Is kombucha good or bad for you?
Acidity. Kombucha is highly acidic and we already tend to get too much acid in our western diet as it is. Too much acid in the diet results in disrupted sleep, fatigue and uncontrollable cravings
Energy. Kombucha’s ability to invigorate people is credited to the formation of iron that is released from the black tea during the fermentation process. It also contains caffeine and b-vitamins which both help energy levels also.
Probiotics. The healthy bacteria in our gut fauna are essential to good health and kombucha tea contains several important kinds. Regular consumption will aid digestive health.
Immune health. D-saccharic acid-1, 4-lactone has been proven to reduce oxidative stress and other immune-suppression activity. It is found in decent amounts in kombucha tea.
Claims unfounded. All the benefits touted by the kombucha advocates have not been backed by evidence and is all conjecture.
Joint health. Kombucha is loaded with glucosamines, which increase synovial hyaluronic acid production. This helps preserve collagen and prevent arthritic pain.
Toxicity. Some adverse effects of kombucha is liver and kidney toxicity with person suspected as dying from it.