Knowledge and resources regarding our products, CBD, probiotics and wellness.
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CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is one of the many cannabinoids found within the cannabis plant (mainly in the leaves and partly in the stocks) and has been shown to have many potential benefits and qualities.
Cannabinoids are the active molecular compounds found in the cannabis plant and are responsible for most of the medicinal benefits and effects. There are 2 types of cannabinoids; those found in the plants are called phytocannabinoids and those found in the body,( yes, your body has its own cannabis receptor system), are called endocannabinoids. Within the plant there have been about 113 different phytocannabinoids identified, with CBD being the most prevalent in the plant making up about 40% of the total cannabinoid amount. Some other cannabinoids that are gaining popularity and worth looking into are CBG, CBN, CBC, CBDv and CBDn.
Your body has its own cannabinoid receptor system, called the ECS ( endocannabinoid system). When CBD is introduced, the ECS acts like a switchboard to help connect, modulate and regulate every other system in the body. In fact, there are more cannabis receptors in your body than any other receptor.
CBD is known as a pleiotropic substance, meaning it works on many different molecular pathways within the body. So far, there have been over 65 different molecular pathways identified. It has been shown to potentially ease the symptoms of anxiety and depression by facilitating the signalling of serotonin. CBD has also been shown to signal anandamide, which is one of the endocannabinoids produced in the human body and is known as the ‘bliss molecule’ because of the sense of calmness and euphoria it can produce. ( Fun fact, the ‘runners high’ used to be attributed to endorphins but it is now known to actually be from anandamide). CBD has also been shown to be a potential antioxidant and anti-inflammatory by inhibiting the COX-2 enzyme, which is one of the enzymes responsible for triggering inflammation. While short term inflammation is actually beneficial and protective, long term chronic inflammation is not good and has been linked to many diseases such as heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, certain cancers, diabetes and even Alzheimers. CBD has also been shown to be a potent anti-emetic,which is why certain patients on chemotherapy find relief from CBD. These are just a few examples of the many research studies that have been carried out by various labs and universities around the world.
There are 2 varieties of the sativa cannabis plant. CBD that is derived from the hemp cannabis plant with less than .3% THC is LEGAL. If it comes from the marijuana cannabis plant with more than .3% THC, then it is still ILLEGAL. Our product uses hemp derived CBD with no THC so it is perfectly legal.
CBD and THC are both phytocannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. THC (tetrahydrocannabidiol) is the compound that causes the psychoactive effect of being high and is found mainly in the marijuana plant, while CBD is found mainly in the hemp cannabis plant ( remember, they’re 2 different plants), and contains no psychoactive compounds at all so you cannot and will not get “high” from CBD. While there is a notable synergistic effect of taking the 2 together, our products contain no THC at all.
No to both. True CBD in an isolated form, as is in our products, contains no THC so it is legal, will not get you high and will not show up on a drug test.
CBD isolate is the purest form of the compound and contains only CBD, no other cannabinoids. The main advantage of using isolate is you get the highest concentration per dose of CBD ( this is what we use in our products). Broad spectrum contains CBD, plus other phytocannabinoids, minus THC. There is evidence that shows a synergistic effect of combining phytocannabinoids. Lastly, full spectrum contains all the phytochemicals, including the CBD and other phytocannabinoids, terpenes, essential oils, and trace amounts of THC ( <.3%) .
Even though the FDA hasn’t yet decided on a set of standards and regulations, the World Health Organization has stated at a recent drug policy committee that “the 100% natural plant compound is safe, well tolerated and not associated with any significant adverse public health effects”. For any questions or concerns regarding CBD and your specific health issues please consult your doctor.
The extraction process and synthesis of CBD is very involved and labor intensive and requires very expensive equipment. The CBD in our drinks started as a seed, was planted on a farm, cultivated and grown into hemp, then harvested and sent to a lab for extraction where it is sent thru multiple processes to filter out the purest form of CBD from the other parts of the oils and then synthesized into a water soluble form which allows it to added to our beverages. It’s a lot of work to get it to its final outcome and the quality of legit CBD is definitely worth its price point.
Kombucha & Probiotics
Kombucha is a fermented tea drink made from black ( and sometimes green tea) sugar and a SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria & Yeast). It is full of essential acids, B vitamins, enzymes and probiotics.
It starts by combining brewed tea, filtered water, organic sugar and a SCOBY and letting that sit for 7-10 days.This process, known as the first ferment, is the initial fermentation process where the SCOBY feeds off the teas and sugars and converts it into the essential amino acids and enzymes. After it ferments, it is flavored with natural fruit juices/herbs/spices then bottled and sealed where it will sit again to allow carbonation to build up. This phase is called the second ferment and can take anywhere from 2-5 days. After that, you have fresh, ready to drink kombucha!
Probiotics are the good bacteria that our bodies need to help optimize immunity and metabolism. Our immune system starts in our gut and kombucha, as well as other fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi and miso, have been shown to modulate our gut biome through their probiotic content.
Due to the natural fermentation process, varying small amounts of less than .5% may be present in commercially brewed kombucha, however, any amount of alcohol higher than .5% would make it a ‘hard kombucha’, which is an alcoholic beverage and is regulated the same as other beer or liquor. Kannabooch kombucha is non-alcoholic.
While sugar is added during the first fermentation process, that is eaten by the good bacteria and converted into essential acids, enzymes and B vitamins. There is usually between 8-14 grams of sugar per final bottle, depending on the company and the fruits they added.
While some brands do pasteurize, true kombucha is raw and unpasteurized. Think of kombucha as a living food and any heating of it can kill those living, beneficial bacteria. Kannaboch beverages are in its raw state, thus preserving all the good stuff for maximum potential!
While the FDA has determined that kombucha is safe for most people, those with certain medical conditions like candida/yeast overgrowth or SIBO, acidosis or immunosuppressive diseases like AIDS/HIV should avoid kombucha. For any questions or concerns about your specific health with regards to kombucha, please consult your doctor.
In certain batches, you may notice some small slimy particles floating on the bottom of the bottle, those are the live cultures and organisms from the SCOBY and are perfectly normal.
Kannabooch Product & Policies
We are a beverage brand specializing in hemp derived CBD infused kombucha offering 3 flavors. Through our beverages, as well as our brand philosophies, we promote immune health, wellness and positive lifestyle choices that optimize our bodies and our minds.
Kannabooch is made for those who want a great tasting, immune boosting functional beverage that is low in sugar and additives, and makes consuming CBD more enjoyable and relaxing.
As of now we offer 25 mg of CBD per bottle BUT will soon be offering the choice of 45mg of CBD as well.
First, we are the only kombucha beverage company that specializes in and produces only CBD infused kombucha, vs being an existing kombucha brand that tacitly added a CBD line. With Kannabooch comes the passion, focus and knowledge base of 2 of the potentially healthiest substances. Secondly, we also recognize that people have different reasons for taking CBD and will soon offer the choice of 45mg per bottle as well. No other CBD beverage brand offers that kind of dose option & personalization!
Yes! Our kombuchas are raw and must be kept cold to preserve the living nutrients.
We recommend drinking them no later than 3 months from purchase, the kombucha itself won’t go bad during that time but the flavor can degrade a bit.
Our beverage is made at a 3rd party kombucha brewery in Orange County. We chose this option vs a traditional beverage manufacturer because of the specificity of kombucha brewing and the expertise that comes with someone who deals solely with kombucha.
We utilize 3rd party testing on every batch of our CBD to ensure proper dosage. These tests also ensure that there are no pesticides, other phytocannabinoids, fillers or other potentially harmful agents in the beverages. You can find a link to our Certificate of Analysis here. We also have added a QR code on the back of every bottle so you can have immediate access to testing info as it pertains to your drink.
While it is difficult to accurately determine the exact caffeine content in kombucha, it is brewed with black and green teas so depending on the steep and fermentation, it’s safe to assume that there is between 15-30 mg of caffeine in each 16 oz bottle.
As of now, our drinks are only available directly through our website in packs of 6 and 12, but we’re currently working on distribution for retail accounts in the future.
We offer free local delivery within Los Angeles County and Orange County, otherwise if you live in another part of California, we can ship directly to you via UPS/Fedex for an additional charge. Due to the complexities of shipping glass bottles that have to remain cold in transit, at this time we have to charge for shipping, although we’re presently working on a cost effective way to offer free shipping in the future to the whole state. If delivered locally, they will come in a product box with cold gel packs to keep them cold. If shipped via UPS/Fedex, the product box with the cold packs will be secured within another shipping box with a protective liner to keep it safe during transit. We deliver once a week within the county so depending on when you placed the order, you’ll receive it between 2-5 business days. For orders that are shipped, depending on what part of the state you live in, expect delivery anywhere from 2-3 days. For shipped orders, we will provide a tracking number for you as well.
We do!!! If you like the product and want to incorporate it into your routine on a more often basis, you can subscribe and save 10% on each order. Simply sign up for the subscription option at check out, choose your frequency ( every 2 weeks, 1 month or 2 months). We’ll keep your info secure and automatically bill you and deliver/ship to you on the date that you choose. With this option, you’ll still be able to edit and change your order, flavor and delivery frequency should you want to. It’s a very streamlined, no brainer way to keep your fridge stocked with a great addition to your wellness routine!
Due to the perishable nature of the drink, once it’s shipped and opened, we cannot take returns of the product. However, we will still issue exchanges or refunds if the product is damaged, expired or in the unlikely case you’re unsatisfied with the product. See our returns policy for details.
Wellness & Immunity
Essentially, inflammation is the immune system’s exaggerated response to defending the body against a threat. That threat can come in the form of an infection, an irritant or allergy or from trauma or injury. Anything from a sprained ankle to a bad flu to hives from an allergy results in inflammation; it’s the immune response in action. There are two kinds of inflammation to be aware of, the first being acute inflammation which is the short term protective measures that the immune system employs to defend the body. Like the examples mentioned above, those are instances where inflammation is a good thing, and when the injury is healed or the infection is gone, so goes the inflammation. The second, more detrimental kind of inflammation is known as chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is that long term repeated inflammation that results from constant stressors to the body such as unhealthy, highly processed foods or drinks, cigarettes, excessive consumption of alcohol and even various forms of mental stress. It’s this type of inflammation, the long term chronic firing of immune cells, that can eventually lead to various diseases.
As stated above, short term protective inflammation is a good thing. However, chronic inflammation’s harm comes by way of the constant firing of immune cells, and while those immune cells are good for killing bad bacterias and helping with injuries, they also damage good cells and tissues as well. When you have good healthy cells constantly being bombarded by pro inflammatory cells like cytokines, and if those pro-inflammatory cytokines get into the bloodstream, you set yourself up for a body that will be much more prone to illness and disease.
It’s helpful to think of your body as a community; a community of tissues and organs and systems working collectively for a common goal of keeping your body alive and thriving. Taking it one step further, science is quickly gaining better understanding about the existence of various different microbes that exist and the vital role they play in your immunity. Your body is home to trillions of microbes, both inside and out, forming a microscopic ecosystem that lays the foundation for your overall health. The numbers are huge, there are more microbes on the top of your hand than there are people in the U.S. The microbiome is the collective pool of DNA that is formed by this community.
The microbiota are the actual bacterial microbes that collectively make up the microbiome. There are literally trillions of microbes, and about 98% of those are in your gut.
Simply put, the largest concentration of immune cells is found in your gut. The main reason for this is that your gut is the first contact and line of defense against the outside world. While this is a very in depth, scientifically dense topic, we can list a few examples of how the two are related. The gut biome helps to regulate immune cells in many ways, one way being they produce compounds that increase T- regulatory cells, which is important for immune response reaction and autoimmune regulation ensuring the immune system doesn’t attack itself. This pro-inflammatory autoimmune effect has been linked to diseases such as type 1 diabetes, IBS, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and even MS. These compounds are also needed to make sure the gut barrier is strong. A strong, healthy gut barrier is crucial because it separates the pro-inflammatory immune cells from the good bacteria in the gut and keeps those immune cells from entering the bloodstream and having access to other parts of the body, hence chronic inflammation being able to affect many different parts of the body. One example of its connection to diet is when we eat highly processed and highly refined food, an overgrowth of what is called gram negative bacteria is induced. On the outer layer of the gram negative bacteria is a lipopolysaccharide (LPS), and like with pro-inflammatory cytokines, small amounts can actually have a beneficial effect. But when there is that overgrowth of the gram negative bacteria, LPS’s can leech off the bacteria, get into the bloodstream and incit an inflammatory response. Again, this is a very dense and involved topic, but hopefully these examples can shed some light and encourage further exploration.