Nikki Hart, BSc Human Nutrition, Registered Nutritionist (NZ)

Nikki is a well-known and trusted New Zealand nutritionist and a key influence in the development of drinks in the SHŌJŌ range.

In developing SHŌJŌ nutri-tonics, Nikki incorporates emerging nutritional science with indigenously used natural ingredients that other cultures have used for centuries.  

The ingredients used in SHŌJŌ are vetted by Nikki and supported by peer-reviewed medical journal articles that substantiate the functional benefits derived from these ingredients.


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