Celsius Review - Does This Weight-Loss Drink Work? Are side effects and taste deal breakers?PUBLISHED: 09/16/2015 | BY: SUMMER BANKS, SENIOR REVIEWER
There’s a lot of interest in Celsius, so we examined the ingredients, side effects, clinical research and quality of customer service. We scoured hundreds of consumer comments and reviews. We then refined and summarized to give you the info you need.
What You Need to Know
Celsius is a weight-loss and energy drink that has green tea, guarana seed extract, ginger root, B-vitamins and chromium. When you consume one per day, it will supposedly help you lose weight. A benefit is you can consume it on the go.
The product, introduced in 2004, uses some natural ingredients, which is a good choice. You can buy the drink at retail stores, but you can’t order it from the official website. We like that there are some people who’ve had positive experiences and the company has been around a while, but read on…
Side Effects – Feeling a Bit Shaky
The first concern we have involves Celsius side effects, which may include jitteriness and stomach concerns. “Energy drinks contain stimulants, that’s the nature of the formula,” offers our Research Editor. “It’s how much is included that can mean the difference between a good punch and a jolt that doesn’t feel so good.”
“Once I drank Celsius, I immediately felt jittery which I felt was odd. My vision then became BLURRED, and it became extremely hard to concentrate or function doing simple activities that I do everyday!,” said a consumer of Celsius ingredients.
“I was suffering headaches, muscle twitches and even a flutter in my chest,” reported another.
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Taste – Not What Was Expected
According to some customer comments, the taste of Celsius wasn’t flavorful. Some commented that the beverage tasted flat. “To me it tasted flat and artificial and all around not good,” said a customer.
“This tastes nothing like mango or peach (not to us) It is the most horrible tasting stuff I have ever had the opportunity to drink. I can’t even describe the taste,” explains a dieter.
“So nasty tasting had to dump the majority of the cans down the sink!,” commented a user.
Our research shows it takes just a small part of a weight-loss program, like side effects, to hamper chances of long-term success. If Celsius leaves dieters feeling jittery, they may not continue using the product.
There are links to clinical studies supporting certain claims made by Celsius. What interested us the most was the “Weight Loss Effect in Overweight Women” paper. This one doesn’t come with a link to the journal where it was published. Even better is the participants “reported to a training facility” on workout days. The average dieter doesn’t have access to this type of exercise routine. The science is lacking with Celsius and at DietSpotlight that’s what’s most important. If there’s no proof a product works, there’s no real reason to spend the money.
The Bottom Line
After we took a comprehensive look at Celsius, we’ve reached a decision. There are positives, including a few good customer comments and the fact that it has natural ingredients, but we can’t recommend it because the research performed was not realistic for the average dieter. We are also concerned about potential side effects and the bad taste.
If you’d like to slim that waistline, we recommend going with a product that is won’t put a strain on your wallet with ingredients backed by published clinical studies.
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Additionally, the makers of Leptigen have confidence in the product so they’re offering a special trial offer, quite a benefit.