Courtesy of The Good Stuff Tonics
Kombucha’s been trending along side juicing and the Whole Foods movement for almost a decade. For those of you who don’t know, Kombucha is a fermented, lightly effervescent tea drink that contains a culture of yeast and good bacteria, or probiotics. It has a number of different health benefits that target the gut, which is the source of many health-related problems. The probiotics in Kombucha maintain the pH balance in the digestive tract, prevents stomach ulcers, keeps candida from overpopulating and is a good source of keeping the bowl tract clean (we apologize for the TMI).
Society makes it hard to be healthy, especially when it comes to ingesting cannabis. Scanning the shelves at dispensaries can be horrifying if your diabetic or trying to reduce your sugar intake. Thus, there’s a huge need for healthy cannabis products, which is why the Good Stuff Tonics’ Kombucha drinks kicks ass. They use all organic ingredients—including organic cannabis— focus on getting everything from local farms and lab test all the cannabis they use.
I drank their Blueberry Fields Kombucha that has 50mg of CBD and 4mg of THC, and it tasted nothing like cannabis. If you don’t like the taste of Kombucha, however, then you won’t like this drink. That said, the Kombucha is designed to relieve stress, reduce anxiety and help you melt into relaxation mode. It’s also supposed to help with mental clarity because the health of your gut has much to do with how clear you think. Crazy, right?
What’s great about this CBD drink is that it has a touch of THC in it in order to activate the CBD. The Good Stuff creates their products with the Whole Plant theory in mind. The Whole Plant theory suggests that there is a greater therapeutic benefit from using the whole cannabis plant (meaning that all the compounds in the plant are utilized) because the compounds work together synergistically, allowing them to be more powerful than when a single cannabinoid is used in isolation. So, because there’s THC in the beverage, the CBD works stronger and more effectively than it would without it.
I drank the Blueberry Fields while watching a show on Netflix called the Hunt, which is basically like Planet Earth, but focused on the food chain. Watching lions violently take down zebras is really intense, especially after smoking an indica that makes you feel like you’re inside the TV watching the circle of life happen before your eyes. It’s significantly less bad after ingesting 50mg of CBD. I’ve never respected the animal kingdom more in my life than after ingesting Blueberry Fields.
If you like Kombucha, you’ll love the Good Stuff.
Place of Purchase: The Reserve OC; 2911 Tech Center Dr., Santa Ana, Ca. Price: $18