With the ever popular conventional energy drinks such as Red Bull, or Monster putting a strangle hold on the market of drink sales, comes a fairly new way to get your caffeine fix in the form a 2 ounce shot called 5 Hour Energy. So the question arises, which is better, energy drinks or energy shots? For starters, 5 Hour Energy has about 180 milligrams of caffeine compared to Red Bull’s 111 per 8 ounce drink and Monster’s 86 per 16 ounce can. so one little bottle contains more caffeine than Red Bull and more than double the amount of Monster.
The next pressing issue that comes to play is all the other extra ingredients that are added to drinks that are potentially harmful to the user like the mass amounts of sugar that is added to Red Bull and Monster drinks. 5 hour energy however has no sugar and has only 4 calories per bottle. Whereas the leading competitors have over 20 grams of sugar and over 100 calories per can. So when it comes to reaching for your next caffeine fix, it is important to be well informed to make a conscience decision.