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GT synergy kombucha - is it paleo?

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Created December 11, 2010 at 2:28 AM

I love my gt synergy kombucha. I only drink the 100% kombucha with only 2 grams of sugar per serving. Is it paleo?

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on June 06, 2016
at 07:47 PM

I agree with Tony_Fed.  GTS reformulated their Kombucha in a negative way. It's now harshly and seemingly artificially carbonated and has WAY less flavor than it used to. There is much less residue at the bottom of the bottles. The new reformated GTS brand (because of the harsh carbonation) causes hiccups unlike the older formulation. At one time, GTS was a good brand and now it sucks. In the last few months, I've been purchasing soley the High Country Kombucha brand.

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on June 18, 2012
at 06:03 AM

never tried the original. but the bottle says they changed it to be "smoother". not sure what that entailed.

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on June 18, 2012
at 06:02 AM

Paleo seems more like a concept often than a practical diet. Health is the goal anyways, and there are many things not paleo that can be healthy.

5514047f3281f61b1139fe6483ae6989

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on July 03, 2011
at 04:58 AM

There's too many kombucha posts, this warranted sarcasm. The search function is our friend.

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on July 03, 2011
at 01:43 AM

Tired sarcasm: not Paleo.

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on July 02, 2011
at 11:12 AM

I find that the final finish is woodier and less acidic with strong tea. If the kombuncha is too sweet you let it brew longer, the bacteria eat it. I don’t dilute with water. I guess you could after it is brewed

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on July 02, 2011
at 05:11 AM

Why do you use really strong tea? Do you dilute your kombucha later upon finishing and tasting whether there's too much sugar? Is adding water later recommended if you're brewing kombucha?

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on July 02, 2011
at 03:02 AM

+1 for anthropological accuracy. ;)

B1fcaceba952861d0324bdb291edbbe0

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on July 02, 2011
at 02:57 AM

Try the green bacteria-ish one ... I forget what it's called ... that one ... bleh ... I'm glad that wasn't the first kombucha I tried ... or I might not be brewing it myself now ...

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

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on July 02, 2011
at 02:00 AM

you can brew yr own sooo easy! and you can use the GT's to make a starter-baby -- no need to find a donor!

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on July 02, 2011
at 01:53 AM

I hear ya on the price! I'm going to try brewing my own this month.

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on May 27, 2011
at 11:19 PM

Thus the name SCOBY (sybiotic culture of bacteria and yeast)

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on May 27, 2011
at 11:16 PM

Paleo or not, I think that GT's kombucha sucks now that they changed the formula to the "enlightened" variety. I used to love it so much too :(

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on April 05, 2011
at 03:47 PM

The pancake looking thing IS the kombucha :)

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on December 12, 2010
at 02:10 PM

I think most of the but-is-it-paleo (yes, i just mde a tag for that) questions are from people who are not treating it as a religion, but are still trying to work out the logic of it all in their heads. Until you get a feel for it, it is easier to go with rules. Once you get a feel for it and how your body is reacting to this OLD style of eating, you just go with your understanding.

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on December 12, 2010
at 02:06 PM

When I used to grow it, I used brown or turbinado sugar so that it would have more minerals. And yes, I let it go as far as it could so that was as little sugar left as possible.

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on December 12, 2010
at 01:36 PM

Aaron I ask the question and I agree. Thats my old bodybuilding habits coming through where everything has to be perfectly lined up. I'm slowly changing...lol. Thanks for the honesty!

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on December 11, 2010
at 11:07 PM

Melissa edited the question. She didn't write it.

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at 03:02 PM

I feel like I repeat myself a lot when I say, it sounds to me like people are treating "paleo" the same way vegans treat veganism, which is as a RELIGION. Paleo is not a religion! We do not want to be seen as the same breed of uninformed, blind following vegans! And I'm not picking on you Melissa because I like and read your.

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5514047f3281f61b1139fe6483ae6989

on July 02, 2011
at 02:19 AM

Yes, they have found the remains of GT Synergy Kombucha bottles at random paleolithic era hunting grounds all across Africa, and it some parts of East Asia.

5514047f3281f61b1139fe6483ae6989

(315)

on July 03, 2011
at 04:58 AM

There's too many kombucha posts, this warranted sarcasm. The search function is our friend.

B1fcaceba952861d0324bdb291edbbe0

(3159)

on July 02, 2011
at 03:02 AM

+1 for anthropological accuracy. ;)

C2ad96801ec1e22d2bf62475b6e52751

(1416)

on July 03, 2011
at 01:43 AM

Tired sarcasm: not Paleo.

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on December 11, 2010
at 04:29 AM

Probably not but I'd ask a different question: Does it have positive, neutral or negative health consquences or prevent or help me toward achieving my potential?

4cbc4488855b0421943b57de0a9018c2

(212)

on June 18, 2012
at 06:02 AM

Paleo seems more like a concept often than a practical diet. Health is the goal anyways, and there are many things not paleo that can be healthy.

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Fe198e0c02edd407cdf8c83c0fceaea1

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on December 11, 2010
at 03:23 PM

Yeah, who cares if it's paleo or not? It should be judged based on how it makes you feel, look, and perform. I drink the same Kombucha and think it is wonderful and I don't really care either way, I'm still going to drink it.

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1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on December 11, 2010
at 02:32 AM

I drank kombuncha before going paleo, it really helped with leg cramping when I was skating. I gave it up for the first two months and I am now going back to it.

I think it helps with my allergies, they seem to have actually gotten worse in the first two months of paleo. Perhaps because my body has more immune resources now.

I know the hygiene hypothesis is only a hypothesis, but it makes sense to me. I think fermented foods help, and so far it seems to help me. That is what I look for.

At almost four dollars a bottle I could not afford my habit if I had to buy it, instead I make my own.

I got a scooby by leaving a bottle of unpasteurized kombuncha open until a pancake looking thing grew on top. I combine that with really strong tea (about a gallon) and white sugar (between half and three quarters a cup). Then I leave it alone until it is lighter in color. I let it ferment until it is pretty acidic. I do it for flavor, but it eats more of the sugar.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on December 12, 2010
at 02:06 PM

When I used to grow it, I used brown or turbinado sugar so that it would have more minerals. And yes, I let it go as far as it could so that was as little sugar left as possible.

9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

(1702)

on April 05, 2011
at 03:47 PM

The pancake looking thing IS the kombucha :)

Medium avatar

(19469)

on May 27, 2011
at 11:19 PM

Thus the name SCOBY (sybiotic culture of bacteria and yeast)

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

(6235)

on July 02, 2011
at 11:12 AM

I find that the final finish is woodier and less acidic with strong tea. If the kombuncha is too sweet you let it brew longer, the bacteria eat it. I don’t dilute with water. I guess you could after it is brewed

3c6b4eed18dc57f746755b698426e7c8

(5147)

on July 02, 2011
at 05:11 AM

Why do you use really strong tea? Do you dilute your kombucha later upon finishing and tasting whether there's too much sugar? Is adding water later recommended if you're brewing kombucha?

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02736efa3fda31740e8890eed0cb663d

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on December 11, 2010
at 12:45 PM

I feel like there should be some kind of page to which to refer anyone asking "Is x paleo?" questions.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on December 12, 2010
at 02:10 PM

I think most of the but-is-it-paleo (yes, i just mde a tag for that) questions are from people who are not treating it as a religion, but are still trying to work out the logic of it all in their heads. Until you get a feel for it, it is easier to go with rules. Once you get a feel for it and how your body is reacting to this OLD style of eating, you just go with your understanding.

22212e9ba2a041e6da6c963d4d41615a

(5773)

on December 12, 2010
at 01:36 PM

Aaron I ask the question and I agree. Thats my old bodybuilding habits coming through where everything has to be perfectly lined up. I'm slowly changing...lol. Thanks for the honesty!

1cbb6b2a813475d6c0b17fd5e898dc50

(1248)

on December 11, 2010
at 03:02 PM

I feel like I repeat myself a lot when I say, it sounds to me like people are treating "paleo" the same way vegans treat veganism, which is as a RELIGION. Paleo is not a religion! We do not want to be seen as the same breed of uninformed, blind following vegans! And I'm not picking on you Melissa because I like and read your.

02736efa3fda31740e8890eed0cb663d

(1813)

on December 11, 2010
at 11:07 PM

Melissa edited the question. She didn't write it.

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on July 02, 2011
at 01:44 AM

I had tried kombucha from a friend a couple years ago. Almost puked. But GT's Synergy flavors are extremely good. So good, in fact, that I have doubts about the ingredients (not like real doubts... just more like "how?"). I haven't tried one that I didn't like yet.

My local Henry's had them on sale at $3 a pop (suckers are pricey) and I bought 10 of them to stock up for July. The labels say 2g or 4g of sugar per 8oz, but they taste so much sweeter than that and I'm not sure how. I have a hard time not downing the whole bottle when I open one. It makes me wonder how that's possible if it's truly 95% kombucha tea and only 5% fruit juice and nothing else added.

Anyway, kombucha is a legit fermented drink option, but right now it's sorta my candy drink and I gotta keep it somewhat curbed.

Medium avatar

(4878)

on July 02, 2011
at 01:53 AM

I hear ya on the price! I'm going to try brewing my own this month.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on July 02, 2011
at 02:00 AM

you can brew yr own sooo easy! and you can use the GT's to make a starter-baby -- no need to find a donor!

B1fcaceba952861d0324bdb291edbbe0

(3159)

on July 02, 2011
at 02:57 AM

Try the green bacteria-ish one ... I forget what it's called ... that one ... bleh ... I'm glad that wasn't the first kombucha I tried ... or I might not be brewing it myself now ...

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