When I was contacted by the owners of Genki-Su to try their drinking vinegars I really didn’t know what I was in for. Once I received the product I was instantly intrigued and let me tell you why. They boast a lot of health benefits of their drinking vinegars (I will get to those in a minute), but the one that stood out to me the most was that it supports a healthy immune system. You can ask any of my friends, as soon as I begin to get a cold I start to drink apple cider vinegar and nearly every time I can stop a cold from ever setting in.
After reading that Genki-Su can help promote your immune system, I started reading up on it. I even watched the video that showed one of the owners, Takako, who was born and raised in Japan, trying to drink apple cider vinegar as well, because she was aware of the benefits. Not able to get the stuff down ( I can’t blame her) she decided to recreate her moms drinking vinegar recipe that she grew up with.
These vinegars are amazing. You mix 1 part of the drinking vinegar with 6 parts sparkling water. They are naturally sweetened with honey and stevia. The day I tried them there were 4 of us gathered around trying these and we were blown away at the amount of flavor that comes from just a small amount of drinking vinegar added to your sparkling water. It was fantastic. They can also be mixed with teas, juices, added to smoothies, even beer & vodka drinks. We tried quite a few different combinations and we all settled on the sparkling water because of the intensity of the flavor and we felt it needed to be fully enjoyed.
Here are the health benefits of the Genki-Su drinking vinegars::
Increase Energy: Drinking vinegar is an acidic food, helping to increase stomach acidity and improve digestion. Drinking vinegar also contains B-vitamins, which are essential for energy, digestion and optimal metabolism.Weight Loss: Research shows that consuming vinegar may prevent weight gain. Daily vinegar consumption result in 10% less body fat accumulation. It is believed that acetic acid turns on genes that produce proteins that help the body break down fats. Such an action helps prevent fat buildup in the body, and thwarts weight gain. (WebMD)
Decreases Fatigue and Muscles Pain: Athletes are commonly given pickle juice to relieve muscle cramps. When pickle juice (which is made from vinegar) is consumed, it is converted into citric acid, which absorbs and eliminates the buildup of lactic acid causing cramping in muscles. Lactic acid accumulates in the body after strenuous exercises causing tiredness, fatigue, stiff muscles, aches and pains, and eventually cramping. (Wikipedia)Aids In Digestion & Metabolism: Vinegar helps to balance blood glucose levels by lowering the glycemic index of a meal by 30 points. The higher a food or beverage’s glycemic index, the larger and more rapid the body’s insulin response. Insulin can cause the body to store calories as fat. The lower the glycemic index and insulin response, the less likely the calories will be stored as fat. This is particularly helpful for people who are sensitive to carbohydrates and tend to release excess insulin. (livestrong.com)Promotes Skin Health: You are what you eat, and healthy nutrition is key for healthy skin, hair and nails. Drinking vinegar, as part of a healthy diet, supports natural daily detoxification. Optimal digestion and detoxification is vital for clear, glowing skin, as well as strong nails and silky, shiny hair. Acetic acid, a main ingredient in vinegar, can also be used in part with shampoo as a hair rinse to remove dandruff, and hair-product build up. Nutrients in drinking vinegar, such as vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, and B vitamins, can also be very nourishing for the scalp and hair.Helps With Absorption Of NutrientsSupport A Healthy Immune System: Drinking vinegar supports detoxification by cleansing the body and lymph nodes to allow for better lymph circulation. A healthy lymphatic system is vital for breaking up mucus in the body, removing toxins from the cells within the body, and strengthening the immune system.
Improves Blood CirculationReduces High Blood Pressure: Recent studies have found that vinegar could act as an antihypertensive. Researchers believe its effect on blood pressure is linked to a reduction in renin activity. Renin is an enzyme that helps regulate blood pressure. When renin levels are high, you tend to experience an increase in blood pressure. (livestrong.com)
Genki-Su has been making and selling their product since 2012. Now they would like to do a Kickstarter project to expand their product to Japanese Tart Tonic and get it into stores soon. They are halfway to their goal and would love your help in making this next part of their dream a reality. So take a minute and check out their Kickstarter campaign. These girls are doing it right as they slowly work their way into the markets and hopefully into your home.
Disclosure: I was given free samples to try and I really enjoyed them and I think it’s worth your time to try them too. The opinions I share are all my own. I will not share anymore of what I was given, as I am almost out, so you are stuck with just my opinions. This stuff is good.