5 Hour Energy
Have you ever seen the 5 Hour Energy commercial with a lady sitting beside thousands of reviews from doctors in support of the energy shot? Or what about the commercial telling you that if you drink the cute little pink bottle, you’ll be doing something good for yourself while supporting breast cancer? Yea, I really dislike those commercials too. Now I’m all for supporting breast cancer but I’m pretty against 5 Hour Energy (and pretty much every other energy drink for that matter). I get that they may have some vitamins and other nutrients, but every time I see a student drinking a Monster energy drink, I cringe. And we wonder why ADHD is a problem?
In case you missed it, the FDA is investigating claims that 5 Hour Energy is linked to 13 deaths and 33 hospitalizations. In addition, it is investigating claims that Monster Energy is linked to 40 illnesses and 5 deaths. Last week I showed a news segment to my students and even they were surprised that something that could potentially be so dangerous is so readily available…
The popular energy shot – which comes in 2 oz. packages and packs a powerful caffeine punch, equal to two cups of coffee — led the way in this new and growing energy drink segment over the past eight years. Now government officials are investigating whether the product, made by Michigan-based Living Essentials, does much more… The recent FDA filings mark the second time in a month the administration has confirmed it is investigating claims that energy drinks are causing fatal reactions. In October, Monster energy, another popular drink that contains even more caffeine, was allegedly linked to five deaths.
Maybe one of those little 2 ounce shots isn’t so bad by itself. Or perhaps just one Red Bull every now and then. But my question is whatever happened to a good cup of coffee? It just seems more natural. That’s how I prefer to get my morning boost.
Happy Trails and Happy Running,
Running update: Here are my stats from this morning. It was my last run before I start working with my coach. A nice, easy, cold run and a great way to start my Saturday with some of the RI ladies.