What is Kombucha?
Kombucha's Powerful Probioitc
- Kombucha has antibiotic-resistant probiotic yeast: In addition to the good bacteria in kombucha there is a special probiotic yeast called Saccharomyces Boulardii (S. boulardii) that is resistant to antibiotics, which makes it incredibly useful for maintaining a healthy gut when treating an illness with antibiotics.
- Kombucha protects the stomach lining: It neutralizes toxins produced by harmful pathogens and sends out a signal to the body to reduce inflammation that can lead to a number of negative health outcomes. The probiotic in kombucha (S. boulardii) can also act as a decoy to harmful pathogens. It attracts and binds with the pathogens, keeping them from attaching to the intestinal wall and doing damage. 2
- Kombucha reduces joint pain: Kombucha contains acetic acid, which not only helps stabilize blood sugar but also contains an analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-arthritic compounds that help remove toxins that may have accumulated in joints causing pain and inflammation. 3
- Kombucha assists the liver in detoxification: Kombucha is full of glucuronic acid, which plays a part in one of the body’s most important detoxification processes: glucuronidation, a process in which glucuronic acid binds to toxins and transforms them so they can be easily eliminated by the kidneys. The liver produces this substance naturally, but sometimes the body can’t keep up with the number of pollutants that it comes into contact with. The extra glucuronic acid in kombucha basically helps make up the difference. 4
- Kombucha helps your kidneys: Kombucha may help kidneys eliminate environmental pollutants. Every day, your kidneys process about 200 quarts of blood to remove and eliminate chemicals and toxins. Calcium builds up in the blood tissues and can cause calcification throughout the body, which can cause calcification in the kidneys (aka kidney stones). Kombucha has been used to prevent the kidneys from forming kidney stones by helping to purify and remove toxins. 5,6
- Kombucha alleviates constipation and diarrhea:The probiotic in kombucha, S. boulardii, is actually being used to treat all sorts of bowel disorders including clostridium difficile, acute diarrhea, antibiotic-associated diarrhea, some parasitic forms of diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal disorders. It also has a record of helping reduce the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).7
From my own self experiments on my own body, I have found kombucha to be of great benefit to certain inflictions. Check out the 7 Reasons I have kombucha every day.
Kombucha is fun to make and I can show you how. I encourage you to discover the power that fermented foods can bring to your life. You can literally drink a bottle of kombucha and feel it lift your sense of well-being. It makes you feel great.
Where to Find Kombucha
Grocery stores or the health food stores sell many different brands of kombucha, and they are delicious! Generally speaking they aren’t near as strong as homemade kombucha. You’ll also have lots of cultures to share with your friends. You just need a culture, which can last forever if you take care of it, and some tea and sugar. That’s why I recommend that you get a kombucha starter and make it yourself! Plus it’s cheaper to make it in the long run, because you’ll have an endless supply of kombucha.