This post brings up some good points. I’ve used 5 Hour Energy before, and I think for what it is, it’s not a terrible product. However, the commercials drive me nuts.

If you feel tired after lunch every single day, it’s not that you’re lacking the ingredients of a branded product. Maybe you’re lacking sleep, in which case, no wonder you’re tired. If you are getting at least 7 hours of sleep every night, why are you tired? Maybe you have sleep apnea. Maybe you don’t realize your dog is waking you up every 15 minutes. If you feel incredibly drained after you eat, maybe you have metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic syndrome is a condition characterized by disturbed glucose and insulin metabolism, central obesity, and hypertension. Unchecked, it may lead to cognitive decline, heart disease, depression, cancer and diabetes. Tiredness after lunch is a very common symptom of insulin resistance. Other metabolic symptoms include insomnia, moodiness, inability to focus, cravings, body pains, disproportionately large waistline, and difficulty losing weight. How do you get it? Unlucky genes, sedentary lifestyle, and overconsumption of refined carbs. How do you get rid of it? Losing weight is easy to say and hard to do. It does get easier once you get started moving and eating greener and cleaner. If you have metabolic syndrome, the product you should be taking every day isn’t a stimulant, but something to help you moderate your blood sugar. I can help you with this; I’m focused on your health, not just needles.

Every so often, yes, you have a social evening and have to be at work very early the next day. Kids or storms keep you up. You’re trying to work out again. You’re stuck in really boring meetings. Believe me, I understand the need for an occasional pick-me-up! However, if you’re buying them by the case, you may be doing your health a great disservice. This is your body’s “check engine” light. Are you going to get the problem sorted out, or are you going to continue down the highway and really hope you don’t break down?