The beneficial acids in jun kombucha is great for your gut health and mental well being

Why are beneficial acids beneficial?

Jun Kombucha, is essentially a sparkling tea, which is often dubbed the "champagne of kombucha" and is a delightful and refreshing beverage known for its unique brewing process and health benefits. Made by fermenting green tea and raw honey, after this sparkling tea has undergone fermentation it creates a drink rich in beneficial acids and other health-promoting compounds. In this blog, we'll explore why these beneficial acids are so important, particularly in the context of jun kombucha, and how they contribute to overall health and well-being.

We have also written several blog posts on the benefits of Kombucha. If you would like to learn more about how Jun Kombucha may be great for your gut health then you can read one of our blog posts here.

Understanding Jun Kombucha

Jun kombucha is a type of fermented tea that stands apart from traditional kombucha primarily because it uses green tea and raw honey instead of black/green tea and processed sugar. This change in ingredients leads to differences in taste, nutritional profile, and fermentation process. As common to Kombucha, the fermentation magic happens due to the symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY), which transforms the tea and honey into a tangy, effervescent drink loaded with beneficial acids, antioxidants, and other bioactive compounds that are great for your gut health and much more.

The Unique Benefits of Green Tea and Honey

Green tea, a core ingredient in jun kombucha, is rich in antioxidants, particularly catechins like EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), which have been linked to numerous health benefits, including improved brain function and fat loss. Honey, on the other hand, adds a unique set of benefits. It is a natural sweetener, used for thousands of years, and also possesses antimicrobial properties with various vitamins and minerals. These two key ingredients form the base for jun kombucha, and sets the stage for a health-promoting fermentation process.

The Role of Beneficial Acids in Jun Kombucha

After fermenting our drinks, several beneficial acids are produced, including acetic acid, gluconic acid, and lactic acid. Each of these acids contributes to the overall health benefits provided by Jun Kombucha, which is one of the reasons why it is a wellness super power.

1. Acetic Acid

Acetic acid is a primary acid found in Jun Kombucha, renowned for its antimicrobial properties. It is the same acid that gives vinegar its sour taste and strong smell.

  • Antimicrobial Effects: Acetic acid helps inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria and pathogens, contributing to a healthier gut microbiome. This is particularly important for maintaining gut health, a key component of overall wellness.
  • Blood Sugar Regulation: Studies have shown that acetic acid can improve insulin sensitivity and help regulate blood sugar levels. This makes Jun Kombucha a potentially beneficial drink for those managing diabetes or insulin resistance.

2. Gluconic Acid

Gluconic acid is another byproduct of the fermentation process, offering several health benefits.

  • Detoxification: Gluconic acid supports liver function, helping the body detoxify by binding to toxins and facilitating their excretion. This can be crucial for maintaining a clean and efficient system.
  • Mineral Absorption: This acid also enhances the bioavailability of minerals, making it easier for the body to absorb and utilise essential nutrients.

3. Lactic Acid

Lactic acid, produced during fermentation, plays a crucial role in gut health and overall digestion.

  • Digestive Health: Lactic acid aids in breaking down food, making it easier for the body to absorb nutrients. It also helps to maintain an acidic environment in the gut, which is conducive to the growth of beneficial bacteria.
  • Improved Digestion: By promoting a healthy gut flora, lactic acid can help reduce symptoms of digestive discomfort and improve overall digestive efficiency.

The Science Behind Fermentation and Gut Health

Fermentation is a natural process that not only preserves food, but also enhances its nutritional value. In the case of Jun Kombucha, the fermentation processes transforms simple ingredients into a complex, health-promoting and refreshing beverage. Fermentation increases the concentration of beneficial compounds, including organic acids, antioxidants, and enzymes, all of which contribute to gut health and overall wellness.

  • Gut Health: A healthy gut is essential for overall health, influencing everything from digestion to immune function. The beneficial acids in Jun Kombucha help maintain a balanced gut microbiome, promoting the growth of good bacteria and inhibiting harmful ones.
  • Immune Support: The gut is closely linked to the immune system. By supporting gut health, Jun Kombucha can help bolster the body's natural defences, making it more resilient to infections and diseases.

At Nunc, we enhance our Jun Kombucha further by adding adaptogens and botanicals. Adaptogens are natural substances that help the body adapt to stress and promote balance (common adaptogens include ginseng, ashwagandha, and rhodiola).

  • Stress Reduction: Adaptogens can help reduce the negative effects of stress, improving mental clarity and overall well-being. When added to Jun Kombucha, they can enhance its health benefits even further.
  • Botanicals for Flavour and Health: We infuse our drinks with various botanicals, such as ginger, turmeric, and hibiscus. These not only add unique flavours but also bring additional health benefits, such as anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidants and improved digestion.

How to Incorporate Jun Kombucha into Your Diet

Incorporating Jun Kombucha into your daily routine is easy and enjoyable. Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • Morning Boost: Start your day with a glass of Jun Kombucha to kickstart your digestion and give you a gentle energy boost (did you know Kombucha is a natural source of energy?).
  • Pre-Workout Drink: Enjoy Jun Kombucha before your workout for a natural source of energy and hydration.
  • Healthy Snack: Pair Jun Kombucha with a healthy snack, such as a handful of nuts or a piece of fruit, for a nutritious midday pick-me-up.
  • Evening Relaxation: Wind down with a glass of Jun Kombucha in the evening. The calming effects of the green tea and honey can help you relax and prepare for a restful night’s sleep.


Jun Kombucha is more than just a refreshing and delicious drink, it's a powerhouse of beneficial acids and other health-promoting compounds. From supporting gut health to enhancing digestion and detoxification, the acids produced during fermentation play crucial roles in promoting overall wellness.

Enjoy the myriad of benefits of this unique sparkling tea and experience the difference it can make in your health and well-being.

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