5-Hour Energy Review
I had pretty good results with Red Energy Intense NRG Concentrate. Since most energy drinks contain many of the same ingredients, I should have an equally good experience with the better known 5-Hour Energy, right? Unfortunately, that was not the case.
Pros: There's no sugar in it, and only 4 calories. No "crash" afterword.
Cons: It doesn't taste very good. It contains about as much caffeine as a cup of coffee. It didn't give me a feeling of increased energy.
Taste: Similar to the NRG drink - kind of like medicine with an odd sweetening agent to help it go down. Not very good-tasting, but tolerable.
Effectiveness: Not very effective, at least not for me. I experienced a feeling of being caffeinated (similar to a drinking a cup of coffee or two), but didn't get much of an energy boost.
Side effects: It made me nauseous and gave me an upset stomach.
Use it again: No.
Recommend it: No.
I had such a positive experience with Red Energy Intense NRG Concentrate, that I thought this would do pretty much the same. It did not. I purchased 3 bottles and consumed 2 of them. The third will be given away or tossed as I don't want to go through 5-Hour Nausea again.
The first bottle I consumed didn't make me so nauseous - perhaps because I consumed it after a very filling meal. I did feel a little something (mainly caffeinated) after a half hour or so, but wouldn't call it an energy boost. Perhaps because I was very full before drinking it, the effectiveness of it was weakened. A day later, I gave it another try - this time about an hour after eating a moderate meal. I was very low on energy at the time. After about a half hour I felt a little something, but not what I would consider an energy boost. It made me feel caffeinated, but I was still tired, lacking energy and also pretty nauseous. I couldn't wait for the unpleasant effects to wear off.
In all fairness to this product, everyone's physiology is different. What works well for one, may not for another. I've read positive reviews of this product, and negative. I don't understand how this drink had such a different affect on me than the Red Energy Intense NRG Concentrate, but that's how my body reacted. I don't think I'll be consuming it again. That's not to say you shouldn't give it a try just because it didn't agree with me though.
I'm curious about the experience of others who have tried this product. Better yet, I'd really like to hear from anyone who's tried both 5-Hour Energy and Red Energy Intense NRG Concentrate. Which one worked better for you? Were there any noticeable differences? Bad experience with either? Got a better energy drink to suggest?