I am not a morning person. Since having our baby, I’ve had to be a morning person, which isn’t always easy if I’ve been up several times during the night with him. I’ve drank coffee, but I don’t really like the taste, and I’ve had other energy drinks, that help wake me up and give me energy to get through the day.
I received a pack of 5-Hour ENERGY® Berry Flavor to try. I typically drink a different sugar free energy drink, as I like the taste and they do the trick for me, with no jitters. I wanted to see if 5-Hour ENERGY® gave me the same energy for the same amount of time, without jitters.
The first time I tried it, I had been up twice during the night with Jax, so I was a walking zombie. I got halfway through the bottle before having to stop and regroup to finish the bottle. It is not a HORRIBLE taste, but I also found it very strong and not enjoyable. Once I had drank the bottle I continued through my day. I did notice within about 30 minutes my energy levels had increased and I was more awake. It wore off me within about 3 hours though. I didn’t feel jittery at all, or feel any other side effects, like a crash after it wore off. My husband feels like he gets a better effect with 5-Hour ENERGY® than with the other drink, and doesn’t mind chugging it and being done with it.
Overall, I think I’ll stick with my other energy drink. I like the flavor, and I like being able to drink it over time, and not have to chug a product. I also think the effect in my other energy drink lasts longer. The other deciding factor is that it is less expensive than the 5-Hour ENERGY®.
Now that I have tried 5-Hour ENERGY®, I will probably buy it in the future to have some on hand if needed, and I know what it is like now, in case I need a pick me up and it is the only thing available. I’ll probably keep a few bottles on hand for my husband as well. Some people I know LOVE the stuff, so I was glad to be able to try it out and share my experience with it.
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