Celsius is an energy drink that is meant to keep you energized all day long, much like what coffee does, without crossing the dangers of a caffeine overdose. The Celsius drink is quite hot stuff on social media. It has turned into the official trending drink, which is popping almost everywhere on people’s Instagram and Tiktok.
Whether they are hitting the gym, preparing for the study cram session, or having a relaxing yoga morning, Celsius is their go-to energy partner. More and more people are now consuming Celsius, and therefore it becomes all the more important for people to know everything there is to know about this energy drink.
Is Celsius a pre-workout drink?
Not necessarily a pre-workout drink. The product itself is initially marketed as a drink that takes care of your body’s fats and calories. That’s why it doesn’t necessarily have to be a pre-workout drink. You can either drink it as a pre-workout drink or as a replacement for your highly caffeinated coffee; the choice is all yours.
But, a journal published by the National Library of Medicine has a different take on this. Their study reveals that consuming Celsius before working out could have positive impacts on your cardiorespiratory fitness and enhances the overall benefit of your workout. So, the best case scenario for you (if you are a regular in the gym and workout) would be to have this drink as your pre-workout energy booster.
Can I drink Celsius every day?
Now that is a question that entirely depends on the starting ingredients that go into formulating the drink. Celsius market its drinks in four different product lines – Celsius Originals, Celsius Sweetened with Stevia, Celsius On-The-Go, and Celsius Heat. All four of these contain Taurine, Caffeine, Ginger Extract, Green Tea Extract, Guarana, and Glucuronolactone in varying amounts. So, to gauge whether Celsius is safe for consumption every day, we can narrow down our focus on two main ingredients that could become a cause of worry.
Caffeine: A can of Celsius Originals, Celsius Sweetened with Stevia, Celsius On-The-Go has 200mg caffeine, whereas Celsius Heat has 300 mg. For some, this is a lot, and for some, this is an okay amount of caffeine. But the guidelines issued by US Food and Drug Administration strictly recommend against taking 400 mg of caffeine per day. Your personal caffeine tolerance level could also help you make the decision here if this data doesn’t help.
Sugar: Celsius has no sugar, but it still tastes sweet. How? The sweet taste is caused by one of the ingredients, Sucralose. This ingredient increases the sweetness by 600 times than regular sugar without adding any calories. So you need not worry about the calories here. Still, you may need to pay extra attention because this ingredient may sometimes negatively affect your health in the form of migraine and insulin resistance.
This analysis may let you conclude that drinking one Celsius per day might not be a huge case of concern if you are physically fit and healthy. But you definitely need to check and recheck your own decision of drinking Celsius every day if you have a history of medical problems.
Can Celsius cause weight gain?
The best selling point of Celsius is that it is a calorie-burner drink. Which means it doesn’t cause weight loss. Instead, it increases the body’s metabolism to such a height that your body will start losing its fats at a greater rate.
According to the company, the credit for Celsius’ calorie-burning properties goes to its “Metaplus Blend” of ingredients like Taurine, Guarana Extract, Glucuronolactone, Ginger Extract, Green Tea Leaf extract, and Caffeine. The company also has the support of scientific studies to establish the credibility of Celsius’ thermogenic properties. So, drinking Celsius does not and cannot induce weight gain.
What happens if you drink Celsius without working out?
But it will be entirely wrong to assume that only drinking Celsius would make you see magic with your fats. That’s not true. And even if it does, it will only be a short-term solution. Celsius is only a thermogenic beverage that might increase your metabolism in the short term.
Still, if you want to change your body for the long-term, then you do need to consider pairing up Celsius with either a sweat-inducing workout routine or a light physical exercise based on what your body requires. And if you do drink Celsius without working out, then it may induce heightened metabolism in your body. But it would be mostly for a temporary period of time.
Therefore, it is recommended that you work out if you wish to sustain this heightened metabolism and easier calorie-burning phase in your body.
I am Anand, and I am a business owner and consultant in my day job. I have spent years studying what’s inside the products we buy. ‘Feedrer’ is a wordplay on you-know-who and talks about all things food.