Drinks with Benefits®
Maui Tonics® was founded by Sundya and Gary, the first + only people making fresh-to-order tonics on Maui. Using only superior, locally grown + organic ingredients, Maui Tonics® contains hundreds of the most elegant compounds created by nature along with lots of loving nurture by our local farmers.
We believe in the power of nature and strive to nourish everyone from the inside out, by bringing nature’s precious gift straight to you... in the purest form possible.
With over 45 years in the food industry combined, Sundya and Gary dedicated their career to exploring and sharing healthy nutrition. After operating an award-winning vegetarian farm-to-table restaurant in Philadelphia, Sundya moved to California where she managed two high-end yoga studios and private cheffed for local families before moving to Maui in 2010.
They realized immediately that there was a need for good and healthy vegetarian food on the island. With the desire to introduce the fresh, organic and local foods for everyone to incorporate into their daily lives, Sundya, who is a certified health and nutrition coach and also holds a degree in Child Nutrition from Stanford, started making fresh meals and tonics for several families on island.
Finding incredible fresh organic turmeric, ginger and lemons on Maui, Sundya developed the perfect health tonic and introduced it to friends and clients. A daily dose of tonic was the perfect way to incorporate the health benefits of turmeric and ginger into their daily routine. Since then, Gary and Sundya experimented with additional ingredients such as elderberry, matcha, reishi, tart cherry and tamarind — now bringing the daily dose of Maui Tonics® to customers on Maui and across the nation.
Proven daily regimen
“Turmeric and ginger have been used in my family for generations. Whether they were used as a preventative or a curative, they have been a part of my family's daily regimen for as long as I know.” — Sundya
Our fresh Turmeric root contains one of the highest concentrations of Curcumin (its anti-inflammatory compound) and is grown in the pristine mineral rich volcanic soil on Haleakalā. Hand harvested, our turmeric root is cultivated at its peak potency to ensure optimal bioavailability and efficacy. Turmeric has been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes. More than 100 healthy components have been isolated from turmeric. The main component of turmeric root is a volatile oil, containing turmerone, and there are other coloring agents called curcuminoids including Curcumin in turmeric.
When you start to understand its powerful benefits, you’ll find how important it is to make it a part of your everyday life. Our Turmeric Tonic is an easy + tasty way to get a daily dose of turmeric into your body. Depending on your lifestyle, it generally takes 4-6 weeks of daily consumption to notice a change. Research + client testimonials show that you should experience benefits within as little as 30 days. However, we recommend consuming our turmeric on a daily basis for long term healthcare. We are committed to providing you with the best nutrition so we will never heat treat or pasteurize our tonic.
The chemical analysis of ginger shows that it contains over 400 different healthy compounds. The major constituents in ginger rhizomes are carbohydrates (50-70%), lipids (3-8%), terpenes, and phenolic compounds.
Lemons contain numerous phytochemicals, including polyphenols, terpenes, and tannins. Lemon juice contains slightly more citric acid than lime juice, nearly twice the citric acid of grapefruit juice, and about 5 times the amount of citric acid found in orange juice. Lemons are one of the best sources of vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin A, potassium + magnesium, all essential nutrients that protect the immune system, helping to relieve cold + flu symptoms as well as relieving acid reflux symptoms.
Black pepper contains the bioactive compound Piperine, which has been shown to improve the bioavailability of Curcumin, meaning that it’s more easily absorbed by your body. In fact, combining black pepper with turmeric increases Curcumin absorption by 2000%.
Elderberry is one of the most commonly used medicinal plants in the world. Traditionally, Native Americans used it to treat infections, while the ancient Egyptians used it to improve their complexions and heal burns. It’s still gathered and used in folk medicine across many parts of Europe. Today, Elderberry is most often taken as a supplement to treat cold and flu symptoms.
Tart Cherries have been shown to rid the body of uric acid which is the main cause of gout, muscle soreness, and kidney stones. Tart Cherries can also help increase the body’s melatonin levels.
Tamarind has played an important role in traditional medicine. The polyphenols in tamarind have antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties which can protect against heart disease and diabetes.
Made fresh to order
We source the finest organic ingredients available, directly from local Maui farmers, to provide the highest quality Drinks with Benefits®. Freshly harvested, cold pressed & bottled with Aloha.
Respecting our Food
Food is taken for granted especially because of how easy it is to access it. It’s easy to forget how much work goes into finding it, taking care of it and tending to it. How much time it takes for the plant itself to get the nutrients it needs to grow.
Supporting local Farmers
We work directly with organic farmers, and using healthy practices we hand select our ingredients a few times a week to create the most nutritious and best tonics possible.
Upcountry Farmer's Market
We also are known for our “shot bar” at the popular Upcountry Farmer's Market on Maui, pouring hundreds of tonic shots every Saturday morning for the local community + tourists.