We choose each ingredient to help support your exercise performance, post-exercise recovery, vitality and general wellness.

Honey Elixir

Honey Elixir is an all-purpose sweetener crafted with manuka honey, honeydew honey, kiwifruit and green apple cider vinegar. Take it as a wellness and vitality shot or to add a touch of sweetness to VB-8.



Manuka honey is made from the nectar of manuka flowers. It is highly valued for its antibacterial, wound healing, anti-ulcer, anti-cancer, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. Honey can be taken by people of all ages. It provides energy, helping athletes overcome fatigue. It also helps with nausea, coughs and colds.



Honeydew honey is a rare form of honey collected from the beech forests of New Zealand’s South Island. It is often referred to as ‘forest honey’ and is produced by honeybees collecting nectar exuded from a scale insect. Honeydew honey is rich in probiotic oligosaccharides (complex sugars) that promotes gut health. Honeydew honey also has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.



Our organic apple cider vinegar is made with fermented green apples. It contains antioxidant-rich polyphenols. Research shows apple cider vinegar provides numerous health benefits including anti-obesity, anti-diabetic, anti-Alzheimer's, immune health, anti-bacterial, antifungal, anti-viral, cardiovascular support and anti-cancer  properties.



High vitamin C levels in kiwifruit promotes collagen synthesis, supporting healthy tendons, ligaments and joints, essential for superior physical performance. 

Kiwifruit antioxidants vitamin C, E, and polyphenols help combat oxidative stress in the brain, promoting improved cognitive function, memory and attention.   

Kiwifruit offers comprehensive wellness benefits.

  • Kiwifruit has low GI 39 (low GI = <55), so it is ideal for managing blood sugar levels.
  • High levels of electrolytes makes kiwifruit a good pre-workout meal.
  • Kiwifruit fibre and actinidin enzyme create a healthy gut microbiome, prevent constipation, enhance  nutrient absorption and help prevent colorectal cancer.
  • High levels of vitamin K, E and potassium promote cardiovascular health.
  • Vitamins A, C, E and copper help build a strong immune system.
  •  Lutein helps promote eye health.
  • Inositol promotes serotonin levels in the brain and helps reduce stress levels and depression. Research shows it also helps boost mood and energy levels.
  • Vitamin C, E and amino acids promote skin health and wound healing.
  • Vitamin B6 (folate) help promote maternal health in pregnancy.
  • Vitamin C, copper, zinc, magnesium and phosphorous promote healthy hair and nails.


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