The D.O.J says the health effects of the product, which combines caffeine with tyrosine and phenylalanine, are not known. The state’s complaint refers to “92 adverse incident reports” involving 5 Hour Energy in a federal database.
The basis for the investigation includes 5 Hour Energy’s claim that there’s no crash once the drink’s effect wears off.
A D.O.J. spokesman, Michael Kron, tells FM News 101 it’s too soon to know whether the investigation will result in penalties. The state’s complaint says 5 Hour Energy has not responded to its request for documents.
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