What is Kombucha
'Good Bacteria' in the form of probiotics. This comes from the 'mother bacteria' (the SCOBY a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast).
Why drink Kombucha?
Kombucha has been brewed for millennia and consumed for its low sugar, good bacteria and deliciousness. The naturally occurring yeasts, bacteria and acids all contribute to the balance of our gut microbiome – where millions upon millions of bacteria inhabit and whose balance and ‘behaviour’ affect our overall health and wellbeing. Your gut - 'your engine' - needs quenching with the best!
Fermented foods and drinks are a useful way to help introduce different and beneficial strains of bacteria into the gut. Research in the field of gut bacteria (microbiota) has increased considerably since it was discovered how fundamental the diversity in our gut is for so many aspects of our health (digestive/mental/heart/immune/hormones etc). Bennetts Kombucha 365 is not ultra-filtrated and not 'tampered' with to standardise it or upset the naturally occurring products of fermentation.
Inflammatory Gut Conditions
Obesity and regulation of appetite
Resistance to Cancer
Menstrual Disorders & UTI's
The Science - Gut Insights
Kombucha "has gained popularity in the West due to its therapeutic effects, such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, anticarcinogenic, antidiabetic, treatment for gastric ulcers, and high cholesterol. It has also shown an impact on the immune response and liver detoxification (Chakravorty et al., 2016)…."
“The beneficial effects of kombucha are attributed to the presence of probiotic microorganisms (acetic and lactic bacteria), antibiotics, amino acids, polyphenols from tea, sugars, organic acids, ethanol, water-soluble vitamins, and a variety of micronutrients produced during fermentation (Jayabalan et al., 2008; Fu et al., 2014)….."
Beneficial properties of kombucha.
“Various benefits to human health are attributed to kombucha."
“Among the benefits reported by Dufresne and Farnworth (2000), we can mention blood detoxification, cholesterol level reduction, atherosclerosis reduction due to cell wall regeneration, blood pressure reduction, inflammatory problem reduction, relief of symptoms of arthritis and rheumatism, normalization of intestinal activity, the balance of the intestinal microbiota, cure of hemorrhoids, reducing of obesity and regulation of appetite, prevention of bladder infection and reduction of kidney calcification, increase in body’s resistance to cancer, it has an antibiotic effect against bacteria, viruses, and yeasts, improves the immune system, relieves bronchitis and asthma, reduces menstrual disorders and hot flashes during menopause, reduces stress, nervous disorders, and insomnia, relieves headaches, fights aging, among other effects.”
Diet & Health - Prof. Tim Spector
“Your diet quality is one of the things we can all do to improve our health and reduce the risk of COVID.”
“The quality of diet was instrumental in reducing the severity of COVID – the number of hospitalisations or people who had long term symptoms….everything starts to come together about the importance of your diet on the immune system via your gut microbes and how this has been so neglected and how government really hasn’t addressed this issue and that’s probably why the US & UK have done so badly in terms of hospitalisations and deaths from COVID compared to other countries could well be just the high levels of ultra processed foods that we’re eating which are still being labelled as healthy….
Diet is important in immune function and we know that diet quality has an affect on the gut microbiome and we know that the microbiome and the immune system are absolutely linked….”
Research: Mass Diet Quality Survey (US & UK) – one million people
Professor of Genetics, Kings College London and Author
The Life Scientific, Radio 4, 19 October 2021