Need a Little Wellness Push? Try So Good So You's Immunity-Boosting Probiotic Shots
Staying home and practicing social distancing has made it clearer to me than ever just how important it is to stay healthy.
Good practices in protection, hygiene and immunity are all critical, and while I've been making sure to wear a mask and properly wash my hands, I haven't always paid the best attention to boosting my natural immunity.
Enter So Good So You. The company specializes in making healthy juices as well as immunity-boosting probiotic drink shots designed to improve different areas of health. They gave me the chance to try samples of a few of their shots so I could reap their benefits for myself, and here's what happened.
So Good So You's probiotic shots are 1.7 oz. bottles of cold-pressed juice that pack a healthy punch. Each bottle contains a billion CFUs or probiotics, which are said to be great for digestion as well as support of the immune system. They're full of vitamins and minerals, which are fully derived from their fruit and veggie ingredients, and the shots are fully organic and plant-based, and are made with non-GMO ingredients.
Their drinks are made using a high-pressure processing method, locking in nutrients, keeping flavors fresh and eliminating the need for preservatives while destroying harmful bacteria. Each product is also made with 100% renewable energy, and the packaging is fully recyclable. It also happens to be biodegradable, in the off-chance it does end up in a landfill.
Their lineup includes nine different varieties of probiotic shots. While they send me two each of their Energy, Immunity and Detox shots to test, they also sell Longevity, Sleep, 2X Energy, Beauty, Digestion and Endurance shots. While they're not available to purchase online directly, they are available in many stores, where they typically sell for a little under $4 per shot.
I began with the Energy shot, which on top of the benefits of probiotics also contains coffee fruit extract for a natural boost of caffeine. The 1.7 oz. shot contains 95 mg of caffeine, which is about the same as an average cup of coffee, and I have to say that sipping this shot made me wide awake in an instant—especially given the fact that I don't usually take in much caffeine.
While it was technically a green juice containing spinach, it didn't have too much of an icky veggie flavor. The most prevalent flavor was actually the orange, with the mango bringing in a slight earthy taste. The shot also contained 35% of my daily Vitamin C, 5% of my iron and 2% of my Vitamin A, simultaneously filling me with all kinds of nutrients. When I had a little bit of trouble going to sleep that night, I knew it had done something right.
Be warned—this Immunity flavor doesn't hold back on the heat! While the top-level flavor orange juice, it's also full of ginger juice with cayenne pepper, so I shouldn't have been surprised that it stung the throat and mouth a little bit going down. I woke up a little sniffly one morning after a chilly night, but drinking this, I could immediately feel it work its magic.
The ginger and paprika spice was strong, but it was sweetened with raw honey to help it go down, and even despite the burn I kept wanting to sip. Maybe it was just a passing morning thing, but by late morning, I already felt cleared up. Perhaps the heat shocked my system back into feeling healthy again. The shot also contained 20% of the daily recommended dose of Vitamin C and 6% of the recommended iron to keep me going strong.
Last but not least, it was time to try the Detox shot. While I don't necessarily buy into the idea of "removing toxins" from our bodies by eating certain foods, I do believe in returning to healthier practices after eating junky food, and seeing as I ate way too much fast food fried chicken the day before trying this shot, I thought it was appropriate. Blue-green algae is said to cleanse the body of toxins, and this shot is based on the principle that the body prefers (and works best) when fed organic and energy-boosting ingredients like it.
And the shot certainly tasted healthy and cleansing. The flavor was primarily pineapple with a hint of orange juice, and although blue-green algae juice was one of the key ingredients, I don't think it really affected the taste, despite dying the juice a deep green color. I certainly felt better after drinking it down, too. And with 230% of my daily Vitamin A intake, 25% of my iron and 15% of my Vitamin C, it had lots of great nutrients for my body to take in, which left me feeling even better about my decision.
If you're already a fan of immunity-boosting, nutrient-rich shots to help you get through days where you need a little help in various health areas, I definitely recommend So Good So You. If you're new to the concept, you might not be interested in dropping that much money on fancy juices, and I don't blame you.
While they might not be available everywhere and the $3.99 price might make regular use a little prohibitive, each variety appeared to do exactly what it set out to do—and they all tasted great, too. If I ever spot them in stores near me, I do plan to grab a couple for one of those rainy days when I need that extra push to keep me going.
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