Ginger has been traditionally used for thousands of years in eastern cultures and is abundant in active compounds and polyphenols. These are mainly gingerols, shogaols, and paradols.Ginger is a classic addition to traditional hot drinks and we add 200mg to our Lemon & Honey for a gingery zing.
Honey is more than a sweet treat – it's been used for millennia for its unique health properties. It even has antibacterial peptides called defensin-1! Un-bee-lievably, honey contains all of the substances needed to sustain life, including enzymes, water, minerals, and vitamins.
As citrus fruits, lemons are not only a good source of vitamin C but also flavonoids, polyphenols and citric acid (which is what gives lemons their sour taste). Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen production, which is required for skin to function optimally as the body's first line of defence by acting as an external barrier. Vitamin C has also been shown to support the normal function of the immune system and contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
Elderberries are the fruit of the sambucus (elderflower) tree and have been used traditionally to make syrups and drinks. They are packed with powerful molecules, particularly flavonoids and anthocyanins. These molecules have been extensively studied to discover their role in human health.
In addition to vitamin C, blackcurrants contain quercetin derivatives known for their antiviral and antiseptic effects.
High in hormone melatonin, cherry is both a delicious and effective ingredient in aiding restful sleep. Cherries are also a good source of fibre, vitamins and minerals, including potassium, calcium, vitamin A and folic acid.
Known for its ability to promote calm and restful sleep, chamomile is one of the richest sources of dietary antioxidants.
A calming plant with potent qualities used to balance mood and ease anxiety.
Despite its name, vitamin D is actually a prohormone known for supporting immune, brain and nervous system health. Low vitamin D levels have been linked to a range of diseases, including poor bone health, susceptibility to infection, and increased risk of autoimmune disease.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and an essential micronutrient for the immune system. It acts as a co-factor, which our immune system requires to catalyse enzyme reactions for both the innate and adaptive immune systems.
Mineral zinc is essential for good immune health, metabolism, and DNA synthesis. Deficiency affects all aspects of the immune system and increases susceptibility to infections. Good levels of dietary zinc can even benefit your ability to taste and smell.
Good levels of mineral magnesium help the body to stabalise mood, manage stress, and protect metabolic health. Macro-mineral magnesium is also often associated with the promotion of deep restorative sleep due to its role in the maintenance of GABA, a neurotransmitter that promotes sleepiness.