Flavors like Grapefruit Goji, Honey Eucalyptus, Blackberry Hibiscus, Pomegranate Acai, Mango Orange Chamomile, Peach Amalaki, and Honey Lemon Aloe could only be created by a company called Adina Holistic drinks.
Adina is completely dedicated to producing new & improved, better-for-you drinks in unique, distinct flavors which are USDA Certified Organic. They combine unique ingredients from all around the world! There were things in these drinks that I had never heard of before, but have been proven to have great health benefits!
“Amalaki, the fruit of the Amalaki tree (Emblica officinalis) is an amazingly useful Ayurvedic herb. It is traditionally used to improve digestion and elimination, while nourishing and strengthening the body.”
“Ashwagandha, Ashwagandha has been used as an herbal remedy for hundreds of years. It has many applications, and has been used by Native Americans and Africans to treat inflammation, fevers, and to protect against infection or illness. It has also been used to boost the immune system, improve memory, and to promote overall wellness.”
“Astragalus, has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years, often in combination with other herbs, to strengthen the body against disease. Astragalus is an adaptogen, meaning it helps protect the body against various stresses, including physical, mental, or emotional stress.”
“Echinacea has traditionally been used to treat or prevent colds, flu, and other infections. Also believed to stimulate the immune system to help fight infections, Echinacea is been used for wounds and skin problems, such as acne or boils.”
“Eleuthero Root is an adaptogen, is anticholesteremic, is mildly anti-inflammatory, is antioxidant, is a nervine and an immune tonic. It is useful when the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA) is depleted. Symptoms of this condition include fatigue, stress, neurasthenia and sore muscles associated with the hypofunctioning of the endocrine system, and adrenal exhaustion indicated by a quivering tongue, dark circles under the eyes, and dilating/contracting pupils.”
“Gotu Kola is a rejuvenative nervine recommended for nervous disorders, epilepsy, senility and premature aging. As a brain tonic, it is said to aid intelligence and memory. It strengthens the adrenal glands and cleanses the blood to treat skin impurities. It is said to combat stress and depression, increase libido and improve reflexes. It has also been indicated for chronic venous insufficiency, minor burns, scars, scleroderma, skin ulcers, varicose veins, wound healing, rheumatism, blood diseases, congestive heart failure, urinary tract infections, venereal diseases, hepatitis and high blood pressure.”
“Reishi Mushroom is primarily composed of complex carbohydrates called water-soluble polysaccharides, triterpeniods, proteins and amino acids. Researchers have identified that water-soluble polysaccharides are the most active element found in Red Reishi that have anti-tumor, immune modulating and blood pressure lowering effects.”
“Tulsi, or holy basil, is an important symbol in the Hindu religious tradition and is worshipped in the morning and evening by Hindus at large. The holy basil is also a herbal remedy for a lot of common ailments including cough, sore throat, heart disorder and stress.”
“Valerian has been used as a medicinal herb since at least the time of ancient Greece and Rome. In addition to sleep disorders, valerian has been used for gastrointestinal spasms and distress, epileptic seizures, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.”
This Blackberry Hibiscus flavor was by far my favorite. It was sweet and subtle, but without the watered down taste. There were only 90 calories per bottle, but it did contain a whopping 21g of sugar (21 carbs). Still not bad stats, and it did leave me satisfied and had absolutely no nasty aftertaste, as some healthy drinks such as these do.
I wasn’t excited to find though, that the second thing on the ingredients list was sugar…
“water, organic evaporated cane sugar, natural flavor, citric acid, organic hibiscus concentrate, elderberry extract concentrate (color), grape juice concentrate (color) organic white tea extract, organic caramel color, tartaric acid, organic american ginseng root extractives, organic astragalus root extractives, organic tulsi leaf extractives, organic eleutherococcus senticosus root extractives.”
The second flavor on my “to-buy list”, was the Honey Eucalyptus. This flavor is built around green tea flavors with ginseng and honey. Along with 90 calories, this bottle had 22g of sugar (22g carbs), but redeemed itself by providing 172IU of Vitamin A!
Grapefruit Goji was the only flavor that I really wasn’t fond of. In all fairness, I am not particularly a grapefruit fan, and the majority of the taste and flavor from this one comes from that fruit. Hence, my dislike. Sometimes, I can handle the bitterness of the grapefruit if its enhanced with some sort of sweet factor, but the sweetness in the bottle, regardless of the 20 something grams of sugar, was almost non-existant.
A HUGE thank you goes out to John at Adina Drinks for sending me some bottles for review! You can check out the website here for a buy one, get one free coupon!