ANCIENT MUSHROOM ELIXIR
A macro-dose of mushroom magic with a potent trio of adaptogenic mushrooms. Infused in purposeful teas offered in iconic, uplifting flavors to fortify and sustain better health for longer.
Bring your body into healthy harmony with the holistic influence of ancient, Ayuverdic tradition. Our 1800mg functional dose of Reishi, Chaga, and Turkey Tail mushrooms fortify immunity daily, help achieve and regulate homeostasis, and support the body’s natural ability to adapt to stressors through the ritualistic use of adaptogens.
What are Adaptogenic Mushrooms?
Reishi mushroom has been used to help enhance the immune system, reduce stress, improve sleep, and lessen fatigue. With its nootropic qualities, Reishi offers a natural pick-me-up.
Chaga has potent antioxidant properties that support proper cell function that is associated with healthy aging, neuroprotection, and liver function.
Turkey tail also features a broad array of naturally occurring compounds that help to improve stamina and support gut health, which, in turn, correlates with a healthy immune system. It is packed with antioxidants, including powerful flavonoids and more than 35 phenols.
— Turkey Tail
Learn more about ALIVE adaptogenic tea
GT’s ALIVE is a sparkling drink crafted with the best of Mother Nature. Inspired by Ayurvedic tradition, this tea-forward offering features an infusion from a trio of adaptogenic mushrooms (reishi, chaga, and turkey tail) paired with select varieties of invigorating loose leaf tea to promote life in balance.
ALIVE and GT’s KOMBUCHA are both tea elixirs crafted with the best ingredients from Mother Nature.
– ALIVE is an earthy, sparkling tea infused with a trio of adaptogenic mushrooms to help the body handle oxidative stress and maintain homeostasis.
– KOMBUCHA is a fermented tea with naturally occurring effervescence, a signature tangy bite, and billions of living probiotics to support gut health.
Inspired by Ayurvedic tradition, ALIVE is crafted with the belief that food can be a form of medicine. With the intention of combating the effects of oxidative stress, ALIVE helps encourage a balanced pH and provides a gentle boost of energy using these ingredients from Mother Nature:
– Plant adaptogens (a trio of adaptogenic mushrooms)
– Loose leaf tea
– Raw apple cider vinegar
– Dark amber maple
– Roots, herbs, and spices
1. We begin by slow brewing a trio of adaptogenic mushrooms in water for eight to nine hours, yielding a dark base liquid.
2. After the liquid has cooled, we combine it with a select variety of premium loose leaf tea.
3. Once the adaptogenic base and brewed tea are combined, we add raw apple cider vinegar and a touch of dark amber maple.
4. Depending on the offering of ALIVE, we then add premium roots, herbs, and spices for flavor and additional nutritional value.
5. Before bottling, ALIVE is lightly carbonated to enhance the drinking experience.
Adaptogens are a unique group of plants known to help normalize the body. As their name infers, they adapt to what the body needs. By improving the health of the adrenal system, adaptogens can help regulate the body’s response to oxidative stress, resulting in increased energy and elevated mood. Some commonly known examples of adaptogens include ashwagandha, chaga, and lion’s mane.
1. Reishi (pronounced “RYE-shee”) has been called the “mushroom of immortality.”
2. Chaga (pronounced “shah-GAH”) is an anti-inflammatory and natural source of antioxidants.
3. Turkey Tail is studied for its immune-boosting properties.
ALIVE is a sparkling drink with delicious, earthy, tea-forward flavor.
The sparkle (aka fizz) in ALIVE helps creates an enjoyable texture and drinking experience.
The addition of stevia and erythritol to GT's ALIVE reduces the overall sugar amount and provides an enhanced, more flavorful taste. ALIVE includes a blend of dark amber maple syrup (cane sugar is used in ALIVE Cola), erythritol, and stevia to decrease the sugar levels to only 5 grams per bottle. Erythritol might sound “new,” but it is a naturally occurring compound found in grapes, peaches, pears, watermelon, and mushrooms, to name a few sources. Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that tastes like sugar, contains virtually no calories, has little effect on blood sugar and insulin levels, and doesn’t compromise dental health like sugar can. Like erythritol, stevia is also a naturally occurring, plant-based sugar substitute made from the leaves of the stevia plant. Stevia also has no carbohydrates, calories, or artificial ingredients.
The sediment is a good thing! We do NOT process or homogenize ALIVE, therefore we do not use emulsifiers to make all of the ingredients inside the bottle “stick together.” Before opening, we suggest giving the bottle a gentle roll to help disperse the sediment throughout.
Everyone can enjoy ALIVE! We do, however, recommend monitoring your intake if you have a sensitivity to caffeine.
The typical serving size for ALIVE is one 16 oz bottle. For kids, we recommend consuming a smaller amount, due to the caffeine content.
We have heard from many mothers who continue to drink ALIVE during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. However, if you are unsure of introducing something new to your system or having caffeine during this time, we recommend consulting with your healthcare professional due to the delicate nature of pregnancy and breastfeeding.
There is no wrong or right time to drink ALIVE, but many people have shared that they enjoy drinking ALIVE in the morning or early afternoon due to its gentle touch of natural caffeine.
Depending on the flavor, ALIVE contains between 75-150mg of natural caffeine per 16 oz bottle. By comparison, an 8-10 oz cup of coffee contains 100mg of caffeine.
– Cola, 75 mg of natural caffeine
– Root Beer, 75 mg of natural caffeine
– Matcha Vanilla, 75 mg of natural caffeine
– Cascara Spice, 75 mg of natural caffeine
– Ginger Turmeric, 75 mg of natural caffeine
– Yerba Maté, 150 mg of natural caffeine
ALIVE does not contain alcohol. The process used to make the raw apple cider vinegar in ALIVE may form naturally occurring amounts of alcohol that are considered negligible.
ALIVE is a vegan product that is gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free, soy-free, corn-free, egg-free, and free of GMOs. It is not made with any wheat, barley, rye, whey, or derivatives.
We always prefer to source organic ingredients. However, we’re proud to say that we choose to use wild mushrooms in this offering due to their premium nutrient quality. Though they can’t be certified as organic, these mushrooms grow deep in the forest, so they likely don’t ever come into contact with chemicals.
ALIVE is available in select markets throughout the US. Visit our Store Locator to find a retailer near you.
ALIVE should always be kept in the refrigerator (33-37°F) and stored upright – never on its side.
We suggest consuming your bottle of ALIVE within three to five days after opening for the best quality and freshness.
For best quality and experience, we suggest consuming on or before the date printed on top of the cap.
All of the adaptogenic mushrooms used in ALIVE are sourced from the wild in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Our premium loose leaf teas are sourced from their native regions around the world:
– Guayusa from the Amazon Rainforest
– Yerba Maté from the South America
– Pu-erh from Yunnan, China
– Cascara from Costa Rica
– Ceremonial Grade Matcha from Japan
– Black Tea from India
ALIVE also contains a touch of dark amber maple sourced from the United States and Canada.
We’re proud to say that ALIVE is crafted in sunny Los Angeles, CA – the hometown of our founder, GT Dave.