A recent study from Johns Hopkins University and published in Nature Neuroscience found that caffeine has a positive effect on long-term memory. According to an article posted on John Hopkins’ Hub online news center, this is the first study of its kind that examined caffeine's effects on long-term memory. The level of caffeine found most beneficial, 200 milligrams, is the same amount in 5-hour ENERGY® shots, according to the company.
“When developing 5-hour ENERGY® nearly ten years ago, we specifically chose 200 milligrams of caffeine for its optimum effects when combined with the vitamins and nutrients in our formula,” said Manoj Bhargava, founder, 5-hour ENERGY®, in a prepared statement.
The study out of Johns Hopkins is the latest in a growing body of published research that debunks the myths surrounding caffeine intake.
For instance, a clinical study published in the April 2013 issue of Appetite, an international research journal specializing in behavioral nutrition, found that 5-hour ENERGY® products “significantly improved important aspects of cognitive function for up to six hours,” according to the release. The study was designed to evaluate the effects of 5-hour ENERGY® products compared to a placebo on major aspects of cognitive function, alertness and mood in volunteers. When volunteers received the 5-hour ENERGY® product, they were able to maintain their initial levels of attention over a six hour period, indicating that the product helped maintain focus, concentration, information processing and vigilance. 5-hour ENERGY® products also had favorable effects on both short and long term memory.