· By Merle von KOMBUCHERY
Kombucha ingredients briefly explained - what's in it?
Countless healthy nutrients can be produced in kombucha during fermentation
So that you know what acids, vitamins and enzymes are involved and what they can do, we have taken a closer look at kombucha in this article.
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 key role in the transmission of excitation between nerve cells and in metabolism .
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 uncomfortable hangovers.
This acid is created by the breakdown of glucose and various strains of bacteria contained in kombucha, which can also be found in the human colon. It means that healthy intestinal cells can form and inflammation can be inhibited .
The acetic acid produced during the fermentation of the kombucha ensures that it is almost impossible for microbes (microorganisms) that are foreign to the kombucha to contaminate the tea. It has a strong antibacterial effect. It can also lower blood sugar levels because it is involved in the breakdown of sugar and starch.
When glucose is broken down, gluconic acid is a by-product of the bacterium Gluconobacter. This bacterium is present both in our intestines and in kombucha.
Glucaric acid occurs naturally in legumes, fruits and vegetables. It can accelerate detoxification of the body and rid the liver of cancer-causing substances, excess hormones and other toxins.
Enzymes are proteins made up of amino acids and act as catalysts for chemical processes in the human body. They support digestion and help the body absorb various nutrients from carbohydrates, plant fibers, fats and proteins.
Catechins and other polyphenols
These antioxidants are particularly concentrated in the leaves of plants and help the body to prevent oxidation . They can also help reduce body fat .
The group of B vitamins is huge and affects many different body systems. They are all water-soluble and are therefore difficult to overdose. The following B vitamins were found in researched kombucha samples:
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 .
also called riboflavin, is used successfully in the treatment of anemia and migraines, among other things. In addition, vitamin B2 is important for the breakdown of fats, proteins and carbohydrates .
also called niacin, can significantly reduce risk factors of a heart attack. It also helps regulate hormones .
also called pantothenic acid, helps regulate good and bad cholesterol . This is said to have a preventive effect on heart problems.
Also called cobalamin, maintains cells in the blood and nervous system. This vitamin can be particularly effective against exhaustion and anemia .
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) cannot be produced naturally in the human body. It is responsible for the production of collagen and the formation of connective tissue . It also shuts down aggressive free radicals that can negatively impact the body. It also supports the formation of certain messenger substances and hormones and promotes the absorption of iron in the intestine .
Live lactic acid bacteria
The accumulation of living microorganisms can have a particularly health-promoting effect on the human organism. The intestines in particular can benefit from living lactic acid bacteria. They actively support the maintenance and development of the intestinal flora and at the same time strengthen the immune system.
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