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About Us

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About Us

GÜD Tonics is a line of handcrafted euphoric beverages from Austin, TX – Where quality meets island bliss.

Life’s a Beach With GÜD Tonics!

Escape to your own private island with every sip of GÜD Tonics. Our line of euphoric beverages is inspired by the laid-back vibes of beach life, designed to transport you to sandy shores and sun-kissed days. Whether you’re unwinding after a long day or gathering with friends, our tonics provide a tropical getaway in every bottle. Made with care in Austin, TX, GÜD Tonics blends natural ingredients to create flavors that celebrate life’s simpler pleasures. So, kick off your shoes, sip on our tonics, and let every day feel like a beach day.

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Brewed to Perfection: The GÜD Tonics Story

At GÜD Tonics, we believe in the art of craftsmanship. Each of our tonics is a testament to our commitment to quality and flavor. From sourcing the finest ingredients to our meticulous brewing process, we ensure every sip delivers a burst of euphoric bliss. 

Our Austin-based team, led by Crystal Harral and JR Lopez, passionately blends traditional methods with innovative techniques to create beverages that are not only delicious but also consistently satisfying.

Join us as we embark on this flavorful journey, where every batch is brewed to perfection.


Sustainability Commitment

At GÜD Tonics, we’re committed to the planet as much as to our products. We source our ingredients sustainably and ensure that every part of our production process respects the environment. Our dedication to eco-friendly practices means you can enjoy every tonic knowing it’s crafted with care for the earth.


Euphoria, Naturally

Discover the natural euphoria with GÜD Tonics, your alternative to alcoholic beverages. Our kava-based drinks are designed to elevate your mood and enhance social experiences without the downsides of alcohol. Enjoy the blissful calm and connectivity that kava offers, making every occasion special with a healthy twist. With GÜD Tonics, you can unwind and socialize responsibly, embracing the joy of gathering without compromise.

Meet Our Crew

Meet the team of people running the GÜD Tonics ship, and what their roles are onboard!

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Kemal Whyte - Owner/Founder | Captain ‘At the Helm’

Leverages his Jamaican roots, counterculture past, and passion for natural wellness to innovate in the holistic health space.

Nick Larsen - Chief Revenue Officer | First Mate ‘Steer to Success’

Drives strategic business growth and enhances profitability through innovative revenue-generating strategies and years of experience.

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Crystal Harral - Research & Development | Navigator - ‘Seek Uncharted Waters’

Focuses on innovation in creating high-quality, effective products based on rigorous scientific methodologies and a background in pharmacies & compounding.

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Patrick Gomez - Sales Director | Purser - ‘Build Bridges to Bounty’

Spearheads the company’s sales strategies, ensuring market penetration and strong customer relationships.

JR Lopez - Manufacturing Team Lead | Boatswain - ‘Keep Us Ship-Shape’

Oversees the production processes to maintain the highest standards of quality and efficiency.

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Jasmin Weber - Marketing Manager | Communications Officer - ‘Broadcast the Buzz’

Utilizes her extensive experience in the mitragynine and hemp industries to enhance brand outreach and consumer education.

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Kava is a plant from the South Pacific islands. Indigenous people there have used the roots of the kava plant for a long time to aid in relaxation, and also for other effects. When you drink kava, it affects the GABA receptors in the brain in a way that can make you feel calm, relaxed, and happy. Kava comes in different forms like powder, tea, or ready-to-drink tonics, and it’s enjoyed at social gatherings or for a quiet moment alone. It’s popular because people note getting relaxation without feeling foggy or sleepy.

To enjoy GÜD Tonics safely and effectively, start with one quarter to one half of a bottle to see how it affects you, as each bottle contains about two servings. Remember, you can always take more, but you can’t go back and take less. Always start with a smaller amount to understand how it makes you feel when you try a new substance for the first time. This approach helps ensure you enjoy the benefits of the tonic comfortably and safely.

GÜD Tonics, like many botanical beverages, may offer potential benefits. While we don’t make health claims due to FDA regulations, ingredients in GÜD Tonics are often appreciated for their traditional uses. For instance, ingredients like kava have been used to help with relaxation and stress relief. People also use such tonics to feel more centered and calm. Remember, everyone’s experience with botanical tonics can be different, so it’s good to pay attention to how you feel after using them.

Enjoying GÜD Tonics responsibly is easy! It’s best to start with a small amount, like half a bottle, to see how you feel. Always use GÜD Tonics as part of a balanced lifestyle. Remember, GÜD Tonics are meant to complement your daily routine, so enjoy them when you have time to relax and experience their full effect. Also, it’s a good idea to check with a healthcare professional if you have specific health conditions or dietary concerns.