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Students and the 5-Hour Energy Drink

Posted by: Akane Fujimura | January 18, 2012 | No Comment |

By Akane Fujimura

These days students drink many kinds of energy drinks to help them stay up late doing homework and studying.

For Mallory Drover, a senior, 5-hour energy drink is an essential to her life. As she said it gets her through the day. “Well, I still remember the moment when I first took 5-hour energy; I could feel my eyes widening and it worked immediately. I started to take it my junior year and since then, I usually drink it every day except for weekends.”

However, many people think 5-hour energy is not healthy and bad for the body to take every day. “I think 5-hour energy drink has a lot of sugar and caffeine in it just like other energy drinks,” Katie Schmidt, a senior, stated.

Mallory opposed this opinion after researching about the 5-hour energy. “The truth was, I couldn’t find anything wrong with 5-hour energy. In fact, I found out that it has the same caffeine as a cup of coffee, only 4 calories each bottle, no sugar, and had a lot of vitamins in it. It’s not good if you drink it two bottles every day for thirty days because you’ll take too much vitamin B, but as long as you drink it once a day, then it’s totally fine.”

Sharan Gorman, the school nurse, said, “The ingredients information says there are a lot of vitamin B6 and B12 in it, but if you take more than the limit for the day, these vitamins are water soluble, you’ll just urinate and the body won’t absorb them. You’ll just waste those vitamins. It’s always better to eat good foods than taking drinks. Enough sleep is also very important, especially before tests; it’s way better to get enough sleep than stay up late to study and take 5-hour energy drinks.”

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