What You Should Know
SumSeeds is a caffeinated sunflower seed product from Dakota Valley Products. One bag of the sunflower seeds contains the same amount of caffeine as two energy drinks, but there is no sugar in the seeds, according to the product description. All of the ingredients in SumSeeds are listed on the official website on the front page. There are four flavors to choose from – Dill Pickle, Honey Barbecue, Salt and Pepper, Ranch and Original.
We assume the seeds are still in the shell so the caffeine must appear on the outside of the shell. This could alter the taste of the sunflower seeds.
List of Ingredients
There are thousands of caffeinated products on the market. These products combine everyday foods with caffeine to give you that added boost you need to fight fatigue and get the most out of your day. SumSeeds is one of the more unique caffeinated foods. This product combines sunflower seeds with 140 mg of caffeine per serving. That is quite a lot of caffeine, but not as much as some energy drinks and supplements.
Caffeine is proven to boost metabolism, but it is not typically used as a standalone supplement for weight loss. Companies specializing in supplements typically pack the weight loss formula with green tea and an appetite suppressant to counteract the increased energy associated with excessive caffeine consumption. Taking this much caffeine without an appetite suppressant can cause hunger and no dieter wants to be full of energy and starving.
If you are sensitive to caffeine you should skip this product. You should also skip the caffeinated beverages when eating SumSeeds. Drinking caffeine while eating caffeine is the same as taking more caffeine. If your soda or energy drink contains 50 to 100 mg of caffeine, you have now upped the total caffeine intake to 190 to 240 mg in just one snack.
- The ingredient lists are available on the official website.
- The product features proven weight loss ingredients.
- Consuming the product could potentially lead to overstimulation.
- The product may not produce significant amounts of weight loss.
- The product is not available on the official website.
SumSeeds are a novelty item you may want to try at some point, but we would not suggest eating these on a daily basis. Caffeinated foods are not for weight loss and may supply more calories the dieter wants to consume. If you are looking to lose weight and add a healthy snack to your diet, sunflower seeds are rather healthy without the caffeine.