Hi, hello, G'day, Pip here!
With everything that has happened in the last 12 months or so I thought it was time to take a step back, introduce myself and share my story about what lead me to building Tonik.
What is Curcumin?
As one of nature’s purest and most powerful superfood healers, Turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic food and medicine for over 5,000 years. The idea of using turmeric as a both a spice and a pharmaceutical originally spread through Asia and the Middle East, and it’s a practice we still rely on today. Solving health issues or flavouring scrambled eggs… there’s really nothing turmeric can’t do.
When it comes to choosing a supplement, it can be tricky. From misleading claims to unnecessary additives, you really have to do your homework.
Contrary to popular belief, not everyone needs a supplement — a lot of people get the nutrients they need from a healthy, balanced diet. So, the first step is to understand if you need to take one.
The name might give you a clue. Supplements are a way of supplementing your diet with the nutrients that are missing from it. We know that consistently taking vitamins / supplements can be a chore. But actually remembering to take our vitamins every day is important.
What is this magical elixir called Apple Cider Vinegar and why are we only hearing about these supposed health benefits now? Apple Cider Vinegar, as an ingredient, has been around for a loooong time but only recently did the internet and the Western world jump on board with this kitchen staple.
Growing up, I was no stranger to the health and wellness world - my dad was a pharmacist (yep, that’s Glenn!) and I was a competitive rower. I was surrounded by all things health and for the most part, I had no issue with it. At the age of fifteen, I was at peak performance, especially for my height and weight. But that changed the day I auditioned for crew selection. My coach said I was “too heavy” to be chosen and I wouldn’t make it on the team.
There’s been a lot of talk lately discussing the relationship between the diet and wellness industries, and whether the two overlap. The team at Tonik HQ have had a long, hard think about our brand and where we sit in the grand scheme of things and we’ve come to a few conclusions.