Is Health-Ade Kombucha Actually Good For You?

Are all kombuchas created equal? Not exactly. Even though the kombucha industry is worth $2.64 billion across the globe according to Grand View Research, only four brands dominate the market in the U.S. According to Well+Good, these brands are KeVita, GT's, Humm Kombucha, and Health-Ade Kombucha. So while you may be reaching for a classic booch flavor like lemon, chances are the taste and nutritional benefits may differ slightly across brands. Let's take a look at Health-Ade Kombucha.

For those of you unfamiliar with kombucha, it's a fermented tea that supports a healthy gut microbiome. Not only does it support digestion, but WebMD shares that it boosts energy, enhances your immune system, supports weight loss efforts, and improves heart health. The base is typically a mix of black or green tea, sugar, and SCOBY which then gets fermented. Add in sweet, floral notes or spicy aromas, and wallah — you've made kombucha.

While the process is a bit more complicated, Health Ade's process stands out from the crowd. Unlike other companies that may have to cut corners for mass production, Health-Ade has vowed to stay true to its mission (per Spoon University). They intend to stay preservative-free, use only cold-pressed juices, non-GMO, stay vegan, raw, Kosher, and gluten-free — and remain 100% organic. That means while you're sipping away on your favorite booch, you can rest assured you're only ingesting the best possible ingredients for the best possible benefits.

Which flavors are the best for you?

Currently Health-Ade Kombucha has 13 different kombucha flavors on the market. They also have four collections where you'll find 16 other flavors. Each of the flavors is handcrafted with a small batch technique to guarantee quality taste and enhance control, points out Spoon University. Some of these flavors include ginger-lemon, pink lady apple, blood-orange-carrot-ginger, and cayenne cleanse. So, if you're looking to boost overall gut health, digestion, and immunity, any bottle works well. This is because kombucha contains strains of lactic acid bacteria that may function like probiotics and it kills bacteria (per Healthline). It's also loaded with antioxidants. 

But if you're looking to lose weight, some flavors may be slightly better than others. For instance, cayenne pepper, which is a natural spice, is found in the cayenne cleanse kombucha. Research shows this natural herb's spiciness helps promote weight loss by revving up your metabolism, suppressing your appetite, and it helps you burn more calories (via Healthline). Many health experts believe these benefits are due to cayenne pepper containing high amounts of capsaicin. Capsaicin is a chemical compound that lowers appetite while simultaneously increasing metabolism. 

With that being said, if weight loss is your main goal, don't forget to add in fruits, veggies, proteins, complex carbs, and exercise regularly. Either way, feel free to choose your booch based on your taste preference or the herbs infused into the fermented tea.