Fire Tonic™ for singers, speakers, presenters
Fire Tonic™ may be all about prebiotic and anti-inflammatory properties, but it might as well be called an elixir for the vocal chords with so many of its ingredients relied on by performers and speakers all over the world.
Musicians who have met Jimmy Barnes tell of one of the great singer-songwriter’s go-tos, apple cider vinegar, which he takes regularly to protect his vocal chords against the strain of impassioned hits like Working Class Man.
According to Barnes, you can damage your vocal chords by singing while dehydrated or tired, or if you don’t warm up properly. And vocal performers of all kinds are aware of how taxing a rehearsal or recording schedule can be.
Australian singer-songwriter Ziggy Alberts swigs Fire Tonic™ on stage mid-concert to keep his pipes piping. It’s also greasing the vocal chords of many other Australian singers, including Lee Kernaghan and Wes Carr.
When Sydney vocalist Scott Hamblin gave Fire Tonic™ a go, the difference was stark. The lead singer of eighties cover band VOXNEON noticed improved resonance, tone and range, and his voice copes with loud, high notes better than it used to.
‘The boost helps me relax a bit more,’ he says. ‘It reduces the tendency to strain so my performance sounds less forced and way more natural.’
Fire Tonic™ takes the old apple cider vinegar remedy up a level with chili, onion and Szechuan pepper, which warms up your throat in no time with just a quick swig. The tongue-prickling base of Mother of Vinegar also breaks down mucus and stops bacteria spreading, reducing the likelihood of a throat infection.
Honey is also a tried-and-true antimicrobial and you’ll find it in all our non-vegan tonics. Many performers also like to mix their Fire Tonic™ with extra lemon, also known to be good for the throat.
The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric, chilli, garlic, horseradish, ginger, celery and many more are also important care for your vocal chords when taken regularly.
Take it every day to keep your voice in tip-top condition, and when you’re on the job, you can take a shot at the first sign of that dry niggle. Let the honey, herbs and heat trickle down slowly to coat the throat. Don’t worry, you’ll feel it working!
And of course, a great side effect is the boost to your gut and metabolism, with all the increased immunity and energy that goes with it. All of that is great news for your performance.
Plus, we’re told the bottles are perfect for fitting into your microphone case.