Kombucha tea is a fermented drink made with tea, sugar, a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY) brewed and enjoyed for 2000 years. The result can taste like something between sparkling apple cider and champagne, depending on what kind of tea you use.
As the Kombucha culture digests the sugar it produces a range of organic acids like glucuronic acid (by product is glucosamine), gluconic acid, lactic acid, acetic acid etc; vitamins, particularly B vitamins and vitamin C; as well as amino acids, enzymes. And of course there are all the benefits of the probiotic microorganisms.
Experimental Health Benefits include:
- Relieves allergies and maintains skin health
- Glucosamine is used to treat arthritis
- Regulates blood pH levels
- Maintains gut health
- detoxifies the liver
- Improves energy levels
To detox and reduce bloating (and potential weight loss), start your day with a bottle of Kombucha on an empty stomach. Sip in the afternoons to inhibit cravings.