5 Hour Energy Vs. e+ Energy Shot


by Larry Fuchs Jr.


5 hour Energy Shots Ingredient WarningCiticoline, Sucralose, Caffeine.


Citicoline was originally developed in Japan for stroke treatment. It was later introduced as a prescription drug in many European countries. In these countries it is now frequently prescribed for thinking problems related to circulation problems in the brain. In the US, citicoline is marketed as a dietary supplement. Among the side effects associated with using Citicoline are headache, irregular heartbeat, diarrhea, low blood pressure, dizziness, lightheadedness, vomiting and nausea.


Read more: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1090-CITICOLINE.aspx?activeIngredientId=1090&activeIngredientName=CITICOLINE http://www.ehow.com/about_6172156_citicoline-side-effects.html


5 hour Energy Shots uses Sucralose, an artificial sweetener, but you may know it better by its other name, Splenda. The majority of ingested sucralose is not broken down by the body, so it is noncaloric. Read more about sucralose (splenda) at the link below. e+ Energy Shots uses stevia as a sweetener, a safe natural sweetener made from the stevia plant. 


Read more here: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2000/12/03/sucralose-dangers.aspx


Caffeine – 5 hour Energy Shot uses a synthetic caffeine which is produced by chemical or biochemical synthesis. Simply put, it’s man made. e+ Energy Shots uses naturally-sourced caffeine from green tea and yerba maté. Below is an article I wrote about natural caffeine versus synthetic caffeine.


281 – Natural Caffeine Versus Synthetic Caffeine – What’s the Difference?


There are two types of caffeine, they are natural caffeine and synthetic caffeine. So how do you tell the difference between natural caffeine and synthetic caffeine? It is really easy to tell the difference between natural caffeine and synthetic caffeine. How? By simply reading the product label.


Synthetic Caffeine



If you look at a product label and find the word “caffeine” listed as an ingredient, then the product contain synthetic caffeine. Synthetic caffeine is produced by chemical or biochemical synthesis. Simply put, it’s man made. You will find synthetic caffeine in soft drinks (soda pop), energy drinks (Red Bull)  and in energy shots. (5 hours energy shots)


Too much of this caffeine can result in caffeine intoxication.  This is characterized by nervousness, excitement, increased urination, insomnia, flushed face, cold hands/feet, intestinal complaints, and sometimes hallucinations.


Natural Caffeine


Caffeine is naturally produced by several plants, including coffee beans, guarana, verba mate, cacao beans, and tea.  For the plants, caffeine acts as a natural pesticide. It paralyzes and kills insects that attempt to feed on the plant.


When a product contains a natural caffeine, you will not find the word “caffeine” on the ingredient label. Instead, you will find the source of the caffeine listed on the label. You DON’T see the word caffeine listed on our e+ shots, instead you find the ingredients yerba mate and green tea. Both are a source of natural caffeine.