SCOBY is an acronym for symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. Bacteria and yeast you say?? Gross! Be honest, how many of you had this as your initial reaction? I know I did at first! Luckily for us, this colony of bacteria and yeast is a powerhouse of gut-busting awesomeness packed into a flavorful, easy to make beverage! We have all heard about how our guts have good bacteria and bad bacteria. The good bacteria in our guts, also referred to as gut microbiota, are the living microbes in our intestines that keeps our digestive system running smoothly. Not only do they help with digesting certain foods, but they also can help create B and K vitamins, fight off invasive organisms, and maintain a healthy, thriving gut that allows our immune systems to function properly, keeping us healthy all year long! However, with the heavy emphasis on processed, convenient foods in America and your ever nagging social life, it can be hard to keep the beneficial bacteria abundant and thriving when all these bad microbiota have the chance to invade and take over. When this balance gets corrupted, you may start to suffer from conditions such as irritabel bowel syndrome, allergies, weight gain, lethargy, intestinal distress, and other uncomfortable bowel disorders.