PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A quick shot of energy, not from a drink, coffee or any medication. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl shows you what could be a new solution when you need a pick-me-up.
Kathleen and Tim are always on the go. The kids, full time jobs, the dogs, and chores.
“About 2 o’clock, I used to go for an energy drink, a soda,” said Tim.
Now for a quick shot of energy to off-set that afternoon slump, they turn to Sheets, a melt in your mouth alternative to an energy drink.
“It gives me that clarity, and a nice lift. A clean lift, where I feel that I’m not nodding off. I’m not losing any focus,” said Tim.
And basketball superstar Lebron James, who is an owner of the company that sells the product, says he uses them for a jolt of energy during games.
“It just makes you feel a little more alert,” said Kathleen.
The maker says two energy strips, contain b-vitamins, nutrients, and 100 milligrams of caffeine, comparable to about eight ounces of coffee
Stephanie asked Tim, “How long does it take to work?”
Tim replied, “About five to six minutes.”
“You’re more alert. You’re not hyper. You’re not jittery. I think it’s definitely better than any of the sugary drinks that are out there,” said Kathleen.
But how safe is the energy jolt? Caffeine is a stimulant that can be dangerous for some people, and can cause a variety of problems, including insomnia and rapid heart beat. Not an issue for Kathleen or Tim.
“There’s no real, no side effect or any crash from it.
The package warns that people should not exceed four sheets in a three hour period, or be used by pregnant women and children under 12.
They come in two flavors cinnamon and berry. A pack of 10 sheets costs $6. They’re available at many retail stores.
Reported by Stephanie Stahl, CBS 3