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Is Lotus Plant Energy Healthy? (Exposed)

Lotus energy is a plant-based concentrate that can be mixed with other liquids
Lotus energy is a plant-based concentrate that can be mixed with other liquids

Lotus is a plant-based energy concentrate, which can be combined with liquids like soda water.

Lotus Energy features a Coffee Fruit, Cascara, which is elevated with nature’s elite organic “Adaptogenic” botanicals, superfruits, B-vitamins, amino acids, only natural flavors, and sweeteners.

The Lotus plant doesn’t itself contain any caffeine, but Lotus energy contains caffeine which comes from green beans.

1 fl oz of Lotus syrup has 80 mg of caffeine which is equal content of caffeine that one canned beverage contains.

Moreover, as Lotus is a plant-based drink, Lotus drink concentrates are categorized as vegan, however, not all of them are vegan.

Vegan

  • The Original (Red, Blue, and Pink) Lotus Energy Concentrates.
  • Skinny (Skinny Pink and Skinny Blue) Lotus Energy Concentrates.
  • Lotus Power Up.
  • Lotus Lemonade Concentrate.

Non-Vegan:

  • Lotus Super Cream

Super Cream isn’t vegan because it contains whey milk, you can see it in the ingredients that I have listed below.

Let’s dive in and learn more about the ingredients, benefits, and flavors of Lotus energy concentrates.

What Are The Health Benefits Of Lotus?

The Lotus Flower is a vasodilator that contains powerful antioxidants, and B-vitamins, which are important for relieving stress, vitality, and elevating mood.

Moreover, Lotus Flower is considered an iconic symbol of purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration, as well as rebirth.

Here’s a video that talks about the benefits of Lotus Energy drink and how it’s different.

Lotus energy drink derives from a natural lotus plant

Well, as Lotus energy drink is made from all the natural ingredients, it sure has its benefits which include:

  • Lotus root is considered woody and fibrous, which prevents constipation.
  • It aids in controlling blood pressure.
  • Promote weight loss as it contains L-Carotene which boosts metabolism.
  • May prevent various forms of cancer.
  • It can balance mood and relieve depression.
  • It keeps your liver healthy.

Ingredients In Lotus Drink

Here’s a list of ingredients that make up Lotus Drink:

  • Filtered water
  • Glucose
  • Citric Acid
  • Natural caffeine from (Green Coffee Beans)
  • Organic Cascara
  • Organic Green Tea
  • Organic Lotus flower extract
  • Beta-alanine
  • Vitamin B12
  • Sodium Benzoate
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • Sucralose
  • Acesulfame Potassium (Ace K)
Lotus is composed of unique ingredients
Lotus is composed of unique ingredients

Lotus Drink is a unique energy drink as every formula is made with different ingredients, thus here’s a list of the top three flavor ingredients to understand the Lotus Energy Concentrates in depth.

Lotus Lemonade Concentrate

  • Pure Cane Sugar
  • Purified Water
  • Citric Acid
  • Citrus Pulp
  • Lemon Juice Concentrate
  • Natural Lemon Flavor
  • Lotus Flower Extract
  • Sodium Citrate
  • Gum Arabic
  • Sodium Benzoate
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • BHA

Lotus Super Cream

  • Cane Sugar
  • Water
  • Natural & Artificial Flavors
  • Modified Food Starch
  • Whey (Milk)
  • Artificial Color
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Malic Acid
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • Sodium

Lotus Power Up

  • Filtered Water
  • Glucose
  • Citric Acid
  • Natural Caffeine (from Green Coffee Beans)
  • Organic Cascara (Coffee Fruit Extract)
  • Organic Lotus Flower Extract
  • Organic Rhodiola Rosea (Root Extract)
  • Beta-Analine
  • Vitamin B12
  • Sodium Benzoate
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • Sucralose
  • Acesulfame Potassium (Ace K)

Nutrition Facts Of Lotus Drink

Nutritional facts of Lotus drink
Nutritional facts of Lotus drink

Here’s the nutritional table of Lotus energy concentrates:

NutrientsAmount per serving (1oz)
Calories1
Total Fat0 g
Sodium115 mg
Total Sugars0 g
Caffeine80 mg
Table demonstration of Lotus nutritional contents

Flavors Of Lotus Drink

There’re nine unique flavors of the Lotus energy concentrate, and the best thing about Lotus concentrates is that you can mix any of these flavors with any liquid you want.

The nine unique flavors of Lotus are:

  • Lotus Energy Concentrate Cascara
  • Lotus Energy Concentrate Skinny Pink
  • Lotus Energy Concentrate Skinny Blue
  • Lotus Energy Concentrate Red
  • Lotus Power Up
  • Lotus Energy Concentrate Pink
  • Lotus Energy Concentrate Blue
  • Lotus Super Cream
  • Lotus Lemonade Concentrate

Lotus energy concentrates don’t contain any sugar. But it contains artificial sweetener, known as sucralose, which is for the sole purpose of adding a bit of sweetness to the formula.

Here’re some popular recipes that you’ll enjoy:

Mother Of Dragons

  • 3/4 oz Monin Dragon Fruit Syrup
  • 1 pump Pink Lotus Energy Concentrate
  • 8 oz club soda
  • Lemon slice and/or mint

Purple Rain

  • 1 oz Monin Desert Pear Syrup
  • 1 oz Blue Lotus Energy Concentrate
  • 8 oz club soda
  • Lemon slice and/or blackberries

Strawberries and Cream Lotus Energy Smoothie

  • 126 g or 2/3 cup Big Train Vanilla Bean Frappe Powder
  • 1 oz Lotus Energy Red Concentrate
  • 5 oz Routin 1883 Strawberry Smoothie
  • 16 oz cup of ice

Nuts And Jolts

  • 3/4 oz Monin Pistachio Syrup
  • 1 pump Lotus Lemonade Concentrate
  • 6 oz club soda
  • Lemon slice and/or mint

Jolly Rancher

  • 1/2 oz Monin Granny Smith Apple Syrup
  • 1/4 oz Monin Kiwi Syrup
  • 1/2 oz Blue Lotus Energy Concentrate
  • 1/2 oz Red Lotus Energy Concentrate
  • 8 oz. club soda
  • Gummy bears

Blueblueblueberry Fizz

  • 1 oz Monin Blueberry Syrup
  • 1 pump Blue Lotus Concentrate
  • 6 oz club soda
  • Blueberries

How Much Caffeine Is There In Lotus Energy Concentrate?

Lotus offers a fair amount of caffeine
Lotus offers a fair amount of caffeine

1 oz of Lotus Energy Concentrate has 80 mg of caffeine which is the equal quantity of caffeine that most canned energy drinks contain like Red Bull.

Lotus Energy Concentrate contains a different kind of caffeine as it comes from green coffee beans, and the difference between green beans and black coffee beans is that Green coffee beans are so much richer in antioxidants as compared to black beans.

Research containing two groups of 64 obese women were given different doses of green coffee bean extract, which resulted in a great impact on their weight.

Furthermore, whether it’s green beans or black beans, overconsumption of caffeine shouldn’t be done. Because it can lead to health complications which include:

  • Restlessness and shakiness.
  • Insomnia.
  • Headaches.
  • Dizziness.
  • Fast heart rate.
  • Dehydration.
  • Anxiety.
  • Dependency

For the safe dose, FDA recommends 400 mg or less for a healthy adult. That said, if you’re sensitive to caffeine, refrain from consuming the recommended amount.

Is There Sugar In Lotus Energy Concentrates?

a spoon of sugar
Lotus Concentrates are sugar-free

Every Lotus Energy Concentrate is sugar-free. In case you’re combining them with liquids that contain sugar, then your Lotus Drink would contain sugar.

As Lotus doesn’t contain any sugar, it’s made suitable for adults and diabetics.

Lotus energy concentrate can be used to create healthy drinks because it doesn’t have sugar and you can easily reduce the amount of concentrate you’re using, which will lead to even less consumption of caffeine.

If we were to compare Lotus with other energy drinks, let me tell you, Lotus wins, because the sugar content of regular Red Bull, contains 27 g of sugar which is more sugar than what AHA recommends.

The AHA recommends consuming 36 g of added sugar daily for men and 24 g for women. These recommended contents are neither too much nor too less as it was studied.

If you consume too much sugar, it can lead to:

  • Higher blood pressure.
  • Inflammation.
  • Weight gain.
  • Diabetes.
  • Fatty liver disease 

How Many Calories Are In Lotus Energy Drinks?

As there’re eight different formulas of Lotus Energy Concentrates, which means they’re different numbers of calories in every concentrate.

Here is a list:

  • Original Lotus Energy Concentrate which includes Red, Pink, and Blue each contains 80 calories per 1oz serving.   
  • Skinny Lotus Energy Concentrate which includes Skinny Blue and Skinny Pink each contains 5 calories per 1oz serving.  
  • Lotus Power Up contains 1 calorie per 1oz serving. 
  • Lotus Lemonade Concentrate contains 80 calories per 1oz serving. 
  • Lotus Super Cream contains 75 calories per 1oz serving.

Alternatives To Lotus Energy Drink

Lotus energy drink is not a go-to type
Lotus energy drink is not a go-to type

As Lotus Energy Drink has to be created first, it may not be your option when you’re in hurry, so here’s a list of alternatives that can be considered as they are healthy and are low in caffeine and sugar content.

Conclusion

  • Lotus is a plant-based energy concentrate.
  • Lotus Energy features nature’s elite organic “Adaptogenic” botanicals, superfruits, B-vitamins, amino acids, natural flavors, and sweeteners.
  • 1oz of Lotus syrup contains 80 mg of caffeine.
  • Lotus Drink is created with Lotus Energy Concentrates.
  • Every Lotus energy concentrate is sugar-free, however, they do contain artificial sweeteners.
  • All the Lotus Energy Concentrates are vegan, except for Super Cream.
  • There’re several health benefits to consuming Lotus, such as weight loss, a lower risk of cancer and diabetes, and a healthy liver.
  • There’re nine different formulas of Lotus Energy Concentrate and every one of them is made with different ingredients.

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