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Product Formulation & Safety

What Is a Tonic?

Plant-based tonics are synergistic blends of a high volume of plant materials brewed in water and finished with citrus and natural sweetener. Our formulas are based on positive results over many years of private clinical practice.

Are Your Tonics Made with Filtered Water?

All of our tonics are made with water filtered through a reverse osmosis process.

Are Your Tonics Pasteurized?

Yes, they are.

Do Your Tonics Contain Caffeine?

All of our tonics are caffeine-free with the exception of our Japanese Matcha tonic, which contains ceremonial grade matcha. Unlike coffee, matcha contains an amino acid that provides a smooth and steady boost of energy, rather than the spike and cra

How Much Cholesterol Is In Goldthread Tonics?

Zero. Our Tonics are 100% cholesterol-free.

Im Worried About Drinking Herbs. Are They Safe?

Yes, all the herbs we use in our drinks are GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe). Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) is an American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by expert

Are Your Drinks Safe for Kids?

Yes, they are safe for kids and beneficial for them too. Kids love the fresh, juicy flavors, and tonics are a great way to get kids the nourishment their growing bodies need.

What if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

Our tonics are designed for all healthy people. Should you be pregnant or breastfeeding, incorporating our tonics will only be positive! We always recommend that you consult your health care professional if you have any questions about whether or not

Are Your Products Safe for Tree-nut Allergies? Are They Packaged on Shared Equipment?

Our tonics are safe for tree-nut allergies, but they are packaged in a shared facility. There is protocol within the facility that, when using any of the eight allergens, an extra cleaning and sanitizing step is required on machinery.

Is Goldthread safe for Diabetics?

While we don't use actual sugar in our herbal tonics, we do sweeten them with monk fruit and erythritol to give them a delicious taste from natural sources. Erythritol is a naturally occurring sugar alcohol that studies have shown to have no effect o

Are Goldthread Tonics Organic?

The short answer is yes and no! The longer answer is that yes, the herbs in our tonics are all organic. With our mission of supporting as many small, independent farmers and growers as we possibly can, some of the ingredients we purchase are not cert

Are Your Drinks Raw?

Our drinks are not raw. Each batch is hand brewed to draw out the most vital constituents of dried plant material we can deliver. Plant-based tonics should not be confused with raw fruit and vegetable juices, though they are often even more nutritiou

Are Your Drinks Vegetarian, Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free, Non-GMO?

All of our drinks are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO. We are working on our non-GMO certification and will keep you updated as we move the process along.

Is There Sugar in Your Drinks?

None of our drinks contain sugar or artificial sweeteners. We only use a small amount of monk fruit sweetener in each drink for sweetness. You can get more information on our monk fruit sweetener here.

What is Erythritol?

Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that exists naturally in many plants, such as grapes and mushrooms, and in fermented foods like cheese, wine, and beer. It is produced through a natural fermentation process, and it does not cause dental cavities or cont

Is Erythritol Safe for People with Corn Intolerance?

Yes, it is safe for people with corn intolerance, sensitivities, or allergies because it contains no corn proteins that may trigger allergic reactions. One hundred percent of corn protein is eliminated during the fermentation process used to create E

How can your Tonics have 0G Sugar but still contain >20G of Carbohydrates?

The tonics use a zero-calorie sweetener made from a blend of monk fruit and erythritol. These sweeteners have a carb count, but they are not absorbed by the body, and so they are not caloric. Monk fruit is a medicinal plant with a sweet flavor, simil

What Is Our Monk Fruit Sweetener Made of?

It is made from Erythritol, a sugar alcohol made from fermented glucose from certified non-GMO corn and high-purity Monk fruit (Luo Han Guo) extract. It contains no flavors, colors, preservatives, or additives of any kind.

What Is Monk Fruit?

Monk fruit or Luo Han Guo (Siraitia Grosvenorii) is a rare perennial plant cultivated mainly in the mountains of the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region in China. Unlike most fruits, whose sweetness comes from fructose, Monk fruits sweetness comes from

What Makes Our Monk Fruit Sweetener Different from Other Sweeteners?

It is the only sweetener on the market that successfully combines Erythritol with Monk fruita prized Chinese medicinal fruit. It also lacks the burnt taste often associated with Monk fruit-based sweeteners.

Is Our Monk Fruit Sweetener Kosher?

Yes, it is Kosher certified by Kosher Check.

Is Our Monk Fruit Sweetener Non-GMO?

Yes! It is Non-GMO Project Verified.

Is Our Monk Fruit Sweetener Safe?

Yes, it has been sold in Japan for over fifteen years and has an excellent safety record. No adverse reactions have ever been reported. In the US, it has GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) status.

How much caffeine is in Japanese Matcha?

Our Japanese Matcha tonic contains about 1/t tsp of matcha powder, which comes out to roughly 70mgs of caffeine. A standard 8oz cup of black coffee contains about 95 mg of caffeine.

How many mg of turmeric are in Turmeric Radiance?

There are 2,500 to 3,000 milligrams of turmeric in Turmeric Radiance. The effects of Turmeric Radiance are not entirely based on turmeric, it's about the supporting synergy from the other 10 herbs and spices in the blend that are potently active and

Are Your Products Meant to Be Consumed in Place of a Meal?

Our tonics are not meant to be a meal replacement. Our bottles are one serving size, so they are typically meant to be enjoyed in one sitting, but they can also easily be consumed throughout the day, just remember to refrigerate after opening.