There’s no doubt that Celsius provides you with the energy that your body requires to get through the day. As long as you’re concerned about whether it’s healthy or not. Let me answer this short and straight!
When consumed in moderation, this beverage won’t have any negative effects on you. In my opinion, their marketing claims are somewhat misleading about how healthy it is. I don’t think Celsius is any better than the other sugar-free drinks on the market.
Even Celsius funded a few university studies that tried to show that Celsius is an incredibly great product. Unfortunately, the facts are quite the opposite. If you go through those studies, you’ll see it’s caffeine that’s great, not Celsius itself.
In this article, I’ll give an overview of what’s inside Celsius. And if the nootropics and nutrients in the drink are healthy or not?
Let’s unpack nutritional information of Celsius:
|Ingredients||Daily Value||Amount Per Serving|
|Taurine, caffeine, guarana seed extract, |
green tea extract, ginger extract,
As you can see this beverage comes with biotin but the amount is much higher than the recommended daily value which may not be suitable for those with extreme skin problems such as acne.
Does Celsius Have a Healthy Dosage of Caffeine?
In my opinion, there’s nothing as healthy when it comes to caffeine. Especially when it’s combined with a high dose of other nootropics.
You get 200 milligrams of caffeine in case of Celsius. The type of caffeine in the beverage is anhydrous, meaning it doesn’t contain any water.
Even though it’s below the recommended dosage, it still can leave nasty effects on those with low caffeine tolerance. It’s worth noting that caffeine isn’t the only nootropic in Celsius. Other sources of caffeine present here are guarana and green tea.
Let’s have a look at the effects of high caffeine intake:
- Disturbed sleep
- Foggy brain
Therefore, the FDA recommends keeping caffeine intake below 400mg.
Is Caffeine the Only Nootropic in Celsius?
As discussed earlier, caffeine isn’t the only source of energy in the case of Celsius. The beverage contains a nootropic blend of 1.81 grams (including caffeine) that provides you with a physical and mental boost.
The brand only specifies the amount of caffeine, meaning you don’t get any information regarding the dose of other nootropics. It seems misleading when a brand that claims to produce healthy drinks hides such facts.
The presence of taurine assures that Celsius not only helps in physical activities but also in brain-related tasks. The safe dosage for this nootropic is under 3000 milligrams.
Let’s have a look at a few of the functions of taurine.
- Improve cognitive functions
- Build new brain cells
- Strengthen immune system
- Balance blood pressure
Try to keep your intake under what health authorities suggest. Otherwise, you may feel dizziness and headache.
Guarana Seed Extract
When you talk about a more potent form of caffeine, you’ll find Guarana Seed Extract at the top of the list. It is interesting to note that the caffeine present in these Amazonian seeds has a stronger stimulating effect than the caffeine found in coffee beans.
If you talk about its benefits, they’re more than what you get from other types of caffeine.
- Best for wrinkled skin
- Improve heart health
- Aids weight loss
- Enhance learning capacity
- Rich in antioxidants
Let me tell you that these are a few of the benefits that come along with this seed. Make sure you’re not taking more than 100mg of this extract to keep yourself from any nasty effects. This dose is only recommended for adults.
You’re probably reading about this extract for the first time as energy brands rarely use it. The fact that you may find Celsius taste similar to ginger ale is due to this extract. But if you don’t like ginger you might not like the way it tastes.
Nonetheless, you shouldn’t ignore the benefits this extract can provide you. It fights against;
- High blood pressure
This extract may also help you with improving your nervous system. To keep it safe, you shouldn’t go beyond 3 grams. Considering the dose of nootropic fusion (1.81g), it’s evident that the amount is under the approved dose.
Before you regret buying a case, you should try one serving to see how it works in your case. Also, I’d recommend considering Celsius if taste comes second on your priority list.
Green Tea Leaf Extract
Let me tell you that this extract is also a source of caffeine. It assures you that caffeine anhydrous isn’t the only source you get caffeine from.
It’s worth noting that Celsius has more caffeine than 200 milligrams. Most energy supplements hide the facts to get more sales. Sometimes, they make you take more caffeine than you can handle.
This extract isn’t only useful for your brain health but also for weight loss. This study shows that green tea helps reduce muscle fatigue.
Is Celsius Sugar-Free?
The best thing about this beverage is that it doesn’t contain any added sugar. This fact makes these drinks suitable for those with sugar sensitivity.
In most cases, energy drinks come with high sugar dosages that make your sugar level go high. However, this isn’t the case with Celsius.
Also, there’s an adequate amount of carbs (2 g) which is considered safe. I’d like to mention that drinks containing sugar and carbs contribute a large daily value of calories.
In the case of Celsius, you get zero sugar and only 10 calories. Drinks with sugar can have the following effects on you:
- Sugar crash
- Sugar cravings
- Weight gain
Therefore, it’s better to consider drinks with no sugar and low carb levels. Celsius might be a healthy choice in this regard.
Are Sugar Substitutes in Celsius Natural?
No, the sugar substitute in Celsius isn’t natural. You get sucralose which is FDA approved but not natural.
Even though this sweetener isn’t as harmful as sugar, it can have a few negative effects.
It might cause high blood sugar levels for those who rarely take this substitute. It would be a little healthier if there was any natural sweetener. Also, health authorities don’t recommend using it in baking.
Vitamins in Celsius
Seven vitamins in Celsius perform different functions. Let’s have a look at their safe dosage and what they do.
|Vitamin C (60mg)||90mg||Lower blood pressure|
|Riboflavin (1.7mg)||1.8mg (women), 2.5mg (men)||Beneficial for migraine headache|
|Niacin (20mg)||35mg||Effective for bad HDL cholesterol|
|Vitamin B6 (2mg)||2mg||Treat anemia|
|Vitamin B12 (6mcg)||2.4mcg||Provide energy|
|Biotin (300mcg)||30mcg||Balance blood levels|
|Pantothenic Acid (10mg)||5mg||Nervous system functioning|
As you can see, a few vitamins are present in larger doses than what health authorities recommend. Therefore, I’d recommend you to take one serving a day.
Is Amazon’s Auto-Delivery Option Worth It?
Like everything, it also has two sides; positive and negative. The best thing is that you get your energy drinks delivered to your doorstep without any hassle of going to a physical store or placing an order online.
The sad part about auto-delivery is that if an energy brand changes its formula, Amazon won’t inform you. Recently, Celsius changed its formula and taste. And they didn’t bother to notify and sent a whole case. I couldn’t stand the ginger taste and had to stick to a case of weird-tasting drinks.
Is Celsius Healthy or Unhealthy?
Celsius is no better than other sugar-free energy drinks. It provides you with focus and alertness due to caffeine and other nootropics. However, there’s nothing healthy in the Celsius formula.
You’ll even find university studies showing how healthy Celsius is. Keep in mind none of those claims have been verified by reliable authorities such as Harvard or FDA.
Celsius claims not to use artificial flavors, but you’ll see an artificial sweetener; sucralose. Some people might be allergic to biotin as well.
In my perspective, Celsius might do what it says, but it isn’t a healthy choice.
Celsius comes with a fusion (1.81g) of caffeine, guarana seed extract, and a few other nootropics. It’s worth noting that this drink comes with ginger extract therefore, it might taste similar to ginger ale. So, to conclude, Celsius can be healthy if consumed in a considerable amount.
Most ingredients in the drink improve cognitive functions that help you perform better in tests and other brain-related activities.
In my opinion, one serving will last for several hours and will be enough to get through the day.
Moreover, if you take this drink in the evening or night, it might disrupt your sleep. Also, it is not suitable for those with caffeine sensitivity.