I personally recommend this to anyone who is serious about all around health. It truly is amazing. Kombucha is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself on a daily basis…and if cost is an issue for you…brewing it yourself is absolutely free. And keep in mind that the health benefits from Kombucha are best realized when you drink the “living” tea. Kombucha Tea contains live beneficial bacteria and yeasts and they are probiotic.
Kombucha is a living health drink made by fermenting tea and sugar with the kombucha culture. The result can taste like something between sparkling apple cider and champagne, depending on what kind of tea you use. It’s not what you’d imagine fermented tea to taste like. This tea is an elixir to energize and rejuvenate you. In fact if it’s anti-aging you want…this is it! Kombucha tea was known in China as early as 200 BC, during the reign of the Tsin Dynasty it was called the “Tea of Immortality” (Chá shénxian).
Kombucha is a an icredible detoxifier for the entire body system and as you know detoxification is vital to optimal health. I would recommend this be added to a daily regimen to anyone who is dealing with any type of degenerative disease, including Alzheimers and Parkinsons. And for those who have an issue with slowing metabolism and weight, this is also for you. The following effects may be observed in those who drink the beverage on a daily basis: regulation of intestinal flora, cellular strengthening, detoxification of the entire organism, dross elimination, metabolic harmonization, a general antibiotic effect, a balancing of the blood pH.
Only in the recent years has the tea been commercially bottled and sold in stores. It is one of the fastest growing new popular drink in the U.S. but prior to its commercial brewing it was home-brewed in the kitchen of countless homes world-wide. These commercially bottled teas are heavily carbonated and carbonation is bad for the body. It is easy, quick, and inexpensive to brew Kombucha at home costing only about 50 cents per gallon. Home brewed tea is fresher and tastes delicious especially compared to the very expensive commercially bottled tea now being sold at $4.00 per small bottle. Kombucha is a fermented tea and quickly turns sour when capped and bottled unless it is pasteurized or kept very cold.
The personal health of yourself, and your family, should be first and froemost but your financial health is also important. Medical bills and doctor visits can cost you thousands of dollars while drinking Kombucha might just save you a bundle. So, the equation is simple, staying healthy costs you less and you can not find a cheaper way to staying healthy than by drinking this remarkable drink.
You start a tea with a Kombucha culture, also known as a “Scoby”, which is a Kombucha Mushroom. However , it’s not actually a mushroom as we know it. It is a fibrous cellulose spongy membrane that is formed by the various Kombucha bacteria and yeast cells that live in the liquid sugary tea. The “Scoby” you begin with will become the mother mushroom because it produces baby “Scobys”. You can either give those baby “Scobys” away and keep the mother to ferment more teas or you can use them yourself. The process takes about 7-10 days. It could take you a little time to get it just right but it’s worth the effort. Two “Scoby” cultures cost $21.95 and that’s it! You could keep fermenting your own kombucha tea for the rest of your life. Now I think that is an incredible price to pay for true health! To learn a little more about the process you can go here: http://www.kombuchaamerica.com/page5.shtml#RECIPE
The beneficial properties of Kombucha have been well documented for a full scientific century mainly by German medical research and found it to be helpful in cases of digestive disturbances, constipation, haemorrhoids, kidney stones, gall bladder problems, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, cholesterol, high blood pressure, angina, gout, gouty eczema, arthritis, rheumatism, atherosclerosis, irritability, anxiety, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, tiredness. Read more on the composition of the tea here: http://www.kombuchaamerica.com/page6.shtml#COMPOSITION
Certain supplement companies (Yogi Green Tea Kombucha), GetKombucha, Livamed, IHerb, VitaDigest, Kombucha2000, HerbsPro and others) are now offering Kombucha in capsule/tablet form and in tea bags on the internet and in health stores. Beware of purchasing these RIP OFF products. There is absolutely NO evidence that these Kombucha products have any health benefits. These unscrupulous companies are capitalizing on the popularity and reputation of Kombucha “the living” tea, and on the ignorance of the public about Kombucha. They do not care that their products do nothing for health and are very willing to lie to you to get your money. Read more about the fraud warning: http://www.kombuchaamerica.com/page7.shtml
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If you really want more personal information you can contact Scott at Kombucha America and he is always willing to answer any of your questions. I personally spoke to Scott quite often before I began the process a long time ago. You will receive complete instructions on how to begin the whole process but I always prefer to speak to someone live before beginning anything new. http://www.kombuchaamerica.com/email3.htm