What is KOMBUCHA?
URBNMONK Kombucha is a cultured tea drink that is refreshingly delicious & good for you.
People around the world have been making and enjoying Kombucha for over two millennia. Kombucha has been widely regarded as an elixir that provides good health and vitality to those who enjoy this ancient brew, believed to have grown out of Asia and Eastern Europe.
SO WHAT'S IN IT?
The foundation of all kombucha is tea. Tea (white, green, oolong or black) is naturally fermented with cane sugar to produce a slightly acidic-tasting, lightly-effervescent tea beverage.
Teas are naturally rich in antioxidants called polyphenols that work against DNA-damaging free radicals. The kombucha making process enhances the tea’s positive effects on your body & mind. During the process it builds up live probiotics, beneficial organic acids and active enzymes that help revitalize your core & reclaim gut health.
Tea provides hundreds of different compounds that the Kombucha Culture (SCOBY) breaks down into bio-available nutrients.
A healthy SCOBY is the key ingredient to an awesome tasting Kombucha. It is the living home for the microbes that make all the magic happen.
But WHY? No sugar, no kombucha. Sugar acts as the food source for the microbes. So there's very little left in the end. All the good stuff comes as a byproduct of this digestion process.
SCOBY stands for Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria & Yeast. This rubbery raft that floats on the surface is the real powerhouse of Kombucha making process. It is the home for microbes that turn tea into this tangy, fizzy beverage. Also called Kombucha 'mother,' it deserves all the attention it gets. That thing you see sometimes in the Kombucha bottle is a part of this SCOBY and is perfectly healthy to drink.
WHAT DOES IT DO IN MY BODY?
A WHOLE LOT. Although the number one reason to drink Kombucha is usually it's unique and remarkable taste, it offers many benefits to your body's health.
HEALTHY GUT FUNCTION
Restores the balance of good gut bacteria with probiotics, and provides a number of healthy acids & enzymes that help you break down food easily to make nutrients more available.
Antioxidants fight against free radicals and improve the body's ability to recover from oxidative stress. Gluconic acid and glucuronic acids help flush out toxins in the liver.
L-theanine provides focused calm energy. Vitamins & anti-oxidants protect the liver, regulate appetite and boost immunity, energy & stamina. Kombucha also helps stabilize blood sugar levels.
B vitamins (B1, B6, B12) & Glutamic acid play a key role in balancing the immune system. Vitamin C suppresses the release of stress hormone Cortisol.