Kombucha teais a fermented drink made from black or green tea, sugar and a kombucha culture. The drink is known to have originated in the Far East and has been consumed there for at least two thousand years. It was known in China as the ‘Tea of Immortality’ and many health conscious fans of the tea find that it has many benefits for the body. Here are some of them.
Kombucha is rich in many enzymes and bacterial acids that the body naturally produces and uses to detox your system and ease the burden on your liver. Many people claim that they have warded off their cancer by detoxing their lives, including drinking Kombucha regularly.
Since Kombucha is naturally fermented with bacteria and yeast, it is a probiotic. It can improve digestion, inflammation and has also been noted for reducing symptoms of fibromyalgia, depression and anxiety.
Kombucha made from black or green tea is known to have strong antibacterial properties and can fight harmful bacteria and candida (a harmful yeast) overgrowth.
Contains vitamins and minerals.
When the yeast breaks down the sugars in Kombucha tea, vitamins (including vitamin C, B1, B6 and B12) are produced. Vitamin B1 is needed for energy production, a healthy nervous system and helps carbohydrate digestion. Vitamin B6 is specially noted for being involved in many bodily processes such as forming red blood cells, manufacturing neurotransmitters in the brain and helping cells to make proteins. Vitamin B12, like Vitamin B1, is needed for the nervous and digestive system. As most people know, Vitamin C is required for a strong immune system, improving your skin and gums and is also known for helping to prevent heart disease and cancer. Since Kombucha contains all of these vitamins, it’s no surprise that many people enjoy the benefits.
Kombucha contains glucosamines, which enhance hyaluronic acid production. Glucosamines help prevent and treat all types of arthritis and hyaluronic acid protects cartilage structure, which essentially provides relief from arthritic pain. Many athletes credit Kombucha as an essential part of their workout routine, they claim that it helps their bodies recover post-workout and boosts their energy levels.