Body Boost - Special Tonic
Body Boost - Special Tonic
Just like us, throughout the ages people would've tried to stay as healthy as they could. Whether to boost the body's natural immunity or to try to combat the onset of a cold or feeling run down, some traditional recipes have stood the test of time. We have created a powerful tonic, a worthy adversary right up there with the well known alternative rescue remedies.
Our raw, 100% organic body tonic combines lots of powerful, natural ingredients that have been used for centuries to ward off unwanted germs. Garlic, baobab and chilli - amongst other super ingredients - are sweetened a little with raw honey, which also has immune boosting properties of its own! A spoonful either on its own or mixed with a water, juice or tea to soften delivers a strong kick. A must for occasional or everyday health for all the family. To be used whenever the body needs a boost!
The Magic Ingredients:
Whilst there's nothing wrong with reaching for the hot water and lemon, and gargling with salt water, we quickly realised that many other fantastic elements in nature aren't as universally recognised and are packed full of ingredients which both support the immune system and create a hostile environment for nasties. So here goes (we think our ancestors would be proud):
Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar; most germs can't survive in the acidic environment that vinegar creates so have a swig of this this when you feel the start of a sore throat. Vinegar contains potassium, which thins mucus; and the acetic acid in it could prevent the germs from growing avoiding nasal congestion.
Baobab powder; a rich source of Vitamin C, which contributes to normal energy release and immune function.
Red Chillies; the health benefiting alkaloid compounds contained in them such as capsaicin gives them their strong, spicy character. Early studies suggest that chillies have anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic and analgesic properties.
Garlic; not only to ward off vampires - it has been used for years to fight off colds.
Ginger; Gingerol - the bioactive substance in fresh ginger - can help lower the risk of infection, and it is thought that ginger extract can inhibit the growth of many different types of bacteria.
Raw forest honey; rich in ingredients known to have strong antibiotic properties.
Horseradish; contains isothiocyanate and sinigrin, which have been found to have antioxidant characteristics that can boost the strength of the immune system and stimulate the activity and production of white blood cells - the body’s main line of defence. The vitamin C content of horseradish is also impressively high, which can boost the immune system.
Onion; so much more active in its raw state than when cooked. Onions contain a variety of organic sulphur compounds, contained in a volatile oil, that provide the health benefits. Onions were historically as a preventative medicine and were apparently eaten by Roman emperor Nero as a cure for colds.
Turmeric; contains compounds with medicinal properties. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.
Packed full of fighting fit ingredients, this is a fiery tonic and may be too strong for you to have undiluted so try it diluted first.
Drink 5-20ml neat, or mix with water, apple juice or tea (it goes really well with our Capability - Solar - tea) and a spoonful of raw honey if you like sweet tea. Take in moderation whenever you're in need of a boost. We suggest no more than five times per day for adults and twice per day for children over five.
We only use ethically sourced ingredients. Blended and bottled in the UK with love and care.
"I usually have a really bad cold and sore throat every winter but since taking the tonic every morning in Dec and Jan, I have been cold free and feeling good!" FH
"I have increased my dosage from last month as I feel I have some energy after so long, something is happening! Don't expect it to work in 3 days, do persevere, I'm so glad I did. Many thanks to Vanessa and James for all your hard work" DM
"I have been taking 5ml in a little shot of water every morning since we met in Dec and I absolutely love it! Thank you both so much for making this stuff!!!" PE
"At work I'm always in fight or flight and the tonic has greatly reduced the frequency, length and intensity of any sicknesses I get." VJ