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Ingredients of Kombucha briefly explained - What's in it?

During the fermentation process, countless healthy nutrients can be created in kombucha.

So that you know which acids, vitamins and enzymes are involved and what they can do, we have taken a closer look at kombucha in this article.

Healthy acids

Amino acids

In addition to water, the human body consists largely of amino acids, the smallest building blocks of proteins. These are very important for the formation of new vital proteins and also play a major role in the transmission of excitation between nerve cells, as well as in metabolism.

Succinic acid

The so-called succinic acid is often used as a supplementary substance that has a positive effect on the human organism. It serves as an antioxidant, is said to promote the recovery of the nervous system and slow down the aging of human cells. It also breaks down acetaldehyde, a toxic byproduct of alcohol metabolism and can relieve unpleasant hangover symptoms.

Butyric acid

This acid is produced by the breakdown of glucose and various strains of bacteria found in kombucha, including those found in the human colon. It leads to the formation of healthy intestinal cells and can inhibit inflammation.

Acetic acid

The acetic acid produced during the fermentation of Kombucha ensures that it is almost impossible for foreign microbes (microorganisms) to contaminate the tea. It has a strong antibacterial effect. It can also lower blood sugar levels as it is involved in the breakdown of sugars and starches.

Gluconic acid

When glucose is broken down, gluconic acid is produced as a byproduct by the bacterium Gluconobacter. This bacterium is present in our intestines as well as in kombucha.

Glucaric acid

Glucaric acid is found naturally in legumes, fruits and vegetables. It can speed up the detoxification of the body and rid the liver of carcinogens, excess hormones and other toxins.


Enzymes are proteins made up of amino acids that act as catalysts for chemical processes in the human body. They aid in digestion and help the body absorb various nutrients from carbohydrates, plant fibers, fats and proteins.

Catechins and other polyphenols

These antioxidants are especially concentrated in the leaves of plants and help the body prevent oxidation. They can also help reduce body fat.


B Vitamins

The group of B vitamins is huge and affects many different body systems. They are all water soluble, making them difficult to overdose on. The following B vitamins were found in researched kombucha samples:

Vitamin B1

also called thiamine. The body needs it to metabolize nutrients from our food and convert them into energy. Vitamin B1 also supports various nerve functions.

Vitamin B2

also called riboflavin, is successfully used in the treatment of anaemia and migraine. Vitamin B2 is also important for the breakdown of fats, proteins and carbohydrates.

Vitamin B3

also called niacin, can significantly reduce the risk of heart attack. It also helps regulate hormones.

Vitamin B5

also called pantothenic acid, helps regulate good and bad cholesterol. It is said to have a preventive effect on heart problems.

Vitamin B12

also called cobalamin, maintains cells in the blood and nervous system. This vitamin can be particularly effective against exhaustion and anaemia.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) cannot be produced naturally in the human body. It is responsible for the production of collagen and the building of connective tissue. It also eliminates aggressive free radicals that can have a negative effect on the body. It also helps to produce certain messenger substances and hormones and promotes the absorption of iron in the intestines.

Living lactic acid bacteria

The accumulation of living microorganisms can have a particularly health-promoting effect on the human organism. The intestine in particular can benefit from living lactic acid bacteria. They actively support the maintenance and build-up of the intestinal flora and at the same time strengthen the immune system.

KOMBUCHERY Blog Autor Merle

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Note: This article is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional analysis, advice or medical information, but contains the author's personal opinion based on researched literature and personal experience on the subject.

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