by: Organic Mechanic
Chaga grows on birch trees in cold climates such as Canada, Russia, China and Japan. Birch trees contain precursor compounds such as the triterpenoid betulin. Chaga draws betulin and other precursors directly from the birch tree and turns them into inotodiol, trametenolic acid and betulinic acid. Chaga needs the tree-bound precursors to synthesize the triterpenoids for which it is famous. Chaga is traditionally used for stomach problems and immunity issues.
A large body of research has demonstrated that Cordyceps militaris has similar active compounds and activities to C. sinensis. Today, it is being cultivated on substrates free from any insects. It is traditionally used for fatigue, general weakness, improved respiratory function and improved sexual function.
Scientific research into the compounds responsible for Reishi mushroom activity began in the 1970’s in China and Japan. Scientists discovered highly active beta-(1-3)(1-6)-glucans with the ability to potentiate innate immunity by activating immune cells. Also discovered were secondary metabolites called triterpenoids which were present in significant amounts and sets Reishi apart from all the other medicinal mushrooms.
Lions mane is an immunomodulator that is useful for many conditions where immunity is compromised. It has also been used for gastritis. Current research suggests that it may have some effect on nerve growth. It is also commonly known as a cognitive enhancer for those wanting to get their neurons firing!
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What is Kombucha?
This ancient probitoic elixir is thought to have originated in Manchurian China over 2000 years ago, migrating across Asia into Russia and throughout eastern Europe. The claims to its probiotic health benefits restoring viatlity and promoting healing have preserved the elixir through generations and carried it around the world.
How much Kombucha should I drink per day?
If you have never had Kombucha before, we recommend starting slow - and going for around 200-250ml servings a day for the first few days. Our recommended dose is around 300mls per serving.
When will I receive my Kombucha bottles?
Order before midnight on Tuesdays, and if you are in Auckland you will receive on Thursday morning, and North + South Island on Fridays.
Due to stock availability, there may be a possibility of your order to take up to 2 weeks to arrive at your door. We appreciate your patience through this process.
What do I do with my empty bottles and boxes?
If you are in the Auckland area, you can return empty flattened boxes to us at the La Cigale French Markets. Here you can also refill used bottles, cutting out waste and making your bottles go another round.
You can also refill bottles at a growing list of Auckland Cafes and Organic Stores.
Is Kombucha safe for Pregnant/Breastfeeding women?
For safety purposes, we would recommend pregnant and breastfeeding women avoid drinking Kombucha at this point in time.
Is Kombucha Dairy Free/Gluten Free?
Kombucha comes with all of the probiotic benefits, but none of the dairy. OM Kombucha is 100% dairy & gluten free, meaning those who have dairy intolerances can still enjoy a dose of probiotics daily.
Does Kombucha contain alcohol?
Due to the natural fermentation process, there may be minute traces of alcohol present, but never more than 1%.
How long will my bottle last?
Kept in the fridge it will last up to 6 weeks. Kept out of the fridge, it will continue to ferment - producing a bubbly, and vinegary taste - not for the faint hearted.
Where else can I find your Kombucha?
You can find a list of our locations at local farmers markets and retail stores here.