Skip to comments.Five-Hour Energy Linked to Heart Attacks, 'Spontaneous Abortion'
Posted on 11/15/2012 9:23:27 AM PST by NormsRevenge
You know those little vials of who-knows-what that TV bills as a healthier alternative to energy drinks. Turns out they might make you die. Or to be more specific, the flavored energy shot "has been mentioned in some 90 filings with the F.D.A., including more than 30 that involved serious or life-threatening injuries like heart attacks, convulsions and, in one case, a spontaneous abortion," according to a New York Times investigation.
Don't worry, 5-Hour Energy fans, Monster Energy drink is a culprit, too. Following a review of FDA records, The Times found that 5-Hour Energy was implicated in at least 13 deaths over the last four years, while Monster was cited in five deaths in a review last month. Both the paper and the FDA are careful to point out that correlation does not equal causation in these horrifying examples of pick-me-ups gone wrong. Nevertheless, we're pretty sure coffee will remain our stimulant of choice for the foreseeable future.
The scariest thing about the Times report isn't necessarily the threat of heart attack or spontaneous abortion. It's the fact that nobody really knows what's going on with energy drinks -- or in 5-Hour Energy's case "dietary supplements" -- that become implicated in fatalities. Even scarier, is that the companies making these potions know that it's happening. They're required by federal law to report cases that link their products to fatalities to the FDA. They don't want to talk about it either. "I am not interested in making any comment," Manoj Bhargava, the chief executive of Living Essentials, the company that makes 5-Hour Energy. (Go ahead and let the irony of that company name sink in.)
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I’ll stick to coffee, I think it’s good for you this week. Next week, who knows?
I wonder how Clint Bowyer feeels driving the 5-hour energy race car in nascar. a ride is a ride I reckun. He sure got spontaneously aborted by Jeff Gordon last week-end at Phoenix.
First they came for the ephedrine...
Most dietary supplements are full of crap. Stick to good food and you don’t need to supp.
They’re sold all over military bases.
What’s even worse is that “nobody really knows what’s going on...” about a whole lot more then 5-hr energy nowadys.
Putting a “This S-— can kill you, Yo!” on the bottle would probably boost sales.
What about Brawndo?
Spontaneous abortions? Oh great. Just one more thing single females are going to want for free.
I stopped drinking any of that stuff a couple of years ago when I had an energy drink and my heart went into overdrive. Nope, not gonna do it again, never never never.
Things aren’t always as they’re reported to be. I wouldn’t be surprised to find that the reason these products “cause” heart attacks and spontaneous abortions is that the people using them aren’t getting enough rest and/or sleep.
Look for their new ad spokesperson to be Sandra Fluke.
Take a high dose B-Complex capsule and wash it down with a double espresso plus 5 sugars for a similar (and cheaper) effect
My personal feeling about a lot of stimulants has been, use them for the effect, because they’re a treat for that occasion. I for one have a cup of coffee, and keep it limited to that, then, I also limit nighttime caffeine unless I am driving home or doing something where falling asleep would kill me. I try to use things in moderation if you will. Now, I don’t agree with the idea of not having any caffeine at all, but at the same time, I probably would just say that anything taken to excess can be dangerous, even distilled water.
Honestly..those numbers aren’t that high. If 5 hour energy commercials are accurate and there are five million users per week, those numbers of deaths don’t really make statistical significance except to trial lawyers looking for another corporation to steal from.
Looking at Fluke DRAINS me of energy.
Let the lawsuits begin! There’s a ton of corrupt lawyers out there drooling over the money they will make from suing a company when people abuse their product.
“Spontaneous abortions”...or, as Democrats call it, “clearing up an infection.”
The strongest one I ever had is called Redline. I drank it and went to the gym. I was lifting, my face got hot, my heart pounded, and I felt dizzy. I was only bench pressing. I can only imagine if I was running. Needless to say, I left the gym...never again is right.