Previous Celsius Review (Updated August 25, 2014):
What You Should Know
Celsius is an energy drink that claims to raise metabolism by up to 12% and boost energy levels for 3 hours with their natural, smooth blend of antioxidant rich ingredients, including Green Tea Extract, Biotin, Guarana Seed, and Calcium. Sold in popular store such as Kroger's and Walgreens, Celsius touts itself as a cheap, flavored drink that claims to keep dieters alert, focused, and slim by burning 100 calories per bottle. Though it does not claim to be a diet supplement, it does claim to be the perfect drink for boosting energy levels during the day.
Although a diet is the best way to boost the metabolism and stay alert, turning to an energy drink may help dieters when energy levels are running low. It is vitally important that they pick the right drink with provable benefits, however, and an affordable price tag. Celsius may deliver on some key points.
According to Celsius, their drink contains Calcium, Chromium, Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Biotin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Guarana Seed, Green Tea Leaf Extract, and Ginger.
Celsius focuses on including natural ingredients instead of synthetic ingredients, and some ingredients may legitimately boost energy levels. Green Tea Leaf Extract and Guarana Seed are both sources of caffeine, and the type of caffeine contained in both sources is scientifically-proven to be gentler than straight Caffeine. This type of caffeine stimulates the central nervous syndrome to halt fatigue and causes a less harmful "energy crash" when the effect wears off. Green Tea Extract also contains chemicals that stimulate the metabolism, and sipping two or more cups of this tea may result in increased metabolism. This may be the source of Celsius's claim that it may stimulate the metabolism.
Celsius's other ingredients do not contain any provable dietary benefits, but it may provide nutritional benefits. Calcium is important in any diet and some studies show it may help dieters lose weight, but it is best digested from natural, organic forms, such as yogurt or milk.
It does appear Celsius does contain some ingredients which may boost energy levels and the metabolism, but all sources have a better effect if taken in natural form. Green Tea tends to work the best in its natural form, for example, and its extract form is notably less effective.
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- Contains Green Tea Extract, which may increase the metabolism in larger doses.
- Contains natural ingredients which do not have any major side effects.
- Ingredients have more potency in natural, non-extract form.
- Its main ingredients do not have any notable dietary benefits.
- Not intended for use as a diet supplement.
- May cause jitters and trouble concentrating. (See reader comments.)
Celsius is a natural drink that claims to boost the metabolism and energy, and its ingredients may contain some of these properties. Depending on a diet drink to help boost these levels may become addictive, however, and obtaining these benefits from natural sources may offer stronger results.
Celsius Questions & Answers:
We looked at hundreds of user comments about Celsius to create this helpful FAQ.
What are the side effects of Celsius?
Celsius side effects, according to customer comments, may include feeling jittery, heart palpitations, headaches, and nausea.
What is in Celsius?
Celsius ingredients include taurine, guarana, green tea, caffeine, glucuronolactone and ginger and chromium.
What is the active ingredient in Celsius?
The active ingredient in Celsius is the MetaPlus proprietary blend, containing taurine, guarana, green tea, caffeine, glucuronolactone and ginger.
Does Celsius work?
There are several positive aspects of Celsius, such as the natural ingredients, like green tea and caffeine. Unfortunately, the company does not offer any clinical research supporting the claims.
How much does a bottle of Celsius cost?
A bottle of Celsius costs about $2 each. You can also purchase a five-pack for $10.99 or a 24-pack for $29.98.
How do you take Celsius?
You take one Celsius per day to boost energy. The company doesn’t offer specific recommendations.
Can I take Celsius if I have a health condition?
Women who are pregnant or nursing, those with health conditions, anyone taking prescription medications or people under 18 years of age should contact a healthcare professional prior to using energy drinks of any kind, including Celsius.
What do users like about Celsius?
Some users like one or more of the drink flavors offered by Celsius, while others felt a boost in their energy levels.
What do users NOT like about Celsius?
The taste of the Celsius drinks was often described in negative terms, making it one of the main reasons consumers stayed away from the products. Other reviewers felt the negative side effects were too much.
Who makes Celsius?
The makers of Celsius is Celsius Holdings.
How do I contact the Celsius customer service department?
You can contact the Celsius customer service department by sending correspondence to Celsius Holdings 2424 North Federal Highway Boca Raton, FL 33431, by using the feedback form on the official website or by calling 1-866-423-5748.
Can I contact Celsius through social media?
Yes, you can contact Celsius through Facebook and Twitter.
Will drinking Celsius make it difficult for me to sleep?
There are high levels of caffeine in the Celsius drinks so it is possible it will make it more difficult for some people to sleep. We read several reviews where people specifically said the drinks seemed to keep them awake at night.
Are the Celsius drinks carbonated?
Yes, some Celsius drinks are carbonated.
Where can I find Celsius?
You can order Celsius from online retailers such as Amazon, and it can be found in many stores.
Does Celsius come with a guarantee?
We were unable to find information on the official website about any guarantees.
Celsius Side Effects:
Celsius is a drink that is used to increase energy levels and promote weight-loss. Side effects are not common, though we pulled a few quotes from people who unfortunately experienced them.
“Once I drank Celsius, I immediately felt jittery” Maura
“Now when I take it, I get really light headed, unfocused, and riddled with anxiety…Also, wicked headaches.” Kyli
“About 20 minutes after my workout I started getting hot flashes, a sick stomach, and a little light headed.” Sondra
“Now I feel sick, I feel hot, sweaty, and I can barely breathe, I feel light headed even when I am sitting or lying down.” Paloma
“I got home and felt something in my stomach…Then I had very powerful bowel movement.” Betty
“I just drank the sparkling orange without working out and became very sick to my stomach, dizzy, and am experiencing the beginnings of a headache.” Holly
“These did absolutely nothing for me but make me sick I got dizzy and nauseous.” Michelle
“Very bad. Felt jittery 2 hours after [I] consumed it. Felt like I was out of breath and my heart was pumping like crazy.” Chaya
“Once I got a headache and once I got diarrhea, and once I just felt kind of sick.” Rickie
“This stuff is way too strong!! It gave me a headache and bloodshot eyes.” Kristen
We reviewed Celsius ingredients in order to give you the facts you need.
Green tea is produced from the Camellia sinensis plant. It is prepared through steaming instead of fermentation, which is why is it considered healthier than black and oolong tea.
What Is It Supposed To Do?
Green tea is apparently useful for mental alertness, thinking, cancer, depression, liver disease, stomach issues, athlete’s foot, and much more.
Research done in Scotland has proved green tea can be quite beneficial for weight-loss. In their study, published in Clinical Nutrition, researchers noted that, “12 weeks of treatment with high-dose green tea extract resulted in significant weight loss, reduced waist circumference, and a consistent decrease in total cholesterol and LDL plasma levels without any side effects or adverse effects in women with central obesity.”
Guarana Seed Extract
Guarana got its name from the infamous Guarani tribe, when they used certain seeds to brew a special drink. Now, the same guarana seeds are still used for medicines.
What Is It Supposed To Do?
Guarana seed extract is used as ailments for many health problems, including low blood pressure, fatigue, pain, heart stress, and more.
In 2006, a study was published in the European Journal of Medical Research regarding the effects of guarana. In their conclusion, the researchers stated, “A change in some outcome measures like: weight, BMI failed to produce significant difference between groups.” Additionally, this was measured through the use of a supplement containing other herbal supplements.
Ginger is a plant originating in warmer areas of Asia, Africa, and South America. It is often used as a spice, as well as various medicines in the Middle East.
What Is It Supposed To Do?
Ginger is known to help reduce inflammation and nausea. It has also been marketed as a laxative.
A recent study was published in the European Journal of Nutrition evaluating the effects of ginger on weight loss. In the conclusion of the article, researchers stated that, “In conclusion, our findings demonstrate a minor beneficial effect of 2g ginger powder supplementation for 12 weeks on weight loss and some metabolic features of obesity.”
Chromium is an essential trace mineral founds in various foods and supplements. This should not be confused with hexavalent chromium, which is a known toxin.
What Is It Supposed To Do?
Chromium is thought to help normalize blood sugar levels by controlling the use of insulin in the body.
In an article from the University of Maryland Medical Center, there is discussion about the possible benefits of chromium in weight-loss, saying, “Studies have been mixed, with some finding that chromium may help people lose weight and build muscle, and others finding it has no effect.”