Introducing the Clean Energy Score: Fuel Your Mind and Body with Health-Conscious Energy Drinks

We believe in promoting a healthy and balanced lifestyle. That’s why we have developed the Clean Energy Score, a unique evaluation system that goes beyond marketing claims to assess the true healthfulness and quality of energy drinks advertised as healthier energy drink alternatives.

The Clean Energy Scores

Listed in Order by Score.

The Clean Energy Score Breakdown

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

What is a Clean Energy Score?

Clean Energy is a holistic measure of the overall healthfulness and quality of energy drinks. All drinks start with a 100% score in each category which is then deducted from each harmful ingredients put into the drink. 

The 5 categories are the following:

1. Sugar and/or sugar substitutes. 

  • Quantity 
  • Quantity / Ounce 
  • Type (natural vs. synthetic)


2. The caffeine quality 

  • Where sourced
  • Plant-Based
  • Made in a lab


3. Preservatives and Flavoring

  • # of preservatives
  • # of hidden preservatives
  • # of unnatural flavors


4. Vitamin Quality 

  • Synthetic Vitamins
  • Harmful B12 (cyanocobalamin contains cyanide)


5. Adaptogen’s and Nootropics 

  • # of Herbs
  • Derived from lab
  • Naturally occuring


By considering these key components, we aim to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of what goes into your energy drink. Our evaluation process quantifies the presence and impact of sugar and sugar substitutes, the quality and source of caffeine, the inclusion and quality of vitamins, the use of beneficial adaptogens and nootropics, and the potential adverse effects of preservatives.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Clean Energy Score employs a meticulous evaluation system to assess the presence and quality of five key components: sugar and sugar substitutes, caffeine, vitamins, nootropics and adaptogens, and preservatives. This comprehensive approach ensures a thorough evaluation of energy drinks.

The evaluation of sugar and sugar substitutes involves quantifying the percentage of calories derived from sugar per ounce. The presence of certain sugar substitutes and their impact on the body are taken into account when assigning scores.

Caffeine scores are derived based on the quality and sourcing of the caffeine used. Natural caffeine sources, such as green tea, receive higher scores, while coffee-based caffeine scores reflect potential gut irritation and the roasting process’s impact on the health benefits of the coffee bean.

The presence and quality of vitamins in energy drinks are considered in assigning scores. Drinks containing vitamins receive higher scores, while the presence of synthetic forms, such as cyanocobalamin, may result in deductions.

Adaptogens and nootropics, which support cognitive function and overall well-being, are positively scored based on their inclusion in energy drinks. A higher number of included adaptogens and nootropics result in higher scores.

Preservatives, natural flavors, and artificial flavors are evaluated based on their presence in energy drinks. The scoring system accounts for potential adverse effects, deducting points for the presence of each component.

  • The overall Clean Energy Score is an average of the individual component scores, providing an overall measure of the healthfulness and quality of energy drinks.

The Clean Energy Score empowers consumers by providing them with valuable information to make informed choices about the energy drinks they consume. It offers insights into the composition and quality of energy drinks, helping consumers prioritize their health and well-being.

Yes, the Clean Energy Score is designed to evaluate and compare a wide range of energy drinks, providing a consistent framework for assessing their healthfulness and quality.

Yes, the Clean Energy Score is developed based on research and expertise in the field of energy drinks. It incorporates knowledge and insights to provide a reliable and informed evaluation system.