A complete random topic to restart a 1-year hiatus from blogging – I fucked around with a 5-hour energy and this is my experience with it.
There will be no depth to this post. I will try and keep it as short as humanly possible.
I bought this for $3 because I am lethargic as all fuck in the mornings and I’d like to see if this will get me “up.” And I listened to the “How I Built This” podcast where the creator of 5-hour energy turned it into a billion-dollar business, so I was curious about the product.
So I took the bottle about an hour ago at 0730.
The label says: “Take one half bottle for moderate energy. Take one whole bottle for maximum energy.”
What kind of idiot would only take half a bottle?
So to test out the bottle, I took my lethargic ass to go back to sleep after I chugged a full bottle (it tastes like really concentrated cough syrup by the way). About 5 minutes later, the caffeine irritated my stomach and I needed to go take a huge shit.
After said shit, I was awake. Then after working for about half an hour, I had to go take another shit.
It’s about an hour later and I think this product just forces me to get out of bed in the morning because of its ability to make me really want to go shit.
As far as feeling ~*~*MAXIMUM ENERGY*~*~ goes, this feels more like “this is the minimum amount of energy and concentration boost I need to not completely fall back to sleep.” This actually might be good if you don’t like feeling jittery and completely stimulated.
As a side note, 5-hour energy might have limited effect on me because of the following:
1) For my ketogenic diet, I take coffee each morning.
2) On top of that, I take BCAAs which has about 25mg of caffeine in it.
3) I found out my multivitamins are expired and so I take a pill of those a day before they go bad. These have copious amounts of Vitamin Bs as well, which are largely responsible for boosting your concentration.
In short, I’m a stimulant junkie, so your mileage may vary.
Q: Is 5-hour energy healthy for you?
A: I have no clue, but the label says there is 8333% of Vitamin B12 in the bottle. So common sense would indicate fuck no it’s not good for you. But my philosophy on taking supplements in enhance your wokeness is for another post.