We are working with Euglena Co. from Japan to launch the world’s first Euglena Kombucha! Largely unheard of outside of Japan, scientists believe Euglena to be a new age superfood that contains 59 essential nutrients needed by our body for optimal health!
The start of our meaningful collaboration with Euglena Co.
What is Euglena?
Euglena first evolved more than 500 million years ago. It was discovered in the 1660s by Dutchman Antoni van Leeuwenhoek. Belonging to the same algae family as Chlorella, kelp and seaweed, it has been supporting life on earth since the pre-historic era.
Euglena cells under a microscope
After its discovery, Euglenas mainly remained as research materials in labs as no one could figure out a way to cultivate Euglena at a large scale until the founders of Euglena Co. stepped up to the challenge. Eventually, they solved the problem and launched the company with a mission to eradicate malnutrition in the world. Now that is a goal we can get behind!
Euglena quality control at Euglena Co. in Ishigaki Island, Okinawa Japan
What are the nutrients in Euglena?
Among its bounty of over 50 nutrients are 14 vitamins like Vitamins C & D, 9 minerals like Iron & Calcium, 18 amino acids like Lysine & Alanine, 11 unsaturated fatty acids like DHA & EPA and 7 others like Chlorophyll & Paramylon (β-glucan).
What are the potential health benefits of Euglena?
The unique naturally occurring compound called Paramylon (β-glucan) present in Euglena helps the body detox and get rid of undesirable substances like fats and cholesterol, enhances the immune system, and also reduces the level of uric acid in the blood.
There has also been a correlation between regular Euglena consumption with better sleep quality and work efficiency. This will no doubt be beneficial in a fast paced society like Singapore.
Hopefully you don't look stressed like this at work
Lastly, regular consumption of Euglena can also act like a prebiotic which increases the biodiversity of gut microbiota AKA better gut health! At Kombynation Co., we are all about gut health boosting so when we saw this benefit, it was a no brainer to work together to launch this unique flavour.
While Euglena on its own has a funky smell and taste, we combined the refreshing taste of yuzu along with wheatgrass and the result is a zesty and delicious brew with a taste unlike anything you have tried before so try a bottle today!