What is kombucha?

Kombucha is a fermented tea made by placing a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY)  in brewed sweet tea for a period of time. The culture takes fuel from the sugar and nutrients in the tea to create a sweet/tart and somewhat fizzy drink. It has been known to aid in digestion and the absorption of nutrients along with a host of other health claims made by kombucha fans around the world!

How much should I drink?

You can start out by drinking 4-8  oz of kombucha once or twice daily, either first thing in the morning or with a meal. Make sure to drink plenty of water with your kombucha to help  flush out the toxins kombucha will release. Listen to how your body responds to kombucha and drink accordingly. You may begin to notice you crave it. Learn to trust your own body's signals. 

Does kombucha contain caffeine?

Kombucha does contains small amounts of caffeine. An 8 oz glass of kombucha contains 1-12 mg of caffeine. The average cup of coffee contains 72-186 mg of caffeine. That's a lot! Unlike coffee,  kombucha also contains an amino acid by the name of L-Theanine. This  amino acid is calming and helps to bring the body into a state of relaxation. This means you won't experience the caffeine crash when drinking kombucha!

How much sugar is in kombucha?

Lapp It up Kombucha is fermented from 14-21 days resulting in a low sugar kombucha. We use the minimum amount  of sugar possible  while still allowing fuel for the culture to grow and make more yummy kombucha.
 An 8 oz serving of our kombucha contains 2-4 grams of residual sugar. Keep in mind that the fermentation process breaks the sugar down from sucrose into more digestable fructose and glucose, which means the remaining sugars  will have a lower glycemic impact on your body than regular sugar.

Can diabetics drink kombucha?

Most diabetics can drink kombucha without a spike in blood sugar. If you are diabetic you might try drinking a small amount with a meal or a source of protein first before going out and drinking a whole bottle. Watch how your body reacts and drink accordingly. Of course you should always check with your doctor first before making any changes in diet.

Is kombucha safe to drink during pregnancy and lactation?

Use your own discretion if you are pregnant or nursing and you want to drink kombucha. It may not be the best time to start, but if you all already drinking kombucha, it's probably fine to continue doing so. Please check  with your doctor or midwife first if you have a question about the safety of kombucha for you or your child.