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What are Ti Tonics?

Ti Tonics are a unique collection of ‘functional infusions’ – technically advanced beverages that incorporate natural plant extracts to provide you with both fibre and polyphenols, nature’s most powerful antioxidants.


Subtly flavoured, Ti Tonics are a refreshing alternative to mainstream soft drinks, perfect for people who desire powerful health benefits without sacrificing taste. Ti Tonics are natural beverages with no artificial sweeteners, flavours or preservatives.

How are Ti Tonics different from other ‘enhanced’ beverages?

Ti Tonics represent the cutting-edge of nutrition science. Each blend contains a proprietary combination of polyphenolic compounds from grapeseed, green and white tea extracts.

 

Aren’t most fortified drinks just expensive ‘lolly-water’?

Recently there has been a spate of ‘vitamin-enhanced’ beverages released into the market. Consumer magazine has pointed out that many of these drinks actually only contain miniscule amounts of the added ingredients they boast about.


Ti Tonics on the other hand contains significant amounts of our signature ingredients – polyphenols – as we are dedicated to making drinks that actually can make a powerful difference to people.  For example, each Ti Tonics boasts an ORAC value of between 3000 -5000, supplying the same amount of antioxidant power as 3 servings of blueberries, or 8 servings of red onions, or 10 servings of raspberries.

 

What is an ORAC value?

An ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbing Capacity) value is the internationally recognized standard measure for antioxidant activity.   The FDA recommends a daily intake of at least 3000 ORAC units, which may be achieved by consuming approx. 5 servings of fruits and vegetables.  Each Ti Tonic contains a minimum of 3000 ORAC units – and some as many as 4500!

 

What are antioxidants?

Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down certain foods, or by exposure to environmental factors like tobacco smoke and radiation. Free radicals can damage cells and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Examples of antioxidants include beta-carotene, lycopene and vitamins A, C and E, among other substances.

 

What are polyphenols?

Polyphenols are the active compounds responsible for the known health benefits within red wine, dark chocolate and tea.  They are powerful plant compounds that can protect cell membranes and cellular DNA from the damaging effects of free radical induced oxidative damage. Regular consumption of polyphenols is associated with reduced risk of developing cardiovascular disease, Alzheimers and certain cancers.

 

How many calories do Ti Tonics have?

Each Ti Tonic contains approx. 15 calories per 350ml serving. This level of calories helps deliver optimal taste for each of the flavors. This calorie level is 90% less than other enhanced water beverage and Tea offerings in the market that do not use artificial sweeteners.

 

Do Ti Tonics contain any artificial sweeteners?

No, Ti Tonics are sweetened with stevia, erythritol and cane sugar. We do not use any artificial sweeteners..

 

What are the positive effects of TI TONICS?

TI TONICS have high levels of natural compounds that enhance:

  •  The antioxidant effect
  •  Cardiovascular health
  •  Brain and mind function: concentration and memory capacity
  •  The immune system
  •  Anti-aging
  •  Positive effects on some cancers

 

Is there a maximum intake?

There is no restriction in the intake of natural polyphenols; clinical studies have shown that naturally present polyphenols excesses are excreted by the human body in an entirely natural way.

 

How long do you have to take TI TONICS before they start to work?

Research indicates that two hours after the consumption of a TI TONIC our body starts to absorb the polyphenols. The intake of this high amount of polyphenols helps to restore the balance between free radicals and antioxidants. TI TONICS may be consumed daily in order to achieve long-term health benefits. Please note though, that TI TONICS are not a magic pill or an instant cure for any disease or health condition.  They are designed to be a part of and support a balanced diet and active lifestyle.


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