The many benefits of kombucha have led it to reach a level of hype previously unseen in the world. Many people turn to kombucha to increase their gut health, but have you considered the potential health benefits of CBD kombucha? While it might sound like an out-of-this-world combo, we think it might be the next big thing!
If you’re interested in CBD, kombucha, and what magic the two can achieve together, then you found the right place! For more information on these things and more, please read on!
What Is CBD Kombucha?
Those familiar with kombucha and CBD (cannabidiol) probably understand what CBD kombucha is. However, even those familiar with either might not yet understand just how beneficial CBD Kombucha can be for our overall well-being. Those who are not familiar with either should first understand what each is by themselves to understand what CBD-infused kombucha is!
Kombucha is a fermented tea well known for its variety of wellness benefits. You can make kombucha using any variety of tea, but it is often made with black tea or green tea. The tea is then mixed with a little bit of sugar. Afterward, the fermentation process is started using a symbiotic culture called a SCOBY.
The SCOBY, sometimes called “The mother” or “The mushroom,” strangely resembles a jellyfish or alien creature! While it looks strange, rest assured that it is perfectly normal. The SCOBY helps the fermentation process, so we get the naturally carbonated, refreshing, and probiotic-rich drink that has become so popular today. Kombucha is thought to primarily improve digestion, but drinking kombucha provides numerous benefits like anti-inflammatory properties, improved immune system, and much more.
After fermentation, the kombucha is often flavored using fruit juice, herbal extracts, and other natural flavorings. Some popular flavors you can find might be:
- & much more!
CBD is one of the hundreds of cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Cannabidiol produces no high when consumed and has been widely adopted by wellness communities everywhere for its array of benefits. These benefits result from how CBD treats and balances the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a complex cell signaling system responsible for regulating various processes in your body. When treated with CBD, the ECS is helped to reach a state of equilibrium or balance. With the ECS in equilibrium, you can enjoy greater wellness, calm, and higher quality of life overall.
The popularity of CBD has led it to be included in various products. The most effective and popular way to take it is through oral consumption. This includes either inhalation or swallowing, which you can achieve with products like vapes and flower for inhalation, or gummies and oil for swallowing.
CBD can be extracted using various methods, each resulting in various cannabinoids and terpenes included in the final product. The three most popular types of extraction you will commonly find are:
- Full Spectrum: Full spectrum extracts contain all the terpenes and cannabinoids naturally occurring in the hemp plant. This includes trace amounts of THC. This small amount of THC helps to encourage the beneficial entourage effect, the sum of synergistic benefits that come from taking multiple cannabinoids and terpenes together to get more potent beneficial effects.
- Broad Spectrum: Broad spectrum extracts are THC-free but contain all other beneficial terpenes found naturally in the hemp plant. This allows consumers to get the varied benefits of hemp extract without consuming any THC.
- Isolate: Isolate is the purest form of cannabidiol, often testing at 99% pure CBD. This purity is preferred by people who want to avoid consuming any THC and want the pure experience of CBD by itself. Isolate comes in a powder form and is easy to include in edible products, vapes, or a capsule for easy ingestion.
Now that you know what CBD and kombucha are, it is hopefully easier to imagine what it looks like when the two are combined to create a CBD-infused kombucha drink! CBD beverages provide day-long relief lasting for 6-8 hours at a time, making kombucha infused with CBD a great choice for a day out or consumers wanting to take a dose that can last throughout the entire day. With the delicious flavor and many benefits of kombucha, it’s no wonder to us why this exotic beverage has hit the mainstream!
Is CBD Kombucha Legal?
CBD kombucha is legal wherever cannabidiol is! That means you can enjoy this CBD-infused beverage just about anywhere in the United States. Due to the 2018 Farm Bill, the Federal government removed cannabis plants with 0.3% THC or less from the controlled substances list after being separated as hemp. This paved the way for a federally legal way for consumers to purchase hemp-derived CBD products all across the United States!
Because hemp-derived CBD is legal on a federal level, you should be able to buy it anywhere in the United States. However, complications can arise on a local level. This can result in conflicting laws that may be misleading to first-time consumers. To avoid running into any issues, consult your state laws for more information before buying or using any CBD products.
How Does CBD Kombucha Work?
When combined, CBD and kombucha provide treatment to various aspects of your well-being. You can think of the kombucha as promoting stomach/gut health, while the CBD works to balance the ECS and provide your internal systems with balance and calm. Sounds like the best of both worlds, doesn’t it? With CBD kombucha, you can get the benefits of two amazing holistic remedies simultaneously!
What Are the Benefits & Effects of CBD Kombucha?
CBD kombucha wouldn’t be so popular if it weren’t for the many benefits it provides consumers. CBD kombucha is flexible, and depending on the type of CBD extract used, the potency of the product, and the ingredients of the kombucha, effects can be quite varied. This variation allows CBD kombucha to be useful for various uses and applications.
The way that the CBD treats your ECS will provide a range of benefits, while the probiotics and healthy ingredients of an organic kombucha will provide others! To keep things clear, I will list the benefits of both below separately. However, keep in mind that consumers will experience the combined effects when included together.
The benefits of kombucha include:
- Greater stomach health
- Healthy gut bacteria
- Lowered inflammation
- Rich in antioxidants
- Aids in weight loss
- Regulates blood pressure
- Boosts immune system
CBD brings many benefits to the mix like:
- Regulated sleep
- Balanced appetite
- Improved mood
- Lowered swelling
- Decreased pain
- Greater relaxation
Too much of a good thing can sometimes result in some unintended consequences. While CBD and kombucha are both non-toxic and well-tolerated by consumers, they are no exception to this rule. Over-consuming CBD should not prove dangerous, as there have been no fatal overdose cases resulting from its use. Side effects also tend to be mild and typically go away quickly. Still, taking too much can result in uncomfortable sensations like:
- Red eyes
- Dry mouth
- Reduced appetite
Some of the unintended effects may start from over-consuming kombucha! Side effects should also be very mild and are not a common occurrence. Some of the side effects that come from consuming too much kombucha include:
- Stomach pain
- Yeast infection
- Allergic reaction
Can You Make CBD Kombucha At Home?
One of the great things about CBD kombucha is that it is simple to make! Making CBD kombucha is so simple that you can do it at home using a product from Cheef Botanicals. To make your own CBD quickly, try mixing one of these products into a pre-made kombucha:
- Cheef Botanicals CBD Oil
- Cheef Botanicals Isolate
CBD Kombucha Recipes
There are various ways to make your own CBD kombucha, and luckily, you can choose the level of involvement you’d like to put in! Check out two methods detailed below for two ways to make a tasty CBD-infused kombucha beverage.
If you want to forgo making kombucha from scratch, an easy option is available. So easy actually, that you only need two supplies to do it! Follow these simple instructions:
- Purchase your preferred bottled kombucha brand
- Open the kombucha
- Pour your CBD oil or isolate inside
- Wait a few minutes for it to dissolve
This is one for those who enjoy a DIY project! This process is much more involved as it requires you to make your kombucha from scratch! Doing this takes some time and resources, prepare for an involved process. Kombucha craft can be somewhat demanding, so trial and error are not uncommon for learning how to brew. Follow the instructions below.
To begin, you’ll need some initial setup! Here are some steps:
- Buy, or create a SCOBY
- Bring water to boil in a clean pot
- Remove from heat and dissolve sugar in the water
- Add the tea to steep
- Allow the water to cool to room temp while steeping
- Pour your sweetened tea into your brew jar with a splash of unflavored starter kombucha
- Using super clean hands, gently transfer your SCOBY into the room temp starter brew
- Cover the top of the jar using rubber bands and cloth
- Set the jar somewhere dark and warm for a week to ten days, occasionally checking the taste using a straw
- Set aside two cups of this batch with the SCOBY to create future batches
Secondary fermentation is where the magic happens! Bubbles begin to form, and the flavors of fermentation begin forming. Follow these directions to get through a successful second fermentation:
- Strain your kombucha, funneling it into your serving bottle or jar
- Add your chosen sweetener or flavors and seal tightly with a lid
- Let it sit and ferment somewhere dark for 7-10 days
- Lastly, strain if desired and added your dose of CBD
- Now enjoy your delicious CBD-infused kombucha!
For a more in-depth look at the process of creating your own kombucha from scratch, we recommend this guide.
What To Look For When Buying CBD Kombucha
When you buy a kombucha, there are a few qualities to look for to ensure you are getting the most benefit from your beverage. First and foremost, always try to buy a product made with all-natural ingredients. If you want to get the best nutritional value, high-quality, organic kombucha should be free from artificial flavors and preservatives. The best kombucha brands also do not use added carbonation during production, so try to avoid brands that do this. Lastly, kombucha may be overly sweet if not fermented properly. Look for a brand low in sugar if you want to get the most fermented goodness!
Why Choose Cheef Botanicals
When you buy a CBD product from us at Cheef Botanicals, you can rest assured you are getting a product of the highest standard. We lab test all our hemp-derived products for purity and exclusively source from organic farms. This is to provide our customers with the natural benefits of hemp we believe can change lives without synthetic or overly processed ingredients.
We bring this high standard to everything we do, including our excellent customer service team, free shipping, and money-back guarantee! When you do business with Cheef Botanicals, we want to make you feel like family. So next time you want to get the best CBD products on the market from a true CBD expert gives us a try at Cheef Botanicals! We would be happy to welcome you to CBD and, of course, to help you with any CBD kombucha projects you might be scheming up!