FAQs

What is an adaptogen?
Only carefully selected herbs are classified as adaptogens. They have the unique ability to help you adapt to any stresses physically and emotionally, promoting homeostasis to the body. They must meet certain criteria.

They shouldn’t cause harm when used reasonably. They can be taken continuously over a long period of time. They shouldn’t be too extreme in their Yin and Yang energy, which can create imbalance.

They should help the body adapt to many stresses in life, balancing physical, emotional and psychic energy.
They should contain at least one or more of the three treasures to maintain, build and support them. The three treasures are Jing, Qi and Shen

How much to take?
We state recommended doses for our powders but it does depend on the individuality. Start with a smaller dose and gradually build up to the recommended dose while listening to your body.

How much to take?
We state recommended doses for our powders but it does depend on the individuality. Start with a smaller dose and gradually build up to the recommended dose while listening to your body.

How often to take?
Just like any herbs we recommend having a break now and then. You may decide to take them 5 days a week and 2 days off, or 3 weeks every day and 1 week off etc.

What is the best way to take?
Our favourite ways are to mix with warm-hot water or your favourite milk and in smoothies for quick nutritious boost. We also love incorporating the powders in breakfast, meals and desserts.

Head over to our recipe section for inspiration. We would love to see how you incorporate our
powders in your daily regime. Tag us @shokuiku and #tonicmyway so we can find you.

Can I mix and match?
Absolutely! Listen to your body and feel free to customise and alchemise to find your own balance.

Are your powders organic?
We understand and passionate about importance of safe herbs. We certainly source organic herbs whenever possible. Our organic and wildcrafted herbs come from the suppliers, who understand the most potent and original way to grow and harvest our herbs and they are lab tested for their potency and safety.

Are your powders vegan?
Almost all of them. We do carry bee products and pearl which aren’t vegan.

How quickly do you feel the effect?
It can depend on individual but immediate benefits may be felt after 10-20 minutes. Long term
benefits can be seen after 3 weeks of regular consumption.

Are the products safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding?
Please consult your health care professionals if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Are the products safe for babies and children?
We recommend waiting till your children are 4 years or older. Please consult your health care
professionals.

How to store the products?
Store our powder in a cool and dark place with the lid securely closed.

How long is the shelf life?
Our powder has a shelf life of about 2 years.

Do you offer wholesale prices for my shop and cafe?
Yes. Please get in touch with us via yoko@shokuikuaustralia.com

I have collaboration ideas.
We would love to hear your ideas. Please get in touch via yoko@shokuikuastralia.com

Where do you ship?
Currently we ship to everywhere in Australia. For international shipping please get in touch with us via yoko@shokuikuaustralia.com

How long is the delivery time?
We process most orders within 2-5 days, followed by transit time unless you have chosen pick up from the store.

Please note that orders placed today will not arrive before Christmas.

We are slowing down over the holiday period of 18th December to 14th January. We may still be able to process your order during this time but it may take longer than usual. Thank you for your understanding.