Joe Rogan got me curious about kombucha tea when he was talking about it on his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience. For a long while he was speaking of how good it tasted and how good it made him feel as well. After a bit of research it seems like the health benefits of kombucha could be real, or maybe they’re not.
Kombucha tea is full of probiotics. Probiotics are useful to our digestive systems. They help keep us regular and prevent us from getting backed up. That’s a good thing, and relatively easy to believe. These days, probiotics are in a lot of the foods on grocery store shelves, such as yogurt. Specific brands of yogurt use the inclusion of these probiotics as the main selling point.
Others claim some different health benefits of kombucha aside from staying regular. Many believe that kombucha helps to boost the body’s immune system, promoting a healthier, more well-balanced metabolism and internal organs. Some say it helps with baldness, arthritis, and can improve skin quality. Chances are if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
While there are scores of people who swear by kombucha and its health benefits, it may not be seen that way by those in the medical industry. The fact is there aren’t enough (or any, really) studies on kombucha to prove its supposed benefits one way or the other. The only thing I can suggest is trying kombucha tea for yourself for a little while and see how you feel. Perhaps going in with a little skepticism is a good thing and will curb any placebo effect that you could otherwise be attributing to the tea.