Vintage bottle and jar with Kombucha tea with lemon and ginger

Did You Know THIS About Kombucha?

“The Kombucha is not a mushroom, but several yeasts living symbiotically with several bacteria. But we have little idea of what it is, no idea what its side effects are. And no doubt that it can become contaminated by spores in the air. You could kill yourself or your friends with a contaminated culture.” – Paul Stamets

After the tea is fermented, it is usually highly acidic and contains alcohol, ethyl acetate, acetic acid, and lactate.

“The pH of any given kombucha batch ranges from 2.5 – 4.6. And a pH of less than 2.5 makes the drink too acidic for normal human consumption. While a pH greater than 4.6 increases the risk of contamination.”- Vaidya Mishra

Know the Side Effects of Kombucha

Low pH kombucha has resulted in numerous people being hospitalized with severe acidosis. Acidosis is an abnormal increase of acid levels in body fluids.

It can lead to cardiac arrest, renal failure, and hepatic dysfunction.

Lastly, check the sugar content on your bottle of Kombucha. Because you may be surprised by how high it is.

woman making kombucha

Drinking kombucha in quantities typically consumed (approximately 4 oz daily) may generally not cause adverse effects in healthy persons.

But, the potential health risks are unknown for those with preexisting health problems – and for those who drink excessive quantities of the tea, or from a contaminated batch.

Learn more about Kombucha

Join me and Natasha Trenev (founder of Natren Probiotics) as we talk about the regulatory issues with commercial kombucha. As well as potential contamination dangers when making kombucha yourself.

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