Scientific Name: Cocos Nucifera
The Source:Sri Lanka
Why We Love It
Well, aside from being a cooking star and the most saturated of all the oils, rumour has it that coconut oil can improve body composition. But how can that be? It all comes down to science. Studies suggest that the way medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) are digested by our stomach, can help boost metabolism and increase energy levels. It’s no wonder it's become a staple in sports nutrition and has even been shown to improve athletes performance on the field.*
The coconut is a powerful fruit — and not just because of its epic benefits. Did you know it’s recognised as a food that has shaped civilisation? Dating back thousands of years, the coconut is still hugely prevalent in the sunny, tropical parts of our world. It sure is a coconutty world out there.
The Active Ingredients (aka, the nerdy stuff) - Tonik No.1 Coconut Oil contains 92% of saturated fatty acids (in the form of triglycerides); most of these (about70%) are medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs). - The major fatty acid components of coconut oil are 49% lauric acid and 20% myristic acid.- Smaller amounts of secondary fatty acids include 8% palmitic acid, 7% caprylic acid, 5% capric acid and 3% stearic acid.
The Process Our Coconut Oil is obtained from the dried nut (fruit) of the coconut palm and processed through cold pressing, which ensures no heat treatments are used. Meaning? Much better for you.
The Dose 1000mg
Apple Cider Vinegar
Scientific Name: Malus pumila Mill
The Source:Sri Lanka
Why We Love It: Tonik No.2 Apple Cider Vinegar is formulated to offer 6x the concentration of traditional ACV for 6x the benefits. You get all of the goodness of Apple Cider Vinegar, without the tart taste or tooth damage.
Apple Cider Vinegar has long been part of folk remedies. In fact, cider vinegar is one of the oldest fermentation processes known to man! It all started when the Babylonians and Egyptians started making wine. Next, around 2500BC, a nomadic tribe created a soured apple wine — the forerunner of apple cider — before people all over the world began experimenting with ACV. Supposedly even the Ancient Greeks were into the stuff! Today, this ancient remedy has been resurrected and glorified to the max — for good reason, too.
The Active Ingredients (aka, the nerdy stuff) Tonik No.2 Apple Cider Vinegar is organic, unfiltered and contains the mighty “mother” — a natural source of body-loving proteins, digestive enzymes and friendly bacteria. It’s what gives the liquid its cloudy appearance, and also what makes your gut smile.- Tonik No.2 also contains vitamins B1, B2, and B6; biotin; folic acid; niacin; pantothenic acid; and vitamin C. - Smaller amounts of the minerals include sodium, phosphorous, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium and significant quantities of acetic acid and citric acid (aka, the good stuff).
The Process Apple Cider Vinegar is fermented juice from crushed apples. Ours is carefully processed to preserve the benefits of the all-important ‘mother of the vinegar’ and is made in a two-step process. The first step exposes crushed apples (or apple cider) to yeast, which ferments the sugars and turns them into alcohol. In the second step, friendly bacteria is added to the alcohol solution, which further ferments the alcohol and turns it into acetic acid — the main active compound in vinegar. The result? More health benefits than ya mum’s apple pie.
The Dose 650mg
Curcumin / Turmeric
Scientific Name: Curcuma Ionga
The Source: India
Why We Love It
Our capsules have 19x the Curcumin content of the ground turmeric spice. This makes it one of the strongest turmeric supplements going around, in its most bio-enhanced form for more superior absorption and bioavailability. It’s so powerful, it doesn’t need the aid of non-turmeric additives such as black pepper. This means almost 7x more Curcumin gets absorbed and provides all of the beneficial effects with only one capsule twice a day. They don’t call it the ‘Golden Goddess’ for nothing!
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.
The Active Ingredients (aka, the nerdy stuff) - Curcumin is the main active ingredient in Turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.- Essential oils from within the Turmeric Root (Rhizome) aid absorption without the need for any other additives like black pepper. The turmeric oil contains beneficial turmerones not found in other Curcumin products.- This super spice contains more than 300 naturally occurring components including beta-carotene, ascorbic acid(vitamin C), calcium, flavonoids, fibre, iron, niacin, potassium, zinc and other nutrients.
The Process The health benefits of Curcumin — the active compound in turmeric — have been praised far and wide since the dawn of time. There’s just one catch: it’s thought to be poorly absorbed when taken orally. Tonik No.3 gets around this by combining micronised Curcumin with naturally occurring turmeric oils. A super formulation shown to be up to 7x more absorbable than standardised 95% curcuminoid / turmeric extracts.
The Dose 550mg
Hemp Seed Oil
Scientific Name: Canabis Sativa
The Source:Northern China
Why We Love It
Hemp Seed Oil is a planet-friendly alternative to fish oil. Not only coz’ of the optimum Omega-3 and Omega-6 ratios, but also because it’s more environmentally and ecologically friendly. Aside from being a sustainable superhero, Hemp Seed Oil is one of the most nutritional oils out there. Seriously — it stocks the body with complete protein, nutrition and all the essential amino acids needed for optimal health and wellness. Tonik No. 4, is easily digestible and contains less than 10% saturated fats and 70-80% polyunsaturated fats. With oceans more benefits than fish oil, you need to hook into this bad boy, stat!Add a highlight from your story page
Hemp is one of the oldest — and most impressive — plants. For thousands of years, civilisations all over the world, including Egyptians, Druids, Mayans, Indians and Chines, relied on hemp for food, medicine, textiles and even paper. Like we said, a most impressive plant. Let’s set the record straight: hemp oil is not the same as cannabanoid (CBD) oil. While CBD oil is made using the stalks, leaves and flowers of the hemp plant (which contain a higher concentration of CBD), Hemp Seed Oil comes from the small seeds. These magical seeds don’t have the same levels of compounds as the plant itself, but they do have a super rich profile of nutrients, fatty acids and useful bioactive compounds.
The Active Ingredients (aka, the nerdy stuff) - Tonik No. 4 is the world’s first and only vegan-friendly, soft gel Organic Hemp Seed Oil capsule.- It contains one of nature's richest sources of Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) and Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) in a naturally occurring 3:1 ratio. These are ‘essential’ because your body is not able to make them on its own.
The Process This pure golden liquid is sourced from organically grown Hemp Seeds. Delicately cold pressed and cold filtered without the use of chemicals or preservatives.
The Dose 1000mg
Scientific Name: Xylooligosaccharides
The Source: United States
Why We Love It
Tonik No.5 is packed full of a very impressive hero ingredient: PreticX® (which contains Xylooligosaccharides; aka XOS) – a mouthful your body will love.
This clinically proven, selective prebiotic complex helps stimulate (and can even increase) the heathy bacteria in your gut – yes, please!
Once our effective sup’ is metabolised by your body’s microflora it can get started on delivering a range of health effects: we’re talkin’ colon cell protection, bowel function (+ comfort), a boost to your energy, improved digestion (sans bloating), anti-aging support, and overall immunity and wellness.
The prevailing benefit of PreticX is that, contrary to probiotics, it is highly stable (does not require refrigeration), and can be used in food and beverage. Compared to other prebiotics, it can be used in small doses and thus reduces the chance of bloating.
The prebiotics concept was introduced for the first time in 1995 by Glenn Gibson and Marcel Roberfroid. Prebiotic was described as “a non-digestible food ingredient that beneficially affects the host by selectively stimulating the growth and/or activity of one or a limited number of bacteria in the colon, and thus improves host health”.
Prebiotics are a group of nutrients that are degraded by gut microbiota. Their relationship with human overall health has been an area of increasing interest in recent years. They can feed the intestinal microbiota, and their degradation products are short-chain fatty acids that are released into blood circulation, consequently, affecting not only the gastrointestinal tracts but also other distant organs. Fructo-oligosaccharides and galacto-oligosaccharides are the two important groups of prebiotics with beneficial effects on human health. Since low quantities of fructo-oligosaccharides and galacto-oligosaccharides naturally exist in foods, supplementing with prebiotics has considerable health benefits.
The Active Ingredients (aka, the nerdy stuff) PreticX® is a new prebiotic XOS (xylooligosaccharide). It has been shown in clinical studies to significantly increase the proliferation of bifidobacterium in both low and high doses. PreticX is classified as a prebiotic, and is a non-GMO corn-derived form of oligosaccharides called xylooligosaccharides or XOS, comprising a group of polysaccharides called xylans. Xylans are common constituents of plant cell walls based on xylose, a pentose sugar.
The Process A prebiotic is not a living organism; it is a nondigestible food ingredient that promotes the growth of "good bacteria" already present in the gut. Prebiotics, such as those found in complex carbohydrates, feed probiotic bacteria, while others provide support in different ways (such as clearing out bad bacteria to make room for good ones).
The Dose 300mg
Scientific Name: Collagen
The Source: International
Why We Love It
We lose around 1% of our natural collagen on average each year once we reach our 20’s, so Tonik No.6 is an effective way to have you feeling and looking your best – by stimulating collagen levels naturally.
An important note: Lots of collagen particles are too large to be properly digested and absorbed. They are simply expelled from your body (aka: wasted!). We’ve made sure that won’t happen!
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body. Our skin, hair, nails, and joints rely on it for structure, elasticity, and firmness. As collagen levels decline, fine lines, hair thinning, and brittle nails begin to appear. It is at this point that collagen supplementation becomes so crucial. When you supplement with a collagen peptide that is highly bioavailable, you are directly providing the body with the amino acids and peptides it needs to produce collagen.
Marine Collagen is a collagen supplement produced from fish skin & scales. We use the waste skin & scales from the food industry that would otherwise be discarded. A process called hydrolysation transforms the skin into collagen peptides. The smaller the collagen peptide, the easier it is to absorb by the body. As a result of higher absorption, it is more effective at replenishing and restoring collagen to a deeper layer of skin, hair, and nails. You will see significant results after this point.
Our collagen is sourced responsibly from open-water farms internationally. The purity and minimal environmental impact of these marine ecosystems are monitored according to strict United States & international standards. A range of specific fish species are used to provide the complex amino acid profile needed for collagen supplementation to provide clinical results. All of our fish are supplied for human consumption, meeting the stringent standards of the food and hospitality industries.
The Active Ingredients (aka, the nerdy stuff) The absorption of marine-based collagen is 1.5 times more efficient than that of other collagen sources, according to studies. The size of the peptides is what differentiates marine collagen from bovine and porcine collagen. As a result of being hydrolyzed and smaller than bovine or porcine collagen, marine collagen peptides are more bioavailable.
The Process When ingested, marine collagen is absorbed into the bloodstream and distributed to a deeper layer of skin called the dermis. A fresh collagen matrix is generated once it reaches the collagen matrix, stimulating fibroblast proliferation. Ingesting hydrolysed collagen peptides increases the body's supply of amino acids that cells need to produce collagen. An effective, non-invasive method of improving the appearance and health of skin, hair, and nails, marine collagen is a completely natural protein.
The Dose 250mg