Here’s the thing about KOR Shots: each and every flavor (from Focus Fuel to Gut Check) has a specific intention, but can still be taken daily as an overall wellness routine. A great way to choose the perfect shot for you is by trying them all and seeing which taste profiles you love and which formulas make you feel your very best.
Here’s a quick breakdown of the major differences between these cold-pressed juice shots, including when, why and how we recommend taking them:
Potent-C is our sweetest, brightest shot. We like to think of it as sunshine in a bottle. Because it doesn’t contain any bold spices, it’s our most agreeable flavor for juice shot beginners and kiddos.
You may not recognize some of the ingredients listed on the back of the bottle, like sea buckthorn (which has 190 biologically active nutrients in each berry) and baobab powder (a highly-sustainable and powerful source of vitamin C). We’ve sourced these hard-to-find, hard-to-know-what-to-do-with power ingredients, so you can enjoy their flavor and benefits with minimal effort.
When to enjoy Potent-C: Everyday, especially during cold and flu season.
How to get the most of it: Enjoy this shot daily as you would orange juice. It’s also a smart idea to double down on Potent-C during cold and flu season.
Why: Consider this an everyday supercharged orange juice shot. It contains sea buckthorn, which is one of the most concentrated sources of immunity-boosting vitamin C. In fact, this little 1.7 ounce shot starts your day with 50% of your recommended daily dose.
Ingredients: Orange juice, sea buckthorn juice, pineapple juice, lemon juice, baobab powder
2. Intense Defense
Intense Defense is your knight in shining wellness. It’s packed with sweet, yet mouth-puckering passion fruit juice and the vitamins you need to keep your feel-good armor up. Because no defense strategy is complete without some bite, this immunity-defending shot lingers with a kick of habanero pepper juice.
When to enjoy Intense Defense: As an everyday nutrient boost and right at the first sign of feeling rundown and cold/flu symptoms.
How to get the most of it: Drink one shot daily at the first signs of feeling run down and a cold or flu. If you do end up coming down with a bug, continue drinking one shot for the first day or two.
Why: This shot offers up 100% of your daily recommended value of zinc and 235% of your daily recommended value of vegan vitamin D3. Research suggests that taking zinc at the first sign of feeling sick can help reduce both the severity and duration of a cold or flu. Vitamin D is an important immune nutrient anytime, but may be especially important to prevent common colds/flus from turning into respiratory infections.
Ingredients: Passion fruit juice, pineapple juice, lime juice, ginger juice, habanero pepper juice, zinc gluconate powder, vitamin D3 powder
Think of our Wellness shot as a juice cleanse in mini form. It can be tough to stomach an entire glass of ginger and cayenne, but it’s actually pretty fun to knock them back in one adorable shot––especially when the benefits of these ingredients are so widely researched.
When to enjoy Wellness: During a cold or flu, detox, or when you’re simply running on “empty.”
How to get the most of it: Drink this shot as-is, once daily, throughout the duration of a cold or flu to manage symptoms and reduce the duration of the illness. Pro-tip: add a shot each day to a cup of hot water (with an optional touch of honey). The hot water (and honey) can soothe a sore throat, while adding extra hydration.
Our Wellness shot also offers a possible solution for replenishing your nutrients when you’re detoxing or simply feeling low.
Why: Research suggests ginger can help soothe a sore throat, reduce congestion, and decrease inflammation––all issues that can accompany a cold or flu. Plus, its digestive-benefits may help reduce any illness-related nausea or ease stomach discomfort during a cleanse.
Ingredients: Coconut water, lemon juice, ginger juice, cayenne pepper
Immune+ gets its sweet, juicy flavor from acerola juice, a bright-red berry packed with vitamin C. Added adaptogens, including cordyceps mushroom and astragalus root, have shown to improve the body’s response to physical and mental stress––which can be especially helpful when getting over a cold.
When to enjoy Immune+: At the tail end of a cold or flu to boost the immune system back 100%.
How to get the most of it: Drink one shot daily at the tail end of being sick and for several days after, until you feel like yourself again.
Why: Cordyceps are adaptogenic mushrooms that have been shown to help the body adapt to the stress of colds and flus, restore the immune system, and relieve fatigue. Acerola is extremely rich in vitamin C and in fact, this small 1.7 ounce shot bottle offers up 533% of your daily vitamin C to help get you back on your feet.
Ingredients: Acerola juice, pineapple juice, ginger juice, lemon juice, black seed oil, cordyceps mushroom, astragalus root
As a quick recap, here’s what sets each of our Be Well, Get Well Shots apart:
- Potent-C: a potent punch of vitamin C that pleases most palettes
- Intense Defense: your tart and spicy defense against that tickle in your throat
- Wellness: ideal during a cold, detox, or general lapse in energy, with a hot and spicy finish
- Immune+: the go-to choice at the end of a cold/flu for rebooting your system, with a juicy and invigorating taste
Remember: all of our KOR Shots were designed with everyday benefits in mind, so whether it’s cold season or not, they can still fill you up with nutrients, while brightening your body and mind.
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