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We realize that this post may have the weirdest of titles like there is no logical explanation why these two phrases will be used together. However, several reports have been covering the role that a drink called Kombucha plays in the ongoing legal struggles that actress Lindsay Lohan has to face.

Kombucha is fermented tea, and Lindsay Lohan’s probation report revealed that she has been drinking the beverage, which has an alcohol content of 0.5% or less – an amount that is essentially negligible. On the website of Synergy drinks, which distribute Kombucha commercially, one can find the following message: “Rethink your drink. Some call it a tea, some call it an elixir, but no matter what you call it, Kombucha is a miracle, and it's been used around the world for centuries to help promote health and wellness.”

TMZ.com has multiple stories about Ms. Lohan’s apparent penchant for Kombucha. On one such post, the site shared that the product was taken off the shelves of Whole Foods, over concerns that the alcohol content indicated in its label may not be accurate. What this means is that some drinkers may be taking in more alcohol than they bargained for.

GT Dave of Synergy told TMZ, however, that “although we are not familiar with the technology or sensitivity of SCRAM bracelets, we think it would be highly unlikely that our products would trigger an alarm.” Ms. Lohan is currently wearing a SCRAM bracelet.

A report on TMZ.com indicated that Ms. Lohan’s Kombucha-drinking has been added by the L.A. County Probation Department to the list of reasons why the judge should consider that she is in violation of probation and that she should be ordered to go to jail.