Kombucha

What's so good about Remedy Kombucha?

Goes without saying, the team at Remedy LOVE kombucha. To help spread the love, we created a little blog series to give everyone else the lowdown on what's to love about it!

If you're still thinking, "hang on, kom-what-cha?!" pop over here to start at the beginning where we answer, "What IS kombucha!?".

We bet the next question is "Right... but WHY is kombucha so good for you?"

The benefits of kombucha essentially come down to three key components: live cultures, organic acids, and antioxidants in the form of tea polyphenols.

Combined, these three powerhouses help to support our all-important gut health as well as overall health and wellbeing. But let’s break it down in a little more detail…

LIVE CULTURES
When kombucha is fermented naturally and kept raw, unpasteurised and unfiltered as we do at Remedy, it contains healthy, living, good bacteria, or live cultures. Every can of Remedy Kombucha contains literally billions of these microorganisms.

Live cultures are great for gut health. We now know, thanks to the amazing work of scientists around the world, that good gut health is super critical to overall health and wellbeing. Research has proven (and continues to explore in more detail) how it affects everything from our digestion to our mood.

Live cultures improve gut health because they increase the diversity of your gut flora, or gut microbiota, aka the microorganisms or bugs that live in your gut.

They work together as a symbiotic community to get things working as they should and can also prevent the opportunistic growth of bag bugs. So the more diversity in there, the better things will work!

HEALTHY ORGANIC ACIDS: THE TOP 5 BENEFITS
Organic acids, also known as short-chain fatty acids (SFCA) are produced during the natural fermentation or brewing process of making kombucha. You probably aren’t prepared for the words “acid” or “fatty” to be good, but trust us these little treasures are a powerhouse of goodness.

Without getting too technical or scientific, organic acids can help to:

  • Regulate appetite
  • Prevent the overgrowth of bad pathogenic bacteria
  • Provide an energy source for the good bacteria in your gut
  • Stabilise blood sugar levels
  • Regulate cholesterol

ANTIOXIDANTS
Remedy Kombucha is teeming with naturally occurring tea polyphenols – nutrients which are rich in antioxidants to help the body fight illness.

These polyphenols - which come from the organic green and black tea that form the base of our brew - also play an important role as a prebiotic to increase the ratio of beneficial bacteria in your gut.

NO SUGAR, FOR REAL
In addition to the good stuff that IS in Remedy Kombucha, the other benefit comes from what’s NOT in it, and that’s sugar!

The negative health effects of too much sugar are pretty clear; from really basic and fairly immediate effects like weight gain to major risks such as diabetes, heart disease.

The beauty of Remedy is that although sugar goes into the initial brew, it gets eaten up by the live cultures during fermentation to produce those amazing organic acids we keep raving about. Remedy brews out ALL of the sugar, and we test every batch to make sure.

SO, LET'S RECAP!
Live cultures
Organic acids and tea polyphenols
No sugar, for real
Tick, tick, tick!

Remedy Now Available at TARGET!

Attention Target shoppers in the US of A! We know your cart is overflowing with fall décor and pumpkin everything, but save room for our Remedy Kombucha because we have officially landed in ~250 Targets!

That's right… we’re giving our Target friends in California, Colorado, Minnesota, Florida and Washington (so far!) the opportunity to ride the Remedy rainbow of deeee-licious, deeee-lightful, live cultured, no-sugar drinks that have already gained an epic following in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK and across Asia.

Launching with Remedy Kombucha Raspberry Lemonade, Ginger Lemon and Mixed Berry, you can find Remedy’s 11oz 4-packs on Target shelves because we know one can is never enough. Especially when they're chock-full of flavor, packed with live cultures, organic acids, and contain no sugar, for real!

Want EVEN more flavors in EVEN more places across the U.S.? Make sure you tag us on social with where you’d love to see Remedy next. Hard to believe, we know, but your next Target run just got EVEN better! 


Remedy Booch Delivered To Your Door!

 

Calling out to all US Remedy Lovers!

You can now buy Australia's favourite kombucha via our new one-stop online shop! 


We heard your pleas, and instead of making you scour the grocery stores in hunt of your fave flaves, we have made it oh so easy for you to keep your fridge to that golden ratio of 50% food, 50% Remedy. In just a few easy clicks, you can have delicious booch delivered straight to your door (BOO-YAH!). So, get shopping and peruse the Remedy range to your heart and gut's content. Stock up on your old school faves and discover our newbies because you'll be jonesing for a Remedy once you do!

 

But why choose Remedy? 

We know you've heard of other kombucha brands, but we follow a traditional method of making our booch here at Remedy. It involves a natural fermentation of sweet tea with a live culture (aka 'good bacteria'), made in small batches and long-aged brewed for 30 days, using only the best natural ingredients. The result is a sparkling drink with sweet and sour flavors that is naturally free from sugar, and chock-full of antioxidants, live cultures and organic acids. Trust us - you can TASTE the quality. 

 

Every single batch of Remedy uses a descendent of the first culture that our founders Sarah and Emmet Condon started with on their kitchen counter, resulting in an extremely strong and healthy live culture within each drink. This is one of the key reasons that, unlike some kombucha brands, Remedy doesn't have to be stored in the fridge – and why you'll find it in the soda aisle at your local supermarket. We're also low in calories and the perfect pick-me-up without any of the nasties! 

 


What is Kombucha?

We’ve all been there. That awkward feeling when everyone else is all over something, and you have a-b-s-o-l-u-t-e-l-y no idea what they are on about... kombucha what? You wanna ask, but you know it’s too damn late.

We get it. Which is why we are here with the definitive guide to the question: what on earth IS kombucha? 

Remedy Nutritionist, Jacqueline Alwill explains, in a nutshell, kombucha (often lovingly referred to as “booch”) is fermented tea.

The traditional method of making kombucha – which we follow at Remedy – involves a natural fermentation of sweet tea with a live culture. The live culture is known as a SCOBY, which stands for Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast.

The result is a sparkling drink with sweet and sour flavours that contains the goodness of live cultures, tea polyphenols and organic acids. Better yet, it’s downright delicious! You can even brew your own booch at home – Remedy recipe   here. 

Now, before you go passing it off as a fad, you should know that it’s believed that kombucha originated in China around 2000 years ago. People around the world have been making and enjoying kombucha for thousands of years, particularly throughout Eastern Europe and Asia. Find out more about the history of kombucha   here.

At Remedy, we make our kombucha according to the same ancient traditions as the origins of kombucha. Long-aged brewed and FULL of the good stuff. In fact, Remedy started out on our founders’ Sarah and Emmet Condon’s kitchen bench, and we are still brewing with the same live culture they first started out with!