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Those who drink Celsius, beware

Anna Daubenspeck
A stock of Celsius sits in a local 7-Eleven on Nimmo Parkway on May 24, 2024. Green tea extract, an ingredient in the drinks, can cause anxiety, tremors, irritability or sleeping difficulties.

People are blissfully unaware of the health complications that can be brought on by drinking too much Celsius, and with it filling teens’ pantries due to skyrocketing popularity, learning about its effects are increasingly important.

Consuming 300 mg of caffeine creates a pressing risk of cardiovascular, digestive and neurological side effects, as stated by a dietitian at Healthnews. While a can of Celsius may only contain 200 mg, drinking more than one can a day, which is the case for some, is perilous.

“I notice that my heart rate tends to be higher when I drink Celsius,” said sophomore Shelby Koss. But when I don’t [drink one], I have a loss of consistent energy during school hours.”

Even though it is their own website, cautions people not to drink more than two servings of Celsius in one day. 

For healthy adults, it is acceptable to drink Celsius in moderation. For teens, a vastly different and disturbing story comes to light. 

A fourteen-year-old girl from Maryland passed away after drinking two 24-ounce energy drink cans one day in March 2012. She went into cardiac arrest soon after.  The incident was due to caffeine toxicity, according to TODAY Health and staff.

Parents should observe their children’s caffeine intake and check in often so instances like this can be prevented.

The design and marketing of energy drinks are intended to appeal to adolescents and young adults. This is misleading since the CDC claims that teenagers may experience dehydration, heart complications or anxiety from consuming these supercharged energy drinks.

Celsius was previously sued for promoting false claims about preservatives in their drinks. On the can, the label states that there are absolutely no preservatives, while citric acid, a preservative, is one of the ingredients. Preservatives are used to increase the shelf life of a food or drink. Based on Kent Health Care Products, they may not always be harmful, but it is still risky to put into products.

The company protested that the preservative was only added for enhanced flavor, but still was charged with falsifying information. Customers who had receipts of their purchase of Celsius cans were eligible to receive $250 from the company.

If this company lied before about what is put into their drinks, there is no reason to believe that they are healthy to drink now. Read the label and think about what harmful chemicals are being consumed before they cause irreversible damage.

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Anna Daubenspeck
Anna Daubenspeck, Staff Writer
Anna Daubenspeck is a sophomore and a first-year journalism student. She loves spending time with her friends and family. Anna has been dancing since she was two years old, and it is her biggest passion. Her hobbies include reading, watching movies and baking. In the future, Anna would like to pursue a career in journalism.  

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