Introducing raiz™: Canada’s first ready-to-consume adaptogenic superdrink
Line of plant-based, low-sugar beverages provide natural energy and immune-boosting effects
22 August 2019
Female-founded company raiz™ has launched Canada’s first ready-to-drink adaptogenic beverages, offering a functional plant-based and dairy-free product made with 100% real ingredients. Three flavours are available in the refrigerated aisle at select Toronto retailers: chicory + chaga, matcha + moringa, and turmeric + ginkgo. Each superdrink has only 150 calories and 8g of sugar per serving, and is free of any artificial sweeteners or flavouring. The adaptogens and superfoods used in the beverages have energizing properties, helping the body to naturally respond to stress and resist fatigue.
Founder and CEO Sofia da Silva created raiz™ as a healthy on-the-go alternative to the unsustainable highly caffeinated and sugary drinks marketed to consumers that come with energy crashes, artificial ingredients, and high calorie counts. raiz™ adaptogenic superdrinks are eco-consciously packaged in recyclable glass bottles and have easy-to-understand labels that break down the all-natural ingredient list and nutritional facts.
Adaptogens are plants and herbs that exert a normalizing and immune-boosting effect on the body, used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine and Indian Ayurvedic medicine. They support the body in responding to stressors and provide a natural source of energy. The nutritionist-formulated raiz™ recipes use chicory root, dandelion root, chaga, moringa, turmeric, ginkgo, cardamom, ginger, and ceremonial matcha.
Adaptogenic superdrink flavours
chicory + chaga
High in antioxidants and fibre, this beverage provides immune support with the added benefit of tasting like an iced coffee — without the caffeine.
- Ingredients: water, pure coconut milk, chicory root, unprocessed organic honey, chaga (also known as the King of the Mushrooms), dandelion root, vanilla extract, stevia, cinnamon, sea salt, acacia gum
matcha + moringa
Gives a natural, jittery-free energy boost with 40 mg of caffeine (an average cup of coffee has 90mg).
- Ingredients: water, pure coconut milk, unprocessed organic honey, ceremonial matcha, moringa, vanilla extract, stevia, cinnamon, sea salt, acacia gum
turmeric + ginkgo
The use of ginkgo (one of the oldest tree species on earth) extract in this superdrink stimulates blood flow to the brain, enhancing clarity and mood while providing a caffeine-free increase in energy.
- Ingredients: water, pure coconut milk, unprocessed organic honey, turmeric, ginkgo, vanilla extract, all-spice, cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, stevia, sea salt, black pepper, acacia gum
raiz™ adaptogenic superdrinks are available at select Toronto retailers, including: BOLO, The Simple Kitchen, Popbox Micro Market, Fiesta Farms, Rosedale’s Finest, Sorry Coffee Co., Good Goddess: The Nest, The Big Carrot, McEwan’s. Up-to-date retailer information is available on the raiz™ store locator.
Founded in Toronto by Sofia da Silva, raiz™ is Canada’s first-ever ready-to-consume adaptogenic superdrink. Inspired after learning about the invigorating power of adaptogens during a visit with her grandmother in Portugal, Sofia developed raiz™, which means root in Portuguese. The nutritionist-formulated superdrinks are energizing and have immune-boosting effects, offering a healthy and natural on-the-go alternative to highly caffeinated and sugary drinks. Made using 100% real, plant-based ingredients, each beverage can be enjoyed hot or cold and contains only 150 calories and 8g of sugar. raiz™ is leading the way in health-conscious and functional consumer options, and can be found in the refrigerator aisle at select Toronto retailers. Learn more at drinkraiz.com and follow @drinkraiz.
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