Nothing gets Well+Good editors quite as worked up as the phrase “secret wellness drink.” Suddenly, the office becomes ground zero for some serious detective work. Which celebrity just Snapchatted it? What was the bottle shaped like? Okay, so it definitely isn’t Blueprint…Fortunately, we don’t like keeping secrets when it comes to health. (Hmm, you’d think it was, like, our job to tell you or something.) And we have all the details on everything you need to know here.
Friday, Suja Juice is releasing a new cold-pressed juice, infused with activated charcoal—and it’s very, very hard to get. The brand is only making 1,000 bottles of the limited edition flavor and while it can be purchased online, customers are limited to buying six—minimum and maximum.
The limited edition, called Midnight Tonic, has a simple, clean ingredients list. Besides the activated charcoal, it’s made with lemon, stevia, schizandra berry, and ginger. Unfamiliar with schizandra berry? It’s a go-to adaptogenic Chinese herb for mental clarity and increasing energy, making this a good beverage for sipping at your desk. And since stevia is used as the sweetener, there’s zero sugar inside.
So why all the hoopla for activated charcoal? The buzzy ingredient serves as a magnet for organic toxins and flushes them out of your system. Alone, it has a neutral taste, so the Midnight Tonic has more of a slightly sweet flavor, with a bit of a kick, thanks to the ginger.
So far, Eva Longoria, Kristin Cavallari, and Total Diva‘s star Summer Rae have snapped up bottles, taunting their Snapchat followers with photos. If you want to be one of the lucky few who get to try it, head to Suja’s site on September 9 (you can purchase starting at 9 a.m. Eastern) and place your order. It’s the sample sale of juices—your boss will understand if you’re distracted, right?
While we’re on the subject of wellness beverages, check out Gabby Douglas’s recipe for making apple cider vinegar go down easy. Plus, find out why sparkling water may actually be worse for you than diet soda.
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