We could tell you that Jac and James came across Cactus Water while hiking through the deserts of Mexico, but honestly we stumbled across Cactus Water on instagram and thought it sounded cool… After doing some research we realised 'hey, this shit is actually good for you!'. We were desperate to try it, but Cactus Water was near impossible to buy in Australia. After finding a logistics loophole, spending a minor fortune on shipping and waiting a month, it finally arrived! And we weren't disappointed, it tasted great! So we thought shit it’s healthy and tastes good too, Aussies would love this.
Not feeling satisfied with replicating what had been done in the US, we wanted to improve the product and make a 'Super Cactus Water'. So we worked with a team of scientists to understand what additional natural botanicals could be added (also called nootropics and adaptogens) to assist with improving energy, beauty and hydration. What came out was a healthy drink that wasn’t just about stripping out the bad stuff but also putting additional good stuff back in... BetterDays Sparkling Cactus Water was born!
What is BetterDays Cactus Water?
BetterDays Cactus Water is sparkling water combined with the juice from the prickly pear cactus, a plant rich in vitamins and antioxidants. With light bubbles and a natural sweetness from the Prickly Pear fruit, it makes a delicious, easy to drink and unexpectedly refreshing beverage perfect for a hot day, post exercise or alcohol replacement. BetterDays Sparkling Cactus Water is plant-based and nutrient rich, powered by naturally occurring minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.
But why Cactus?
The humble cactus has long been lauded for its ability to thrive in some pretty extreme environmental conditions, namely scorching desert heat, dry air, and high winds. Due to cacti’s extraordinary resilience against the elements, it contains several antioxidants, such as betalains, betacyanin, and isorhamnetin, which have anti-viral and anti-inflammatory benefits and may also boost skin health.
Cactus is also incredibly sustainable, using up to 80% less water than other crops and has even been referred to as a ‘Plant of the Future’ by the World Health Organisation… What a plant!