Solved: The Mystery Behind Why Drinking Kombucha Makes You Feel Good

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Kombucha is a wellness tea that may help you feel better. Drinking kombucha gives you numerous health benefits, from improving your digestive system to supporting your mental health. Find out below why kombucha makes you feel good.

How Does Kombucha Make You Feel?

It depends on the person, but many people say kombucha makes them feel good.

Some say they feel ‘euphoric’ after drinking kombucha. Others say they get a ‘buzz’ of good feelings. This fizzy tea contains good bacteria, vitamins and minerals, and microorganisms. Each of these plays a role in mind and body health.

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Why Does Drinking Kombucha Make You Feel Good?

Kombucha contains vitamin C as a by-product of the fermentation process. Vitamin C helps suppress the release of cortisol, a stress hormone. Cortisol triggers your ‘flight or fight’ response. Long-term exposure to stress can lead to memory loss or depression. The vitamin C in kombucha helps lower your cortisol and can make you feel better.

Another reason you feel good after drinking kombucha could be that you are used to drinking sugary drinks, riding a sugar high, and crashing shortly afterward.

Kombucha is low in sugar and caffeine and does not spike blood sugar. Kombucha has carbonation, like soda, and can be a great energy source in the afternoon.

Other benefits of kombucha include aiding weight loss, preventing heart disease, and strengthening your immune system. When you feel good about what you put in your body, you’re more likely to stay positive throughout the day.

Better Than Good: Why Does Kombucha Make You Feel Euphoric?

Kombucha’s fermentation process fills this fermented tea with probiotics and vitamins shown to improve your mood. As they move through your digestive system, they increase your gut microbiome and balance good and bad bacteria.

They help promote good gut health by balancing your gut microbiome. Researchers have found that a healthy gut improves mental health and overall well-being.

Kombucha is also a good source of the amino acid L-Theanine. L-Theanine is present in green tea, one of the teas used to make kombucha, and helps reduce stress and anxiety. This combination of nutrients provides your body with a rush of euphoria.

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Does Kombucha Reduce Anxiety?

Kombucha can help reduce anxiety. It contains B Vitamins, including B1, B6, and B12. B vitamins can help improve your mood and can ease symptoms of anxiety. A lack of B Vitamins has been linked to increased depression and anxiety.

When you drink kombucha, you provide your body with a good, natural source of B vitamins that are easy to digest.

Additionally, kombucha can be an excellent substitute for your morning coffee. Kombucha is much lower in caffeine than coffee—only about 15 mg per serving, while coffee has around 95 mg. Caffeine can cause anxiety in many people because caffeine stimulates stress hormones.

You may reduce your anxiety by switching from coffee to kombucha. Kombucha can help boost energy and reduce sugar cravings.

Is Kombucha an Adaptogen?

Kombucha is an adaptogen. An adaptogen is a natural substance that helps your body adapt to stress. It also helps support normal body functions. Some common adaptogens are Ashwagandha and Ginseng.

Kombucha is made from tea, sugar, and a SCOBY containing organic bacteria and yeast. Many fermented foods, like kombucha tea, are adaptogens because they are natural substances that help reduce stress and support healthy body functions.

Kombucha ferments into a brew full of antioxidants. Antioxidants and polyphenols in the tea help protect your body from damage from free radicals. They also help support the liver and kidneys.

Can You Feel Buzzed From Kombucha?

It’s nearly impossible to get buzzed from kombucha. The happiness you feel after drinking kombucha is not an alcohol buzz. A 16 oz bottle of kombucha has an alcohol content of slightly less than 0.5%. This is the same amount of alcohol in a ripe banana or a glass of grape juice.

If a person feels ‘drunk’ after drinking kombucha, they likely feel the euphoric effects of the probiotics and vitamins.

To get buzzed from drinking kombucha, you would need to drink multiple bottles of over-fermented kombucha simultaneously. While it is possible to over-ferment your home-brewed kombucha (increasing the alcohol content), you won’t find over-fermented store-brand kombucha.

Sarah Pearce

Sarah first tried kombucha in 2015 and she was hooked. Her favorite flavor is ginger, but cranberry comes in a close second. She made her own for many years and loved experimenting with fruit flavors.

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