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GLO immunity shots

GLO immunity shots

At greenleaf organics we believe in using only organic and natural ingredients to maintain and build a strong body, mind and immune system. Our vision is to provide functional, innovative and ethical food and beverage products to the marketplace for all to enjoy!

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

If you like it strong then shoot the whole 50mls followed with filtered water. Otherwise dilute 10mls - 20mls of GLO immunity superfood shot into 50mls - 100mls of filtered water and enjoy one to three times daily.

BASE INGREDIENTS

Apple Cider Vinegar – is the hero ingredient of our ready to drink Switchel products and our GLO shots. Not only does it naturally preserve our products, but also helps balance the alkaline and acidity levels in the body. It has been proven to lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels, reduce heart disease and is a natural detoxing agent. We use organic fermented apple cider vinegar aged in oak barrels which contain “THE MOTHER.” ACV is a pre-biotic that encourages the growth of your good gut bacteria. We don’t pasteurize our Switchel, as the heat can damage the good bacteria, which is why our drinks need to be refrigerated and the shelf life is 6 months

Maple – after months of research on what type of sweetener to use in our products, we came to the conclusion that organic grade A maple syrup from Canada was the best. Maple syrup contains antioxidants that neutralize free radicals and help strengthen the immune system. Maple also contains calcium, iron, magnesium potassium and zinc, which improve heart health and can also help strengthen the male reproductive system. We are still learning so much about this super food and we believe there will be more benefits to this amazing tasting tree sap in the future.

Ginger – this “superfood” - one of the only ingredients we actually feel comfortable using the term “superfood” on, as it’s been researched more than most - has been utilized for centuries to fight the common cold and build immunity. Gingerol, the active ingredients in ginger can inhibit the growth of certain types of bacteria. Ginger helps treat nausea, morning sickness, muscle pain and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.

FLAVOURS

Lemon – needs no introduction!! It has amazing detoxification and healing benefits for the whole body. Lemon helps the liver create bile, which encourages the breakdown of food. Lemon also helps the body to produce collagen helping with those to fight fine ‘wisdom’ lines. The high vitamin C properties promote white blood cells - vital for the immune system. Why drink water when you can drink lemon Switchel?!

Turmeric with pepper – related to the ginger family and a strong anti-inflammatory. Some research is showing that the active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin is acting as a preventer towards some cancers and may help with relieving symptoms of anxiety and depression. We also add pepper into our turmeric blends as it helps the body to absorb the active ingredients of the turmeric.

Grapefruit with cayenne – is an amazing detoxing agent, fantastic in strengthening the immune system, boosting the metabolism, fighting gum disease and reducing stress. Cayenne pepper is a spicy addition to this flavour, which gives the drink a little heat and stimulates the circulatory system – perfect for faster healing and getting the blood flowing. Some people need to take care when consuming grapefruit while on heart medication or the pill, as it may increase or decrease the effects of certain medication.

Beetroot – along with all the other amazing ingredients in the Switchel range, beetroot is a great immune booster with high levels of Vit C. It’s also a great liver cleanser and blood-detoxing agent. High in potassium, manganese; which are essential for the nervous system and liver, kidney and pancreas. Beets also contain B vitamin folate - superb for expecting Mum’s as it prevents birth defects. Along with the ginger in Switchel, our beetroot flavor is a great morning sickness remedy.

Pineapple – possibly one of our favourite ingredients due to its tropical, sweet flavor, this beauty is also a fabulous digestion aid and helps strengthen bones and eye-sight. Pineapple also contains bromelain, which is an enzyme that helps reduce inflammation in the nose + area, handy for those prone to allergies or hayfever. Check out our NZ Artisan award winning drink, Pineapple Switchel here: bit.ly/2zuZPWE and enjoy the tropical goodness!

Maca – this wonder root grows in the Andes at high altitudes and was used throughout Peruvian history. Packed with essential vitamins, maca boosts mood, energy, enhances physical and mental stamina, and improves hormonal imbalances. It’s also a well-known aphrodisiac, and enriches libido and fertility for both males + females.

Ashwagandha – is an ancient Ayurvedic medicinal herb with adaptogenic properties. Adaptogens are found in some plants, and are used to support the bodies adrenal system. Ashwagandha is commonly used to lower cortisol (a stress hormone), decrease inflammation and support fertility in men. It also has properties that help to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, studies have found that it can fight cancer-causing cells. Ashwagandha is often made into a powder from the root, or as a liquid tonic where it is may be labeled as withania.

Oregano Oil – who knew that the classic Mediterranean herb also has a multitude of health benefits? The oil is extracted from the leaves + stems of the oregano plant, and provides antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-parasitic properties. This is an excellent natural remedy for a wide range of health issues including various skin and gut issues, fluey feels, and is said to be Mother Nature’s alternative to antibiotics.

Solé – this little charmer is made via a process of concentrating mineral salts (we use Himalayan) and water. Though some scientific studies discourage too much salt consumption, this drink has a multitude of proven health benefits. Many of our soils today are deficient in essential vitamins like zinc, magnesium, and iodine – these help the body to function as it should, and allow cells to regenerate in an efficient and healthy way. Solé boosts vitality, helps hydration, and acts as a strong detoxifying agent for the body.

Charcoal – activated charcoal is an odorless black powder used to absorb toxins by binding to the molecules, ions or atoms on harmful substances - like alcohol, drugs, and any nasty chemicals. Charcoal essentially purifies the bodies interior and exterior and helps support healing, perfect to detoxify inside + out!

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