by Natasha Jha
We're always talking about how kombucha boosts your energy and vitality, but do you know why that is? Let's look at how this ancient miracle elixir can really boost your energy levels, naturally.
A treasure of B vitamins
Kombucha is rich in B vitamins, essential to the human body in helping us maintain our health. B vitamins are best known to fuel the cells by helping us release energy from the food we eat. The amazing thing is the sheer variety of B vitamins available in kombucha: B1, B2, B3, B6, B9 and B12.
Here's what they do for you:
Vitamin B1: Also known as thiamine, this vitamin allows your body to use the energy you gain from eating carbohydrates, and maintains healthy nerves in your body.
Vitamin B2: Keeps your cells healthy and functioning properly through the process of cellular respiration. This vitamin is also known as riboflavin.
Vitamin B3: Niacin or vitamin B3 promotes healthy skin, creates healthy fats needed by the body and keeps your DNA shiny and clean!
Vitamin B6: Helps you absorb energy from dietary proteins and boosts immune function.
Vitamin B9: Also known as folate, it helps you produce red blood cells as well as healthy new DNA during cell division.
Vitamin B12: Known as the energy vitamin, B12 keeps your red blood cells and nerves healthy.
Kombucha is fermented tea, and tea is naturally rich in polyphenols and antioxidants. These play a major role in keeping your cells healthy and fighting degenerative diseases like cancer and heart disease that are common because of commonly consumed highly inflammatory diets and lifestyle choices.
Kombucha promotes general cardiovascular health so it's great for both your heart and lungs.
Antioxidants play a major role in keeping your cells healthy and preventing and fighting degenerative diseases like cancer and heart disease.
Blood sugar regulation
Kombucha is low in sugar (it's food for the bacteria that eat it and produce fizz and beneficial vitamins in the process), so drinking a bottle will give you stable energy for hours.
What's more, it also helps to regulate blood glucose and manage diabetes. This is because of the innate antioxidants in tea that boost the function of your pancreas and liver, helping with insulin resistance.
It's also one of the best alternatives to sugary sodas because of its low sugar content and natural fizz.
So for those who drink soda on the regular and want to switch to something healthier, kombucha is the perfect solution!
We have a wide range of kombucha that we brew fresh each week and flavour with seasonal ingredients.