I had no idea what kombucha was. The first time I tried it, I thought it was “whatever” until I learned a little bit more about its benefits. Kombucha contains a variety of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes and has been prized by traditional cultures for its health-promoting properties. It is a sweetened tea that is fermented with a SCOBY (a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) to become a nutrient-rich beverage. The fermentation process takes 7-12 days depending on temperature and the strength of the SCOBY. This ancient health tonic is attributed with several health benefits. The nutrients it contains are wonderful at supporting the body in various ways.
Improved pancreas function
Improved mood (helps with anxiety/depression)
Reducing Candida (yeast)
It also helps with nutrient assimilation. These benefits could be partially due to the concentration of beneficial enzymes and acids present in kombucha, including Gluconacetobacter, Lactobacillus and Zygosaccharomyces.