What’s the current trend? This trend hits right at home. My teen daughter returned home from volleyball practice and asked for me to purchase an Celsius energy drink, after her interest was aroused by the popularity of it on TikTok. This Celsius energy drink is now well-known in college, high school and even among professional athletes because the company claims it is a vital source of energy and increases metabolism and helps in the burning of fat in the body.

The Truth behind the trend Studies suggest that energy drinks could be dangerous. A study from 2019 found that energy drinks could increase blood pressure and other studies have found that their consumption can cause headaches and insomnia, stomachaches, and hyperactivity.

Celsius as well as other drinks for energy have a variety of stimulants, like caffeine and Guarana extract. Guarana is a substance that contains approximately four times the amount of caffein as coffee beans. The excessive intake of caffeine can cause anxiety as well as insomnia, heart conditions and stomach upsets. Celsius Heat has 300 milligrams of caffeine (and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests that 400 milligrams of caffeine is acceptable to consume) This would nearly top out your daily intake of caffeine. Celsius also has taurine, that helps treat congestive heart failure. However there’s study on Taurine’s safety consumed in large doses or over longer lengths of duration.

Do you want to try to skip? Skip this one. There are more effective ways to increase your energy than with the addition of lots of caffeine or other not scientifically sound, ingredients to your exercise routine. Water is the most effective option for those who exercise moderately. And if you need additional fluids or electrolytes, typically when you’re working out for more than an hour, or if it’s extremely hot outside I recommend coconut water , or Gatorade.