Kombucha is known for its slew of gut health benefits produced by the fermentation process. Fermentation is a process that has been used for thousands of years in food and drink all over the world to release nutrient properties of foods and herbs, and make them available to the body. Some other examples of fermented foods used for health include kimchi, sauerkraut, and miso.
Fermentation is generally brought on by yeast cultures, known to produce beneficial probiotics when properly fermented. Kombucha is created with sweetened black, green, or Oolong tea and combined with a starter, much like sourdough bread. Kombucha fermentation can take as little as three days, though the time it ferments is ultimately up to the person in charge of the process. The tea is mixed with sugar and a S.C.O.B.Y. starter, which stands for symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast.
>The sweetened tea and S.C.O.B.Y are placed in a jar, covered, and left at room temperature. The warm, humid atmosphere in the jar causes the yeasts in the starter to consume the sugar and ferment the tea. After several days, the tea becomes tangy and lightly carbonated, and is now full of amino acids and gut-beneficial bacterias and oligosaccharides, such as Lactobacillus sp., Lactococcus sp., Leuconostoc sp., Bifidobacterium sp., Thermus sp., and Allobacullum sp., to name only a few of the benefits of the fermentation process.
Health-promoting catechins, flavonoids and antioxidants are already present in tea even before fermentation, so your kombucha retains these properties resulting in a potential cornucopia of health-promoting ingredients that can detoxify, balance and protect the body from the degrading effects of oxidation.
Science has shown time and again that there is a strong link between gut health and skin health, which means the same probiotics that improve gut health can also bring about health to the skin. While drinking kombucha may bring about skin health in this comprehensive way, T’else has taken it a step further by incorporating kombucha into its skin care formulations.
Introducing T’else Kombucha Essence skin care line, a range of K-beauty products designed around the health benefits of kombucha. Using kombucha extract to deliver concentrated benefits to the skin, T’else boasts an intensive blend of probiotics, oligosaccharides, polyphenols and catechins to the skin. These nutrients help reduce puffiness, calm blemish-prone skin, and brighten the overall appearance of the skin.
Additionally, triple hyaluronic acids deeply hydrate thirsty skin. Proper moisture levels are essential for overall skin health and function, so these hyaluronic acids further assist the health-boosting properties of kombucha. Adenosine targets fine lines and promotes firmer skin while citrus oils cleanse skin and provide skin care antioxidant benefits.