Health Benefits Kombucha

The ancient’s had a lot of things figured out. Termed the Paleo diet, we are increasingly exposed to the incredible benefits of how prehistoric man ate. They were lean, healthy and physically active. They died of naturally occurring causes or cuts and wounds, not lifestyle diseases. The ancient Chinese also appear to have a great diet. Included in their diet was a fermented tea called Kombucha. It was not for nothing that it was called the “immortal health elixir.” Enough for most experts to recommend that you drink it every single day.

Kombucha is a fermented black tea. Combined with sugar (from cane, fruit or honey) it includes a colony of healthy bacteria and yeast, also known as probiotics. The probiotics which include Bacillus Coagulins, S. Boulardii, EGCG, Glucuronic Acid, Lactic Acid and Acetic Acid are what makes it unique. Once fermented, it contains vinegar beside the bacteria. This potent concoction helps improve digestion, weight loss, increase energy, reduce joint pain and contribute to reducing the risk of cancer. To kick start the process, you need to use something called a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast). The SCOBY is also known as mushrooms, one of the reasons this tea is also known as mushroom tea.

Kombucha is very powerful in countering the effects of toxicity in your liver. If you have been overweight in the past or suffered from fatty liver or lived a decadent lifestyle, this is your go-to drink. Additionally, it is clinically proven to reduce oxidative stress and help improve your immune system.

Scientists today are discovering what our ancestors knew for a long time. They key to overall good health lies in your gut. Remember, Kombucha has been sold as a solution for everything from wrinkles to old age. There is no clinical research to back many of these claims. Undoubtedly it does have good bacteria known to have a positive impact on your gut.


Ritesh is a born again health enthusiast and holds a Certificate in Physiology from Harvard Medical School and a Certificate in Nutrition from Tufts University.