Kombucha is a beverage experience like no other. The refreshing drink is made by fermenting tea with a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (or a ‘SCOBY’) to create a mix that is slightly fizzy, a little sweet, and just the right amount of sour.
Here at No. 1 Living, our kombucha is full of natural ingredients, vitamins and antioxidants. Thanks to its unique production process, it also contains probiotics that may provide potential health benefits for the gut. But how much kombucha should you drink? Read on to learn all you need to know about the topic.
How often should you drink kombucha per day?
If you’re backing the kombucha regularly, you might have wondered how safe it is for everyday consumption — thankfully, our range is sugar-free and low in calories, so you have nothing to worry about if you’re watching your intake.
That said, you should consider the content of your kombucha of choice and follow the daily dosage guidelines. For example, while our line typically contains no more than 15mg of caffeine and only trace amounts of alcohol, other brands might add extra sugar, caffeine or alcohol content to their brews that make it unfit for regular consumption.
You should also steer clear of homemade batches that aren’t subject to testing and hygiene standards. For those of you that are pregnant or have particular medical conditions, you might prefer to check in with your doctor before consuming any fermented goods, kombucha included.
How much kombucha should beginners drink?
If you’re new to the brew, you should start your kombucha journey slowly. This is because your body might not be used to fermented food and drink products, and you’ll want to gradually introduce the new dose of friendly bacteria to your gut. We recommend you start with a smaller serving by diluting a little with water, to see how your body reacts. Then, once you’re feeling confident, feel free to build up your consumption and enjoy your new favourite drink as regularly as you like. Call us biased, but we think you’ll love it.
How much kombucha should I drink for better gut health?
With our diets heavy in processed foods, many of us struggle every day with symptoms of poor digestive health. If we’re low on the good kind of bacteria in our gut, we might experience bloating, gas, and cramping. Thankfully, kombucha may be able to help restore and regulate our gut bacteria, so having sugarless kombucha with our meals can help us to maintain healthy digestion.
Can you drink too much kombucha?
It’s sad but true; you can have too much of a good thing. Fermented food and drink can be potent, and when introducing them to your diet, you should give your gut time to adapt. Too big a dose of probiotics in a short amount of time could end up confusing your system and causing those same gastrointestinal problems you’re trying to get rid of. So, build up your tolerance slowly (we know, it’s hard when kombucha tastes so good!).
To conclude, you can drink market kombucha as much as you’d like as part of a balanced diet, so long as it’s low in sugar, calories, caffeine and alcohol. That said, be sure to introduce it to your diet gradually if you’re a newbie.
Explore our range of sugar-free kombucha flavours today for a happy, healthy gut.