What’s special about Kombucha?
We strive to stick as close to the original recipes that were handed down through generations going back over 2,000 years ago. We have formulated our own special blend of teas and we will not compromise in any way. Our ingredients are all natural and there are no artificial additives, flavourings or preservatives in our Kombucha. Nutra Kombucha is 100% raw and unpasteurised and this is evidenced by the visual presence of live cultures in the bottle.
But yeuch! Aren’t bacteria bad for us? No, not necessarily! There are good bacteria and bad bacteria and most of us have around 2 kilograms of different kinds of bacteria in our gut. Maintaining the balance of good bacteria is vital to our wellbeing. The gut is a fascinating part of our anatomy, it’s where the immune system resides, and is also home to your enteric system (what’s been called the ‘second brain’ in your body). The enteric system is made up of millions of neurons and is a highly complex mechanism which reports to your central nervous system, providing information which allows the nervous system to control breathing, heart rate, the speed at which food is transported through the gut and the production of hormones and mucus. If you ever get ‘butterflies in your stomach’ or get a ‘gut feeling’ about something, that’s your enteric system communicating with your brain. The enteric system has about the same number of neurons that there are in a cat’s brain. It doesn’t ‘think’ like the brain in your skull but it is a super highway of communication that is now thought to influence cravings, hunger, performance and mood swings.