Mayur Deshpande
  Personal trainer in Mumbai
Nutritional Supplements Library Kombucha

Nutritional Supplements Library

Kombucha


What is kombucha supplementation?

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Kombucha is a fermented beverage made of tea and bacteria cultures.Kombucha is a living health drink made by fermenting tea and sugar with the kombucha culture.The first recorded use of kombucha comes from China in 221 BC during the Tsin Dynasty. It was known as "The Tea of Immortality".The Kombucha culture looks like a beige or white rubbery pancake. It's often called a 'scoby' which stands for ' symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeasts.The culture is placed in sweetened black or green tea and turns a bowl full of sweet tea into a bowl full of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and health-giving organic acids.
As the Kombucha culture digests the sugar it produces a range of organic acids like glucuronic acid, gluconic acid, lactic acid, acetic acid, butyric acid, malic acid and usnic acid; 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 themselves. The Kombucha culture is a biochemical powerhouse in your kitchen. The yeasts do produce alcohol but the bacteria in the culture turn the alcohol to organic acids. Only minute quantities of alcohol, typically 1% by volume remains in the kombucha brew.


What is the effective dosage of kombucha supplementation?

The effective dosage is 4-8 ounce daily. It is recommended that a person drinking the tea for the first time, start with a small dose

What are the benefits of kombucha supplementation?

• It Acts as a gentle laxative, helping avoid constipation.
• It aids in the relief of arthritis.
• It cleanses the colon and gall bladder.
• It aids in healthy digestion.
• It relieves colitis and stomach cramps
• It may return gray hair to it's natural color.
• It helps stop non-infectious diarrhea.
• It relieves bronchitis and asthma.
• It regulates the appetite and reduces fat.
• It aids with stress and insomnia.
• It helps reduces the alcoholic's craving for alcohol.
• It may eliminate menopausal hot flashes.
• Glucuronic acid found in Kombucha is also one of the most important elements produced in the liver. It is used by the body to bind any toxins which have invaded the body, or are the result of natural bodily functions such as digestion. Once bound by glucuronic acid, toxins can be expelled from the body and are not re-absorbed.


What are the side effects of kombucha supplementation?

It appears to be safe, but more clinical studies are required to learn side effects associated with kombucha.
Cautions-
Do not drink kombucha tea if you are pregnant, nursing, or for children 4 years or younger.


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