Great foundational health starts with balanced nutrition. That’s why we pack our drinks full of the most potent plants to aid absorption. After all, if you can’t pronounce the ingredient, should you really be putting it in your body?
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 properties. It has special actions through a novel molecule called defensin-1. Un-bee-leviably, 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.
Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)
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.
British Blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum)
In addition to vitamin C, blackcurrants contain quercetin derivatives known for their antiviral and antiseptic effects.
Montmorency Cherry (Prunus cerasus)
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.
Chamomile (Matricaria recuita)
Known for its ability to promote calm and restful sleep, chamomile is one of the richest sources of dietary antioxidants.
Valerian Root (Valeriana officinalis)
A calming plant with potent qualities used to balance mood and ease anxiety.
Hugely popular in Eastern medicine for its perceived effect on the genes in white blood cells, a critical part of the immune system. Some studies have found that some forms of reishi may alter inflammation pathways in white blood cells.
As well as being a versatile and popular vegetable, garlic has long been associated with a range of health benefits. Garlic’s secret weapon is allicin, a sulphur based medicinal compound, widely regarded as one of the most powerful natural antioxidants in the world!
Learn more about the benefits of plant based nutrition