Words by Brodie Lancaster
When a few colourful boxes from Remedy arrived at my doorstep, I hoped the lingering, haze of feeling cloudy, unfocussed and generally un-chill in my body, gut and brain might dissolve away with some special attention from the Shots.
A fun piece of trivia is that you actually become a new person on Monday mornings. It's science!
After taking a very slow, plodding walk around the park near my house, I came home and made a smoothie. And the very act of making and drinking a smoothie for breakfast – of choosing this as the start to my day – turned me into an inspirational person. I tumble in the frozen fruit and add some oats, spinach almond milk and a Remedy Immune+ Shot, which adds a really lively zinginess (and vitamin boost).
My next attempt to Become a Better Version of Myself comes after lunch, the prime time for feeling really keen to scroll through TikTok endlessly when I'm meant to be working when I feel suddenly tempted to have a nap and do anything except look at my computer. I grab a Remedy Energy Shot, which has been chilling in the fridge for a few hours. The berry flavour is so invigorating and the jolt I get within a few minutes really makes sense when I read the label and notice it's made with 60mg of caffeine (the same as a cup of coffee). These mini-but-might shots are going to come in handy.
This is one of those days when there is no time to do anything. I was trying to finish some deadlines on the side while working my day job, which meant my meals amounted to anything that could be inhaled while my hands were still on my keyboard. I had to race to the cinema to meet a friend, but luckily I had the foresight to throw two Remedy Energy Shots in my bag on the way out the door. I had the first during the opening sequence of the movie, and the second one later as I followed through on a plan to meet another friend at a gig. One fewer shot and I absolutely would've made a French exit and snuck home in a cab.
Four days in, and my new liquid rotation has really settled into a bit of a routine. A massive water bottle is never far from my grasp, but now it’s joined by the familiar clink of a Remedy Shot bottle. I start the day with a Remedy Digestion Shot – before I’ve even had coffee! This version of me would be unrecognizable to myself a week ago (who is she?!). After doing a quick Pilates YouTube workout on my lunch break, I back it up with a Remedy Energy Shot. Its juicy berry flavour has started to feel like a real treat.
Last night I had "a quick cocktail after work" with friends, which turned into a bottle (or two) and I woke up late and feeling gnarly.
This feels like the right time to tuck into a Remedy Digestion Shot. I've been thinking of trying to copy the hot girls on TikTok and do a shot of apple cider vinegar in the mornings, but there's a mental barrier holding me back. I use vinegar for cleaning and pickling and salad dressing. Is it really something I want to neck back, voluntarily? Turns out, that if it's blended with real ginger and zingy lemon and packaged in a cute bottle, the answer is yes. It feels a little spicy going down, which tells me it must be doing something.
I wake up at 6am to head to a garage sale where I have a stall. It's going to be a long day, but I'm primed for it because this is my first three-shot day. I start with the trusty Remedy Digestion Shot as I throw back a little McMuffin and coffee breakfast (it's all about balance, right?). Later, after a rush of sales, I have a moment to catch my breath and take the chance to have a Remedy Immune+ Shot. This shot has quickly become my favourite of the three. I'm mostly unfamiliar with all the ingredients, which tells me they're exceptionally good for me. I have a little break for lunch then start feeling the familiar creep of brain fog setting in, I finish the trio with a Remedy Energy Shot to help me power through the rest of the day.
Everyone seems to be in the midst of – or slowly recovering from – a cold at the moment. While prepping my lunch for the week (another desperate attempt to be 'That Girl' – aspirational, organised, tidy, not sick in bed), I alternate between multivitamins and immunity boosters, all washed down with the zippy Remedy Immune+ Shot. If I can make it through the tail-end of winter without being knocked down with the flu, I’ll have that little baby to thank!