FDA: 5 Hour Energy linked to 13 deaths, 30 life-threatening incidents


The 5-Hour Energy shot may be supplying users with too big of a rush.

According to the New York Times, records from the Food and Drug Administration show that those 5-Hour Energy shots you see on counters almost everywhere have been linked to 13 deaths and 30 life-threatening incidents since 2008.

The life-threatening incidents include heart attacks, convulsions, and at least one “spontaneous abortion,” according to the Times.

This comes a month after the FDA said Monster energy drinks were linked to five deaths.

But this doesn’t mean that 5-Hour Energy is directly responsible, according to the newspaper.

“The filing of an incident report with the FDA does not mean that a product was responsible for a death or an injury or contributed in any way to it,” the Times report stated. “Such reports can be fragmentary in nature and difficult to investigate.”

5-Hour Energy and its manufacturer Living Essentials are yet to respond to the details of this report.