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Popular caffeinated energy -- five hour energy can be found in stores everywhere but now -- from the Food and Drug Administration -- it's been cited reports on thirteen deaths since 2000 an eight.
The nose -- Bardem is the founder of five hour energy he joins us now I'm glad to hear circus I think a lot of people have a lot of questions about this okay.
So the FDA does this report finds thirteen people have died and they have.
Swap they also took the product what is the correlation do we know how many shots -- five -- NG they took prior to death.
My active question really starts that where it is a start because -- the -- FDA just gathers data they're not asking anything at this point because we just.
Gather data and submitted to them.
This whole thing is.
Really -- and as you know some reporters tend to stretched the truth a little bit and where it really comes from is.
-- the -- navigated an example of one of the deaths.
It days there was a tragic car accident.
And that the end of the accident if.
Found an empty -- bottle.
In the car -- now.
That could I want to go six weeks you know is that to the families have you talked to the families of the -- this is what we get we get these reports say you have get out of -- families normally do.
You dip yes.
This is where we get their reports from -- from the families and then we'd give the information to the FDA is not get around.
So that other lawsuits people have been hop 33 hospitalized.
92 reports on adverse effects from how do you -- -- that.
If you look through them they sound like oh my -- no -- for me and if you look through them there there are cases which most of -- just ridiculous.
For example you know I had.
But on the yesterday and today -- -- How did test the product -- before it comes to market -- you somehow convince GNC to be the first company to put the product on the shelves.
What tests did you show them that it was safe enough for people to take.
And that they would actually get a little energy out of when there's an interesting thing there's nothing in -- an hour.
That isn't already in foods and vegetables and a -- it's so B vitamins denies seen things like that that happen team which that Iraq.
That's correct I mean -- gets a really bad name.
But I mean the large Starbucks has twice the caffeine of -- out so.
I mean what if we don't know how many bottles these people took prior to these so called deaths than.
What's the -- what what's the FDA gonna do to figure out actually that you're the cause of this.
Note that we submit this stuff to them they look it over they have to take this further right they have to now determine if there's a connection.
If the reports.
And it makes sense numbers if it's something like this car accident share.
They're not -- mean what are you gonna investigate.
There's nothing to investigate if the FDA does somehow determine that there is a core relation between these debts and your product to you then -- it.
-- then take it off the shelves of course but there -- little correlation.
I mean it's like saying caffeine is bad hundred million people drink caffeine and every day.
To to say that caffeine and that is ridiculous so oh so -- just so people are comfortable out there.
I could take one shot for the most part you take one every day without a problem.
-- -- so it says on the bottle all the side affects people very welcome that analogy tonight's in tureen their could be lots of unknown allergies out there.
How do you protect yourself against that.
It you know that's impossible because otherwise you be taking peanuts off the market yes you -- my I was very allergic but I mean what you would take.
Half the foods off the market because there's always someone allergic to something.
If it's -- similarly reaction to one thing and one out of a hundred million people are allergic.
If you started taking all of those products off he'd be hadn't left that.
I'm sure we will hear more about this and we will certainly keep track of the story so people understand but I thank you for being attaches sure okay thank you.
-- by the founder a five -- energy.
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