Energy-Boosting Drinks: What is Celsius® like Compared to MTE®?
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Table of Contents


  1. Comparing Celsius ® and MTE
  2. How Celsius ® and MTE Work
  3. Benefits of Celsius ® and MTE
  4. Celsius ® Ingredients vs. MTE Ingredients 
  5. Celsius ® and MTE Pricing
  6. Celsius ® and MTE Packaging
  7. Other Highlights of Celsius ® vs. MTE




MTE & Celsius ®: How Do These Energy-Boosting Drinks Stack Up?

Everybody has encountered the afternoon lull; most of us encounter it almost every day. Which is probably why the energy drink and coffee markets are booming, and just continuing to grow. With all the choices out there, it’s a tad difficult to quickly suss out what each one does, if it’s actually good for you, and most importantly – if it actually works. So we’re doing it for you! Let’s talk about Celsius® energy drinks vs MTE’s adaptogen-based drink for an afternoon energy boost.


How it Works

Caffeine vs Nootropics: MTE & Celsius ®’ Energy Sources

Celsius® and MTE come at energy from totally different angles. Celsius®’ energy comes from caffeine, related compounds and B vitamins, while MTE’s comes from nootropics and just a bit of caffeine. Celsius®’ energy drink utilizes several caffeine sources and 7 key support nutrients to provide a noticeable energy boost that also supports digestion, curbs hunger and supports recovery. It’s meant for any time you need a kick in the pants, whether it’s after lunch at the office or right before a 15K run.


On the other hand, MTE’s energy comes from a blend of nootropics, which we’ll get to in the ingredients section. Nootropics are plant-sourced compounds that hack the brain into a state of calm, energized focus while supporting physical performance without activating a false stress response, the way caffeine does. So MTE is also great at the office or the gym. Or really anytime and anywhere, because it’s not packed with caffeine – one scoop of MTE only has about ½ a cup of coffee’s worth of caffeine.



Advantages of MTE vs Celsius ®

MTE and Celsius® aren’t trying to do the exact same thing, so they offer different benefits. MTE is meant as an overall feel-good drink that supports vitality and longevity while giving you a sustained energy boost. Its benefits come from the promotion of feel-good chemical activity in the brain and include support for:


  • Mood
  • Recovery
  • Athletic performance
  • Stress
  • Immunity
  • Inflammation
  • Focus


On the other hand, Celsius®, as a true energy drink, is focused on increased performance. Celsius® states their energy drinks promote:


  • Increased energy
  • Thermogenesis
  • Increased metabolism
  • Better fat burn


And they’ve also done their own series of studies and experiments to demonstrate that, yeah, Celsius® really can do all those things. As people who also love utilizing clinical data to support our claims, too – respect. As people who know the pitfalls of caffeine bombs? Agree to disagree the positives outweigh the negatives.



Who Made it? Nature or Man? MTE vs Celsius ® Ingredients

Okay, so let’s talk about the makeup of these two products. There’s not a lot of overlap, except we both utilize the antioxidant and energy-supporting powers of green tea!


MTE as a whole is comprised of 13 adaptogens, nootropics and superfoods that work together to support long-term energy production on a biological level. We’re looking at why you’re tired and trying to support those things, instead of just giving you a way to mainline caffeine. The ingredients in MTE that specifically target energy include:


  • Theacrine: nootropic that offers effective energy boosts without the downsides of caffeine
  • Ashwagandha: adaptogen that supports against stress and promotes innate energy
  • Maca: adaptogen that promotes enhanced energy levels
  • Green Tea: nootropic that supports the brains motivation and reward centers
  • Siberian ginseng: adaptogen that promotes energy, metabolism, athletic performance, and heart health


MTE is low-cal, low-sugar and low-caffeine, clocking in at 50mg. It contains no artificial ingredients.


Celsius® promotes sustained energy via:


  • Green tea: increased metabolism and calorie burn
  • Guarana: caffeine source
  • Ginger root: thermogenesis and digestion
  • B vitamins: metabolism and energy production
  • Vitamin C: tissue recovery and immunity 
  • Chromium: hunger control and metabolic support


Celsius® is only 10 calories per can and doesn’t contain aspartame. But it does contain an artificial sugar called sucralose, which some people don’t like the taste of and/or may get headaches from. It has total 200mg caffeine per can, which for some people may cause jitters, increased heart rate and racing thoughts.



You Get What You Pay For with MTE & Celsius ® Price Points

The price points of MTE vs Celsius® aren't significantly different. Celsius® is about $2.50 per drink, where MTE is $2.33 per drink and $1.98 with a subscription. With MTE you don't have to pay more than a standard energy drink like Celsius®, but you do get more from it.


For Celsius®, you’re paying for a pre-workout or just overall boost that temporarily increases your athletic performance and stamina. For MTE, you’re paying for a product with short and long-term, accumulating benefits that offer overall support for vitality – mental and physical. More energy just happens to be a cool byproduct of feeling better.



Judging a Book by its Sort-of-Sustainable Cover

So, we already talked about how Celsius® comes in cans. They’ve got a clean, slim vibe, and they’re advertised as *sparkling* drinks, which we’re here for.


MTE comes in 30-serving bags of ready-to-mix powder, which means no wasteful individual packaging. MTE's bag is designed to be clean, modern, and informative -- you'll find all the things that are and aren't in our feel-good formula. 


So, MTE and Celsius® are both doing our best to be mindful about our environmental impact in our production.


Other Highlights

Some Other Cool Stuff About Celsius ® & MTE…

One great thing about Celsius® is the convenience of its availability – you can find it at major grocery stores, in limited flavors, mind you – but you can usually buy it either in a 4-pack or single cans. So that’s good and bad, we suppose – if you’re trying to stock up for a full month, you’ve got a lot of cans to carry home. At least they’re recyclable!


MTE can be just as convenient, once you sign up for a monthly subscription. Plus, it’s a lot less cumbersome than a bunch of cans. But MTE has got additional bonuses to offer everyone – as we formulated it to be friendly to a wide array of limited diets. MTE is:


  • Dairy-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Halal
  • Keto
  • Kosher
  • Less than a cup of coffee’s worth of caffeine
  • No sugar bombs or artificial sweeteners
  • Organic
  • Vegan


Plus, shipping is always free. So you’re kind of saving yourself the cost of time, bother and gas to run to and from the grocery store every couple weeks to get your MTE fix. It just shows up at your door. Work smart, not hard.


In all, Celsius® is a solid energy drink for those looking for a quick and serious energy boost. At the same time, it really doesn’t offer much more than that. And, honestly, has a bit more caffeine than we’re comfortable with, especially compared to MTE’s 50mg of caffeine, since we have that whole theacrine-taking-the-lead thing going on.


Curious to know more about MTE? Check out all the benefits this pared-down, plant-powered wellness drink has to offer.

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