|The front panel of the label.||The Nutrition Facts panel.||The Caution panel.|
Flavors of the product: the one show above is Lemon-Lime.
Most (if not all) of these products we have seen for sale at truck stops are priced at 2/$7 (or $3.50) each. However, we have seen them priced for less in other locations. Compare the costs as shown in the photos below:
|A display of 5-Hour Energy
shots at a truckstop.
Notice the price: 2/$7 (or $3.50 each).
|A bowl of 5-Hour Energy shots
at a Staples office supply store in South Carolina.
Notice the price: $2.99 each.
According to our favorite online Percentage Increase Calculator, the difference in cost between these two locations is over 17%. There may also be discounts for products for sale in multi-packs.
On rare occasions when he has had to take a load to a customer late at night, Mike has consumed this product. He says that it does exactly as advertised.
There are recipes for folks who wish to make their own energy shots and drinks. Unfortunately, by the time that a driver needs to have an energy shot, he may not have the time or ingredients from which to make one fresh.
A November 14, 2012 article in The New York Times implicated 5-Hour Energy in the deaths of 13 people over the last four years because it is "a highly caffeinated energy shot." Since 2009, the 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, and, in one case, a a summary of records from the F.D.A.
A WebMD article that specifically cites the product featured on this page asks the question: "Are Energy Shots Safe?"
If you have had serious or life-threatening injuries after having consumed this product, please let us know.
If you are a professional truck driver and you have consumed one or more 5-Hour Energy shots, we invite you to review the product on this page through the form below, answering questions such as these:
Did you know that you as a professional truck driver can write a review -- like the one on or linked from this page -- to help other truckers in the worldwide trucking community? You can even earn money in so doing.
Lots of products are marketed to and sold to truckers, like the one shown on this page. If you are a professional truck driver and you use this product, we invite you to review it.
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