Everyone loves a refreshing drink. After a long, hard day, there’s nothing better than having a cold beverage, sitting on your couch and relaxing. If you’re looking for something healthy, however, it can feel like the drink selection is limited. Alcohol, sugar and caffeine can be dehydrating and not what you’re after following a hard day, particularly if you still have things you want to get done. That’s where a herbal tonic comes in. Herbal tonics are beverages made with herbs and other natural ingredients. They provide refreshment and rejuvenation; something not usually offered by traditional sodas and pops. 

Brewed with roots, leaves, seeds or flowers, herbal tonics like Sunwink’s Hibiscus Mint Unwind feature plants like Hibiscus flower that contains Vitamin C and antioxidants- now that’s not something you’d get out of a usual happy hour beverage. Maybe it’s time you replaced your go-to beverage with a herbal tonic, with added healthful benefits and great taste, you can’t go wrong. 

What are the benefits of herbal tonics?

Herbal tonics are good for you! They’re packed with antioxidants and nutrients that help give your body what it needs for overall health. Plus they taste great! Here are some of the most common ingredients used in herbal tonics:

Ginger: Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that can help alleviate cold symptoms and relieve muscle pain. It also helps improve digestion by stimulating stomach acid production and improving blood circulation throughout the body. 

Turmeric: Turmeric contains curcuminoids that have anti-inflammatory effects similar to those of ibuprofen. Curcuminoids have also been shown to reduce oxidative stress levels in the body while increasing blood flow and oxygenation at damaged sites.

Burdock Root: Burdock root is known to contain antioxidants which work to help cells fight off any damage caused by free radicals. 

Dandelion Root: Helps stimulate digestion and is packed with vitamins and minerals. Another antioxidant powerhouse, dandelion contains vitamin K, vitamin A and vitamin C. A great addition to any herbal tonic. 

Elderberry: Encourages the immune system and acts as anti-viral support. With a tart and exciting flavor palette, elderberry is being used more and more as a tasty and useful addition to food and drinks. 

Why should you switch to herbal tonics?

Herbal tonics like the Sunwink’s line of sparkling beverages offer more than just flavor, they offer health benefits and micronutrients for those wanting a little more bang for their buck when it comes to drinks. They will make mocktail hour feel much more inspired and exciting. 

They’re packed with nutrients that can help boost your immune system and fight off disease. The herbs used in these drinks include green tea leaves, ginseng root, ginger root, cinnamon sticks, garlic cloves and many more!

They’re often packed with antioxidants which help fight off free radicals in the body which can cause oxidative damage to cells and lead to premature aging. Antioxidants also have anti-inflammatory properties which are great for post-workout recovery and overall aches and pains. 

What herbal tonics should you try? 

Choose a tonic that aligns with your goals and values. If you are looking for less sugar, pick a tonic that has low or no sugar. Sunwink’s herbal tonics have zero added sugar or stevia and are still packed with flavor. From Immunity Berry to Detox Ginger, you can find the drink that suits your mood. From uplifting to relaxing, there is a tonic for you. 

What can you do with herbal tonics?

Fantastic on their own or the perfect addition to your mocktail bar, herbal tonics can be used as mixers or the ideal way to finish a day. Try throwing in some fresh fruit, sliced citrus and a sprig of mint and you’ve got yourself a refreshing summer drink. Making a switch to zero-proof cocktails doesn’t have to be boring. There are plenty of ways to have enjoyable drinks without adding alcohol to the mix. Herbal tonics elevate your mocktail game and will get you excited about evening drinks with friends. 

Tonics are steeped in history and tradition but they often get the bad rep of being pretty hard to swallow. Not anymore. Herbal tonics have gotten a makeover. Not only do they supply healthful benefits but they are tasty to boot! Sunwink’s Herbal Tonics bring the best of both worlds into one colorful bottle. With both flavor and nutrients, these tonics are the perfect way to quench your thirst without having to compromise your health goals. No longer do you need to reach for sugary drinks to have an enjoyable mocktail at your family barbecue, a herbal tonic is a fun and exciting alternative. With complex flavors, you won’t feel like you’re missing out.


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