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Is Kombucha Tea safe?

Most ask this question because they know that some mushrooms are poisonous or they have been misinformed about Kombucha. Kombucha is not a mushroom and it is not poisonous. It is only "popularly" called a mushroom.

Kombucha Tea has been used as a health remedy for over 2000 years and is now being widely sold in health foods stores and grocery stores in the U.S., although it is a lot cheaper to make it yourself.

The F.D.A. has found Kombucha Tea to be a safe beverage provided it is prepared properly and in a clean manner so as not to become contaminated by pathogens. Any food that you prepare has a risk of contamination but the risk is probably less for Kombucha as it is a fermented beverage which as it ferments produces a small amount of alcohol helping to protect it.

No one has ever died from drinking properly prepared Kombucha Tea and millions drink the tea daily and have done so for over 2000 years. It is safer than aspirin. There are 1000 aspirin related deaths yearly.

Kombucha Tea is a fermented beverage and it is slightly carbonated. Some few people might suffer some minor stomach distress when drinking such beverages such as gas or bowel movement.

Some few people might be allergic to Kombucha, but then again some few people may be allergic to any number of different things. An allergic reaction is usually just a skin reddening or itch.

Kombucha Tea is slightly acidic but no more so than wine, orange juice, or grapefruit juice, unless it is allowed to ferment longer and to a more sour state. Drinking Kombucha Tea cannot change the pH level of your blood unless you were to drink huge amounts of the tea when it is very sour, this would be foolish to do, drinking huge amounts of anything is usually not a good idea.

A Kombucha mushroom might become infected by a mold but this is not common. Most common household food molds are harmless but a contamination can ruin the taste of the tea. This minor problem is easily avoided by keeping the brewing jar properly covered and if it should occur is easily detected and you simple make a new batch of tea.

Kombucha Tea is not known to counteract negatively with prescription drugs.

There is nothing that is inherently dangerous about Kombucha Tea; it is a delicious and safe beverage that can help to improve your health!

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