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What is Kombucha?

Kombucha is a tea that has been cultured. Like other cultured foods, such as yogurt and kefir, the culturing period is when the transformation occurs. During that time our Kombucha becomes naturally rich with Probiotics, Antioxidants, Amino Acids, Polyphenols and Active Enzymes.

What is the difference between GT’s Kombucha and GT’s Synergy?

GT’s Enlightened Kombucha and GT’s Enlightened Synergy both use Kombucha that is 100% certified organic and raw. GT’s Enlightened Kombucha is 98% Kombucha and 2% organic flavoring, while GT’s Enlightened Synergy is 95% Kombucha and 5% unsweetened organic fruit juice or puree.

Synergy is a great starter for those new to Kombucha, as it has a milder taste.

What does it taste like?

Kombucha is a cultured beverage, so it does have a tangy taste similar to an apple cider vinegar. Our taste buds are so used to sugary drinks that the tart and slightly biting taste of Kombucha might initially catch you off-guard.

What are the floaties in there?

These are strands of healthy culture! The culture is not visibly present at the time of bottling, but form afterwards as an indication that the product is still living and active. The longer that the product is bottled, the more culture strands form. Think of it like a coral reef that harbors billions of living probiotics.

Does Kombucha contain caffeine?

Our products are considered naturally decaffeinated and contain anywhere from 8mg to 14 mg per serving. (By comparison, coffee has 100mg of caffeine per 8 ounces and decaf has 5mg per 8 ounces.)

Is it supposed to be fizzy?

The effervescence in GT’s Kombucha products is 100% naturally occurring and can vary from batch to batch and bottle to bottle. Unlike soda, the effervescence actually increases over time; therefore fresher product tends to be on the quieter side. The quality and benefits are still present in our Kombucha even if the effervescence is not.

Who can drink Kombucha?

Every one of all ages can enjoy Kombucha! Just remember that children are smaller, therefore their servings should be as well.

How much should I drink?

Everyone has a unique system, therefore we suggest listening to your body when trying to determine the appropriate amount for you. However, if you are a first-time consumer, it is best to slowly introduce Kombucha to your system; have 4-6 ounces before breakfast and then gradually increase your intake.

Can Kombucha be consumed during pregnancy?

It is generally accepted that women should not introduce anything new to their system during pregnancy. Therefore, we always advise consulting with your doctor.

How do I store it?

Because it is a raw, living food, ALWAYS keep your Kombucha in the refrigerator (33-40°F). Additionally, GT’s Kombucha should always be stored upright and never on its side.

Can I shake it?

Do NOT shake the bottle. If shaken, an overflow can occur due to the natural effervescence. To mix the sediment, we recommend tilting the bottle gently back and forth.

Can I drink the product after its expiration date?

We advise to consume our Kombucha either on or before the date printed on top of the cap.

What about the concerns regarding slightly elevated levels of alcohol?

We addressed these concerns by modifying the probiotic ratio of the Kombucha. Without compromising the product’s potency, we were able to reduce the opportunity for alcohol to increase during its shelf life.

What is Coconut Kefir?

Coconut Kefir is a probiotic beverage made from young, raw coconut water with 15-30 billion live CFU’s (colony forming units) of beneficial, probiotic bacteria per serving. It is 100% vegan and dairy free.

How do you make CocoKefir?

GT’s CocoKefir starts with fresh young coconuts that we crack by hand in Los Angeles. The raw coconut water is delicately fermented in small batches using “kefir” probiotics which transform the sweet water into a tangy low-sugar probiotic rich beverage that helps replenish the gut and support healthy digestion. CocoKefir is raw and truly alive which is why we call it a “Living Coconut Water”.

Is there sugar added?

We’re happy to share that there’s no added sugar or artificial sweeteners.

Who can benefit from drinking CocoKefir?

Everyone can benefit from the probiotics and nutrition in CocoKefir, but people who seek LIVE probiotics and wish to avoid dairy, gluten, soy and high sugar levels in particular will find CocoKefir a wonderful probiotic solution.

I drank a full 4oz serving the first time I drank CocoKefir. My stomach felt bloated and I felt some churning in my gut.

This is a good thing! It means it is working! Start out with a tablespoon and work your way up to a 1⁄4 cup or full 1⁄2 cup serving (for those customers who seek a more therapeutic serving) over a week or two.

How many CocoKefir flavors do you currently offer?

Our CocoKefir can be enjoyed in three different varieties – Pure, Cacao and Matcha. Each flavor offers a unique essence that does not take away from the main ingredient, CocoKefir.

What kind of coconuts are used in the making of CocoKefir & CocoYo?

We use 100% Raw Organic Coconuts and we extract the water and pulp fresh in our very own facility.

Are there any common food allergens in CocoKefir?

People who are allergic to coconut should not consume CocoKefir. Beyond that, CocoKefir is dairy free, gluten free, soy free, low in sugar, and low calorie.

Other than the benefits of the probiotics, what other benefits does CocoKefir offer?

CocoKefir contains potassium, magnesium, and manganese – all good “brain nutrients.”

What is the difference between the probiotics in CocoKefir and other probiotics supplements?

The bacteria in pill or powered probiotics are in a dormant state – meaning they are hibernating. They are not dead, but they are not alive either. Their numbers are reported “At Time of Manufacture.” Many people question how many actually survive to thrive and populate the gut. The probiotics in CocoKefir are LIVE AT THE TIME OF CONSUMPTION and are swimming in a food matrix that supports them. They begin working immediately upon entering the body. CocoKefir is a live, raw, fermented food.

How long can a bottle be stored for after opening?

A bottle can be stored in the fridge until the enjoy by date printed on the cap. For the best tasting experience, we recommend enjoying our product chilled. Ideally, bottles should be stored upright between 33-37 degrees Fahrenheit.

I can’t find CocoKefir at my local supermarket. Where can I purchase it?

GT’s CocoKefir & CocoYo are currently available in select stores around the Los Angeles area. We’re happy to share that we’re in the process of expanding our distribution to every state.