Kombucha Scoby (Starter Culture) 1 serve
Brew your own tasty and healthy fermented drink at home with Treasured Earth Kombucha Scoby
What is kombucha? 🍹
Kombucha is a fermented drink that is popular for its purported health benefits.
To make kombucha, sweetened green or black tea is fermented with a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, otherwise known as a SCOBY.
During the fermentation process, the yeast in the SCOBY breaks down the sugar in the tea and releases probiotic bacteria.
Kombucha becomes carbonated after fermentation, which is why the drink is fizzy.
Health Benefits 🙂
There are a range of health benefits from using kombucha
Better gut health
The fermentation process of kombucha means that the drink is rich in probiotics.
Probiotic bacteria are similar to healthful bacteria that are found in the gut.
Probiotic bacteria have been found to help treat diarrhea, and may help ease irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Kombucha improves gut health
The link between healthy bacteria in the digestive system and immune function is becoming clearer as more studies focus on gut health.
The probiotics in kombucha improve gut health, also strengthening the immune system.
There is growing evidence to suggest drinking kombucha could help reduce the risk of cancer.
A study found that kombucha helped prevent the growth of cancer cells. Further research found that kombucha decreased the survival of cancer cells.
Both studies suggest kombucha could play a role in treating or preventing cancer.
* It is important to note that these studies looked at the effects of kombucha on cancer cells in a test tube. More research is needed to see if people who drink kombucha have a reduced risk of developing cancer.
A type of acid called acetic acid, also found in vinegar, is produced when kombucha is fermented.
A study found that kombucha was able to kill microbes and help fight a range of bacteria. This suggests that it may help prevent infections by killing the bacteria that cause them before they are absorbed by the body.
The probiotics in kombucha are thought to have the ability to treat depression.
There may be a link between probiotics and depression, suggesting that drinking probiotic-rich kombucha could help promote positive mental health.
There are strong links between depression and inflammation, so the anti-inflammatory effect of kombucha may help alleviate some of the symptoms of depression.
A 2017 review looked at a number of existing studies and concluded that there is strong evidence that probiotics may help treat depression.
Levels of certain types of cholesterol increase the risk of heart disease. Studies have found that kombucha helps to reduce levels of the cholesterol linked to heart disease. Cholesterol levels and heart disease are also influenced by diet, exercise, weight, lifestyle habits, and inflammation.
* Drinking kombucha may help reduce the risk of heart disease.
Kombucha contains antioxidants that help fight molecules in the body that can damage cells.
Some studies have found that the antioxidant-rich kombucha reduces toxins in the liver. This suggests that kombucha may play an important role in promoting liver health and reducing liver inflammation.
Type 2 diabetes management
Kombucha may help to stabilize blood sugar levels and aid in the management of diabetes.
Kombucha may also be helpful in managing type 2 diabetes.
A study found that kombucha helped to manage blood sugar levels in those with diabetes. This finding suggests it may be helpful in type 2 diabetes management.