The science behind clean energy: what makes us "clean"

By ariana farahani

The science behind clean energy: what makes us "clean"

In a world increasingly filled with options for quick energy boosts, Plant Press stands out as a brand dedicated to offering clean energy drinks that not only energize you but also contribute to your overall well-being. The concept of "clean energy" has been a buzzword for quite some time, but what does it mean in the realm of energy drinks? In this article, we'll dive into the science behind what makes Plant Press's energy drinks truly "clean."

The Not-So-Clean Side of Energy Drinks

When we discuss the concept of "clean energy," it's crucial to understand what it's being compared to. Traditional energy drinks are often packed with a plethora of synthetic ingredients that may give you a quick burst of energy but can have detrimental long-term effects. First, there are artificial sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose, which have been linked to a variety of health issues ranging from gastrointestinal problems to even metabolic disorders. Then, we have the excessive sugar content—some energy drinks can have as much sugar as a can of soda, contributing to obesity, diabetes, and heart issues. Artificial preservatives like sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate are also often included to extend shelf life, but these can have potential adverse health implications. Last but not least, many brands incorporate chemical additives like taurine, which, although naturally occurring in some foods, is artificially synthesized for these beverages. The combination of these elements can lead to a cocktail of jittery energy, followed by crashes and even potential health risks. In summary, while traditional energy drinks promise quick energy, the costs—both immediate and long-term—are often not worth the brief surge they provide.

Defining "Clean Energy" in the Context of Plant Press

At Plant Press, "clean" isn't just a label—it's a commitment to providing you with the best possible ingredients for a sustained and healthy energy boost. Here's a breakdown of what goes into our drinks:

  • Base: Filtered Carbonated Water, offering a crisp, refreshing taste without any unnecessary additives.
  • Sweeteners: Organic Agave Nectar, Monk Fruit Concentrate, Organic Rebaudioside A (Stevia), and Monk Fruit Extract give our drinks a delightful sweetness without relying on artificial sweeteners or sugar alcohols.
  • Flavor & Acidity Regulators: Natural Flavors and Citric Acid add taste and balance without resorting to artificial ingredients.
  • Vitamins & Minerals: A blend of Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Niacinamide (Vitamin B6), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Pyridoxine HCL (Vitamin B6), Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D), and Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12) supports overall health and well-being.
  • Others: Organic Caffeine, Sea Salt, Potassium Citrate, and Sodium Citrate round out the formula, offering balanced hydration and a clean energy source.

The Importance of Organic Caffeine

One of the defining elements that set Plant Press apart is our use of organic caffeine. Unlike synthetic caffeine often used in traditional energy drinks, organic caffeine is derived from natural sources like coffee beans and tea leaves. This natural form of caffeine provides a smooth, steady release of energy without the jitters and crashes commonly associated with its synthetic counterpart. Moreover, organic caffeine contains natural antioxidants and works synergistically with other compounds found in its original plant source, offering additional health benefits beyond just energy boosting. At 100mg per can, our organic caffeine gives you the same kick as a cup of coffee but in a cleaner, more beneficial form. It's not just about getting an energy boost; it's about choosing an energy source that aligns with a healthier lifestyle while providing sustained, jitter-free energy.

Low-Calorie & Natural Sweeteners

The sweeteners in Plant Press are designed to give you the sweetness you crave without the negative health impacts. With just 20 calories per can, our drinks offer a guilt-free experience, thanks to natural sweeteners like Organic Agave Nectar and Monk Fruit. Agave nectar is a low-glycemic sweetener, which means it won't cause a rapid spike in your blood sugar levels, while Monk Fruit offers a natural sweetness without the caloric intake associated with sugar. Both of these natural alternatives are not just better for your waistline; they're better for your overall health. Artificial sweeteners, although calorie-free, have been linked to a range of health problems from digestive issues to metabolic effects. Therefore, when we say our drink is low-calorie, we don't just mean it's light on the waistline—we mean it's beneficial for your whole body.

Nutrient-Rich Formulation

At Plant Press, our formula isn't just about providing an energy boost; it's about offering a range of nutrients that can support overall well-being. Our drinks contain a blend of essential vitamins, each serving a unique role in bodily functions. Vitamin C, for instance, is renowned for its immune-boosting properties. Vitamin E serves as a powerful antioxidant, helping to combat oxidative stress. Vitamin B6 plays a pivotal role in mood regulation and cognitive function, while Vitamin D aids in calcium absorption, promoting bone health. Finally, Vitamin B12 is essential for various metabolic processes, including energy production. Unlike traditional energy drinks, which may offer quick, synthetic energy but lack nutritional value, Plant Press is a balanced, nutrient-rich beverage designed to not only energize you but to nourish you as well.

Balanced Hydration

For those leading active lifestyles, hydration is just as important as energy. Many energy drinks overlook this aspect, focusing solely on providing a quick energy fix. Plant Press offers a balanced hydration formula that complements its energy-boosting components. Our drink contains essential electrolytes like sea salt, potassium citrate, and sodium citrate, which help to maintain optimal hydration levels. Sea salt contains essential minerals like magnesium, potassium, and calcium, which not only balance fluids but also aid in muscle function. Potassium citrate and sodium citrate work in tandem to help regulate pH levels and improve nutrient absorption. These electrolytes ensure that you are not just getting an energy boost but also maintaining balanced hydration, making Plant Press the perfect choice for athletes, fitness enthusiasts, or anyone with an active lifestyle.


Clean energy is not just a buzzword for us—it's a commitment to providing an energy source that is not only effective but also kind to your body. From our choice of natural sweeteners to our rich blend of vitamins and minerals, every aspect of Plant Press energy drinks is designed with your well-being in mind.

So, are you ready to experience a clean, guilt-free energy boost? Dive into our unique and refreshing flavors like Passionfruit Peach, Grapefruit Ginger, and Watermelon, and discover what clean energy truly tastes like.

Ready for a cleaner, healthier energy boost? Try Plant Press today.