Remedy Lovers

Booze-Free Brewskis

Turns out, you CAN have too much of a good thing (or so we've learnt after overindulging for the last three months solid). In great timing for us, February is all about ditching the booze (and sugar), and having a better brewski instead. Our livers and wallets say thanks to us during this time. 

If, however, you, like us, have become accustomed to drinking delicious fruity cocktails and Italian aperitifs over the summer, we're here to help. We weren't ready to give up the world of fun-coloured cocktails garnished with expensive dried citrus just yet, so we've made recipes that taste just like the real deal. Better yet, these tasty tipples won't lead to pounding headaches or ex-text regret. If either of those happens after consuming one of these mocktails, that's on you boo.

Did somebody say SHOTS!?

Did somebody say SHOTS!?

We’re not talking about the kind that have you licking salt off the back of your hand in a nightclub full of bad 2000s mixes, but rather our mini but mighty shots of goodness that'll have you ready to seize the freakin’ day and surrender to the snooze.

Welcome to the world of Remedy Shots – and meet your new secret weapons to start and end the day right, Remedy Sleep and Remedy Energy. These mini but mighty shots are chock-full of all natural ingredients that are working for you as you go about your day or hit the hay (aka the cheapest assistant you’ll ever find).

But we know you want to see some credentials, so let’s get down to business.

REMEDY ENERGY SHOT:

This high performer has what it takes to propel you to the next level at work, in your social life or even just getting the kids ready for school. With a little help from green coffee bean extract, this little worker will deliver a clean caffeine boost and rivals the cup of joe with 60mg of caffeine packed inside! And we must not forget that it also contains ginseng, a root used in traditional Chinese medicine, which is known for its naturally energising properties. Quite the resume, right?!

REMEDY SLEEP SHOT:

This shot is a little more down to earth with its blend of chamomile and passionflower tea. A chiller that’ll promote and prioritise your relaxation and a reliable aid for when it’s time to get in those much-needed Zzz’s.  Sleep is a team player that leans on amino acid, L-theanine and Valerian root, which can help ease anxiety, stress and can improve sleep. Rest assured, knowing this shot has your back when those niggly 3am thoughts try to roll on in.  

Now that you’ve got the low down on how to get the most out of your new hires, it’s important you support them to do their best work – by enhancing your morning and night-time routines.

Here’s a list of our fave healthy habits to start incorporating (with the extra boost from our shots, of course).

Morning:

  • Try to keep off your phone for at least 30 minutes after rising and aim to get some sunlight before starting your day – TikTok isn’t going anywhere!  
  • Make your bed (it’ll make you feel like you’ve already accomplished something first thing)
  • Do one thing to make yourself feel good. This could be exercising, reading or even making a bougie breakfast.
  • Get a healthy dose of caffeine from our Remedy Energy shot, or if you prefer a coffee first thing, chuck one in your bag for when you need a pick-me-up throughout the day.

Evening:

  • Reduce your screen time before bed- instead, pick up a book or listen to a meditation and give your eyes a break from that blue light!
  • Light a candle, scent your room with some linen spray or light incense to relax yourself before bed.
  • Take your Remedy Sleep shot right before doing your nightly hygiene and skin care routine- you might even want to pamper yourself with a face mask, so you’re feeling extra zen when you’re ready to jump into bed.


We’ve made our Remedy Energy and Remedy Sleep with speciality ingredients to help you to get the most out of your busy life, but remember, fam. They are designed to be a supplement to help you to keep up your existing healthy habits! Now that you’re equipped with the knowledge and the wellness artillery to help you smash your day (and night!), you’ll be ready for anything.

 

Kick Off The New Year Right!

KICK OFF THE NEW YEAR RIGHT
Welcome to 2023 Remedy BFF’s! We hope your break was filled with pavs, bevs and bloody good times (and we’re praying the ol’ inbox treated you kindly upon your return to work).

As you dive back into work and catch up on the life admin you didn’t quiitteee get to (aka fully ignored) – we’re going to give you our top tips to start the new year right, keeping the indulgence high and the guilt way down low.

Get ready to enter your gut-lovin’, skin-clearin’, no-sugar-crashin’ era.   

1.     Break up with Booze (at least occasionally) 
Now we’re not saying your Jan must be completely dry but imagine how good you’ll feel when you swap out those summer BBQ beers and wines for a delish Remedy booch or Switchel ACV. You’ll be thinking more clearly, avoiding those late-night carb fests (we see those kebab wrappers) and giving your liver a much-deserved break. Plus, the crisp sound of our amber bottle cracking open is sweet enough to drown out any FOMO.

2.     Remedy your rest 
Whoever said there is no rest for the wicked didn’t have to balance a year of working, socialising, being with family and remembering to put on SPF every day. For us, sleep is sacred. That’s why instead of downing a hot-choccy or scrolling the Tok we suggest winding down with a Remedy Sleep shot. Put down the screen and let the chamomile goodness take you away.

3.     Have a sweet life without the sugar 
We know you love fizzy drinks (you wouldn’t be here if you didn’t). We love ‘em too. That’s why we created Remedy Sodaly. Whether you’re a die-hard pub squash person or want to relive the days of sipping sugar-filled raspberry soft drinks, our range has something for everyone. Ditching your usual sugary soft drink for our low cal, no-sugar Sodaly flavours is the easiest swap one can make (the hardest part will be choosing from our 6 bangin’ flaves).

4.     K!CK the coffee 
It hits 3pm and suddenly your body is craving caffeine. You know the drill. If you’re knocking back an espresso or a long black without any sugar, congrats you’re in the 2%. For the rest of us, biggest-latte-you-can-make kind of people, the cals can add up quick. To get a sweeter, more refreshing hit, swap to Remedy K!CK. It’s low on calories and has the same amount of caffeine as your usual cup of Joe. Plus, you can chuck it in your bag when you’re on the move (boo-yah).

 

7 Simple Hacks To Boost Your Energy Naturally

Written by Jacqueline Alwill, Nutritionist

If you’re looking for a boost in energy but feel like the usual culprits like chocolate, candy and chips are sending you crashing down instead of picking you up (you’re right - that’s EXACTLY what they do!), then try these natural energy hacks…

1. Jump in a magnesium salt bath at the close of your day. 
Magnesium plays a role in hundreds of different biochemical pathways in the human body, INCLUDING our energy production (known as the ATP cycle). Grab magnesium salts from the supermarket and add a few tablespoons of them to a hot bath to close the day - hello, self-care, don’t mind if I do! If baths aren’t your thing, then aim to boost your diet with plenty of magnesium-rich foods such as nuts and seeds, legumes (chickpeas, lentils, kidney beans etc.), dark leafy greens, whole grains and cacao. 

2. Snack right. 
Heading into the heat of summer can make for some exciting, naturally energizing snack moments too. Aim for snacks that pack nutrition to replenish the body, rather than refined sugars, which after the sugary peak, can drop your energy to an all-time low and make you feel very depleted. Try a wholesome, delicious,  icy pole filled with berries, avocado, coconut cream, vanilla, a drizzle of dark chocolate and some crushed nuts to finish.

3. Soak in that sunshine. 
Be sure to head out in the off-peak hours of the day (9-12 and 2-5 in Winter and 8-10 and 3-5 in Summer) to reap the benefits of Vitamin D for immune health, bone strength and hormone production. Not only will your body thank you for the D, but some studies have also suggested an association between sunshine and serotonin production. Serotonin is the chemical messenger (neurotransmitter) required for communication between the brain and nerve cells in the body; and helps regulate mood, hunger, sleep, learning, memory and sexual behaviour. Good mood, sleep and sex = natural energy high!

4. Reach for a natural energy-boosting refreshment.
With the most delicious, all natural, invigorating, refreshing NEW energy drink - Remedy K!CK. With 80mg of caffeine (approximately the same as a cup of coffee) from green coffee beans and ginseng, but without the sugar and guilt of buying a traditional energy drink (which you KNOW actually does nothing for you), Remedy K!CK is an energy drink ready to give you a mental boost without the crash, and can help you GET IT DONE! Energy slump no longer. Remedy K!CK is your new mate in the fridge for your mid-afternoon pick-me-up when the slump hits and while you’re out and about, instead of that afternoon sugar bomb. Grab Remedy K!CK in 3 yummo flavours - Blackberry, Mango Pineapple or Lemon Lime at your local 7-Eleven or online via Remedy’s website.

5. Crowd your diet with micronutrients. 
Our bodies are amazing, but they’re not actually capable of doing ABSOLUTELY everything, so we need to consume an abundance of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) from dietary sources to support it and feel energized. One of the easiest ways to do this is to ‘crowd’ your plate with vegetables, which are chock full of micronutrients, before adding the rest of your meal. You’ll feel more satisfied by your meal and, in the process, naturally acquire the nutrients your body needs to be energized. 

6. Take an icy cold shower or plunge into the ocean. 
A golden oldie for boosting energy is cold water (or ice, you choose!) therapy. Cold showers, ice baths or ocean swims stimulate your body’s cells, helping you to feel more energised, alert and with greater clarity. If you’re a newbie to this practice…try taking your regular shower in the morning, followed by a cold water blast for 30 seconds. If you live near the ocean (lucky you!), jump in the water daily throughout the year (that’s right AND in Winter!) and note the difference in energy on days you do versus those you don’t. 

7. Reclaim your sleep
Without a doubt, one of the most naturally energising habits you can create is prioritising and reclaiming your sleep - quality and quantity. To action better sleep: Plan some meals for the week, ensuring good quality protein, carbohydrates and fats feature on your plate. Focus your evenings on a solid wind down from technology and blue light exposure, and go for books before bed. And identify your window of opportunity (WOO), which is the optimal time for your body to be getting to bed because it expects to sleep. You’ll know this because you’ll feel sleepy, but these days many ignore it and ‘push through’. Rather than doze off on the couch, know your WOO, and let that melatonin (our sleep-wake hormone) drop just as you drop on your sleep mask too.