Organic Acids


Kombucha contains live enzymes and a variety of beneficial acids known to promote health (but you should do your own research on this)


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Glucuronic Acid - the body's most important detoxifier, naturally produced in large amounts by a healthy liver. Toxins in the body are bound by glucuronic acid and flushed out through the kidneys. Glucuronic acid is one of the most significant acids in fermented tea, seeking out phenols in liver and eliminating them, thus increasing the body's defences against illness. Glucuronic acid impedes viral infections and dissolves gallstones.

A by-product of glucuronic acid is glucosamines that help lubricate the joints making Kombucha an effective aid against arthritis.

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Lactic - helps to regulate blood pH levels and assists blood circulation. Lactic acid found in kombucha is highly ionised and is superior to the acetic acid found in vinegar. Lactic acid increases oxygen in the blood and may be why people notice an increase in energy immediately after drinking kombucha. Lactic acid can also help with constipation.

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Malic - a natural organic compound found in fruits and veggies, commonly associated with apples. The body produces malic acid when it converts carbohydrates into energy. Malic acid in kombucha can be beneficial for conditions such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome and can also help with oral hygiene.

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Acetic - also called ethanoic acid is the most important of the carboxylic acids with antibacterial and anti fungal properties. Acetic acid is a powerful preservative that inhibits harmful bacteria.

Oxalic - another preservative that helps with intercellular production of energy.

Usnic - a natural antibiotic that can be effective against many viruses.

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Gluconic - produced by the good bacterias this acid breaks down to caprylic acid which can help to combat candida and other yeast infections.

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Butyric - produced by the yeast this acid protects cell membranes. Combined with Gluconic acid, Butyric acid strengthens the walls of the gut to help combat yeast infections.


We thought you might like to know these facts about all the different acids found in Kombucha so we added this page for reference purposes :-)

NOTE: Kombucha is a functional food product not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease.