Recover Faster, Chill Out & Defy Ageing With These Health Shots
What’s the weirdest thing you have consumed for its health benefits? Force-fed yourself spoonfuls of horseradish, swallowed cloves of garlic whole, sipped on few drops of liquid chlorophyll, or snacked on a bowl of grasshoppers? (Yup, apparently these critters are packed with protein). We’re all for trying our utmost to stay healthy – particularly during these current stressful times, and with winter upon us – we’ll have to work extra hard at boosting our general health and immunity. But that’s not to say we have to gargle any weird or unsavoury concoctions. Thankfully, we have our trusted homegrown rooibos, which has long been heralded for its health-boosting properties. But, because hot drinks aren’t always quick to make (and consume), the rooibos experts have launched a super convenient alternative.
Rooibos-based health shots
BOS Brands, the same guys who brought us the much-loved BOS organic rooibos Ice Tea, has launched a new range of functional rooibos-based health shots.
BOS is short for rooiBOS – our magic ingredient with superfood powers. – Will Battersby, MD of BOS Brands SA
Each shot is packed with the benefits of brewed organic rooibos, a healthy dose of functional ingredients, and natural fruit juice. Bringing you a health boost with great taste in one single shot – perfect for an on-the-go lifestyle, or if hot drinks aren’t necessarily your thing.
The range is a welcome addition at a time of strong focus on health and self-care during the Covid-19 crisis. The shots are available in doses of 50ml with four variants to choose from:
‘Bounce Back’ the healthy way
The Bounce Back shot contains brewed organic rooibos, orange juice, lemon juice, ginger extract, turmeric extract, and ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). This powerful combination of ingredients with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, helps to defend the body against viruses and bacteria.
‘Chill Out’ and relax
The Chill Out (CBD) shot contains brewed organic rooibos (which reduces stress hormone levels) , 1mg of broad spectrum hemp derived CBD (known for its calming properties) and sour cherry juice (rich in melatonin, the hormone that helps you sleep). Together, these powerful ingredients work together to help people who struggle with anxiety to relax and “chill out”.
‘Let It Glow’ and defy the ageing process
The Let It Glow (Collagen) shot’s combination of brewed organic rooibos tea, strawberry juice, raspberry juice, grape juice, and hydrolyzed collagen peptides assists in reducing the effects of ageing by fighting free radical damage and increasing the skin’s elasticity. All these ingredients have anti-ageing properties, and collagen has been shown to have beneficial effects on skin health as it reduces the appearance of ageing by increasing skin elasticity, skin hydration, dermal collagen density and wound healing.
‘Gut a Problem’? Probiotic to the rescue
The Gut a Problem? (Probiotic) shot supports gut health with brewed organic rooibos tea, grape juice, probiotics and apple cider vinegar. All components of this shot calm and benefit the digestive system. Plus, each BOS probiotic shot contains 1 Billion colony forming units (CFU) of Bacillus coagulans per serving, a daily dose that is scientifically proven to be effective in great gut health.
Here’s what the MH team had to say after trying the shots for themselves:
Nadim Nyker, MH Digital Editor
“We all want an easy fix and most times there isn’t one. But BOS have really changed the game. With the pandemic and the stay-at-home sedentary lifestyle, cooking has been my saving grace – eating and snacking more than ever before. But no matter how many carbs I cut, my gut still needs to deal with the acids and everything else I throw at it. It goes without saying, stress is at an all-time high – for everyone. That’s why I love the BOS shot range – and especially the Probiotic shots. Made from brewed organic rooibos, apple cider vinegar and probiotics, my gut is one thing less I have to worry about.”
Kelleigh Korevaar, MH Features Writer
“Working from home might’ve seemed ideal in the beginning when I only had to roll out of bed and start working, but after three months it’s a lot less fun. At the end of a long day, I grab a Chill Out shot from the fridge and start my evening wind down. And boy, have they helped. I’m less stressed thanks to the CBD and rooibos and sleeping a whole lot better due to the sour cherry juice that’s chock-full of melatonin. This shot packs a serious mental punch!”
Wanita Nicol, MH Deputy Editor
“There’s never been a more important time to keep your immune system boosted than now. Daily doses of vitamin C and other antioxidants which fight inflammation can also bring you back from the brink of catching that cold. And help you heal faster if you do get sick. I normally find the ginger and lemon in freshly squeezed shots too strong and it burns my throat. This shot has all the goodness, but isn’t as harsh to swallow as others. It actually tastes great! And it contains zero added sugar.”
BOS Shots are available for purchase on the BOS online store in cases of 10 or 40 shots. Use discount code MENSHEALTH and get a 15% dicount! Alternatively, you can get them at a wide range of retailers, including Pick n Pay. BOS Shots RRP is R 19,99 per shot.