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Where to Buy 5 Hour Energy Drink in Bulk

Updated on January 3, 2013

5 Hour Energy is the popular alternative to energy drinks such as Red Bull and Rockstar that gives you a long-lasting shot of energy without all the sugar and calories found in the others. At only two ounces each, they have quickly become a popular choice for athletes and weight conscious individuals as they offer an added lift while only adding about 4 calories to your daily diet.

Another big draw is the added nutrients. 5 Hour Energy contains healthy B vitamins and amino acids that can help your body recover after a tough workout. They even make a decaffeinated version for those who are looking to avoid caffeine altogether!

Most popular energy drinks have large amounts of sodium and herbal stimulants that can really put your body under a lot of unnecessary stress. This product is different because it has about one tenth of the amount of sodium found in several of the top-selling brands on the market and absolutely no herbal stimulant ingredients whatsoever. This article will give you some background information about the product and show you how to buy it in bulk for the cheapest price possible.

Does it Really Work?

For years, I used to drink nothing but sugar-free Red Bull and was quite satisfied with it. One day, I ran into the store only to find that they had sold out of my regular drink, so I decided to see what all the hype was about and try my first 5 Hour Energy. I bought two different flavors in the hope that I would find one that I liked. I thought the size was great as I was able to toss one in my gym bag without taking up a lot of space.

I popped open the first one and much to my surprise, it actually tasted good without being refrigerated. What really won me over was the boost it gave me! I quickly started to feel more alert, more focused, and not nearly as jittery as I commonly did with other energy drinks and shots.

What about the crash? Much to my surprise, there wasn't one! The boost lasted for several hours and gradually wore down later in the day when I decided I was ready to try the second one. All I can say is from that point forward, I've been pretty much hooked and this has been my energy booster of choice!

What Makes it Work?

There are actually a number of ingredients that are very helpful to the body in giving you that extra lift. Some of the ones you are probably already familiar with include vitamin B6, vitamin B12, Niacin, vitamin B9, and several others.

The energy blend has Tyrosine which is an amino acid present in meat and dairy products that plays a role in transmitting signals to the brain to help with memory, alertness, and mood. It also has Phenylalanine which is an essential amino acid that can not only give you a mental boost but also act as a natural appetite suppressant which makes it useful to those who are trying to lose weight.

As with most energy enhancing products, it also contains caffeine (in the regular version). Caffeine content is a topic that is worth discussing in a little more detail. There is a common myth that these products are absolutely loaded with caffeine. Plain and simple, this is just not the case. Each bottle contains about the same amount as you would get in a single cup of coffee!

While the media likes to make energy drinks sound like something we should avoid, they can actually be quite good for you if you choose the right one. It's all about understanding what's in them and making a smart buying decision. Avoid the ones loaded with sugar, sodium, and excessive herbal stimulants and you will be in pretty good shape.

Where to buy it in bulk

It is now available in six different flavors including berry, grape, lemon-lime, orange, pink lemonade, and pomegranate. There is even an extra strength formula for those who need an added boost during the day for exercise or grinding out a late night school project.

So with all the advantages it offers over traditional energy drinks, what are the drawbacks? For most people it is simply cost. Convenience stores and gas stations tend to mark up the prices on these considerably and place them near the cash registers as an impulse item. They normally sell for about $3 to $4 each.

The key to buying 5 Hour Energy is to get it in bulk packs to bring down the cost per unit to a much more reasonable level. Basically, the more you buy, the more you will save. Whatever you do, try to avoid buying just one shot at a time as this will result in the highest cost. You are better off to order at least a box of 12 as they can usually be found for around $21 which breaks down to about $1.75 each.

If you really want to get the best possible price, consider ordering a full 216 count box. You can usually find a seller on Amazon that will offer the full unopened box at a price that breaks down to about $1.60-$1.65 per bottle. Costco is another good place to look when buying in bulk or searching for wholesale prices. This can not only be good for consumers but also for owners of small stores and businesses who plan to resell them. The bottom line is that no matter who you are, a little careful online searching can lead to a great deal on your next energy drink purchase!


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      8 years ago

      Very interesting.


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