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  1. 2 points
    jhmomi

    5 hour energy

    Cuz this forum is full of tough love!
  2. 1 point
    TrayS

    5 hour energy

    I remember using EDTA in my college environmental engineering lab. We used it in determining water hardness. It never occured to me that one might drink it voluntarily. Now I've been known to slug a 5HE here and there (before I was Whole-englightened), but pretty sure that knowing what's in it I will never drink it again.
  3. 1 point
    Laura B

    5 hour energy

    In soft drinks containing ascorbic acid and sodium benzoate, EDTA mitigates formation of benzene (a carcinogen).[10] Scary indeed! It makes sodium benzoate a lot more scary, too...... BTW...once you have gotten into the Whole 30...5 hour energy is NOT necessary! I seldom get tired in the afternoon, but DAMN am I ready for bed at night. Thank you, cortisol, for working properly!
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    Robin Strathdee

    5 hour energy

    By the by... EDTA = Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid Wikipedia makes it sound scary.
  5. 1 point
    evilbanks

    5 hour energy

    "F&%# no. edit: also, WTF is EDTA?!" <~~~~~~~~~HA HA, I WAS ONLY ASKING. WHY YA GOTTA BE LIKE THAT? ;-)
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    TrayS

    5 hour energy

    My interpretation is that one of the main points of undertaking W30 is that you clear your body of the stuff that makes you need the "fix".... now don't get me wrong, I like my coffee in the morning, so I understand the desire for caffeine. But understand that the more you drink it (especially at times other than the morning) you increase the likelihood of sleep disturbances, and reduce the opportunity for your hormones to self-regulate (and of course your hormonal balance or lack thereof is what is making you tired...) When I get tired at my desk in the afternoon (which doesn't happen as frequently nor severely these days) I've been drinking a cup of herbal tea, where in the past I would've hit the coffee again then twitched myself to an unrestful sleep come bedtime. I don't even think there's much, if any, caffiene in it, but something about hot liquid wakes me up.