Some news outlets have been claiming that the popular energy drink Celsius has been banned by the NCAA and Olympics because of its ingredients.

What exactly is in this product that is raising such speculation? There is no way Celsius could be as charged up as Panera’s ultra-caffeinated “Charged Lemonade,” which the company discontinued after it allegedly killed two individuals, as previously reported by The Dallas Express.

As with most processed commercial products for ingestion in the United States, Celsius contains several ingredients, such as green tea extract, guarana seed extract, caffeine, taurine, glucuronolactone, and ginger extract. Human growth hormones are not listed on the packaging, at least not at the retail level.

So how did multiple news outlets get the idea that major athletics organizations are banning Celsius?

Here’s a bit of what WFAA had to report on the subject:

“The NCAA and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the organization that sets rules for the Olympics, don’t have outright bans on any of the ingredients in Celsius.

“The NCAA does have limits on the amount of caffeine that athletes can have in their system at the time of testing but it hasn’t banned products that contain caffeine. It also hasn’t banned any of the other listed ingredients in Celsius, or those mentioned in the headlines and online posts.”

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