A Dispute Over “No Crash” Post Energy Drink


According to an article in the Times, the claim that the 5-hour Energy Shot brand had about its product not causing a ‘crash’ (the ‘letdown that consumers often feel when an energy drink’s beverage wears off’) is being disputed.

Whether or not there is a post-consumption crash, in my opinion, is not the think we should be considering.  How about thinking of the 13 deaths that the drink is purported to allegedly have contributed to?

Yes, that’s an extreme example, but the pressing question is this:  why are people feeling the need to ‘get energy from a drink’? If your energy level is so low that you feel it’s a good idea to consume who knows what via an ‘energy drink’, perhaps you should consider:

  • What have you been eating?
  • What haven’t you been eating?
  • When did you last eat?
  • How much are you sleeping?

If one begins sleeping sufficiently, getting some physical activity and eating properly Paleo, the need to desperately down ‘crack in a little bottle’ (sorry, but come on, now) will soon be a thing of the past.

How does a nice blend of  Acesulfame k, Aspartame,  Xanthan gum, Artificial flavors, Colors, Potassium Sorbate to Protect Freshness , Sodium Benzoate to Protect Freshness & Sucralose sound for a nice, balanced meal?


Pass the kale and salmon, please.