What is Kombucha?

Kombucha is a traditional fermented drink made of black tea* and sugar.  It contains a variety of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes and has been prized by traditional cultures for its health-promoting properties.  

A SCOBY ferment the  sweetened tea into Kombucha.  The SCOBY consumes over 90% of the sugar during fermentation resulting in a low sugar finished product.

Once a very obscure drink, Kombucha has become a popular beverage, which can be found not only in health food stores, but also in restaurants and brew pubs.


* Gayle’s Kombucha is made with organic white and green tea


What is a SCOBY?

The SCOBY, or Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast, is the collection of microbes responsible for turning sweet tea into a probiotic beverages,  A SCOBY (a living home for the bacteria and yeast) transforms sweet tea into a tangy, fizzy Kombucha.   Think of the SCOBY as the coral reef of the bacteria yeast world for good yeast and good bacteria.  The SCOBY seals off the fermenting Kombucha from the air and protects it from outside, undesirable bacteria, while it is fermenting.  Essentially, it is a living colony of beneficial organisms.


What Can Kombucha Do For Your Health?

The concentration of beneficial enzymes and acids presentation Kombucha have known to provide the following benefits to those who regularly use it:

Kombucha is a powerful detoxifier. The gluconic acid it produces binds to heavy metals and chelates them out of the body.
Kombucha or “Booch,” is loaded with beneficial probiotic organisms (healthy bacteria), which can improve digestion.
Beneficial probiotics in Kombucha is good for your gut, can strengthen your stomach walls, and may help to heal gastric ulcers and other stomach issues.

Kombucha is full of antioxidants, which provide immune system stimulation

Kombucha is also loaded with B and C vitamins, which aids in maintaining and enhancing cellular health.
Kombucha is reported to help joint health and reduce arthritis pain.
Kombucha can provide a healthy, natural way to maintain your cholesterol level.
Kombucha’s beneficial probiotic organisms can help protect against microbial infections.
Kombucha is said to reduce Hepatoxicity, which supports the liver.
Kombucha tea has a deserved reputation of being healthy for the heart.
Kombucha aids in pancreatic health and slows down digestion of carbs and production of glucose which can be helpful for people with Type 2 Diabetes.