The fermentation caused by the bacteria & yeast produces acetic acid, trace levels of alcohol and gases that make it carbonated. All that makes kombucha hella yummy, but that’s not just it - a large amount of probiotic bacteria is also produced! Try the kombucha cleanse! There are benefits of kombucha for your skin too. Because when your body functions better, it improves your skin as well.
Digestion and Gut Health Kombucha is fermented in a colony of bacteria and yeast, which makes it a probiotic beverage, and improves digestion, and decreases harmful yeasts in stomach and intestines. Rich in antioxidants it can boost your immune system and energy levels. It is also known to improve mental clarity, and stabilize your mood to reduce anxiety and depression.
For instance, there are a wealth of studies on the benefits of tea, and Kombucha is a tea-based drink, but people who claim that Kombucha is healthy are focusing on its unique bacterial composition as opposed to its tea content.
One thing you will notice when you start drinking kombucha is a huge increase in energy levels. The antioxidants help detox your body, allowing it to run more efficiently. The small amount of caffeine and Vitamin B3, B6, and B12 will give you a sustainable energy level without crashing. If you are not accustomed to any sort of energy boost, this might be overwhelming to people with sensitivities. Avoid drinking kombucha before bed until you understand how it effects you.
If we had to make an educated guess, we’d say that occasional consumption of safe Kombucha is healthy, but that it’s better to focus on un-fermented tea if you really want a healthy drink.
It’s also important to make sure you eat a balanced diet, because no amount of tea will offset the damage done by processed foods.
But unlike goji berries, acai berries and other fruit and vegetable based superfoods, the effectiveness of Kombucha is highly debated. There are as many people claiming that it’s useless as there are people claiming that it’s healthy.