Here are our top five products to stock in the trending Functional Beverage category. For more information and insights see our latest issue of Supermarket News Magazine.

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What to Stock - LoadedLow Sugar, High performance.

Loaded Electrolyte Sports Drinks offer low, and no sugar options without compromising taste, Loaded has been specifically engineered by leading technologists to contain a massive 2050mg of electrolytes per litre, designed to help your customers perform at their best.

Contact your local DKSH representative or 0508 3565 323 for more information or to order.

What to Stock - Born and RaisedBorn and Raised is a Christchurch-based Kombucha company which has a no-nonsense approach to ensure its kombucha is a supreme cocktail of goodness.

The company’s kombucha is unpasteurised, twice fermented and uses only raw organic and Fairtrade ingredients.  The kombucha is flavoured with Born and Raised’s own organic cold-pressed juice including - fresh turmeric, beetroot, ginger and cucumber, boosting the health benefits of this functional beverage.

The company was born out of a need to provide the consumer with an alternative to high-sugar and high-calorie beverages while ensuring an excellent flavour and taste is retained.

Born and Raised Kombucha is a functional beverage for good reason, it is packed with probiotics, minerals and vitamins B1, B12, B6 and folic acid, it also offers detoxifying properties. A great soda alternative for kids and offering of a cider taste and fizz for health-conscious adults.

For more information email info@bornandraised.co.nz or call Rebecca on 021 395 807

What to Stock - NZ BlueSummer is coming and it’s time to stock up on NZ Blue Spring Water. NZ Blue Water is a New Zealand-owned family business with a vision to provide quality, healthy water in recyclable packaging. The market is asking for water to stay New Zealand owned and NZ Blue Water agree 100 percent.

This spring water is from another time, recognised for its enduring quality and coming from what is regarded as one of the purest spring water sources in the world, the Blue Spring.

The company’s 500ml square PET bottle is a nice size for small hands, easily carried with a device, handbag friendly and doesn't roll around in the car.

The 10L Bag in Box has high-quality gloss printing, giving it a reason not to hang out with the other 10L boxes on the bottom shelve. The box is great for picnics, camping and heading out for a day of fishing.

Check NZ Blue Water out at www.nzbluewater.com or email at info@nzbluewater.com.

What to Stock - Remedy KombuchaRemedy kombucha is a fizzy, live-cultured drink that’s damn tasty and actually healthy. It’s also chock-full of live cultures and organic acids that are good for gut health and overall wellbeing. Better still, Remedy naturally contains no sugar and is the only Kombucha that has the tick of approval from ‘I Quit Sugar’ to prove it. This is because the company makes Remedy the old-school way, fermented in small batches using a long-aged brewing process which removes all of the sugar.

Customers can rest assure that Remedy Kombucha is 100 percent all-natural, raw and unpasteurised, certified organic, vegan, gluten-free, fructose-free and paleo friendly. Remedy Kombucha is available in Original, Ginger Lemon, Raspberry Lemonade, Cherry Plum, Apple Crisp, Hibiscus Kiss and now in two new flavours – Ginger Berry and Lemon, Lime and Mint.

For more information contact deva.dhar@remedydrinks.com or call 0800 KOMBUCHA (0800 566 282).

What to Stock - OSOMCustomers will appreciate the OSOM's new and refreshing range of authentic Ayurvedic Spiced New Zealand Spring Water — loaded with authentic Ayurvedic Fairtrade spices supporting calming, detoxifying and restoring benefits and providing holistic hydration for the body, mind and soul. OSOM’s great tasting and refreshing range of spiced waters can be enjoyed chilled, warmed or ambient. Each flavour variant is individually blended with selected herbs and spices using a unique recipe.

The OSOM beverage range is based around Ayurveda — an ancient Indian healing practice which promotes the belief that health and wellbeing are dependent on the careful balance of body, mind and soul.

Health and wellbeing are at the core of what OSOM do and the company promises no sugar and no artificial sweeteners whatsoever. OSOM is all about being ethical, supporting Fairtrade, and sustainability runs through the fabric of the brand.

Enjoy OSOM goodness. For more information visit OSOM.CO.NZ