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The Difference between Karviva and Kombucha

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How do you fill your body with the proper nutrients? Go with your gut! Digestive health is critical to your body’s overall function. Many health beverages, like kombucha, promote the ability to help you improve your body’s digestive function.  Yet, this is only attainable when you’re proactive about the ingredients present in your diet: that’s why Karviva is designed differently than kombucha.

In recent years, consumers in the U.S. have focused on obtaining probiotics, or good bacteria, from beverages like kombucha, verses supplement pills, to naturally contribute to their gut health. Kombucha contains microbiota, or live active bacteria, designed to promote digestive health.

So, since the ingredients in Karviva beverages are also focused on healthy digestion, how do they differ from kombucha? The main difference is that Karviva beverages all contain prebiotics, which are essential for the survival of good microbiota, like bacteria, that live in our colons. Foods that support better levels of short chain fatty acids (SCFA) are sometimes called prebiotics because they feed the microbiota that benefits our bodies.

With your intake of probiotics coming from kombucha, eating the wrong types of foods alongside that beverage, like high proteins or fats, can actually starve the good bacteria your gut has! Not to mention, the science is still out on the exact benefits kombucha offers outside of digestive health, such as killing cancer or acting as a “fountain of youth”.

However, every single Karviva drink contains prebiotics and the Divine Shakes are rich in dietary fiber, which is critical for gut health. In addition, ingredients in certain Karviva beverages such as Arronia berries or mung bean sprouts are packed with antioxidant power and the ability to help you naturally detox.

Word of caution, if the probiotics or smoothie drinks you purchase are labeled “organic” or “non-GMO,” make sure you read the ingredient label carefully. Many labels list “pea protein” or “protein from peas” (or even hemp, rice, soy or whey protein) which means these are purified proteins and not the whole food you should be eating. It’s the difference between processed chemicals and real ingredients in your food!

Look for real, unprocessed food listed truthfully in the ingredients, like “black soybean flour” or “organic quinoa flour,” found in Karviva shakes such as Divine Three, Divine Chestnut and Divine Pinkalicious.  In the end, if you take care of your gut with the proper nutrition, it will take care of you!

Want to give us a try? We’re available at St. Louis area Whole Foods, Fresh Thyme, Straub’s, and Dierbergs locations.


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Karviva's formulations are inspired by ancient food wisdom, designed to nourish Qi (the vital energy source) and Blood (key bodily nutrients). Our drinks uniquely focus on clean, nutrient-dense ingredients and formulations that maximize food synergies, adhering to principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine. This holistic approach enhances the natural properties of each ingredient, offering unique health benefits.

Karviva Whole Plant Juices can be stored at room temperature. Once opened, they should be refrigerated and consumed within one week for optimal freshness.

Yes, daily consumption of Karviva Detox Juice, for instance, has led many customers to report health improvements after two weeks. However, individual experiences may vary.

Yes, our smoothies and coffee drinks need to be refrigerated and are best enjoyed within one to two days of opening.

Our all-natural, organic drinks are suitable for all, including pregnant women and children. We recommend checking for any personal food allergies.

Absolutely. Karviva drinks are an excellent choice for those managing blood sugar levels or reducing sugar and carb intake, thanks to their low glycemic index and beneficial ingredients like aronia berry and cinnamon.

We carefully select ingredients based on their ideal growth conditions to ensure their therapeutic benefits. Our sourcing strategy includes aronia berries from the Midwest USA, quinoa from Bolivia, oats from Sweden, black soybeans from northern China, and coffee beans from Mexico. Most fruits are sourced from Washington and California, with our sprouts grown hydroponically for quality assurance.

In line with Traditional Chinese Medicine beliefs, we understand that climate, soil, and water quality significantly affect the therapeutic powers of plants. This focus ensures the highest quality and effectiveness of our ingredients.