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5 Benefits of Sober January with Christos from OPUS

Have you ever been sober curious? Or thought about switching your cocktails to mocktails? Christos Kalaitzis, an award-winning mixologist and founder of OPUS non-alcoholic cocktails, walks us through the benefits of participating in Sober January!

About Christos

sober January with opus

After years of preparing cocktails in some of the world’s best bars, OPUS founder, Christos Kalaitzis, saw a need for a premium alcohol-free beverage that wasn’t soda water or a sugar-loaded beverage. So he created OPUS!

Benefits of Sober January

sober January with opus

Improved focus, energy, and sleep:

Alcohol use and poor sleep are closely linked. This is because alcohol interferes with the sleep-wake cycle, making it more difficult to fall and stay asleep. 

Better mental health:

Alcohol reduces dopamine receptors in the brain and overloads the brain with dopamine when consumed.

Improved Gut Health:

Alcohol can have a significantly negative effect on the healthy bacteria in our gut microbiome

Improved Immunity:

Alcohol interferes with the immune system preventing it from producing enough white blood cells to fend off germs and bacteria

Lower risk of Cancer:

The more alcohol you consume, the greater your risk of developing certain types of cancer.

sober January with opus

About Opus:

OPUS is a handcrafted alcohol-free cocktail in a can produced in Vancouver, B.C. by internationally award-winning mixologist Christos Kalaitzis. They feature real ingredients and naturally crafted flavours made with bitters and tinctures that are made with real spices and herbs and are all-natural crafted flavours OPUS plants a box with One Tree Planted for every box of alcohol-free OPUS cocktails sold.

Every part of OPUS is 100% recyclable. We don’t use a plastic ring and the OPUS box is made entirely in Vancouver to reduce its carbon footprint and is made of 100% certified pre and post-consumer paper products. 

OPUS is vegan and cruelty-free. OPUS is alcohol-free, not dealcoholized. Dealcoholized products can be filtered through bone char or fish bladder to remove alcohol from the product. Several alcohol-free beverages are dealcoholized not alcohol-free. However, at OPUS, we also use no animal products and no animal by-products in our beverages. This includes our ingredient sources, additives, and processes making OPUS 100% vegan

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