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.
- 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.