Your Questions


Why Papaya?

Papaya is a tropical fruit which has long been recognised for its health benefits. It is a rich source of antioxidant nutrients such as carotenes, vitamin C and flavonoids; the B group vitamins, folate and pantothenic acid; and the minerals, potassium, copper and magnesium. The enzyme, vitamin and phyto-rich nutrients of the fruit and leaves supports immune function and can assist in the maintenance of a healthy immune system.


Why Turmeric and Ginger?

Turmeric contains compounds called Curcuminoids, the most important of which is Curcumin. Curcumin has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a powerful antioxidant. Ginger is known to help digestion, reduce nausea, and help fight the flu and common cold. Gingerol is the main bio-active compound in ginger, responsible for much of its medicinal properties, it has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.


Why is Black Pepper added to your Turmeric, Ginger and Black Pepper Tonic?

Unfortunately, Curcumin is poorly absorbed. It helps to consume black pepper with it, which contains Piperine - a natural substance that enhances the absorption.


Why Berries?

Berries are packed with the antioxidant anthocyanins, ellagic acid and vitamin C. Berries are great source of the phytonutrient flavonoids, and contain high amounts fibre - a nutrient important for a healthy digestive system.


Why Elderberry?

Elderberries are an excellent immune booster due to the high level of antioxidants, anthocyanins, and flavonoids. Elderberry may also stimulate glucose metabolism and the secretion of insulin, lowering blood sugar levels. 


Why Pomegranate?

Pomegranate is a good source of fibre. It also contains vitamins A, C and E, iron and other antioxidants. Pomegranate has potent anti-inflammatory properties, which are largely mediated by the antioxidant properties of the punicalagins.


Your Turmeric, Ginger and Black Pepper Tonic has a slight vinegar after-taste, why is this?

This is due to the natural fermentation process and is normal.


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Do your products contain any caffeine?



Are Akesi products suitable for Vegans?

Yes, our products are not tested on animals and contain no animal products or by products.


Are Akesi products suitable for Vegetarians?

Yes, our products are not tested on animals and contain no animal products.


I am dairy/lactose intolerant, can I use Akesi products?

Yes, our products are dairy free.


Do your products contain any major allergens - sesame, nuts, egg or gluten?

Our products are nut, sesame, egg, gluten and dairy free.


Do your products contain sugar?

Akesi Tonics: No sugar has been added. Akesi Tonics contain sugar that is naturally occurring in the fruit, however these sugars have predominantly been broken down through the natural fermentation process. Akesi Berry and Turmeric contain a vegetable-based glycerol (a sugar alcohol/polyol) which has 40% the sweetness of sugar. It has a very low glycaemic index and is suitable for diabetics.

Akesi Child Probiotic+ Elderberry Boost: This product utilises Xylitol, a natural plant-based sweetener. Xylitol acts as the carrier of the bacterial strains and is utilised to ensure that the powder remains stable and doesn’t end up clumping together. 

Akesi Baby Probiotic+ Powder is 100% sugar free.


Do your products contain preservatives?

Akesi Tonics and Spritzer contain a natural preservative - Lactic acid bacteria.


What do you mean by “100% Natural”?

Our products contain no herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilisers. No artificial preservatives or colourings have been used.


Where do you source your ingredients?

Our products are sourced locally in Australia. Some bacterial culture strains are sourced from outside Australia.


Are Akesi products Non-GMO?

We use Australian sourced papaya which are grown without the use of herbicides or pesticides and are therefore certified within Australia to be non-genetically modified. 


Can Akesi products be taken with other medication?

Please discuss with your healthcare professional before consuming our products if you are taking other medications.


Are Akesi products safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding?

We advise pregnant or breastfeeding customers to please consult with a healthcare professional before consuming our products.


Can I give the Akesi Bio-Fermented Tonic range to my children?

Our Bio-Fermented Turmeric and Papaya Leaf Tonics are not suitable for children under the age of 3. For children aged between 3-6 years old we advise a quarter of an adult serve; for children aged between 6-12 years old we advise half an adult serve. 


Are there any side effects I should be aware of?

When starting with probiotics, we advise to start at the suggested serve size and adjust up or down according to how your gut responds. Everybody has a unique gut microbiota and needs to be guided by their own gastrointestinal patterns e.g. number of bowel motions, consistency, gas or bloating.