What is Kombucha? A Delicious Probiotic & Naturally Carbonated Raw drink to help regenerate bowel flora & is Best for Holistic Health & Well-Being.
What is Kombucha made of? - Kombucha is a popular health promoting beverage and natural folk remedy made by fermenting tea. Kombucha is a colony or culture of yeast and other microorganisms embedded in a pure cellulose. When the culture is grown in a blend of tea and sugar, it transforms the liquid into a refreshingly sparkling, sweet and sour drink with a fruity fragrance full of health giving acids and nutrients. The Kombucha culture feeds on the sugar and, in exchange, produces other valuable substances which change into the drink: glucuronic acid, glucon acid, lactic acid, vitamins, amino acids, antibiotic substances, about 0.5% alcohol is produced as well as other products.
Kombucha apparently evolved from plant organisms over 2.5 billion years ago. People have been preparing and making a fermented tea drink for over 2ooo years for many centuries. The fact that is still here today is a testimonial in itself and that millions of people throughout world for centuries have found it to have great value.
The components of Kombucha – The principal yeast is Schizosaccharomyces Pombe; others varyingly include Saccharomyces Ludwigii, torula and apiculatus types, Pichia fermentans and Mycoderma. Principal bacteria are Acetobacteria xylinum, Gluconobacter bluconicum and Acetobacter xylinioides; others varyingly include Acetobacter aceti/ketogenum/ pasteurianum.
Below is a list of some of the major ingredients found in Kombucha tea:
Various Enzymes, Acetic acid, Carbonic acid, Folic Acid, Gluconic acid, Glucuronic acid, L(+) Lactic, Usnic acid, Amino acids (various), Hydroxy acids (various), Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B2(Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin, niacinamide), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin, cyanocobalamin), Vitamin C (from Lactic acid)
How much kombucha should I drink? When Should I drink kombucha?
The amount of kombucha that you can drink depends on the individual. The recommended amount to take is around 150 ml three times a day, this equales to about 3 litres a week.
But as with all supplements, probiotics, and foodstuffs, the quantity of kombucha needed varies per person.
If you have a chronic sickness then you should start with less than the recommendations.
For a healthy person or someone who is sick but not chronic, you may want to start with a half glass (about 100ml or less) per day. The best time to drink kombucha is in the mornings before breakfast.
After about a week if you haven’t been experiencing any side effects like irregular bowel movement etc, then you may increase the amount that you are consuming. Take another half glass in the evening just after your main meal.
After a couple of weeks if there are still no side effects then you may increase the amount again. You can increase the dose to a full wine glass twice a day.
After a while you can increase the amount to three glasses a day. Spread them out during the course of the day.
You don’t need to drink more than a glass a day to get the health benefits, but you can drink more if you like. As with anything that you consume, you should consider how your body is reacting to it. If you are getting any bad reactions then try cutting down on the quantities. You be the judge of how much to drink.
Some people like to drink more, some people like to drink less. Everyone is different, so drink and enjoy and find the quantity that suits you.
You may find that when you first start consuming kombucha you will experience some sort of reactions such as bowel movements becoming smellier. This is simply toxins being flushed out of your body. Drink more plain water each day to help flush these toxins out of your body.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.