Our Story

We’re all about that Guilt-Free indulgence!

Our Guiding Principles

 

Soma makes “Clean Label”, Plant based beverages! That’s our mission in life.

 

We use passion, ceativity, and our desire for great tasting, health-conscious products to come up with the most innovative, natural, plant based versions of the products you know and love!  

 

We’ll let you in on a little secret, though…….Making small batch, “good for you” drinks is HARD! Everything about it is hard. From sourcing the best ingredients from around the world, to building a custom production facility specifically designed around both our Non-Thermal, and Flash Pasteurisation, processes. 

 

The good news, however, is that we like HARD! We thrive on the difficulties, knowing there’s just not a lot of companies out there who are willing to go to the lengths we are in order to deliver the purest, best tasting product to our customers!

 

We use NO: Gluten, Soy, Cane Sugar, Artificial Preservatives, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan or animal products in any of our drinks. Its just real, guilt-free, “Plant-Powered” magic!

What does “Soma” mean?

 

Soma is a Vedic Sanskrit word that literally means “extract”. And thats really all we do: we extract all the goodness that the Plant Kingdom has to offer, and then bottle it for you! 

 

In the ancient texts, Soma was considered the Elixir of Life, and was believed to help people maintain control of their senses. Our drinks are free from chemicals and preservatives, and our ingredients are from sustainable resources.

 

In the Veda’s, drinking “Soma” actually resulted in immortality. Now, while we cant guarantee you’ll live forever, we can assure you better Performance, Endurance, and Recovery! 

 

 

About our Founder

 

Mark qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Durban, South Africa in 2002. He then moved to California for some adventure, and ended up staying in the USA for 12 years, where he ran a manufacturing business in the fashion accessories space. After selling his business, he moved back to Cape Town in 2015.

 

 

Having had his fair share of health challenges, Mark has always been sensitive to the need for healthy food and drink products. Mainly because he is always looking for them, himself! Having been exposed to the variety of innovative beverage products available in health channels in the US, Mark realized there were gaps in the South African market for some minimally processed, health focused beverages. 

 

 

After moving back to SA, he committed himself to building a Clean-Label beverage facility in Cape Town, and Soma was born! Mark is also a Certified Nutritionist.

 

 

Truly "Clean Label"

This means every ingredient you find in a bottle of our product is safe and doing something good for your body!

100% Vegan

We use no animal products or derivatives in any of our products. This is pure “Plant Power” that happens to taste great!

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Gluten and Soy Free

We use no Gluten, Soy, Carrageenan, Artificial Sweeteners, Cane Sugar, Artificial Colourants, or Dairy in any of our drinks!

Science is our friend!

We use Science to our advantage! We employ the latest cutting-edge technology to make sure you get to enjoy safe and healthy prodcuts.

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