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Pregnant or nursing mothers can drink Kombucha but should not do so in large amounts because it is a fermented tea and contains alcohol and caffeine. No baby or fetus has ever been harmed by the mother drinking Kombucha. The tea can be made with decaf tea. Kombucha is a carbonated beverage, some few people might experience gas due to their sensitivity to drinking a carbonated beverage. Home brewed tea is far less carbonated than commercially bottled tea.

The tea, like anything intended to be consumed, should be prepared in a clean kitchen environment and in a clean manner.

The fermentation of any beverage can leach metal molecules so the tea should not be brewed in metal containers or in ceramic containers that might contain lead. Stainless steel is OK.

Excessive consumption of the tea when it is very sour may lead to the development of metabolic acidosis. Normal consumption is about 1 to 3 cups per day, there is no prescribed amount to be taken for any particular ailment. Kombucha is not a drug. You can drink larger amounts of the tea but it is generally not a good idea to consume huge amounts of anything.

Kombucha tea is slightly acidic unless allowed to ferment to a more sour state. If you are taking medication that is sensitive to acidic conditions you should consult with your physician before drinking Kombucha and taking the medicine at the same time.

Millions of people drink and greatly enjoy this remarkable tea daily. It is safer than aspirin and it does improve health.

There is much misinformation appearing on the Internet about the danger of drinking Kombucha tea. . . it is nonsense! CLICK HERE to check for any FDA warnings on Kombucha. As of the last time we checked, in April 2011, no warning exist. The FDA had previously found that Kombucha Tea is safe to drink if prepared in a clean manner. . . It's only common sense that you should prepare anything you intend to drink or eat in a clean manner.

There are rumors that people have died from drinking the tea, again nonsense, if this were true the FDA would have issued warnings on this. No such warnings exist or been published by the FDA or CDC (Center for Disease Control). More people in one year have died from taking aspirin (about 1000 yearly) than have died, IF ANY, from drinking Kombucha tea in its entire 2000 year history.

One such false "death" rumor started in Iowa back in 1995 when two elderly women became "mysteriously" ill (as reported by the local newspaper and quickly picked up by the national press). Both had been drinking Kombucha Tea and the local town paper speculated, in error, that their illness were related to drinking this "strange tea". The fact that many others in town were also drinking the tea and not getting mysteriously ill seems to have slipped their notice.

One of the women died and the other was released, both the CDC and the FDA investigated the "mysterious illnesses" after it was called to their attention by exaggerated press releases.

Both found that each of the two women had medical conditions that were not mysterious at all and were totally unrelated to their consumption of Kombucha tea. However to this day you will still find this false 1995 news report on the Internet when searching for info on Kombucha.

Another false rumor on the Internet about Kombucha states that Kombucha may produce anthrax. This is an absolutely ridiculous. The source of this false rumor came out of an unsubstantiated report that somewhere in Iran that an isolated batch of Kombucha Tea made by a farmer had been found to have anthrax in it. If this were true then the tea somehow became contaminated with anthrax, it certainly did not produce it. Only if you live on a farm and your cattle are dying of anthrax do you have something to worry about.

Negative information about Kombucha also refers to some people suffering from upset stomachs. Kombucha is a fermented, carbonated, beverage. It is possible some few people may experience some form of stomach discomfort. Fermented, carbonated, drinks do sometimes upset some people's stomachs. However, millions of people drink Kombucha tea daily without stomach distress, if it were otherwise the F.D.A. would certainly be warning the public about it. No such warning exists.

KOMBUCHA FRAUD WARNING

Certain supplement companies (GetKombucha, IHerb, VitaDigest, Kombucha2000, HerbsPro and others) are now offering Kombucha in capsule/tablet form at high prices on the internet and in health stores. Beware of purchasing these RIP-OFF products. There is absolutely NO evidence that these types of Kombucha products have any health benefits. These unscrupulous supplement companies are capitalizing on the popularity and reputation of Kombucha "the living" tea and they could not care less if their product is valueless and will not improve your health.

The health benefits from Kombucha are only realized when you drink the "living" tea. Kombucha Tea contains live beneficial bacteria and yeasts and is probiotic. Once the mushroom or tea is dried, the bacteria die and you are left with an inert powder of no medicinal value, you might as well eat cardboard.

Bottled Kombucha Tea is being expensively sold on the internet and health stores but you can easily make it at home for about 50 cents per gallon. Commercially bottled tea sells for $3.00 to $4.00 per small bottle and is heavily carbonated. Carbonation is not good for your body. Kombucha Tea is a fermented and quickly turns sour when capped and bottled unless it is pasteurized or kept very cold. Kombucha extract is just old Kombucha tea that has turned vinegary and sold in small amounts and is a consumer RIP-OFF of no health value.

Some sellers of Kombucha mushrooms may try to convince you that their mushrooms and cultures are better than others. They often give exotic names to their mushrooms such as "Himalayan Kombucha", Real Chinese or "Royal Kombucha" in hopes of selling them at inflated prices.

There is no evidence that any Kombucha mushroom or culture is any more beneficial than another.

Some who sell Kombucha products on the Internet attempt to sell you more than you need to make Kombucha Tea. They offer expensive kits to make the tea just to make more money off of you. They are selling you, at higher cost, what you can easily obtain for yourself, regular tea, sugar, and a large glass jar, and that is all that is really needed. Kombucha Tea is very easy to make and it is not necessary that you purchase expensive kits to make the tea. We provide full instructions on how to do it properly, it is easy to make!

Kombucha America has been providing Kombucha Mushroom cultures since 1995. We resent companies that seek to take advantage of people who are seeking a remedy for their health problems by offering worthless Kombucha products at inflated prices or by employing deceptive sales practices. If you are seeking a health remedy it is best that you drink the fresh "living" Kombucha tea which you can easily make yourself at home for FREE!

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