CBD Kombucha: The Combo You Didn't Know You Needed
The health and wellness community may be all abuzz about the benefits of cannabidiol, but CBD isn’t the only health supplement enjoying the spotlight. Kombucha is another “cool kid” of the wellness world, and it’s been steadily growing in popularity for years. But are CBD and kombucha two great tastes that go great together? Today we’ll be taking a look at CBD kombucha, a new super-product that’s taking the community by storm!
Is CBD kombucha your new must-try product? Much like CBD Coffee, you’re likely to see it cropping up more and more in coming years, and for good reason. As we’ll see, the combination of kombucha and CBD makes for a powerfully beneficial, utterly tasty treat set to change the way we enjoy both natural supplements!
What is Kombucha? And How’s It Made?
Kombucha is a fizzy and delicious fermented tea enjoying a surge in popularity throughout the US. It’s lightly carbonated, boasts a complex blend of interesting flavors, and is hailed as a tasty treat that boosts your gut health, immune system, and more!
Though there’s debate around its origins, kombucha has been enjoyed for over 200 years, especially in Asia and Eastern European countries. Since then, it’s international popularity has positively exploded! Kombucha is an overwhelmingly popular beverage throughout India. In the United States, it’s quickly graduated from being a hippy’s eccentricity into a mainstay of wellness enthusiasts, trend-setters, and more! Its notoriety has become so widespread that we’re even starting to see kombucha bars open throughout the country!
How’s it made? Well, it’s simple. “Proper” kombucha contains only three ingredients: tea, sugar, and SCOBY — although new, “infused kombuchas”, such as kombucha and CBD mixtures, are cropping up on the regular.
What is that last ingredient, SCOBY, you ask? Bear with us, because it sounds a bit dicey, but SCOBY is the key to all of kombucha’s health benefits. SCOBY stands for “symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast”. Sounds appetizing, right? But we assure you, SCOBY is the star of the show.
What are Kombucha’s Benefits? What About CBD Kombucha?
The live cultures found in SCOBY offer drinkers a host of nutritional benefits, most significantly to the gut’s microbiome. The human body actually depends on the cooperation of innumerable micro-organisms, to the extent that many theorists, such as Timothy Morton, suggest that we should rethink human beings as ecosystems rather than organisms! By taking kombucha or other live cultures, you support that ecosystem and give your friendly neighborhood micro-organisms the support they need to thrive — and keep you healthy!
The gut microbiome is linked to a surprising number of vital functions, including some you’d never expect. Current research even suggests that autism spectrum disorders may be linked to imbalances in the gut microbiome!
So why take CBD kombucha? Simple: The mixture of kombucha and CBD allows you to “double-up” on some of the most innovative and effective benefits in the wellness community!
Kombucha’s Benefits Include:
- Improved digestion
- Improved immune system
- Preventing urinary and yeast infections
- Powerful source of antioxidants
CBD’s Benefits Include:
- Supports maintaining homeostasis
- Improves mental health, including:
- Pain management
- Reduced inflammation
Put those together into a sweet, CBD kombucha brew, and what have you got? A powerful wellness-boosting infusion that benefits virtually all of the body’s most important biological systems, that’s what!
With a host of benefits that broad, it’s no wonder why so many are flocking to CBD kombucha as the new hip trend. It’s delicious, widely available, and, most importantly, provides a quick and convenient way to boost your full-body health.
Making Your Own CBD Kombucha Infusion
Although CBD Kombucha is growing in popularity, it’s still somewhat unusual to come by pre-made infusions of kombucha and CBD. For many users, making your own CBD kombucha will be the best way to reap the many benefits this trendy combo has to offer!
To get started, all you’ll need is:
- Your favorite traditional kombucha tea
- A CBD tincture or CBD isolate in your preferred potency.
- Note: If you’re using a CBD tincture, we recommend using a water-soluble or “nano-CBD” tincture, such as those manufactured by CBD Living, to ensure that the kombucha and CBD properly integrate.
Once you’ve assembled your ingredients, the process is simple:
- Measure out your intended dosage of CBD isolate or tincture, then drop it into the kombucha brew.
- Gently mix the CBD kombucha mixture until the ingredients are fully integrated. Note: Do not shake your CBD kombucha! Kombucha may not be quite as fizzy as soda, but its light carbonation can still cause quite a fuss if it’s agitated. Instead, try mixing with a spoon or straw. Alternatively, reseal your bottle of kombucha, turn it upside down, and gently swirl.
- Voila! All done! Now simply sit back and enjoy your homemade CBD kombucha, reaping the health benefits of two amazing supplements in one quick and convenient package!
Of course, if you’re feeling a bit more daring, you could try brewing your whole kombucha brew from the ground up! Kombucha can be made with any type of tea under the sun; why not use a CBD-infused tea to create an utterly delicious brew that’s as unique as you are?
Final Thoughts on CBD Kombucha
With just a bit of easy prep, CBD kombucha is a delicious and convenient way to receive a host of benefits for your full-body wellness. With all that this combination has to offer, it’s no wonder that kombucha and CBD have taken the health community by storm.
If you’ve found a kombucha recipe that you want to share, please reach out and let us know! We’re always looking for great new recipes and techniques to share with the CBD Choice community, and we’d love to make your innovations heard!