ReVIBE is a range of healthy, functional and delicious sodas which aims to serve all our drinkers with a better alternative to standard soft drinks and something distinct from kombucha and other fermented drinks.
Why is ReVIBE different from any other soda?
There is no other soda (that we know of) which not only skips on all the undesirables like preservatives, sugar and artificial colours and flavours, but goes even further to add a blend of prebiotics and a botanical extract which support a happy gut based on the emerging science around the microbiome and gut health.
What are PREBIOTICS and why are they in my soda?
Plant based prebiotics are like rocket fuel for those good bacteria living inside us. Science points to the fact that both pro AND prebiotics are necessary for maintaining a healthy, balanced gut.
Feeding a diverse and well-balanced microbiome leads to those good bacteria producing short-chain fatty acids like acetate, propionate and butyrate. These have an anti-inflammatory effect and nourish the cells lining the gut.
We’ve selected a blend of soluble prebiotic plant fibres (often deficient in the diet) which are slowly digested as they pass through the gut. They may even lower the GI impact of other carbohydrates by slowing the absorption of sugars.
What organic marine superfood is ReVIBE infused with and why?
Pronounced “Foo-koy-dan” (Fucoidan) – It may be a mouthful but there is a growing research indicates that the key bioactive compound found in the organic whole plant Wakame seaweed extract has quite a list of beneficial properties.
Studies show it to be effective in balancing the microbiome by supporting species of good bacteria while reducing populations of bad bacteria. There is also evidence to suggest it can exert anti-inflammatory and soothing effects on the gut lining.
While a lot of studies of the specific benefits are fairly recent in the West, Wakame seaweed and Fucoidan have a long history of traditional use treating a wide array of ailments throughout Asia and have been safely consumed as a staple part of their diet. Human trials, alongside extensive historical use suggest benefits and safety even at high levels.
Is ReVIBE really sugar free?
Our sodas are sweetened using a blend of erythritol and xylitol which are known as ‘polyols’, in addition to Stevia leaf extract.
All of these sweeteners are:
They are not like artificial sweeteners (aspartame, Acesulphame K) which do not occur anywhere in nature.
Are ReVIBE ingredients natural?
Of course, bottles of ReVIBE don’t exactly grow on trees but we’ve taken great care to use only naturally sourced ingredients. That means all of our sweeteners, colours, flavours and other functional ingredients are derived from natural, plant-based and in some cases, organic sources.
Is ReVIBE for everyone?
We’ve formulated our sodas to be a more healthful choice for people of all ages and walks of life. If you’d consider drinking or allowing a child to drink a regular, sugar-filled and chemical-laden soft drink, then there’s little reason not to try switching it up for a ReVIBE!
Please note – if you are among the small subset of the population who is sensitive to high-fibre foods like cabbage, beans, onions or prunes; or if you follow a FODMAP restricted diet, please chat with your nutritionist for guidance.