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Karviva Founder Is the Focus of Regional Emmy-Nominated Feature


St. Louis, MO (September 13, 2021) — Karviva Beverage founder Angela Zeng is sharing her story in a television feature nominated for a 2021 Mid-America Emmy® Award. The awards recognize outstanding achievements in television and allied media.

Dr. Zeng and her wellness drinks are the focus of a story which aired on the Higher Education Channel and in the HEC-produced show “Spotlight” in March of 2021 on KPLR 11, a CW-affiliated television station in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Zeng’s story came to the attention of producer Nancy Pasternak as their daughters swim on a year round club team together. “My daughter bragged about how Angela made these great tasting smoothies. But then I heard about Angela’s background and her launch into the wellness drink industry. I knew I had a great story on my hands,” says Pasternak.

Her bosses at HEC-TV encouraged her to pursue the story as they were impressed by Dr. Zeng’s journey as an immigrant to St. Louis and how she combined her education in biochemistry and pathology with her experiences growing up using traditional Chinese medicine. “Her story is both interesting and inspiring,” Pasternak adds. The Regional Emmy® awards will be announced at a virtual gala on October 23rd.

Dr. Zeng and Karviva Beverage will also being featured on the Emmy®-nominated television show “Food is Love” which airs on PBS. The show follows Danish American chef Lasse Sorensen as he spends time in the kitchen of some of the Midwest’s most-celebrated restaurants and eateries. The show featuring Dr. Zeng and her wellness drinks is scheduled to air on Monday, October 11th on PBS Channel 9 in St. Louis at 7pm.

Created based on the idea that “food is better medicine,” Dr. Zeng hopes to promote better health and body awareness by producing products with ingredients that work toward promoting better health and encourage customers’ awareness of the possibilities of integrative and holistic medicine. Stay tuned for more exciting innovative products from us.

Karviva founder, Angela Zeng, was recently featured on, St. Louis’ Home of Education, Arts and Culture. She speaks of her origin story and lifelong pursuit of good health. Also about stepping into the health food market, following her dream to create a business she believed in. Now, her smoothies are among the most popular on Amazon. She talks to HEC-TV about her journey and why she enjoys running her business in the Midwest.


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About Karviva:

Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Karviva is an award-winning innovator in developing great tasting functional juices and smoothies using whole plant ingredients. Formulated from a belief that Food Is Better Medicine™, each unique beverage is inspired by ancient wisdom and backed by modern science. Karviva wellness beverages offer a vast array of product benefits ranging from restoration of digestive and immune health with prebiotics and antioxidants to delivering clean protein and providing sustained energy. Please visit Karviva Prebiotic Superfood Beverages ( for more information.

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Karviva's formulations are inspired by ancient food wisdom, designed to nourish Qi (the vital energy source) and Blood (key bodily nutrients). Our drinks uniquely focus on clean, nutrient-dense ingredients and formulations that maximize food synergies, adhering to principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine. This holistic approach enhances the natural properties of each ingredient, offering unique health benefits.

Karviva Whole Plant Juices can be stored at room temperature. Once opened, they should be refrigerated and consumed within one week for optimal freshness.

Yes, daily consumption of Karviva Detox Juice, for instance, has led many customers to report health improvements after two weeks. However, individual experiences may vary.

Yes, our smoothies and coffee drinks need to be refrigerated and are best enjoyed within one to two days of opening.

Our all-natural, organic drinks are suitable for all, including pregnant women and children. We recommend checking for any personal food allergies.

Absolutely. Karviva drinks are an excellent choice for those managing blood sugar levels or reducing sugar and carb intake, thanks to their low glycemic index and beneficial ingredients like aronia berry and cinnamon.

We carefully select ingredients based on their ideal growth conditions to ensure their therapeutic benefits. Our sourcing strategy includes aronia berries from the Midwest USA, quinoa from Bolivia, oats from Sweden, black soybeans from northern China, and coffee beans from Mexico. Most fruits are sourced from Washington and California, with our sprouts grown hydroponically for quality assurance.

In line with Traditional Chinese Medicine beliefs, we understand that climate, soil, and water quality significantly affect the therapeutic powers of plants. This focus ensures the highest quality and effectiveness of our ingredients.