Here are some amazing components and health benefits that come with drinking our tea:

Beneficial Components

Organic Black, Green, and White Tea
Purely Living only uses high quality, loose-leaf, certified organic black, green, and white tea. Tea contains polyphenols which have been shown to increase weight loss, inhibit cancer growth, support healthy arterial function and blood pressure, improve bone quality and strength, (7) and protect brain function. (8)

Acetic Acid
The unique fermentation method of Purely Living Kombucha creates acetic acid which is shown to detoxify, slow cancer growth, lower blood pressure, and lower blood sugar. Acetic acid is capable of conjugating with toxins becoming more soluble for elimination from the body (Dutton G, Glucuronidation of Drugs and Other Compounds, CRC Press, 1980). Studies have show acetic acid to slow cancer significantly; reduce systolic blood pressure, and lower blood sugar in rats. (1)

Gluconic Acid
The highly potent Purely Living Kombucha has gluconic acid which is “effective against many yeast infections such as Candida and thrush.” (2) It is also thought to act as a detox agent.

Probiotics
Purely Living Kombucha uses a unique, double fermentation method resulting in a high concentration of powerful probiotics. Probiotics consist of beneficial yeasts and bacteria your body needs for healthy functioning. According to a study of kombucha samples completed by Michael Roussin, the typical probiotics found in kombucha consists of Acetobacter xylinum, Acetobacter xylinoides, Acetobacter ketoenum, Saccharomycodes ludwigii, Saccharomycodes apiculatus, Schizosaccharomyces pombe, Zygosaccharomyces, and Saccharomyces cerevisiae. (3) Probiotics are also known to help fight candida (yeast overgrowth).

“A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that you can treat and even prevent some illnesses with foods and supplements containing certain kinds of live bacteria . . . An estimated 100 trillion microorganisms representing more than 500 different species inhabit every normal, healthy bowel. These microorganisms (or microflora) generally don’t make us sick; most are helpful. Gut-dwelling bacteria keep pathogens (harmful microorganisms) in check, aid digestion and nutrient absorption, and contribute to immune function . . . In the United States, most probiotics are sold as dietary supplements, which do not undergo the testing and approval process . . .” (4)

“Then, there’s all the benefits of the fact that it’s a probiotic beverage, such as improved digestion, fighting candida (harmful yeast) overgrowth, and the general health and well-being associated with this. As such, it’s noted for reducing or eliminating the symptoms of fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, etc.” (5)

Phyto-nutrients
Purely Living Kombucha uses a time-consuming method in order to include pure, raw fruit in its ingredients. The raw fruit allows Purely Living Kombucha to retain antioxidants including phyto-nutrients and enzymes.

Antioxidants
The unique, double fermentation method along with raw fruit used in Purely Living Kombucha creates a high concentration of antioxidant molecules. Antioxidants “are chemicals that interact with and neutralize free radicals, thus preventing them from causing damage. Antioxidants are also known as ‘free radical scavengers.’ . . . In laboratory and animal studies, the presence of increased levels of exogenous antioxidants has been shown to prevent the types of free radical damage that have been associated with cancer development.” (6)

 

Health Benefits

Our unique fermenting method and combination of pure ingredients allows the promotion of detoxification, improves digestion, promotes gut health, and supports immune system.

Arthritis & Joint Health
According to survey results, fifty-one percent people surveyed found kombucha to give arthritis relief. (9)

Blood Sugar & Diabetes
The highly potent Purely Living Kombucha is a great support for blood sugar control. Research findings revealed that “kombucha tea administration induced attractive curative effects on diabetic rats, particularly in terms of liver-kidney functions. Kombucha tea can, therefore, be considered as a potential strong candidate for future application as a functional supplement for the treatment and prevention of diabetes.” (1)

Liver & Kidney Aid
The strongly concentrated Purely Living Kombucha is a powerful and effective liver and kidney aid. Research has shown that kombucha aids in repair of kidney impairment and damage (10) and to have both protective and curative effects on the liver.(11) One animal study reported that kombucha decreased toxins which cause liver damage. (13)

Digestive Aid
The unique fermenting method of Purely Living Kombucha creates powerful live cultures and enzymes that can aid in digestion and help with digestive problems. Research has shown that kombucha has the ability to reduce gastric acid secretion and contributes to ulcer healing. (14) It is “clinically proven to decrease oxidative stress and related immuno-suppression, a powerful antioxidant known as D-saccharic acid-1, 4-lactone (DSL) has been discovered during the kombucha fermentation process . . .” (12) Survey results show eighty-five percent kombucha drinkers experience digestive relief. (9)

Detoxification
The double fermentation method with Purely Living Kombucha creates higher anti-microbial activity which is shown to help protect against certain pathogens. It is an especially potent aid in detoxification (according to Cornell University study, 1997). “One of kombucha’s greatest health benefits is its ability to detox the body. It is rich in many of the enzymes and bacterial acids your body produces and/or uses to detox your system, thus reducing your pancreatic load and easing the burden on your liver.” (5)

 

Sources:

  1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1785201/
  2. http://www.drdavidalan.com/uncategorized/1273/kombucha-health-benefits?navcat=1
  3. Roussin, M.R. “Analyses of Kombucha Ferments.” Salt Lake City, UT: Information Resources, LC (1996-2003) p. 83.
  4. http://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/updates/update0905c.shtml
  5. http://drleonardcoldwell.com/2012/10/03/kombucha-health-benefits/
  6. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/prevention/antioxidants
  7. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/268509.php
  8. http://www.webmd.com/alzheimers/news/20110106/green-tea-may-help-prevent-alzheimers-disease
  9. http://cajunernie.com/crisis.php
  10. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19943946
  11. Wang Y, Ji B, Wu W, Wang R, Yang Z, Zhang D, Tian W. Hepatoprotective effects of kombucha tea: identification of functional strains and quantification of functional components. J Sci Food Agric. 2013 May 28. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.6245.
  12. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22591682
  13. http://draxe.com/7-reasons-drink-kombucha-everyday/
  14. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21776478

 

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