Constant travel, or just one trip that changes your routine significantly, can tax your body. Every traveler has their own healthy routine—from vitamins to working out—to help keep them on their toes. And for some, probiotics is an essential part of their routine.
Brew Dr. Kombucha is a Portland, Oregon-based kombucha producer operated jointly with Townshend’s Tea Company. The line of ready-to-drink kombucha tea beverages is 100-percent raw, certified organic, and craft brewed—so there are no added juices or flavorings after fermentation. Only organic botanicals, like dried herbs, roots, and fruits, are added.
Why do you want to try kombucha if you haven’t already? When kombucha is raw and unpasteurized, it’s rich in probiotics—the healthy gut bacteria associated with heart health, boosted immunity, improved digestive health, and lower rates of anxiety and depression. Sounds like the perfect thing for a traveler.
Brew Dr. Kombucha is also the first major kombucha company to become a Certified B Corporation. Those are companies that are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions not only on their shareholders, but also on their stakeholders—which are workers, suppliers, community, consumers, and the environment.
Brew Dr. focuses efforts on sustainability innovation and community giveback. The 100-percent renewable energy initiative saves 1.42 million pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere each year. A full 85 percent of the kombucha ingredients are sourced from the Pacific Northwest, reducing carbon emissions and keeping money in the local economy. And 100 percent of the alcohol distillate from production is repurposed and turned into tea-based spirits or ethanol to help power cars.
Brew Dr. Kombucha comes in a vast array of flavors, from traditional lemon/ginger/cayenne to citrus hops, superberry to ginger/turmeric, and mint lemonade to seasonal vanilla oak. My favorites? The two named Love and Clear Mind—things I am all about. MSRP for 14-ounce bottles is $3.49 and 32-ounce bottles is $6.99. The cans sell in 4-packs only, and retail for $11.99. You can buy it online on Instacart, or visit the Brew Dr. Kombucha site to find out where it’s available in your area.