5-hour energy shots and it complies with FDA rules.”


This is the second investigation into caffeinated energy drinks in the last month. In October, Monster energy drink also faced similar allegations by the FDA.

Here's MSN: 


“5 deaths and one non-fatal heart attack possibly linked to caffeine rich monster energy drinks.
Monster says it doesn’t believe its products caused any deaths.”



Energy shot makers are not required to disclose their products' caffeine content, although a group of scientists has petitioned the FDA to require this information be listed on labels. 5-Hour Energy advises no more than two bottles a day.

5-Hour Energy Possibly Linked To 13 Deaths

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Nov 15, 2012

5-Hour Energy Possibly Linked To 13 Deaths

 

(Image source: 5 Hour Energy)

BY JASMINE BAILEY


All you energy drink lovers out there might want to beware. The popular energy shot 5 -hour energy is now under investigation for numerous deaths and a miscarriage as reported by the New York Times Wednesday..


F.D.A. records show since 2009, 5-Hour Energy has been mentioned in some 90 filings, including more than 30 that involved serious or life-threatening injuries like heart attacks, convulsions and, in one case, a spontaneous abortion. ABC’s Good Morning America reports:

Here's ABC News:


“Now if someone was to drink multiple cans which is really when we see some of the side effects with this, you’re getting up to astronomical amounts, up to thirty, forty cups of coffee.”


WebMD notes too much caffeine can cause nervousness, trouble sleeping, nausea, vomiting, rapid heart rates, and higher blood pressure. Children and those who are pregnant, nursing, or sensitive to caffeine should avoid the beverages. HLN has a quote from Living Essentials — the 5-hour energy distributors.


“Their products are safe when it’s used as directed and it unaware of any deaths proven to have been caused by drinking 5-hour energy shots and it complies with FDA rules.”


This is the second investigation into caffeinated energy drinks in the last month. In October, Monster energy drink also faced similar allegations by the FDA.

Here's MSN: 


“5 deaths and one non-fatal heart attack possibly linked to caffeine rich monster energy drinks.
Monster says it doesn’t believe its products caused any deaths.”



Energy shot makers are not required to disclose their products' caffeine content, although a group of scientists has petitioned the FDA to require this information be listed on labels. 5-Hour Energy advises no more than two bottles a day.

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