What's REALLY In Your Kombucha??

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Ouch, truth can hurt!! But smart, health conscious consumers know how vital facts are in research and education.

What does a beam of sunlight shining through your home reveal? . . . Air that is heavily laden with flying dust particles. These dust particles consist of dead skin along with dust mites, fecal droppings, eggs, and their casings. Female dust mites lay up to 40 to 80 eggs. After eggs hatch, a six-legged larva emerges. After two nymphal stages occur, an eight-legged adult emerges (1). In a 10-week life span, a dust mite will produce approximately 2,000 fecal particles and an even larger number of partially digested enzyme-covered dust particles (2). There may be over 14 separate, fully identified allergens, within one dropping (3).  

Dust mites thrive in warm, moist surroundings. In a study published in the journal Ethology, scientists observed that male adult mites and nymphs moved as a group from a dry area in search of higher humidity (4).

Unfortunately, the warm, humid environment in kombucha brewing is ideal for thriving of dust mites. The cloth fermentation cover of the kombucha must allow adequate air flow for the scoby (mother) to survive and the kombucha to ferment. However, adequate air flow and moisture equals high distribution and survival of dust mites along with other air-borne pathogens. Dust mites can easily get through the cloth covering the kombucha. The fecal matter and dust mite flakes are observed to be as small as only 5 microns and can easily get through most barriers and easily land in kombucha during the production, fermentation, batching, and bottling.

Proper elimination and prevention of dust mites and other air-borne pathogens are vital during all phases of kombucha production and distribution. Air-borne pathogens from workers and the facility itself can also easily end up in the final product. At Purely Living, the kombucha is made in a strictly controlled environment and specially designed air system that helps prevent dust mite distribution and infestation. Because this air system prevents dust mites and other air-borne pathogens from getting in the kombucha, the result is that the scoby is allowed to properly ferment and consume more of the sugar and tea instead of consuming dust mites and particles. This higher consumption and fermentation of sugar in Purely Living Kombucha is proven by the very low pH compared to other kombucha. Lower pH means longer fermentation time which means higher beneficial acids and cultures and lower sugar levels. Plus, who wants to drink dust mites, droppings, eggs, and casings? Eeeeek!! Maybe this explains why kombucha just does not sit well with some consumers.

In addition, Purely Living is the only kombucha that is FDA inspected and regulated. With these high standards and FDA regulations, further proof and reassurance is given in the safety and purity of Purely Living Kombucha. Water purity is also assured with the specially designed, highly filtered water system that eliminates toxins but does not eliminate the beneficial minerals.

This explains why customers only need to drink several ounces of Purely Living Kombucha per day, finding it to be the most effective and powerful kombucha.


(1)    http://ehso.com/ehshome/dustmites.php

(2)    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_dust_mite

(3)    http://housedustmite.com/all-about-mite-droppings/

(4)    http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_9290000/9290068.stm