Most of us have experienced anxiety at some point in our lives while others deal with stress on a daily basis. Reaching for a glass of Kombucha may be exactly what your body needs to rebalance itself and can be a helpful component to add into your natural anti-anxiety regimen.
Here are a few ways Kombucha alleviates stress and anxiety:
1. Kombucha supports Healthy Digestion
Kombucha regulates the digestive system by increasing the acidity of the gut. Gut acidity is essential for easing digestion and absorbing nutrients from food. Stress often manifests in the gut as irritable bowel syndrome or ulcers, both of which are relieved by improved digestion and acidity.
2. Kombucha has Low Amounts of Alcohol
Kombucha is not an alcoholic ferment like beer or wine but it does have trace amounts of alcohol that is known to improve and increase feelings of well-being and lower stress.
3. Kombucha is an Adaptogen
Kombucha is an adaptogen, meaning it helps generate homeostasis (balance) in the body. This aides in reducing the negative effects that physical and biological stressors can have on us.
Adaptogens can help our bodies moderate free radicals that cause oxidative stress and help normalize systems. Studies have proven that adaptogens decrease stress and help build a strong immune system.
4. Kombucha contains B Vitamins and Vitamin C
Kombucha contains vitamins B1 (thiamine), B6, and B12, all of which are known to aid the body fight depression, alleviate mood, and increase concentration. It also contains vitamin C, which suppresses the release of cortisol (one of the stress hormones). Higher levels of cortisol in the blood contribute to hypertension, depression, and impaired mental clarity.
If you love drinking kombucha, start brewing at home with our Kombucha Tea Brewing Kit today! You will not only love the benefits of drinking kombucha, home brewing may become a great creative outlet for stress.