Can kombucha tea protect us from radiation?

Kombucha tea is an ancient longevity elixir consumed for thousands of years by people all over the planet.

There is a growing chorus in favor of eating fermented and macrobiotic foods and drinking Kombucha to help protect against radiation. But is there any factual evidence that proves the health benefits of Kombucha extend into this area?

Humans naturally have a very strong immune system. Every day, we come into contact with many toxins. These toxins restrict the body’s ability to function appropriately.

Even though kombucha has a number of vitamins, antioxidents, and nutrients, does this mean it protects us from radiation? Let's see.

The Myths of this Immortal Elixir, Kombucha Tea

Many people believe drinking Kombucha tea brings health benefits. The truth is no, kombucha tea is not a magic elixir. There have been many cases of people who have sworn Kombucha tea has helped with the following health issues:

  • Headaches
  • Health maintenance
  • Hemorrhoids
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Hypertension
  • Immunostimulation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Stress
  • Acne
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cancer treatment
  • Constipation
  • Diabetes
  • Fatigue
  • GI disorders

There have been no clinical trials to back up these claims.

That being said, there have been studies about kombucha tea and radiation.. giving us some proof into the claims of kombucha tea being a magic elixir.

Studies on Kombucha Tea and Radiation - Proof!

Contrary to popular belief, there actually have been studies done on kombucha tea and radiation. Even better, these studies have been done where humans were test subjects!

Kombucha Tea Repairs Damage Caused by Environmental Pollutants

Detoxification is at the heart of Kombucha’s powerful health benefits to the body. It has been long established that Kombucha Tea helps detoxify the liver and kidneys.

Recently, it was discovered that Kombucha can provide preemptive protection against environmental pollutants such as TCE (Trichloroethylene) for example, a common ground water contaminant.

These environmental pollutants can contain radiation, and if kombucha tea can prevent against these pollutants, we are on our way.

Source: PDF for Study on Environmental Pollutants

Protective Efforts of Kombucha Tea Against Ionizing Radiation

This study involved spending time looking for chromosomal aberrations caused by radiation. These chromosomal abberrations are considered to be the main culprit behind many forms of Cancer.

According to the science, Kombucha does provide a “radioprotective effect against ionizing radiation.”

Source: PDF for Study on Ionizing Radiation

Lower Levels of Toxins after Rats Consumed Kombucha Tea

A study from a few years ago focused on rats that were exposed to Cadmium Chloride and Gamma Radiation. Kombucha Tea was administered to the rats before exposure.

When they were injected with the Cadmium Chloride or dosed with radiation (or both), rats consuming a steady diet of Kombucha Tea absorbed lower levels of toxins than those who were not! Amazing!

Source: PDF for Study on Rats and Radiation

Kombucha tea is a healthy addition to your routine.

Bad radiation causes your chromosomes to go haywire. Daily kombucha tea consumption limits these effects.

Kombucha tea is viewed as a healthy drink because it is packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and nutrients, and helps brings the body back into balance by eliminating bad toxins. Kombucha tea provides a small boost of certain key acids and enzymes that the body naturally lacks.

Ideally, the best defense against toxins will always be to never come in contact with them.

But in our daily life, avoiding all radiation is impossible. Choose healthful food and drink that assists the body’s natural healing processes, like kombucha!

Now that you know some more about kombucha tea, you can go make it yourself!

Want to learn how to brew kombucha tea? Click here to read about brewing your own kombucha tea.

While you can buy kombucha in stores, homebrewing it is cost effective and fun!

Each month, we find a unique kombucha flavor for you to brew in your kitchen. Our kombucha tea experts come up with a fun and flavorful recipe to send out each month, so you can have fun in the kitchen and become more healthy.


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